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Kids Culture 11.14.19

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 10:55

Singing at the Y

At the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter, Lucy Caracappa will teach another session of group singing for kids 6 to 13 starting on Tuesday.  Participants will develop their vocal chops, while learning to sing as a group and will have the opportunity to take part in a performance at the end of the session. 

Classes will meet from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. through Jan. 28, with no class on Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve. The cost is $182 and advance registration is required.

Art Safari, Candles, Wreaths

This week will be a busy one for kids and teens at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor.

Wally the dog will be at the library on Saturday at 10 a.m. to listen patiently to kids who are just getting comfortable reading out loud.

On Sunday at 1:15 p.m., Joyce Raimondo of Imagine That! Art Education will take kids in kindergarten through third grade on an art safari. After looking at animals in works by such artists as Picasso, Rousseau, and Chagall, kids will make their own animal collages to take home or submit to the library’s art show.

Third through fifth grades will make holiday wreaths with Michelle Vamos on Monday at 4 p.m. At 5:30 that day, 6th through 12th graders will learn some nail art techniques with Ms. Vamos.

The Pal Pages book club for ages 9 to 12 will talk about Thanhha Lai’s “Inside Out and Back Again” on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Next month, on Dec. 17, they’ll consider Varian Johnson’s “The Great Greene Heist.”

A holiday candle-making class for kindergarten through fifth grade on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. will include a history of the craft. Participants will go home with their own candles in jars.

An after-hours trivia session for grades six and up will happen at the library on Friday, Nov. 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. Pizza and snacks will be provided.

Advance registration is required for all programs.


Movie Night in Montauk

The Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation will have a kids movie night on Saturday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. featuring short films from around the world selected by Patti Greaney, a Montauk filmmaker.

Tickets cost $5. Popcorn and water will be available for purchase.


Pumpkin Spice Is Nice

Little ones 3 to 7 years old will get to make pumpkin spice muffins and homemade butter in an In the Kitchen workshop at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton on Saturday at 10 a.m. Kids will measure, mix, and portion and get a taste of their creations by the workshop’s end. The cost is $20 per child, including museum admission, $7 for museum members. Advance registration is encouraged.


Polaroids, Trivia, and Crafts

A college admissions workshop scheduled for tonight at 6 at the East Hampton Library has been postponed, but there’s lots of other stuff to do this week at the library.

On Saturday high school students can explore the village with a loaner Polaroid camera from noon to 1 p.m.

High schoolers who love to read and have a competitive streak may want to stop by the library on Tuesday at 3:30 to learn about the next Battle of the Books countywide trivia contest, in which teams compete to answer questions about three selected novels. The winter contest takes place on Feb. 28.

Kids 6 and up will make luminary candles for fall or a Thanksgiving table with leaves, a Mason jar, and Modge Podge on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

A Thanksgiving story time and craft for ages 4 to 6 will happen next Thursday at 4 p.m., and on Friday, Nov. 22, at 3:30, kids 3 and up will do dot art.

Space is limited in all programs, so advance sign-up is strongly suggested.


In Bridgehampton

The Hampton Library’s next meeting of its Council of Young Adults, who help organize and publicize teen programs, will take place on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Kids in sixth grade and up have been invited to attend, and will get snacks for their service.

Later that afternoon, at 5 p.m., kids in sixth grade and up are invited to a movie night featuring “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” in which a teen Spider-Man in an alternate reality comes in contact with several of his counterparts. Also for grades six and up, there’s a virtual reality program on Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and a Dungeons and Dragons game on Friday, Nov. 22, at 5 p.m.

Kids 7 to 12 can compete to finish a series of silly challenges, all in just a minute next Thursday at 4 p.m. On Friday, Nov. 22, at 4 p.m., kids 5 and older will make Mason jar lanterns.


Indigenous Instruments

At the Montauk Library, Tonito Valderrama, an environmental artist and educator, will teach kids in second grade and up about Native American art and musical traditions on Saturday at 2 p.m. Then they’ll use clay to make a traditional instrument to take home. Space is limited and advance sign-up is required.

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