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Kids Culture 12.05.19

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 12:12

Sensory Friendly

Children with sensory processing disorders or who are on the autism spectrum will find an especially welcoming space at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton on Saturday morning. From 8 to 10, light and sound will be reduced in the exhibits, the space will be less crowded, and there will be quiet rooms for kids who fare better with less stimulation. Admission will be free.

On Sundays through Dec. 29, the museum will host iCamp, a STEAM program for kids 5 to 9 that will touch on robotics, coding, drones, virtual reality, and 3-D printing — “the technical skills necessary to fill the growing demand in the technology industry,” the museum writes. Classes run from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and cost $40. Registration is at 631-259-4113 or by emailing [email protected].


Your Beeswax

Debbie Klughers, a master beekeeper, will teach kids 4 to 10 about honeybees and how they make wax on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Amagansett Library. Then kids will use beeswax to make their own candles that they can take home along with a clay honeybee. Signing up in advance has been suggested.

Teen animal lovers looking for community service credits may want to stop by the library on Sunday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. to make dog and cat toys for the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons.

On Friday, Dec. 13, the library will host a movie night for families with kids 4 and older with “Frosty the Snowman” and “Toy Story That Time Forgot” starting at 6. Snacks will be served.


“Nutcracker” and Not

After months of rehearsing, the students of the Hampton Ballet Theatre School will take the stage this weekend at Guild Hall for their annual production of “The Nutcracker.” Show times are tomorrow at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Advance tickets cost $20 to $45 and are available at or 888-933-4287. If they are still available, tickets at the door will start at $25.

The production is choreographed by the school’s director, Sara Jo Strickland, and features students dancing all of the key roles, partnered with Nick Peregrino, Hecter Cerna, and Josep Maria Monreal as guest artists.

Looking ahead to next weekend, the students of Studio 3 in Bridgehampton will offer another take on “The Nutcracker” at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. Their production this year will be a blend of Tchaikovsky’s classic and “Alice in Wonderland.” It will be staged on Friday, Dec. 13, and Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. Advance tickets cost $25 at and will be sold through Monday only. Tickets cost $30 at the door; only cash will be accepted.


Make It, Take It

High school students looking to add a personal touch to their gift giving this holiday season may want to sign up for a soap-making workshop at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor on Saturday. Participants in the workshop, which runs from 2 to 3:30 p.m., can choose the color and scent of their miniature soaps, and even wrap them that day with supplies provided by the library. Registration ahead of time is a must.

A book club for fourth through seventh graders and their parents will talk about Kate Milford’s novel “Greenglass House” on Sunday at 3 p.m. For those who haven’t yet read the book, copies are available at the youth services desk.

Little ones ages 18 months to 4 years will use paper plates as their canvas in a workshop on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Later that day, at 4 p.m., children in kindergarten through fifth grade can build things with Lego or magnetic tiles, and play with gears, stencils, and other items in an after-school Make-It club. Registration is not required for either of the Wednesday activities.


Chocolate Taste Test

From tie-dyeing to a chocolate taste-test challenge, the East Hampton Library has lots of fun offerings on the schedule this week.

High school students can earn community service hours helping to decorate the tree in the young-adult room today from 5 to 7 p.m. On Wednesday, kids 6 and older will use baby wipes and watercolors to make a tie-dye banner in a workshop at 4 p.m. Paper sculptures will be the craft of the day for that age group next Thursday at 4 p.m.

Also next Thursday, high schoolers will taste a variety of chocolates to see if they can tell which is which. This one is at 4 p.m. and is not recommended for people with food allergies. Using precut patterns, kids 3 and older will make 3-D spinners to play with on Friday, Dec. 13, at 3:30 p.m.


Holiday Houses

At the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton, kids 8 to 12 can construct holiday houses with sweet treats next Thursday at 4 p.m. A watercolor snowflake-painting workshop for all ages happens on Friday, Dec. 13, at 4 p.m. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!


Snowmen and Candy Canes

Two projects with the holidays in mind are on the agenda Saturday at the Montauk Library. Children in kindergarten and above will create snowmen Mason jars at 1 p.m., then at 3 p.m., kids in fourth grade and up will get all the materials to make their own candy cane body scrubs that can be taken home in a decorated jar. Advance sign-up has been suggested for both.


Scratch That

The Parrish Art Museum’s open studio for ages 11 and up on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Water Mill will have kids doing scratch art winter landscapes with Pamela Collins, a teaching artist. The program is free with museum admission, but registration beforehand is required, as it will run only if there are at least five participants.

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