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Kids Culture 6.25.20

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 10:25

Zoom Into the Studio

Joyce Raimondo, an artist, author, and educator, is planning free tours, on Zoom, of the Springs house and studios of Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner. The abstract painters maintained a house and barn in Springs for many years that is now the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center. Ms. Raimondo will be live on site, giving children, teens, and even adults a view of the paint-splattered barn, and will then lead a lesson in making art using everyday household items today and Tuesday, 2 to 3 p.m., for children, and 4 to 5 for teens and adults. Ms. Raimondo can provide registration details at [email protected].

Art Lessons, Live in East Hampton

Perry Burns, the artist in residence at the Hayground School in Bridgehampton, is offering in-person art workshops for children in July and August, either outdoors or, in case of rain, indoors at his East Hampton studio with safety measures in place. Painting and drawing is for ages 6 and up on Tuesdays, poster design is for ages 8 and up on Wednesdays, and oil painting is for ages 10 and up on Thursdays. All classes are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and cost $50 each, with a limit of six students per class. Registration is at [email protected].

East Hampton Library Happenings

Registration is open for the East Hampton Library's summer reading programs for all ages, and can be accomplished online at The library is also using social media to post daily activities for children, including art projects, story times for various ages, and crafts. Its Instagram handle is @easthamptonlibrary and its Facebook page is

Monologues and More

Bay Street Theater has lots going on for children and teens. Allen O'Reilly is offering private one-and-a-half-hour sessions on monologue performances, ongoing through July 11, for ages 13 and up for $75 per session. On Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m., Anita Boyer teaches tap dance lessons for ages 10 and up through Aug. 11 for $100 for the series. A weeklong improv theater class will run from July 20 to 24, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., and is for kids ages 7 to 9. The cost is $350. Liz Joyce, the master puppeteer from Goat on a Boat Puppet Theater, is offering a camp filled with fun, games, cool activities, and, of course, a puppet show. Her camp, for kids ages 4 to 7, is from July 27 to 31 between 9:30 and 11 a.m., also for $350. In August, the My Life: the Musical program returns to Bay Street, as does Puppet Power Camp.

Kids' Fitness in Focus

A certified personal trainer and youth fitness specialist will offer online activities through the Amagansett Library in July and August. Kids ages 7 and up will explore movement through fun fitness challenges. Sessions are Wednesdays beginning at 10:30 a.m. in July and August. Registration information is on the library's website. 

Also from the library is "Read Around Amagansett" online story time at 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays through July and August. It is recommended for children ages 3 to 6, and siblings are welcome. To sign up, send an email to [email protected].

Family Fun at Sylvester Manor

Small groups and families can reserve tour times at Sylvester Manor, the educational farm on Shelter Island, between Tuesday and Aug. 22. The "farm exploration experience" offers up-close learning about farm tasks, visiting the animals, and foraging walks. Families of up to five people, including children up to age 16, can register, with a maximum of two families and a cost of $60 per session. Immersive farm tours will include field walks, tasting of in-season vegetables grown on the farm, crafts and tasks, and a chance to climb inside the historic Dominy windmill. Families of up to six can register, and will be guided one family at a time, at a cost of $200 per family. More information is online at

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