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Kids Culture 08.06

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 08:35

E.T. Comes to Southampton

The Southampton Arts Center and the Hamptons International Film Festival will screen the classic sci-fi film "E.T." outdoors tomorrow at 8 p.m. Space is limited because of Covid-19 restrictions, so advance registration is required at

For youth who love wildlife, there will be screenings of short films about lions and elephants on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. The same Covid-19 restrictions apply, and sign-up is on the website.

Also at the arts center, on Sunday two origami artists will attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest paper dragon ever folded. Kids can talk to the artists starting at 11 a.m., and there will be photo ops with the paper dragon, to be made from a 24-by-24-foot piece of paper, starting at noon.

Puppet Series at Guild Hall

Liz Joyce of Goat on a Boat Puppet Theater will bring her puppetry talents to Guild Hall on Wednesday for a KidFest performance called "Minkie and Friends." Minkie is a monkey who learns how to share and play with the world around him. For ages 3 to 7, the live performance will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and costs $30, or $26 for members. Ms. Joyce will also have puppet shows on Aug. 19 and Aug. 26. Tickets are online at

Teen Art Show Reminder

The deadline to enter the East Hampton Library's Virtual Teen Art Show is tomorrow. All teen artists who live in the library district — East Hampton, Wainscott, and Springs — are eligible, and there are gift cards up for grabs for those who earn awards. More information is online at

Test Your Wizarding Knowledge

For kids ages 7 to 11, the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor is offering a virtual Harry Potter trivia game next week. Books one through four will be the focus on Tuesday from 5 to 6 p.m., and books five through seven will be the focus next Thursday, also from 5 to 6. The game is free and requires registration through the online event calendar at

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