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Kids Culture 07.15.21

Wed, 07/14/2021 - 17:44
Educators from the Quogue Wildlife Refuge introduced people to live reptiles at the Montauk Lighthouse. They'll be there again this week.
Jane Bimson

Outdoor Family Concert

The Popsicles, a South Fork band featuring Job Potter, Steve Skoldberg, Carolyn Blackmar, and Evgenia Zilberberg, will play at an outdoor concert for kids on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the East Hampton Neighborhood House on Three Mile Harbor Road. Tickets to the event, which is hosted by Project Most, cost $5 and should be reserved in advance at Children 2 and under get in free. 

Project Most also has lacrosse clinics for kids in kindergarten through third grade on its calendar this week, with sessions today and next Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Kids will learn the basics of the game. Equipment is available to borrow, but those who need it are asked to email [email protected]. The cost is $10 per clinic and advance registration is required. 

Puppets in Southampton

Liz Joyce and a Couple of Puppets will perform "Punch and Judy in the Kitchen," an updated take on the classic Punch and Judy show, today at 4 p.m. outside at the Southampton Arts Center. The free show is best suited to ages 3 through 8.

Reptile Close-Up

The Quogue Wildlife Rescue will have a representative visiting the Montauk Lighthouse on Wednesday to introduce families to live reptiles in free programs at noon and 1:30 p.m. The cost of admission is $12 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under, and $8 for people over 65. 

For Young Naturalists

At the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton there are activities for young birders, scientists, and explorers on tap this week.

On Saturday at 10 a.m., kids 8 and older will use microscopes and magnifiers to examine the waters of Vineyard Pond behind the museum, learning about how the pond supports dragonflies, tadpoles, and bubble-carrying beetles, not to mention turtles, frogs, ducks, and fish. The cost is $10 for adults, $7 for children. 

Taking exploration of the pond to a deeper level, literally, children 8 and older will peek inside its waters with the aid of an underwater drone on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Participants will be shown more about pond life and also how drones work to help scientists. The program costs $15 for adults and $10 for children. 

The museum's Young Birders Club for ages 8 to 18 will flock together on Sunday at 10 a.m. Those who wish to join are asked to take binoculars and field guides to birds of the eastern United States, if they have them. This event is free.

Registration ahead of time is required for all SoFo programs, which are free to museum members. 

Puppets, Crafts, Stories

In-person story times, craft sessions, and a puppet show are happening this week at the East Hampton Library. 

The puppet show, "Race Cars," comes to the library courtesy of Anna Sobel of Talking Hands Theatre on Friday, July 23, at 10:30 a.m. 

For the littlest patrons, ages 3 to 5, the library has a royal story time and crown craft scheduled for tomorrow at 3 p.m. On Monday at 11:30 a.m., there's an alphabet story time for babies and toddlers up to age 3, and on Tuesday at 3 p.m. starfish will be the theme of a story and craft for ages 4 to 6. 

Makers and crafters have a range of projects to choose from this week. T-shirts will be provided at a tie-dyeing session for high school students on Saturday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. On Tuesday afternoon at 4, grades six through eight can paint rocks with kind messages that they can leave around the area for others to find. A dreamcatcher craft for ages 8 to 11 is on the calendar for Wednesday at 3 p.m., and on Friday, July 23, also at 3, kids 6 to 9 will work on rainbow collages inspired by the work of the artist Frank Stella. All programs are free, but advance sign-up is required. 

Let the Games Begin

Celebrating the start of the Summer Olympics, kids can take part in a mini Olympics in the backyard of the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton next Thursday at 4 p.m. Also at the library this week, there's a stained-glass craft program for kids in sixth grade and above on Tuesday from 2:30 to 4 p.m., and on Friday, July 23, children 8 to 12 can learn the basics of cross-stitching. Registration is required for all programs.


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