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Kids Culture 10.14.21

Thu, 10/14/2021 - 12:23
Apples at the Milk Pail orchard.
Christine Sampson

Apple Picking With CMEE

 The Children's Museum of the East End is sponsoring a visit to the Milk Pail's U-Pick Farm, where kids can pick apples and choose a pumpkin following a read-aloud on Saturday at 10 or 11 a.m. The farm is at 50 Horsemill Lane in the Mecox area of Water Mill. The cost is $10 per child, which includes five apples and a pumpkin for each little one, with apple cider and fresh doughnuts. Registration is by calling the museum or going to its website. 

 It may seem early, but act quickly because slots in one of two Halloween bashes at CMEE in Bridgehampton on Oct. 29 are already sold out. As of Monday, there was still space in the 3 p.m. party, which will include games, trick-or-treating, crafts, and more for families with kids 8 and older. Members get in free. The cost for everyone else is $15, with registration opening to nonmembers on Oct. 25. 

For Young Environmentalists

 Ingrid Simunic, a children's book author, and Andrea Vrabelova, a visual artist, will lead children 8 and older in making their own nature books on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton. 

 The author and the illustrator, who are sisters, will encourage kids to tap into their imaginations as they use nature for inspiration in this workshop. Each participant will get a free copy of Ms. Simunic's book "Elliot and the Osprey" to take home. The cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children; members can attend for free. 

 On Sunday, SoFo's Young Birders Club, for budding ornithologists ages 8 to 18, will meet at 10 a.m., with the museum's executive director, Frank Quevedo, an avid birder, in the lead. This one is free. For both programs, the museum asks that people register in advance online or by phone.

This Week at Project Most

 Crafts, dance, and science are among the new classes Project Most is offering this week at the Neighborhood House in East Hampton. A three-session creative crafts workshop for ages 4 to 8 will meet on Fridays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. starting tomorrow. The cost is $60. 

 The first of seven bilingual dance classes for ages 3 to 5 will be held on Saturday at 10:45 a.m. Also starting on Saturday is a seven-session Caregiver and Me Dance Jam for little ones 18 months to 2 years old and their adults. It will meet at 10 a.m. Each seven-session program costs $140. 

 Now for the one-off classes this week. Erica Dantzler will lead kids 5 to 9 in jump rope and double Dutch games on Saturday at 9 a.m. In a STEAM class on Saturday at 10:30 a.m., 3 and 4-year-olds will create color wheel collages. At noon that day, kids in kindergarten through third grade will work to get a ball from one end of the room to other without letting it touch the floor, employing various materials to conquer this STEM challenge. Owl collages will be the afternoon project on Monday at 3:45, when Kym Fulmer leads a session for 6 to 10-year-olds, and on Wednesday, Surprise Science is on tap at 3:45 for kids 5 to 10. The cost of each of the above is $20. Advance registration is required, as space is limited.

Free Lacrosse Clinic

 Next Thursday, several former Division 1 lacrosse players will lead a free clinic for ages 5 to 12 at Herrick Park in East Hampton. The program, run by the East End Lacrosse Club and East Hampton Youth Lacrosse, will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Players are asked to take their own sticks, but some will be available. The first 25 people to sign up will get a grab bag of lacrosse gear. Sign-up is by texting 844-595-3148.

Halloween Prep

 Crafts, stories, and Halloween fun are on the agenda at the East Hampton Library this week. This afternoon at 4, kids 3 and older can make yarn hearts that will be strung on a garland to be donated to the Retreat as part of the Great Give Back. Tomorrow at 3:30 p.m., library staff will lead a superhero story and craft time for ages 4 to 6. Kids 3 to 6 will use toothpicks, candy pumpkins, and mini-marshmallows in a Halloween STEM project on Tuesday at 4 p.m. On Wednesday at 4, kids 7 to 10 can use colored buttons to make a candy corn craft. A hip-hop dance class is on the schedule for kids 6 and up next Thursday at 4 p.m.

 For middle schoolers, the library is offering a faux stained-glass workshop on Tuesday at 4 p.m. High school students can earn community service credits volunteering at the library's table at East Hampton's homecoming festivities on Saturday between noon and 1:30 p.m. And on Tuesday at 5:30 they can use the library's 3-D printer to fashion designs with a Halloween theme. Sign-up for all programs can be done on the library's website or by calling 631-324-0222.

Scary Movies and More

 In-person kids' activities through the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton this week include a candy-apple decorating session, a beach cleanup, a Halloween escape room, spooky jewelry crafts, and a scary movie night.

 Candy apples will be on the menu tomorrow from 4 to 5 p.m. for kids 8 to 12 in a program that those with food allergies should probably avoid. On Saturday as part of the Great Give Back, the library has invited kids to help clean up the beach at the end of Ocean Road at 10 a.m. Bags and gloves will be provided. 

 Kids in sixth grade and up can use their problem-solving skills in a Halloween escape room challenge on Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Next Thursday that same age group can take a favorite book to a backyard "booknic" at the library at 3:30 p.m., with snacks and drinks provided. Kids of all ages can make spooky charm necklaces and decorate boxes to keep them in during a program next Thursday at 4 p.m. 

 Friday, Oct. 22, will be a spooky movie night at the library, with a film for kids 8 to 12 at 4 p.m. and a screening of "The Corpse Bride" for kids in sixth grade and up at 6:30. Popcorn will be served. Kids are asked to sign up in advance for all library programs.

Mystery and Fitness

 The John Jermain Library will host a teen mystery game tonight from 6 to 8 in Sag Harbor for kids in sixth through 12th grades. Fitness and nutrition will be the subject of a virtual program for teens with Stony Brook Medicine on Wednesday at 4 p.m. The program will address how good nutrition and exercise can enhance athletic performance and how carbohydrates, protein, fats, and water affect performance. A Zoom link will be sent out after registration.

 Kids 4 to 17 can pick up pumpkin painting kits starting today at the library. Those who return their pumpkins for display at the library will get a bag of snacks and candy.

Parrish Welcome Day

 On Sunday, the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will hold the second of its Welcome Days at the Parrish. Admission will be free all day and there will be workshops, activities, and gallery tours for families from noon to 3 p.m. A third Welcome Day is planned for Oct. 23 at the same hours. Masks are required.


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