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Kids Culture 10.21.21

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 09:28
Big Truck Day, pictured here in 2016, will return to CMEE on Saturday.
Durell Godfrey

Big Truck Day

Fire trucks, payloaders, ambulances, dump trucks, tractors. These will be some of the stars of Big Truck Day at the Children's Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton on Saturday.

The popular event will bring extra-large vehicles and the people who operate them to the museum's parking lot from 10 a.m. to noon. The cost is $15 per person, but museum members get in free. Advance registration is suggested at or by calling the museum.

Music, Science, Engineering

Music will be in the air at the Neighborhood House in East Hampton on Saturday as Project Most offers introductions to percussion and ukulele. The percussion class, for kindergarten through second grade, runs from 11 to 11:45 a.m. The ukulele class is for third through sixth  and runs from noon to 12:45. 

Also on Saturday, 3 and 4-year-olds can design their own race car garages in a STEAM workshop at 10:30. The cost for each class is $20, and advance sign-up is a must, as space is limited.

Tutoring and Pumpkins 

At the East Hampton Library there's help for high school seniors writing their college application essays today and next Thursday. Half-hour slots for one-one-one tutoring sessions can be booked between 3 and 5 p.m. 

High school students looking to get away from the pressures of schoolwork and college planning might find that an escape room challenge on Saturday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. is just the ticket. Other options for them this week: Halloween ornament painting on Tuesday at 6 p.m. and a Halloween take-home project available for pickup at the library on Friday, Oct. 29, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Painted Mason jar pumpkins will be the project for kids 7 to 10 on Tuesday at 4 p.m. Pumpkin painting is on the schedule for ages 3 to 6 on Wednesday at 4, and next Thursday, also at 4, there's a Halloween story time and craft for ages 4 to 6. 

Advance sign-up is a must for all activities.

Halloween on the Mind

Tomorrow it's spooky movie time at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton, with a showing for kids 8 to 12 at 4 p.m. and then "The Corpse Bride" at 6:30 p.m. for kids in sixth grade and above. Popcorn will be served.

Kids in sixth and up can get some Halloween makeup tips on Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the library. In a STEM program next Thursday at 4 p.m., witches' brew will be the concoction of choice for kids 5 to 7. On Friday, Oct. 29, a Halloween bingo session happens at 4 p.m. for ages 8 to 12.

The library's Council of Young Adults, which helps organize and promote teen programs and services, will meet next Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Patrons in sixth grade and above have been invited to offer their input for community service credits.

Leaf Rubbings at SoFo

Participants in an autumn leaves art program at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton on Saturday will use newly fallen leaves to make leaf rubbings that they will add to with watercolors. The program is for kids 9 and older and costs $15 including materials, $20 for adults. Museum members need only pay a $5 materials fee. Enrollment is limited, so signing up ahead of time online or by calling the museum is advised.

Interactive at the Parrish

During the Parrish Art Museum's third and final Welcome Day on Saturday in Water Mill, families can enjoy an interactive outdoor reading of Carole Lindstrom's "We Are Water Protectors" at 11:30 a.m. The picture book, inspired by Indigenous-led environmental movements, "issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth's water from harm and corruption," according to the museum. 

Admission to the museum will be free all day on Saturday, when there will also be workshops, family activities, and gallery tours.


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