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Kids Culture 12.9.21

Thu, 12/09/2021 - 09:43
The Parrish Art Museum has a day of family activities planned on Saturday.
Durell Godfrey

Parrish Family Day

At the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, the focus will be on families on Saturday, when the museum has children’s films, a printmaking workshop, and a scavenger hunt on the schedule.

A printmaking workshop with Andrea Cote, a teaching artist, will kick off the day at 11 a.m. In a program for kids 8 and up from 12:30 to 1:45, the museum will show Spanish-language selections from the New York International Children’s Film Festival, all with English subtitles. Included in these are “Lessons Learnt by the Sea,” about an 11-year-old surfer in Havana, and “My Brother Luca,” an animated film about a girl whose brother might have superpowers.

The self-guided scavenger hunt will encourage kids to look closely at the works in one of the museum’s current exhibitions, “Pictures in Pictures.” There will also be docent-led tours of the exhibitions from 2 to 3 p.m. All activities are free with museum admission.

The museum’s cafe and shop will be open for the day. Those old enough will be asked to show proof of vaccination or a negative P.C.R. test within 72 hours of the event.

Art Nanny at St. Luke’s

The Art Nanny will visit St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton on Saturday to make snow globes with kids in a free workshop from 1 to 2 p.m. This is the second in a series of winter events for kids at the church and is limited to just 15 participants in second grade and above. Advance registration is required either on the church’s website,, using its “Fun for Kids” link, or at

Bird-Friendly Decorations

In a fun family program with a bonus, the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton will provide all the materials to make bird-friendly decorations for a holiday tree on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Decorations using seeds, dried fruits, and other bird treats will adorn the museum’s tree. Participants will also get to take some home to draw birds to their own backyards.

The cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children, or free for museum members, plus a $5 materials fee. Advance sign-up is required.

Project Most Offerings

Project Most’s offerings at the Neighborhood House in East Hampton this week include STEM programs, sewing, and a story time with a cooking component.

A “surprise science” STEM program for kindergarten through fourth grade happens on Wednesdays this month at 3:45 p.m., and geometrically-patterned treasure chests will be the project in a STEM program for kindergartners through third graders on Saturday at noon.

In a new Seuss and Sous snack and story time on Tuesday from 3:45 to 5 p.m., kids in kindergarten through third grade will listen to a reading of Aubrey Davis’s “Bone Button Borscht” and then make their own borscht.

This week might be the time to sign up for Erica Dantzler’s next sewing workshop for kids 6 and up on Dec. 18, as these usually fill up fast. In this one, offered from 10 a.m. to noon or from 12:15 to 2:15, participants will learn hand-sewing basics while making a pillow.

The cost for each class is $20. Advance registration is required online at or by emailing [email protected] or calling 631-655-4586.

Let It Snow

At the East Hampton Library, tomorrow’s take-and-make project for high school students will be watercolor-resist snowflakes. Kits containing everything needed can be picked up in the young-adult room between 3 and 5 p.m.

Story times designed to get little ones up to age 3 using their senses are scheduled for Tuesday at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Kids 7 to 10 can decorate Mason jars for the holidays on Tuesday at 4 p.m. and make Lego snow globes next Thursday at 4. Advance sign-up is required for the story time and workshops. The D.I.Y. kits for teens are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Movie Marathon

The Hampton Library in Bridgehampton will continue its “Night at the Museum” screenings for kids 8 to 12 tomorrow and Friday, Dec. 17, at 4 p.m. Tomorrow it’s “Night at the Museum 2,” and next week brings the finale, “Night at the Museum 3.”

Handmade gifts can be the best gifts, and on Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 the library will lead kids in sixth grade and up as they make sugar body scrubs and bath bombs that should be perfect for someone special on their gift lists.

The library’s Council of Young Adults will meet next Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Not only do kids in sixth grade and up have an opportunity to help organize and get the word out about programs for their peers, but they’ll also earn community service credits for taking part.

Admit it, parents, those “Frozen” songs are hard not to sing along with, and next Thursday the Hampton Library will give the whole family a chance to belt it out in a “Frozen” sing-along from 4 to 5:30 p.m. And if you want to dress up, go for it.

On Friday, Dec. 17, the library will stay open late just for kids in middle school and up for a screening of “Beauty and the Beast” from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Popcorn included.

Looking ahead, the library’s popular gingerbread cookie decorating workshop is planned for Dec. 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those interested are asked to register in advance for a half-hour time slot.

Winter Wonders

Winter may not start for another week and a half, but it will be in the air at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor this week. After a snow story time tomorrow at 11 a.m., kids 1 to 4 will go home with a snowflake activity. Later in the day, at 4 p.m., kids in fourth through seventh grade can make decorations, snow people, or anything they can think up using self-hardening clay. Next Thursday at 5 p.m., teens will be guided as they use old book pages “as the canvas to create a winter tree painting.”

The library asks that people s ign up ahead of time for all programs.

Fabulous “Alice”

Our Fabulous Variety Show and Project Most will present “Alice in Wonderland . . . Kind Of” tomorrow and Saturday at the Neighborhood House in East Hampton. While the company did stage an outdoor tap production in the spring, this marks the studio’s first in-person theatrical production since before the pandemic.

The show includes dances and theatrical numbers developed in theater and dance classes this fall at Project Most and at Our Fabulous Variety Show’s new studio, O.F.V.S. at Shine, in Bridgehampton. It features well-known characters from the Lewis Carroll classic along with some new ones in a blend of comedic sketches, acting skits, and dance routines choreographed by Anita Boyer and Kasia Klimiuk, the studio’s founders, and Krissy Feleppa, a teacher. Response has been so positive, that as of Wednesday, tickets were sold out.


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