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Kids Culture 2.18.21

Thu, 02/18/2021 - 11:37
The Guild Hall Student Art Festival is on display through Sunday.
Jess Dalene

Last Chance for Student Art
     Guild Hall's annual Student Art Festival ends Sunday, so this weekend is your last chance to see the artwork of more than 2,000 South Fork children and teens. The festival's theme this year is Past, Present, and Future. The exhibition is open for in-person viewing tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday, though reservations for one-hour visits must be made in advance by calling 631-324-0806 or by going online at Masks and social distancing are mandatory. An awards video honoring the top high school artists is available on Guild Hall's website.

Abstract Drawing
     Madolin Archer will lead a family-friendly, virtual studio art session on Sunday at 1 p.m. for Water Mill's Parrish Art Museum. The topic is abstract art, and participants will have to supply their own paper and colored pencils, crayons, or markers. Space is limited, and advance sign-up is required. More information is at under "Education." 

CMEE at Home
     The Children's Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton entertains kids and families with a series of videos showing fun activities that can be done at home. From playing in the mud -- yes, mud! -- to birdwatching and making homemade butter, CMEE is still a hub of entertainment. The museum is also open for in-person visits most days from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. Details can be found at

Birdwatching for Kids
     The South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center has a club for young people interested in birdwatching. The Young Birders Club is for kids and teens ages 8 to 18 and will meet on Sunday at 10 a.m. at the museum in Bridgehampton. Participants should have a set of binoculars and a field guide if possible. The phone number for registration is 631-537-9735, or a sign-up email can be sent to [email protected].

African-American Read-In
     Tomorrow from noon to 1 p.m., the East Hampton Library will hold a virtual African-American Read-In for teens, in which high schoolers are invited to read literature, speeches, and poems written by Black authors, poets, and leaders. Participants can read passages aloud or simply observe and listen.
     Those who would like something to read at the event can email [email protected] in advance. Suggestions include works by Langston Hughes, Lucille Clifton, Claude McKay, Alice Walker, Maya Angelou, Countee Cullen, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Gwendolyn Brooks, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Barack Obama, and Mary Church Terrell.
     High schoolers in grades nine through 12 can register on the library's online events calendar at

Art and Story Time
     The East Hampton Library's take-and-make project for young adults this weekend is paint-chip wall art. Supply kits can be picked up tomorrow between 3 and 5 p.m.
     For second graders and younger, the library has an online story time on Tuesday at 4 p.m. Sandra Elaine Scott will read her new book, "The Tale of the Black Unicorn," on Zoom. Advance sign-up is required.
     The Montauk Library's website is now featuring kid-friendly nature camera live-streams from across the world, including ocean habitats and bird feedings. They are accessible on the children's room blog.
     The Amagansett Library will host Joyce Raimondo tomorrow at 1 p.m. for a virtual tour of the Pollock-Krasner House and the art studio there. Ms. Raimondo will then lead an abstract art lesson inspired by the techniques of Lee Krasner. Parents can sign up their children in kindergarten through sixth grade by calling 631-267-3810 or emailing [email protected].

Skating and Songs
     Sag Harbor's Bay Street Theater is teaming up with the Buckskill Winter Club in East Hampton for an exclusive night of ice skating and songs on March 7 at 6:30 p.m. The $25 admission fee per person includes 90 minutes of skating, ice skate rental, and a Bay Street Theater gift bag, and there will be hot chocolate and snacks for sale. Space is limited, so signing up ahead of time is required at The rain date is March 14.



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