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Kids Culture 04.08.21

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 08:07
The Children's Museum of the East End is in Bridgehampton.

Teen Open Mike Returns

Guild Hall's next open mike night is at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 16, for kids ages 13 and up. Burn the Stage, as it's known, has a different host each time, with the drag queen Naomi serving as host next. So far, it is planned as an outdoor, in-person event. Registration is online at

More Hours for More Fun

The Children's Museum of the East End now has three open play sessions, six days per week. Reservations are still required between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., noon to 2 p.m., and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. On Thursdays, the museum is closed for general visitation, but there are Mommy and Me classes outdoors at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., sensory exploration time at 10:15 a.m., and TikTok-style dance classes at 3 p.m. Details are online at

What's a Leopard Frog?

On Saturday at 10:30 a.m., the South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center will have a free, virtual presentation on the cryptic frog species known as the Southern leopard frog. The Zoom session is for anyone 10 and up.

At 3 p.m. that day, SoFo will lead an all-ages beach cleanup -- location is to be announced -- to keep the ecosystem clean for the species that inhabit it and to teach young people about the importance of environmental protection. Advance registration is required for all SoFo events, and can be accomplished by sending an email to [email protected] or calling 631-537-9735.

Line Dancing Lessons

The Southampton Arts Center's weekly country line dancing lesson series welcomes teen students. Each Friday at 5:30 p.m., Natalie Boyle breaks down beginner and intermediate steps. The cost is $100 per month and sign-up is online at

Brooklyn at Bay Street

Bay Street Theater's next online story time session for kids is Saturday at 10:30 a.m. This week's book is "Finding Brooklyn," by Dan Sadlowski, which is about a young girl named Brooklyn who wants to be a superhero. Tickets are $15 and can be bought at or through the box office at 631-725-9500.

For National Poetry Month

High school students are invited to enter the East Hampton Library's poetry contest in celebration of National Poetry Month in April. Poetry submissions can be emailed to [email protected] with the subject line "YA Poetry Contest" and the student's name, school, grade, and phone number. The competition will culminate on April 25 with a reading session led by Shay Siegel, a local poet and author who writes for young adult audiences.

Also at the library, this weekend's take-and-make craft for teens is tissue-paper painting. Kits can be picked up between 3 and 5 p.m. tomorrow at the library.

On Tuesday at 4 p.m., for kids ages 8 to 11, the library will offer an online craft class making mosaics of the sun. Materials can be picked up at the library before the class, but must be reserved ahead of time by calling 631-324-0222, extension 2.

Time for Trivia

An online trivia contest for kids in grades six through 12 is tomorrow night at 6 p.m. with the John Jermain Memorial Library. A family-oriented version, geared toward younger children with parents or guardians, will be on Tuesday at 6 p.m. Sign-up is through the event calendar online at


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