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Kids Culture 05.20.21

Thu, 05/20/2021 - 08:40
Frogs will be the subject of an East Hampton Library event on Thursday at 4 p.m.
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All About Frogs and Bats

Who doesn't love frogs? Today at 4 p.m., through the East Hampton Library, the Quogue Wildlife Refuge will offer an up-close look via Zoom at Long Island frog species for children of all ages. Bats, though, might be a different story. These often-misunderstood creatures will be the subject of another library Zoom session, this one on Tuesday at 4 p.m. Sign-up information is online at, or by phone at 631-324-0222, extension 2.

There will also be, as usual, a take-and-make craft project for teens, for which materials can be picked up at the library tomorrow from 3 to 5 p.m.

Get Wild

The South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center also has a few upcoming ways for kids and teens to explore the world of wildlife. On Saturday at 10:30 a.m., a free Zoom presentation by the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center will give kids an introduction to owls and other raptors.

On Sunday at 10 a.m., the museum will host an in-person bird walk at Lazy Point for kids ages 8 and up. Admission is $7 for children, $10 for adults, free for museum members. Later that day, at 5:30 p.m., there will be a horseshoe crab walk at Pike's Beach in Westhampton, to witness the spawning of the ancient species; the same age guidelines and admission fees apply.

Stories and Crafts

Guild Hall and the East Hampton Library are collaborating on a series of in-person children's activities, including story time and crafts. The next installment is Monday at 3:30 p.m., when the book will be "Outside In" by Deborah Underwood. Registration is online at The event is free, though donations would be welcomed. 

STEAM and More

For children ages 8 to 12, the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton will offer a 3D pen-doodling session tomorrow at 4 p.m. On Tuesday at 3:30 p.m., kids in the sixth grade and up can make chibi characters out of Perler beads at the library. Next Thursday is Wild West Day for young kids, who are encouraged to dress up and mosey on down to the library at 4 p.m. for crafts and other fun. Sign-up is required in advance of all Hampton Library programs, and can be done online via the calendar at

Looking Ahead

Project Most has opened up registration for a three-week dance class for children ages 2 to 4 with Anita Boyer, a DanceHampton teacher and co-founder of Our Fabulous Variety Show, on Saturdays at 10 a.m., from June 2 through June 16. Featuring music from popular TV shows and movies, the class will be held outdoors unless rain forces it into a large indoor space. Caregivers must be present during the class, which costs $60 for all three sessions. Sign-up is at

Sag Harbor's Bay Street Theater has unveiled a series of in-person summer camps for improv comedy, puppetry, and musical theater, each to be held on weekdays at the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum. Though some are booked up already, there are still plenty of options for children ages 4 to 17 to enjoy. The lineup is posted at


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