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Kids Culture 05.27.21

Thu, 05/27/2021 - 08:16
Project Most has a pickling workshop coming up for kids.

Go With the Flow

Project Most's upcoming STEAM workshop for kids ages 3 and 4 is all about mixing paints and watching how the colors move and change. It will be held on Saturday, June 5, starting at 9:30 a.m. At 10:45 that morning, kids in kindergarten through the third grade can turn milk cartons into cars, and at 12:30 p.m., fourth through sixth graders can learn about water striders (a type of water bug) and take a challenge to make their own.

Also at 12:30 p.m. on June 5, Project Most will hold a pickle-making workshop for kids in kindergarten through third grade. Because everyone will go home with a "pickle garden," the workshop is promised to be "a big dill."

The cost for the pickling session is $35; the other workshops cost $20, $15 for members. Space is very limited, so advance sign-up is required at

For Dance Lovers

Also on June 5, there will be a 6 p.m. outdoor showcase by DanceHampton's competition students, at the Children's Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton. Tickets are available via direct message on Instagram to @dancehampton.

CMEE's mini-golf course and other activities are open for kids and their families to enjoy; advance reservations are required. Two-hour open play sessions start at 9:30 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. More information is available online at

Snakes, Salamanders, and More

At the South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center, Andy Sabin will lead a walk to observe black racer snakes, which have been described as "a beautiful and beneficial reptile," on Saturday at 10 a.m. Afterward, at 10:30, he'll head to the pond behind the museum to show kids and adults all about Eastern tiger salamanders, and tadpoles too. Both events cost $10 for adults and $7 for children; free for SoFo members.

Also Saturday, the Young Environmentalists Society will meet at the museum at 10 a.m. The club, with activities geared toward education and community awareness, is for kids ages 10 to 16 and is free of charge. Spanish-speaking participants are welcome, as there will be a translator to help out.

On Sunday, kids ages 11 to 14 have been invited to watch a free video presentation about birds by the New York City Audubon Society at 10 a.m. Next Thursday at 5 p.m., there will be a Zoom presentation for ages 10 and up about oyster farming. John "Barley" Dunne, the director of East Hampton Town's shellfish hatchery, will be the presenter.
Except for the video presentation on birds, all SoFo programs require advance registration by email to [email protected] or by phone at 631-537-9735.

Trivia for Teens

The theme of today's teen trivia game via the East Hampton Library's Zoom stream is "manga and animé," from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. At 7, there will be an introductory Battle of the Books meeting for teens and pre-teens in grades six through nine who love to read and are keen to compete. The program asks them to read six books between now and Aug. 14. An accompanying adult is required to attend the first meeting.

For younger children, registration for the library's summer reading club begins Saturday. The theme is "tails and tales." Sign-up is in person at the library or via the event calendar online at

On Wednesday at 6 p.m., there will be a presentation for middle schoolers about how their academics and extracurricular activities during grades 8, 9, and 10 can affect college admissions. Julie Raynor Gross, founder and president of Collegiate Gateway L.L.C., will lead the session. A registration link is on the library's event calendar.

More Book Battles

The Amagansett Library will also have an introductory meeting for those interested in Battle of the Books. It will be at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Sign-up is by sending an email to [email protected].

Boat Building and More

The Hampton Library in Bridgehampton will have a paddle boat-building and racing activity for kids ages eight to 12 tomorrow at 4 p.m. Sixth graders and up can tie-dye T-shirts at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, and  the library's youngest patrons can attend a crafts party next Thursday at 4 p.m. Registration is required for all programs, via the event calendar at


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