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Kids Culture 05.06.21

Thu, 05/06/2021 - 09:17
From "Sag Harbor in Focus"
Brooke Esposito

Art for Kids and Teens

The next installment of the children's story-and-art collaboration between Guild Hall and the East Hampton Library is Monday at 3:30 p.m. The free program is ideal for kids ages 3 and up. Monday's story is "Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature" by Joyce Sidman, followed by watercolor painting.

On Tuesday, teens are invited to a drop-in upcycled fashion workshop at Guild Hall, in person, with Jade Ford-Jathan. The free workshop is from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sign-up for both programs is online at

Museums Are Back

For children who appreciate history, the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum and the Amagansett Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station Museum have both reopened for the season. The Whaling Museum's hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday to Sunday, and the Amagansett museum's hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends.

The Children's Museum of the East End and the South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center, both in Bridgehampton, are also fun options. CMEE ( has three open-play sessions each day except Thursdays. At SoFo on Saturday, there will be an online story time at 10:30 a.m. for young children, featuring the book "Moonglow" as read by its author, Peggy Dickerson. Sign-up is by calling 631-537-9735 or emailing [email protected].

Student Photography Exhibit

"Sag Harbor in Focus," an exhibition of photographs by Pierson High School students, is on display at The Church in Sag Harbor on Saturdays and Sundays through May 31. Visiting hours are noon to 2 p.m. Masks must be worn and social distancing must be observed.

Curated by Mary Ellen Bartley, the students' work falls into the categories of portraiture, still life, home, outside world, virtual learning, emotions, and photojournalism.

According to an announcement, the exhibition celebrates the students' "resilience during this extraordinary year of the pandemic and social protest. It is also a tangible manifestation of their creativity, passion for photography, and their love of our community."

The Church, a nonprofit arts organization founded by April Gornik and Eric Fischl, is located at 48 Madison Street.

Library Fun in Amagansett . . . 

Families can stop by the Amagansett Library through Sunday at 1 p.m. to pick up a packet of materials for a do-it-yourself Mothers Day project. This week also marked the return of outdoor songs-and-stories sessions for little tykes at the library, which will be in person on Tuesdays at 11 a.m., weather permitting.

. . . And in East Hampton

There will be an anime-themed trivia game for teens online today via the East Hampton Library at 5:30 p.m. Tomorrow from 3 to 5 p.m., just in time for Mothers Day, teens can pick up supplies to create flower origami. On Tuesday, high school students are invited to add favorite "songs to study to" for a community service project. Participation information is online at

On Wednesday, kids in prekindergarten through second grade can take part in a bilingual online story time at 4 p.m. The book is "Home: Casa" by Sandra Elaine Scott, who will do the reading herself.

. . . And in Bridgehampton, Too

Tomorrow at 4 p.m. at the Hampton Library, kids ages 8 to 12 are invited to make bedroom throw pillows using favorite old T-shirts. On Friday, May 7, the activity for the same age group at the same time is candle making.

For kids in the sixth grade and up, there will be a 3-D pen art session on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Sign-up for all activities is required ahead of time, and can be accomplished through the event calendar at

Madoo for Kids

The Madoo Conservancy's partnership with the Hampton Library continues on Monday with children's story time and garden exploration from 10 to 11 a.m. Sign-up is online at


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