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Kids Culture 06.17.21

Thu, 06/17/2021 - 08:50
Naomi, the Crown Jewel of the Hamptons
Courtesy of Guild Hall

Open Mike and More

Burn the Stage is a monthly open mike night at Guild Hall for kids ages 13 and up in which they can perform music, comedy, dance, poetry, and other forms of live art. The in-person event, to be held tomorrow at 8 p.m., will be hosted by Naomi, a drag queen whose nickname is "Crown Jewel of the Hamptons."

On Saturday, Guild Hall will host the Surfrider Foundation for a family-friendly workshop on creating ocean-sensitive gardens. Appropriate for kids ages 4 and up, it starts at noon; admission for a family of four is $50 ($35 for members). Sign-up for all events is online at

Find the Snakes and Birds

For kids ages 5 and up who like reptiles, the South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center will go in search of black racer snakes in Vineyard Field behind the museum on Saturday at 9 a.m. The program costs $10, and is free for members.

SoFo's Young Birders Club, for ages 8 to 18, will meet on Sunday at 10 a.m. at the museum. Next Thursday at 8:30 p.m., in conjunction with the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and with strawberry season in full swing, there will be an all-ages full-moon hike to observe what is known as the Strawberry Moon. These two programs are free; registration for all SoFo events is by email to [email protected] or by phone at 631-537-9735. For the hike, sign-up is by email to [email protected].

Fun With Project Most

For preschoolers who enjoy exploring textures and math concepts, there will be an activity involving split peas on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. At 10:45 a.m., kids in kindergarten through the third grade can make intriguing mosaics using beans and peas, and at 12:30 p.m., children in the fourth through sixth grades can make and play with their own electromagnets. Classes are held at the East Hampton Neighborhood House and cost $20, $15 for Project Most members.

Anita Boyer of Our Fabulous Variety Show will offer ballet and creative movement classes for toddlers at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, and again on June 30. Admission is $20. On June 26, activities will include chalk painting, double-Dutch rope jumping, clay sculptures, sewing, and more. Details and registration are online at

At the East Hampton Library

The East Hampton Library's take-and-make project for teens this weekend comes just in time for Father's Day — making "coupon books" to give as gifts. Materials can be picked up tomorrow at the library between 3 and 5 p.m. on a first-come-first-served basis.

On Monday, for kids up to 3 years old, the library will offer story time and songs, virtually, at 11:30 a.m. Lego Club for kids ages 5 to 11 is online that day at 4:30 p.m., and teen trivia at 6 that evening, also online.

On Tuesday, there will be a butterfly-theme virtual story time and crafts for kids ages 4 to 6, with caregivers, at 4 p.m. The Art Cart is back for outdoor summer fun for teens, starting on Tuesday at 5 p.m. Sign-up for all library programs is online or by phone at 631-324-0222.

Safe at Home

For fourth through sixth grades, the John Jermain Memorial Library is offering an online course about staying home alone safely. The three-hour course starts at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Registration is at

Crafts and Trivia

The Montauk Library has grab-and-go kits for children to make a Father's Day-theme craft, which can be picked up between 1 and 5 p.m. on Saturday. On Monday, there will be an online trivia game, accessible on the children's library blog, for kids. Correctly completing the 15-question quiz can earn a bag filled with summer treats. Details are online at

STEAM and More

The Hampton Library in Bridgehampton has science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) activities tomorrow from 4 to 5 p.m., for kids ages 8 to 11. On Tuesday, sixth-graders and up can make shrinky-dink chibi characters and jewelry from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Registration can be completed at

Looking Ahead

The Hudson Music Studio has an upcoming camp in Bridgehampton for kids interested in rock music, art, filmmaking, dance, and yoga. Registration is open now for the program, which runs from July 26 to July 30 at the Bridgehampton Community House. More details are online at


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