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Kids Culture 06.24.21

Thu, 06/24/2021 - 19:28
Chalk art

Activities at SoFo 

The Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and the South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center will lead a full-moon hike tonight at 8:30 p.m. to observe the Strawberry Moon, the nickname given to the full lunar phase in June. Free and open to all ages, but registration is required at [email protected].

The museum's Young Environmentalists Society will meet on Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The group welcomes kids and teens ages 10 to 16, with bilingual support available for Spanish-speaking participants. Registration is required, by phone at 631-537-9735 or by email to [email protected].

SoFo has also invited kids, teens, and adults to meet the "Martins" – the just-hatched purple martin chicks of the museum's Vineyard Field, to be exact, on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. The program is $10 for adults, $7 for kids, and free for SoFo members.

The museum's indoor facility will be closed on Sunday for a private program, but outdoors at 10:30 a.m. that day, children can take part in a "bio blitz," an activity meant to observe and survey all living things in an ecosystem over a specific time period. For Sunday's three-hour blitz, participants should take water and dress appropriately (it's tick season). The same admission fee and registration requirement are in place.

Sea Creatures and Stories

The theme of Guild Hall's next family art workshop is sea creatures. On Saturday from noon to 1:30 p.m., families of up to four  can make sea creatures out of various materials, led by Anna Healy. The cost is $50 per family of four; $35 for Guild Hall member families.

On Monday at 3:30 p.m., children as young as 3, accompanied by a caregiver, can take part in a story time and craft session at Guild Hall in partnership with the East Hampton Library. The program is free, though donations are encouraged. Sign-up is online at

Arts-Minded Teens Wanted

Guild Hall is seeking high school students to apply to become part of its Teen Arts Council, which meets weekly on Tuesday afternoons throughout the school year. Members plan youth-oriented programs that complement regular Guild Hall exhibits and events. These are paid positions, and students are expected to commit for the entire school year. The deadline to apply is Wednesday; applications can be found online at

In Person With Project Most

Project Most has a chalk-art program on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. for 3 and 4-year-olds, a STEAM art session at 10:45 a.m. for kids in kindergarten through the third grade, and clay sculpting at 12:30 p.m. that day for fourth through sixth-graders. There's also a beginner sewing class at 9:45 a.m. for ages 6 and up, and jump-rope games and double Dutch at 11:45 a.m. for children in kindergarten through third grade.

Looking ahead, on July 3 Anita Boyer of Our Fabulous Variety Show will teach toddler ballet and beginner dance at 9:30 a.m., followed by a combination class involving jazz, pop, and musical theater for 5 to 7-year-olds. Lacrosse clinics will be held in July on Thursdays for kids entering kindergarten through third-graders. Ukulele lessons for fourth through sixth-graders will be held on July 10 and July 24 at noon.

All Project Most classes are in person at the East Hampton Neighborhood House; admission fees vary. More information and a sign-up link are online at

For Toddlers, Teens, and Tweens

For kids who have just graduated from eighth grade, there will be a young adult open house at the East Hampton Library today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., to help them get acquainted with the next level of fun and resources at the library. Those who enjoy manga can come back at 5:30 p.m. for a new manga book club informational session.

On Sunday, high school students and adults can take part in outdoor chess games from 2 to 4 p.m.

The library will host an online Lego Club meeting for kids ages 5 to 11 on Monday at 4:30 p.m., and online teen trivia at 5:30 p.m.

On Tuesday at 11:30 a.m., "barnyard bash" will be the theme of online story time for babies and toddlers up to 3 years. For teens, the outdoor art cart returns Tuesday at 5 p.m. for mixed-media projects of their own design, and on Wednesday, there is a canvas-painting session at 5:30 p.m., with materials also provided. Sign-up for all programs is through the event calendar at

Trendy Art

Anyone who's been on social media lately probably knows that paint-pouring art is super popular right now. On Tuesday at 3:30 p.m., the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton has invited kids in the sixth grade and up to learn some techniques and make their own creations.

Cellphone Pics and Color Theory

The Golden Eagle art supply store in East Hampton has several classes and camps coming up. Starting next Thursday and running through July 22, there will be a weekly cellphone-photo workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m. for kids ages 12 to 18 to learn how to take their photos to the next level with various artistic techniques. All materials are included except for phones. On Fridays from 3 to 4:30 p.m., July 9 through July 30, there will be a color-theory workshop for teens, involving beginning oil-painting methods and plein-air techniques. The workshops are $295 and $325, respectively, with registration at

Make Your Own Journal

On Monday, kids ages 7 to 13 can follow an instructional video on the East Hampton Historical Society's Facebook page and YouTube channel, to learn how to make their own journals. They will need to gather materials ahead of time: a piece of cardstock, paper, paper clips, thread, a needle, glue, a nail, and "heavy books."


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