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Kids Culture 07.01.21

Wed, 06/30/2021 - 16:54
Jester Jim will perform two shows for kids and families on Wednesday.
Courtesy Guild Hall

KidFest Returns

Jester Jim will return to Guild Hall on Wednesday afternoon to kick off KidFest with juggling, comedy, and music. Two shows, one at 3 and one at 5, will be preceded by fun workshops for kids. Tickets are $15 for children, $30 for adults; masks are mandatory for all attendees over the age of 2. Guild Hall has suggested taking beach chairs or blankets to the outdoor performance.

Family-friendly workshops continue on Saturday at noon with woodworking, supervised by Grain Surfboards and Stick + Stone. A family of up to four can register for $50; $35 for Guild Hall members. Next Saturday, July 10, families can make "captain's log books" with staff from the East Hampton Town Marine Museum.

Art and Music

A full slate of summer activities is on the table at the Southampton Arts Center. First up, today at 4 p.m., is farm-inspired crafts, using mixed-media materials, for kids ages 3 to 12. Next Thursday at 4 p.m. there will be a performance by the Brown Rice Family, which mixes reggae, hip-hop, Brazilian, Afro-beat, jazz, Latin music, and more in its energetic act. Both events are free. Sign-up is online at

Musical Theater

Bay Street Theater's "My Life, the Musical" is a weeklong camp for children ages 9 to 12, taking place in two separate sessions at the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum. From July 6 through July 10 and again the week after, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day, the camp covers singing, dancing, acting, and other musical theater techniques and activities. The cost is $500.

Tie-Dye and More

The East Hampton Library has invited teens to tie-dye T-shirts today at 4 p.m. "Dress for a mess," the library advises. Teens can also take part in a weekend-long community service project in which they will collect seashells to be used in future library programs. Kits of supplies for the collection can be picked up tomorrow at the reference desk between 2:30 and 4:45 p.m.

The library's Lego Club for kids is meeting in person again, on Mondays from July 5 through Aug. 30, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. On Tuesday next week, there will be a dog-theme story time and craft activity at 3 p.m. for kids ages 4 to 6, who must be accompanied by an adult.

Children entering the sixth through eighth grades can paint watercolors at the library on Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m. From 5 to 6:30, high school students can take advantage of the library's art cart for outdoor crafts. All materials are provided.

On Wednesday at 10 a.m., for kids ages 2 and up, Mr. Skip will perform music that will get everyone moving and grooving. Registration in advance for all events is required at .

At the Hampton Library

The Hampton Library in Bridgehampton will have origami lessons for children ages 8 to 12 tomorrow at 4 p.m. Kids entering the sixth grade and up are invited to take part in an "escape room" activity in the library's backyard, on Tuesday from 2:30 to 4 p.m., and a 3D printing workshop next Thursday at the same time. Also next Thursday, kids ages 5 to 8 can make "animal lanterns" out of mason jars. Registration for all events is required, by email to [email protected].


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