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Kids Culture 07.29.21

Thu, 07/29/2021 - 08:42
Pirate School promises kids a fun time at Guild Hall next week.
Courtesy of Guild Hall

Arrgh You Ready for Fun?

Guild Hall will host Pirate School, "a madcap, swashbuckling comedy variety show," in person on Wednesday at 3 and 5 p.m. There will also be pirate-theme workshops before both shows, at 2 and 4 p.m., in partnership with the Golden Eagle art supply store. Tickets to the shows are $15 for children and $30 for adults, and the workshops cost $35 per child (free for member families).

Giants of Creativity

The Southampton Arts Center will host the Giant Room today at 4 p.m. for a family art workshop inspired by the work of the children's book author and artist Herve Tullet. The Giant Room will return next Thursday at 4 for a futuristic kids' fashion-maker session and show. These events are free, but advance sign-up is required at

What a Mess!

The Children's Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton has "messy play" sessions for kids who don't mind getting their hands dirty while having fun with art projects and gardening. Kids can sign up for sessions on Mondays or Wednesdays at 10 a.m. from Monday through Aug. 25.

The museum also has open play visiting hours and various camps and dance classes, for which more information is at

Kids' Ballet Shows

The Hampton Ballet Theatre School will perform "Peter and the Wolf" tomorrow at CMEE at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. and on Tuesday at Herrick Park in East Hampton at the same show times. Tickets to the CMEE show are $20 apiece and can be bought on CMEE's website. Tickets to the Herrick Park shows are $20 in advance or $25 at the "door," with prime-location pod seating for families of up to five people available for up to $125. Tickets to the park show can be purchased on the ballet school's website.

SoFo Happenings

The Young Environmentalists Society will meet on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center in Bridgehampton. The club is for kids ages 10 to 16 and addresses a wide range of issues combined with project-based learning opportunities.

Jungle Bob will visit SoFo with his reptile and amphibian friends on Tuesday for an all ages, outdoor show at 3 p.m. (weather permitting). Admission is $10 for children and $15 for adults, free for museum members.

Sand Sculpture Photo Contest

Calling all beach-loving teens: The East Hampton Library wants you to create sculptures out of sand and natural materials found at the beach for a monthlong photography contest. Starting on Sunday, teens can build and then send photos of their sand creations to the young-adult librarians, and thus become eligible for prizes. The deadline is Aug. 30, and details are at

On Monday, story time for babies and toddlers, at 11:30 a.m., will have a caterpillar-and-butterfly theme. Later that day, at 3:30, there will be Lego Club for kids ages 5 to 11.

Kids entering grades six through eight can make bubble art on Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the library, and older teens can take advantage of the free-form art cart at 5 p.m.

Other in-person activities at the library include a story and craft session focusing on gardens on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and cardboard art using pastels at 3 p.m., both for children ages 3 to 5. Sign-up for all programs is required ahead of time via the event calendar on the library's website.

Puzzles and Bird Feeders

The Hampton Library in Bridgehampton will have a puzzle party for kids ages 8 to 12 tomorrow at 4 p.m., aimed at helping them keep their brains working over the summer. Children in sixth grade and up can make bird feeders in the shape of flowers on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.

Lighthouse Reading

Barbara Borsack will read "Keeping the Montauk Light," her new children's book illustrated by Teresa Lawler, on Monday at 2 p.m. at the Montauk Point Lighthouse. "This book is based on the writings of my great-grandmother," Ms. Borsack wrote on a website devoted to it. Emily Scott Strong "moved into the Montauk Lighthouse when she was 9 years old and lived there until she married in 1895."

Dance, Dance

Starting next week, Anita Boyer and Kasia Klimiuk of Our Fabulous Variety Show will teach in-person dance and acting classes for Project Most at the East Hampton Neighborhood House. Tap will be taught in three Monday sessions, including beginner tap for ages 9 to 15 from 5 to 6 p.m. and advanced tap for those 12 and up from 7 to 8 p.m. (Adult tap lessons are from 6 to 7 p.m.) The cost for each three-week class is $75, and the sign-up deadline is Sunday.

An all-levels ballet class for kids and teens ages 8 to 16 is on Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. through Aug. 18. The cost is $115, and students must register by Monday.

On Thursdays through Aug. 19, the lineup includes a tap and jazz "dance jam" for kids 6 to 9 starting at 5 p.m., an improvisation and acting class for 10 to 16-year-olds at 6 p.m., and intermediate tap for ages 10 to 16 at 7 p.m. Each three-week class costs $75. Students must register by Tuesday.

Each of the dance workshops has a limit of 10 students.


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