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Kids Culture 07.08.21

Thu, 07/08/2021 - 08:47
Amber Waves Farm
Christine Sampson

Stories on the Farm

Amber Waves Farm and the Amagansett Library are joining up for story time at the farm on Saturdays at 10 a.m. this month.

Art as a Statement

On display at Guild Hall is an exhibition of artwork by children who attend programs at the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center. Led by Erica Cirino, a science writer and artist, the students got creative in response to the global plastics crisis. The show will continue through July 26.

Also at Guild Hall is a family-friendly art workshop on Saturday in which children can make captain's logbooks in partnership with educators from the East Hampton Town Marine Museum. The cost is $50 for a family of four ($35 for member families).

The stories and crafts series in partnership with the East Hampton Library continues Monday at 3:30 p.m. for children ages 3 and up with a caregiver. The event is free, though donations are suggested. Sign-up for all Guild Hall programs is at

In Person With Project Most

Children ages 3 and 4 who love trucks, dinosaurs, and hands-on art will no doubt enjoy a Project Most workshop with a science and art theme on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. At noon that day, children entering kindergarten through third grade can make mobiles using mixed-media materials, and those entering the fourth through sixth grades can take an introductory ukulele class. Sign-up fees vary for members and nonmembers.

Looking ahead to July 17, Project Most will host the Popsicles, a musical group, for a family-friendly outdoor concert at 11 a.m. Tickets are $5, free for children 2 and under. Advance registration for all programs is at

Classic Puppet Show

The Goat on a Boat Puppet Theater will perform a Punch and Judy show next Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Southampton Arts Center. Promising "wacky fun," the 30-minute show is best for children ages 3 to 8. Admission is free, though advance sign-up is requested on the arts center's website.

Into the Wild

On Sunday at 9 a.m., the South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center invites children ages 8 and up, teens, and adults to learn about piping plovers, terns, and other shorebirds. On Monday, Jungle Bob will visit the museum at 6:30 p.m. for an all-ages session on turtles and tortoises.

The museum will lead a sunset paddle tour of Conscience Point Preserve on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. for adults and children 8 and up. Participants can use their own kayaks or paddleboards or rent them for an additional fee. The museum recommends wearing appropriate clothes for paddling and taking along a towel, a dry bag and a set of dry clothes, water, and a camera.

Sign-up for SoFo events is by phone at 631-537-9735.

A Lot at the Libraries

Teens can give their old shoes a new life today at 5:30 p.m. at the East Hampton Library, which will supply the paint and materials. Also for teens, this weekend's take-and-make project is homemade sugar scrubs, for which materials can be picked up tomorrow from 3 to 5 p.m.

On Saturday, students entering grades nine to 12 can take a practice ACT exam at 8:45 a.m., and on Monday at 8:30 p.m. there will be an outdoor movie showing (title to be determined). Lawn games including badminton, whiffle ball, and kickball are on the schedule for Wednesday afternoon at 5:30.

For the littlest ones, there will be rainbow-bubble story time and songs at 11:30 a.m.

Also in East Hampton, chess lessons are available for kids 9 to 12 on Wednesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. The Amagansett Library is offering chess lessons for ages 6 to 18 on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.

The John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor will have an in-person mystery party for teens tomorrow from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Tomorrow at 4 p.m. for kids ages 8 to 12, the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton will provide tote bags to decorate with art supplies. On Tuesday afternoon at 2:30, teens can make cute plush sloths using basic sewing techniques. Next Thursday, kids under 8 can take part in a mermaid story time and craft session at 4 p.m.

Mixed-Up Mythology

Bay Street Theater's newest performing arts camp in Sag Harbor is focused on mythological tales. The five-day camp, for children 4 to 7, starts on July 19 and runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day. The cost is $500. Registration is at


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