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Kids Culture 08.26.21

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 16:25
Jason Hudy, the "mesmerizing" magician.
Courtesy of Guild Hall

Magic and More

Jason Hudy will round out Guild Hall's summer-long KidFest series with his "Mesmerizing Magic" show on Wednesday at 3 and 5 p.m. Mr. Hudy promises "cutting-edge magical entertainment that will draw you into the intricate world of illusion." Tickets cost $30 for adults and $15 for kids. A family barbecue with more magic, lawn games, and other live entertainment at a private residence in walking distance of Guild Hall will follow the later show, at 6 p.m. Tickets to the barbecue also cost $30 for adults and $15 for kids.

Art workshops for kids will be held an hour before each show at 2 and 4 p.m. The cost is $35 per child, or $30 for museum members. 

On Saturday from noon to 1:30 p.m., Anna Healy, an artist and educator, will lead families as they create their own projects inspired by the work of the abstract painter Mark Rothko. The cost is $50 per family, or $35 for museum members. Advance registration is suggested for all programs.

Sand and Soil

The South Fork Natural History Museum's Young Environmentalists Society for kids 10 to 16 will meet on Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at SoFo's headquarters in Bridgehampton. Membership is free and meetings are held the last Saturday of each month. 

Also on Saturday, at 1 p.m., children 7 and older can get an introduction to soil science with a workshop that takes place in the field and the lab. Participants should wear clothes that can get muddy or wet. 

Melanie Meade, a SoFo educator and outreach coordinator, will lead a two-mile family walk through salt marshes and woodlands in Clam Island County Park in Noyac on Sunday at 10 a.m. The cost for the soil workshop or family walk is $15 for adults, $10 for children. There is no charge for SoFo members. Advance sign-up is required.

Art, Animals, Open Mike

A SoFo educator will visit the East Hampton Library next Thursday at 4 p.m. with a collection of live reptiles and amphibians. The program will introduce children 5 to 12 the animals' habitats as well.

Michelangelo sometimes painted lying down while looking up, and kids 6 to 9 will get to try out the technique in an Upside-Down Artists workshop tomorrow at 3 p.m. Bumpy bubble printing will be the technique of choice in an art workshop for ages 3 to 5 on Wednesday at 3 p.m. After reading "Happy Dreamer" by Peter H. Reynolds on Friday, Sept. 3, at 3 p.m., kids 6 to 9 will do an art activity inspired by the book.

Middle schoolers will learn to use tissue paper and water to make color-bleeding art in a workshop on Tuesday at 4 p.m. 

For high school students, Monday is the final day to submit photos of their own sand sculptures for a chance to win a prize. Submissions can be sent to the young-adult librarian at [email protected].

On Wednesday at 6 p.m., the library will host an interactive online overview of the college essay process with Julia Raynor Gross. A Zoom link will be sent to those who register. High schoolers with talent -- be they poets, singers, musicians, artists, or scientists -- can show it off at an open mike night next Thursday at 5:30. 

The library's young-adult room is launching a feminine hygiene product drive on Wednesday. Donations can be dropped off through Oct. 1.

Library programs are free, but space is limited and registration is required ahead of time by phone or online at

At Project Most

Project Most in East Hampton is wrapping up its summer schedule this week with activities to get kids thinking and moving. 

Erica Dantzler will teach jump rope and double Dutch games to kids 5 through 9 on Saturday at 9 a.m. Geometric collages will be the theme of a STEAM workshop for 3 and 4-year-olds on Saturday at 10 a.m. In a beginner sewing workshop on Saturday at 11, Ms. Dantzler will work with children 6 and older to make string backpacks. That day at 12:30, kids 5 through 9 will make sand and sea jars with things that can be found on the beach.  

Anita Boyer of Our Fabulous Variety Show will teach a ballet and dance class for toddlers up to age 4 on Sunday morning at 10. Finally, on Tuesday, there's a lacrosse clinic for ages 5 to 9 at 5:30 p.m. 

All classes are held at the Neighborhood House. The clinic costs $10, all others are $20; advance sign-up is at

Dungeons and Dragons Intro

Children 8 to 12 interested in learning about the role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons may want to sign up for the Hampton Library's introduction to the game tomorrow at 4 p.m. 

Also at the library, which is in Bridgehampton, kids in sixth grade and up will get all the materials they need to make animal magnets to decorate a fridge or a locker in a workshop on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. 

Next Thursday afternoon at 4, kids have been invited to play the library's giant games, including Connect 4 and Jenga. Sign-up in advance is required for all in-person programs.


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