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Kids Culture 08.05.21

Thu, 08/05/2021 - 08:15
Liz Joyce's Goat on a Boat Puppet Theater will perform a show called "The Marzipan Bunny."
Courtesy of Guild Hall

KidFest Continues

This summer's lineup of kid-friendly events at Guild Hall includes another story time and craft session on Monday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for ages 3 and up and two performances of a puppet show called "The Marzipan Bunny" from Goat on a Boat on Wednesday from 3 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. Before each puppet show, there will be art workshops in partnership with the Golden Eagle Artists Supply store.

Stories and crafts are free, though donations are suggested. Tickets to the puppet shows are $15 for kids and $30 for adults, and the pre-show workshops are $35 per child or $30 for members.
There will also be a family painting workshop on Saturday at noon, in which children ages 4 and up with caregivers can create art with their "whole body." The cost is $50 for families of up to four people, and $35 for member families. Sign-up for all events is at

Shakespeare Goes to Camp

Camp Shakespeare, now in its 22nd year, has one and two-week sessions beginning on Monday at St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Amagansett. Children ages 8 to 15 will learn acting, voice techniques, improvisation, and other theatrical skills, and a performance for family and friends will take place at the end of the sessions.

The cost is $400 to $475 per week, with financial aid available. Advance sign-up is required and can be done by phone at 631-267-0105, email to [email protected], or online at

More Summer Camp Options

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor has multiple performing arts camps coming up. Next week is Creative Theater Miracles, which will help student ages 13 to 17 write songs, stories, plays, and comedy based on their own personal experiences, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. The camp will be outdoors at the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum, and the cost is $350.

Also through Bay Street Theater next week is My Life, the Musical, a weeklong musical theater camp starting Monday, again from 9:30 to 12:30 at the Whaling Museum, for kids ages 7 to 9. The cost is $500. Sign-up is at

Blending Musical Styles

Boogaloo Familia comes to the Southampton Arts Center next Thursday at 4 p.m., combining Latin, soul, Afro-Caribbean, and R&B music for a young audience. Admission is free.

Fold-Up Fun

The East Hampton Library will have an origami workshop for kids ages 6 to 9 tomorrow at 3 p.m. Registration is online via the library's event calendar.

Also tomorrow, between 3 and 5 p.m., teens can pick up supplies to decorate lunch bags to be given to elementary school children. Community service hours will be granted.

The library will give a practice SAT for students entering grades nine through 12 on Saturday at 8:45 a.m. The practice exam is free, but space is limited and advance sign-up is required.

For babies and toddlers up to 3 years old, there will be story time and songs with a theme around shapes on Monday at 11:30 a.m. That night, an outdoor movie will be shown for teens at 8.

Games Galore

Game day for teens will be tomorrow at 4:30 p.m., in person, at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor.

Wildlife Up Close

Birds of prey from the Quogue Wildlife Refuge will visit the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton tomorrow from 1 to 2 p.m. for all ages. On Tuesday, teens can make hedgehogs out of recycled books at 2:30 p.m., and next Thursday there will be a 3-D printing workshop, also at 2:30.


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