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Kids Culture 09.16.21

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 13:03

Art Together

 Families can work together on art projects on Sunday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill. Each family group will get its own space and materials, with Covid safety in mind. The program costs $10 for adults and $5 for children and museum members. Advance registra-tion is a must.

Fun, Games, and Service

 For high school students this week at the East Hampton Library there are chances to earn community service credits cleaning the beach or tutoring, arts and crafts sessions, and an online overview of the college early-admissions process. 

 The beach cleanup, in conjunction with the International Coastal Cleanup, will happen on Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Georgica Pond in Wainscott. On Monday, teens can help their peers with their homework from 4 to 5:30 p.m. for another chance to log community service hours. 

 A watercolor class for high school students is being offered on Saturday from 2:30 to 4 p.m., and on Tuesday, from 5 to 6, colored glass Mason jars will be the project du jour. Looking to unwind with some Minecraft? The library will give teens a chance to do that next Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

 High schoolers interested in applying for early admission to college can find out why, how, and what to consider in an online session with Julie Raynor Gross on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Finally, high school book lovers may want to stop by on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. for an informational meeting on a new book club run by the library and high school librarians. 

 For ages 3 to 6, there will be a tissue paper painting class -- no paint required -- on Tuesday at 4 p.m. Trees will be the focus of a story and craft time for ages 4 to 6 on Wednesday at 4, and next Thursday at 4, it will be an apple Mason jar craft for ages 7 to 10. 

 All programs are free, but advance sign-up is required on the library's website.

Babies at the Farm

 The Amagansett Library is collaborating with Amber Waves Farm for a baby circle time for caregivers and little ones up to age 2. There is no charge to attend the outdoor program, which will take place at the farm at 367 Main Street on Wednesday and Sept. 29 at 11 a.m. Registration ahead of time is not required.

STEM, Sewing, Dance 

 How tall can you build a tower? What happens when oil and water mix? Like to sew, or dance, or jump rope? Project Most will answer questions and keep kids on the go with programs this week for ages 3 to 8. 

 In STEM sessions on Saturday at 10:30 a.m., 3 and 4-year-olds will build towers of ramps for cars while kids in kindergarten through third grade make chalk paint. On Sept. 25, younger kids will paint pictures of what they see when oil and water mix, and older kids will make erupting Jell-O. The cost is $20 per day, or $15 for members.

 A "caregiver and me" dance jam for little ones 18 to 24 months will take place over three Saturdays starting this week at 10 a.m. The cost for all three classes is $60.

 Erica Dantzler will lead jump rope and double Dutch games for kids in kindergarten through third grade from 9 to 9:45 a.m. on Sept. 25, and then switch gears to give kids 6 and up an introduction to sewing from 10 a.m. to noon. The cost of each is $20, $15 for members.

 A coed lacrosse clinic for kids in kindergarten through third grade will be offered on Monday and Sept. 27 at 5:30 p.m. The cost for each session is $10.

 Advance registration is required for all classes and clinics at

For Young Birders

 The South Fork Natural History Museum's Young Birders Club will meet on Sunday at 10 a.m. There is no cost to attend the club, which is open to children 8 to 18. The museum is on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton.

Bad Art and More

 There's good art, and then there's bad art. The latter will be the theme of a workshop for kids 8 to 12 tomorrow at 4 p.m. at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton.

 On Tuesday, grades six and up can stop by from 3:30 to 5 p.m. to play games on Nintendo Switch. Kids in that age group who have ideas about programs the library could offer or ways to improve the library have been invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Hampton Library's Council of Young Adults next Thursday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. 

 For children 2 and up, a story and craft time next Thursday at 4 p.m. will include a reading of Lynne Cherry's "The Great Kapok Tree" followed by a craft with a rain forest theme. On Friday, Sept. 24, felt stuffed animals will be the project at 4 p.m. for kids 8 to 12. 

 Children are asked to register in advance for all of the above at

Astrology for Teens

 At the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor, kids in sixth through 12th grade can get an introduction to astrology on Friday, Sept. 24. Participants will "look at the three main points of your personal astrology charts: houses, signs, and planets," according to the library's website. The program runs from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and will be held outside, weather permitting. Information provided when participants register on the library's website will be used to make their astrology charts.


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