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Kids Culture 09.23.21

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 11:45

All About Theater

Bay Street Theater's latest kids' classes are on Shakespeare and musical theater. Children ages 7 to 13 will take on a junior version of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" on Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. in Sag Harbor starting this weekend and running through Nov. 13. 

Youth in the same age group who want to learn the ins and outs of musical theater can take a class at Bay Street at the same time, also from Saturday through Nov. 13. More details are at

All About Nature

For kids ages 10 to 16 who appreciate nature, the South Fork Natural History Museum's Young Environmentalists Society will meet on Saturday at 10 a.m. in Bridgehampton. The free program emphasizes stewardship, critical thinking and problem solving, and activities geared toward caring for the world around us. Advance registration is required and Spanish-language support is available. Sign-up is by calling 631-537-9735 or emailing [email protected].

Just because autumn is approaching doesn't mean the bugs stop buzzing! At 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, an all-ages workshop at SoFo will focus on beetles, bees, and butterflies. The cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children; members can take part for free. Registration details are the same as above.

Art Exploration

Inspired by its current exhibition on Tomashi Jackson, whose work reflects the experiences of people of color on the East End, the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill is offering a family art workshop on Sunday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Each household will have its own workspace, distanced from others, and materials will be provided. Face masks are a must. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children and museum members. Registration is at

A Farmer's Life

Kids of all ages can learn about the chores that farmers do each day, such as feeding animals, digging, and caring for crops, at Amber Waves Farm in Amagansett on Saturday and on Oct. 2 at 9 a.m. Caregivers must attend with children. The program is free.

What Can You Make?

On Tuesday at 4 p.m., a cardboard mobile art project is planned at the East Hampton Library for kids ages 7 to 10. A watercolor "surprise" art workshop is for sixth to eighth graders at the same time.

At 4 p.m. the next day, children ages 5 and up are invited to make slime and take home a copy of the recipe so that the fun never stops. And next Thursday, for 4 to 6-year-olds, the theme of story time and crafts at 4 p.m. will be "fishy" fun.

For teens, there will be a drop-in T-shirt design workshop using the heat-press technique from 5 to 6:30 p.m. All other programs at the library require advance registration, which can be done on the website.

Banned Books for Teens

At the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor, teens can take part in a number of interesting upcoming activities.

On Wednesday, the Banned Books Club will meet virtually at 4 p.m. to discuss a commonly challenged book, "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" by Mark Haddon. Next Thursday, there will be a still-life painting session for kids in grades six to 12, with the subject a Mason jar filled with flowers. And sign-up for the October teen book subscription box, including "Horrid" by Katrina Leno, is due by next Thursday. Boxes can be picked up starting on Friday, Oct. 1, and any that haven't been by Oct. 15 will be passed on to those on a waiting list.

Registration for the library's programs is at

Jewelry Making and Painting

Also just in time for Banned Books Week, the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton has a "bookish" jewelry workshop for kids in sixth grade and up on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. 

Children ages 5 to 7 can paint pots meant for the planting of herbs at 4 p.m. next Thursday. Sign-up details are on the library's online event calendar.

Soccer Clinics

Starting this afternoon, Project Most will run eight-week soccer clinics for children ages 3 to 8 on Thursdays through Nov. 11. Jorge Collazo Rodriguez, who played professionally for Mexico, will coach the clinics. Sessions will be divided by age: 3 to 5-year-olds from 3:45 to 4:25 and 6 to 8-year-olds from 4:30 to 5:30. 

The cost for eight sessions is $125. They will be held outside, with an indoor option in case of rain. Registration is at or by emailing [email protected]

Stories Again!

In-person story time is returning to the Montauk Library on Thursdays at 11 a.m. Space is limited and advance registration is required by calling 631-668-3377.


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