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Kids Culture 09.30.21

Thu, 09/30/2021 - 09:14

A Fabulous Studio

 Our Fabulous Variety Show will open its own performing arts studio next week at 977 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton, where the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse is. 

 Founded in 2010 by Anita Boyer and Kasia Klimiuk, the nonprofit performance and arts education organization has offered workshops at locations across the East End and it also stages original productions with performers of all ages. 

 Programming at its new studio will include dance and performance workshops for children as young as 4 up to adults. Eight-week sessions begin next week in tap, jazz-funk and hip-hop, ballet, acting and improv, musical theater and Broadway dance, and lyrical and contemporary dance. Also on offer are a Caregiver and Me dance jam and a six-week scene-study class for more serious thespians. Eight-week sessions start at $168 and can be booked online at 

 The group is also running workshops through Project Most at the Neighborhood House in East Hampton, where new eight-week sessions also begin next week. There, the offerings include jazz and jazz-funk, acting, ballet, tap, hip-hop, and musical theater and Broadway tap, with classes for adults as well. Prices for each session start at $160; registration is at

Jazz Education Day

 The Kalia Vandever Quintet will give an interactive educational performance for families on Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Duck Creek Arts Center in Springs. The group will introduce people to music by a range of jazz artists, from Ella Fitzgerald to Ornette Coleman, in this program, which is a collaboration with Project Most. 

 The quintet is Ms. Vandever on trombone, Alfredo Colo on alto saxophone, Danae Greenfield on piano, Hannah Marks on bass, and Connor Parks on drums.

Cards for Vets, Cat Cupcakes

 From opportunities to earn community service hours to help with college essay writing, the East Hampton Library has several programs for high school students this week. Tomorrow, they can pick up supplies between 3 and 5 p.m. to make and write appreciation cards for military veterans. The take-and-make project for Friday, Oct. 8, will be seashell picture frames; kits are limited and can be picked up during those same hours. 

 On Wednesday at 6 p.m., the young-adult librarians will give high schoolers an online intro to the Brainfuse program, which gives access to free, live online tutoring, databases, practice test prep, and more. High school seniors can get individual help and feedback on their college application essays during one-on-one sessions by appointment next Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. Appointments should be made with a young-adult librarian at 631-324-0222, extension 5.

 Saturday will be the first session in a Kids for Kids program in which teen volunteers will work with children ages 6 to 10 on arts and crafts, puzzles, games, stories, and even tutoring. The program will continue weekly from 10 to 11:30 a.m. 

 Middle schoolers will use acrylics to make "abstract smear" paintings on Tuesday at 4 p.m. At the same time, younger children 4 and older will get to decorate their own black cat cupcakes to take home. 

 Advance sign-up is required for all programs either online or by calling the library; masks must be worn for any that are in person.

Hampton Happy Time

 At the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton, Fridays at 4 p.m. are happy hours for kids 8 to 12. This week they can enjoy pour painting, and next week Halloween slime is the project du jour. 

 On Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m., grades six and up will make their own monsters from socks. Next Thursday, firefighters will visit the library for a fire prevention and safety program for kids at 4 p.m. Advance registration and masks are required for all programs.


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