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Kids Culture for January 6

Thu, 01/06/2022 - 11:00

Fabulous Classes

Our Fabulous Variety Show is kicking off its winter session of performing arts classes this week at its studio in Bridgehampton and through Project Most at the Neighborhood House in East Hampton. For classes that began earlier in the week, students can join on a per-class basis for the remainder of the session, which runs until the February break.

O.F.V.S. is in East Hampton on Mondays with jazz and funk dance classes for ages 8 and up from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. and acting and improv for ages 11 and up from 7:15 to 8:15. The cost per class is $30. On Tuesdays the Fabulous team will be back at the Neighborhood House for ballet and tap for ages 3 to 5 at 3:45 p.m., hip-hop for ages 6 to 8 at 4:30, tap for ages 6 to 8 at 5:15, tap for ages 9 to 11 at 6, and tap for ages 12 and up at 7. Classes for younger students cost $25 for drop-ins; for those 9 and older the drop-in rate is $30 per class. Registration is on Project Most’s website.

At Our Fabulous Variety Show’s studio at 977 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, there’s tap for ages 6 to 9 on Mondays at 4 p.m. Tuesdays include acting and improv for ages 9 to 11 at 6 p.m. and jazz funk for ages 10 and up at 7 p.m. On Wednesdays, it’s lyrical and ballet dance for beginners at 5:15 p.m. and for intermediate and advanced students at 6:15 p.m. An acting and improv class for ages 3 to 5 happens at 3:15 on Thursdays. At 4, it’s acting and improv for ages 6 to 9, and at 4:45 jazz dance for ages 6 to 9. Drop-in rates for individual classes start at $30. Registration is at bit.ly/3eK4SpZ.

 

Project Most Extravaganza

Other Project Most programs at the Neighborhood House this week include STEM and cooking workshops and arts and crafts and music offerings.

Saturday begins with an introduction to percussion for kids 4 to 6 at 9:45 a.m. The program continues the following Saturday at the same time. In a STEM class at 10:30, 3 and 4-year-olds will make winter snow globes. Then at 10:45, kids in third through sixth grade can learn the basics of the ukulele. Finally, at noon, it’s a glittering animal snow globe STEM project for kindergarten through third graders.

Kids in kindergarten through fourth grade can explore a variety of mediums and techniques in an arts and crafts workshop on Monday at 3:45. On Tuesday at 3:45, it’s Seuss and Sous, in which kids in that same age group read Adam Rubin’s “Dragons Love Tacos” and make a snack inspired by the book. Looking ahead, Erica Dantzler will lead kids 6 and older as they sew scarves on Jan. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon or 12:15 to 2:15 p.m. These are usually pretty popular, so early sign-up is a must. The cost is $20 per session.

You may not know it, but next Thursday is National Gluten Free Day, and to celebrate it families can join an international cooking class from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for $35.

Registration is at projectmost.org, 631-655-4586, or by emailing [email protected].

 

Fingers Crossed . . .

Given the rise of Omicron and how much it’s disrupting everything, it’s wise to call ahead to see if the many East Hampton Library programs scheduled for this week will actually take place. Through Sunday, the library is open only for curbside pickup and virtual programs.

A few things that shouldn’t be affected: take-and-make community service kits, which high schoolers can pick up on Fridays between 3 and 5 p.m. Tomorrow, it’s a kit for collecting pine cones for a future young-adult project, and next week it’ll be all the materials to make felt-ball coasters. Also likely to happen is a Wednesday evening webinar at 6 on early college admissions with Julie Raynor Gross for high school students and their parents. Sign-up is on the library’s website; Zoom links will be emailed after registration.

Middle schoolers can use tape and paint to make works of art on Tuesday at 4 p.m. For patrons 7 to 10 years old, there’s a snowman Mason jar craft on the schedule next Thursday at 4 p.m. The littlest library-goers, ages 3 to 6, can enjoy board book nursery rhymes tomorrow at 3:30, a snowman story with a shaving cream paint project on Tuesday at 4, and a stuffed snowman workshop on Wednesday at 4.

Advance sign-up is required for all programs.

 

Bob Ross and Winter Wonders

At the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton, the animé club for grades six and up will meet on Monday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. On Tuesday at the same time, that age group can follow a Bob Ross painting tutorial and make their own “happy little trees,” as the late TV personality might have said. The library will have “makerspace stations” set up for inventive 5 to 7-year-olds next Thursday at 4.

In Sag Harbor at the John Jermain Memorial Library, there will be story times tomorrow and Sunday at 11 a.m. about the animals that live in the earth’s coldest places. These are geared to ages 1 to 4. A story time about winter and what this time of year looks like in the Southern Hemisphere is planned for Friday, Jan. 14, at 11 a.m.

 

Let It Snow!

The wonders of snowflakes will be explored in a class that melds art and science on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton. Quincy Egginton, an artist and art educator, will lead this program for children 9 and older, discussing the conditions that lead to snow and the fascinating structures of snowflakes as kids make cut-paper snowflake collages. The cost is $15 for children, $20 for adults, including materials. Museum members pay only a $5 materials fee. Participants must register in advance.  

 


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