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Kids Culture for February 3

Thu, 02/03/2022 - 09:22

Get Musical at Bay Street

The Bay Street Theater’s performance programs for young people will hit a high note on Feb. 16, when Emily Koch, just off a run with the Broadway Company and the first national tour of “Waitress,” teaches the Acting the Song master class for kids 12 to 18.

Participants will choose 32 bars from any song to work on during the class, and are asked to bring along a printed copy of their sheet music, or email it to [email protected] in advance of the class. It begins at 3 p.m.

Looking ahead to the February break, Bay Street will run a weeklong musical theater camp, My Life: The Musical, for kids 7 to 13, from Feb. 21 to 25. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day and costs $450 for the week.

Participants in both of the above must provide proof of vaccination and wear face masks. Registration is by emailing Allen O’Reilly at [email protected].


Valentine’s Day on the Mind

Valentine’s Day is the inspiration for a number of offerings at the East Hampton Library this week, but there’s plenty more going on, too. On Tuesday at 4, kids 4 and up can mix up a batch of chocolate oatmeal cinnamon cookies to bake at home on the big day. Wednesday at 4, there will be a valentine story and craft for ages 4 to 6. For middle schoolers, there’s a Valentine’s Day Mason Jar craft, using paint and hot glue, on Tuesday at 4.

For high schoolers, it’s foam hearts on Tuesday at 5 p.m. Tomorrow’s take-and-make project for teens is pine cone bird feeders. Kits can be reserved online and picked up in the young adult room between 3 and 5 p.m. The take-home kit on Friday, Feb. 11, will be Valentine’s Day paint-chip art, and kits will be available at the same hours on a first-come-first-served basis. High school students can earn community service credits helping to decorate the Y.A. room with handmade snowflakes on Saturday at noon. And on Wednesday, the library offers an online program for teens on things they can do over the summer to boost their college admissions chances. At 6 p.m., Julie Raynor Gross, a college admissions specialist, will offer some ideas and answer questions. Sign-up is online.

Non-valentine fun for younger kids this week will include a Tales and Tunes program on Saturday at 2:30 for ages 3 to 6, parachute play for babies up to age 3 on Monday at 10:30 or 11:30 a.m., and paper plate unicorns next Thursday at 4 for ages 3 to 6.

The Amagansett Library has a panda story time and painting session planned on Saturday at 11 a.m. for kids 4 and up. Space is limited in all library programs, so advance registration is required.


We Heart Libraries

At the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton, children 6 and older will learn about techniques used by artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kiana Calder, and Alma Woodsey Thomas in a program on Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Next Thursday, it’ll be heart paintings for ages 5 to 7 at 4 p.m.

Over in Sag Harbor at the John Jermain Memorial Library, tomorrow is Take Your Child to the Library Day, with story times between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Another story time celebrating libraries is scheduled for Sunday at 11 a.m., and on Friday, Feb. 11, there’s one with a valentine theme and take-home project, also at 11, for ages 1 to 4.

Families can reserve kits with all the nonperishable ingredients they need to make pizza dough at home. Pickup is on Tuesday. The kits, which will include a recipe and a link to a demonstration video, must be reserved in advance.


Food and Fun With Project Most

Saturday STEM projects at the East Hampton Neighborhood House with Project Most this week feature colorful bubbles as a way of learning about chemical reactions, for ages 3 and 4 at 10:30 a.m. At noon, there will be bamboo hurdles for kindergarten through third grade.

During a Suess and Sous story time with a cooking component, on Tuesday at 3:45, kids in kindergarten through third grade will make chocolate pudding while listening to Mo Willems’s “Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs.” The cost for each of the above is $20.

A family cooking class with a valentine theme is on the schedule on Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. This one costs $35 per family.

The artist Karyn Mannix will lead a valentine-theme painting class for kids 6 to 12 next Thursday at 3:45 p.m. Registration is online at, or by email to [email protected].


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