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Kids Culture for July 28, 2022

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 09:52
With a rapt audience listening quietly on Monday at the Montauk Library, Nina Ross read from her book “Montauk Has a Very Busy Shark,” the latest in her Montauk Mike series.
Jane Bimson

Classical Ballet on Display

Starting tomorrow, students of the Hampton Ballet Theatre School will perform their annual production of “Peter and the Wolf” with a live orchestra, vivid original costumes, and surprise guest narrators.

Shows are at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Herrick Park in East Hampton Village, with a rain date of Saturday, and on Monday at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton, with a rain date of Tuesday.

The 25-member Hampton Festival Orchestra, under the direction of Andrew Perea, brings Sergei Prokofiev’s beloved score to life with different musical instruments representing each animal character in the ballet. The student performers range in age from 4 to 18. Costumes are by Yuka Silvera and Kate McManus, and choreography is by the school’s founder and director, Sara Jo Strickland.

General admission tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. At Herrick Park, premium seating for groups of four or five can be reserved for $100 or $125. Tickets can be bought at the Hampton Ballet Theatre School’s website.


More for Kids and Teens

Amagansett Library

Tabla-drumming family workshop, today, 4-5 p.m. Chess lessons (monthlong session) for kids 7 to 12 years old, next Thursday, 4:30-5:30 p.m., 631-267-3810,


Children’s Museum of the East End, Bridgehampton

Rainbow Party family festival and fund-raiser, Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $100 per child, $125 per adult, 631-537-8250, Guild Hall presents Music From the Sole: Afro-Brazilian Funk and Dance, Wednesday (rain date next Thursday), 12:30-2 p.m. and 4:30-6 p.m., $25 for children, $35 for adults (members get $3 discount),


East Hampton Library

Old-fashioned thaumatropes for kids 4 and up (with adult caregiver if under 7), tomorrow, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Beach Day stories and pudding cups for kids 3 to 6 years old, Tuesday, 3-4 p.m. Drop-in Switch games for teens, Tuesday, 5-7 p.m. Contact-paper mandalas for kids 7 to 10 years old, Wednesday, 3-4 p.m. Friendship bracelets for teens, Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Bubble-blowing art for kids 3 to 6 years old, next Thursday, 3-4 p.m., 631-324-0222,


Hampton Library, Bridgehampton

Ocean-theme scavenger hunt for ages 5 to 7, Monday, 2-3 p.m. Tote bag and T-shirt decorating for teens, Tuesday, 2-3 p.m. Pirate ship craft for ages 8 to 12, next Thursday, 4-5 p.m., 631-537-0015,


John Jermain Memorial Library, Sag Harbor

Light-up angler fish project for grades 3 to 8 (with adult caregiver for kids under 10), tomorrow, 10-11 a.m. All-ages around-the-globe story time, tomorrow, 11-11:30 a.m. Bilingual story time, Sunday, 11-11:30 a.m. Meet Marshall the Therapy Dog, Sunday, 2-3 p.m. International Snack Club for teens, Tuesday, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Shark biology with Cornell Cooperative Extension for kids 5 to 14 years old (with adult caregiver for kids under 10), Wednesday, 10-11 a.m., 631-725-0049,


Mind Offline, Sag Harbor

The “Amazing” Max Darwin, a magician, performance for kids 3 years and up, Saturday, 5 p.m., $40,


Montauk Library

Beach-theme family baking workshop (one kit per family), next Thursday, 4-5 p.m., 631-668-3377,


Project Most

Pickleball clinics for ages 10 to 12 at Hampton Racquet, East Hampton, Mondays in August, 3:30-4:30 p.m., $35 per session. Tennis clinics at Hampton Racquet, Tuesdays in August, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (ages 5 to 7) and 4:30-5:30 p.m. (ages 8 to 11), $35 per session. Skateboarding clinics at East Hampton Neighborhood House, Tuesdays in August, 3:15-4:45 p.m., and Saturdays in August, 9:30-11 a.m., $40 per session, 631-655-4586,


South Fork Natural History Museum, Bridgehampton

Mulvihill Nature Preserve hike (three miles, moderate pace) for kids and teens 10 and up, Saturday, 9 a.m. Young Environmentalists Society for ages 10 to 16, Saturday, 10 a.m., 631-537-9735,


Southampton Arts Center

Cornell Cooperative Extension touch-tank for all ages (free), today, 3-4:30 p.m., 631-283-0967,


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