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Kids Culture for March 16, 2022

Thu, 03/16/2023 - 09:03

Writing Competition for Teens

Bay Street Theater has put out a call to teen writers to enter its Writing the Wave: The 2023 New Works Creative Writing Competition. Kids 13 and up from across Suffolk County can enter original works in the genres of poetry, spoken word, rap, monologue, song, or short scene.

The contest, in its ninth year, will be judged by three professional writers: Emma Walton Hamilton, Susan Verde, and Theresa Trinder. Entries are due by April 20 and can be sent in using an online form at Works must be no longer than five pages or five minutes in performance length. Texts must be sent in either PDF or Word formats, and performance pieces should be entered as YouTube or Vimeo links.

The first-place winner will earn a cash prize of $100, a subscription to Bay Street’s Main Stage season, and an all-access pass to its Title Wave: New Works Festival from May 5 through 7. Second and third-place prizes will also be awarded. The top three finishers will be invited to read or perform their winning works at the festival, either themselves or with the help of award-winning performers.

Questions about the contest can be emailed to Allen O’Reilly, Bay Street’s director of education and community outreach, at [email protected].


More for Kids and Teens


Amagansett Library

Colossal Construction for kids 5 to 10 with adult caregiver, today, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Goosebumps Book Club discussion of “Phantom of the Auditorium” by R.L. Stine for students in grades four through six (with adult caregiver if under 10), Wednesday, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Clay owls for kids 3 to 5 with adult caregiver, next Thursday, 1-2 p.m., 631-267-3810,


East Hampton Library

Percy Jackson escape room for teens, tomorrow, 5-6:30 p.m. Y.A. Room springtime decorating for teen community service hours, Monday, 5-6 p.m. String painting for kids 11 to 14, Tuesday, 4-5 p.m. Wrapped-yarn painting for teens, Wednesday, 5-6:30 p.m. D.I.Y. Mason jar nightlights for kids 7 to 10, next Thursday, 4-5 p.m. Teen knitting for community service hours, next Thursday, 4-5 p.m., 631-324-0222,


Hampton Library, Bridgehampton

St. Patrick’s Day celebration for kids 5 to 7, tomorrow, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Animé Club for teens, Monday, 3:30-5 p.m. Magazine collages for teens, Tuesday, 3:30-5 p.m. Basketball launcher challenge for kids 8 to 12, next Thursday, 4-5 p.m., 631-537-0015,


John Jermain Memorial Library, Sag Harbor

Story time with Wally the Reading Dog, Sunday, 11-11:30 a.m. Spring Wildlife Babies with Quogue Wildlife Refuge for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade (with adult caregiver if under 10), next Thursday, 4-5 p.m., 631-725-0049,


Montauk Library

Movie: “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” (rated PG), Saturday, 2-4 p.m., 631-668-3377,


Project Most at Most Holy Trinity School, East Hampton

Sea-creature drawings for kids 6 and up, Saturday, 1-2:30 p.m., $22, 631-604-2777, Our Fabulous Variety Show’s “Neverlanded” at LTV Studios featuring Project Most students, Friday, March 24, at 6 p.m. and Saturday, March 25, at 4 p.m., tickets $15-$40, 631-507-4603,


Sag Harbor Cinema

New York International Children’s Film Festival featuring animated and live-action movies and documentaries for kids, various times tomorrow through Sunday, ticket purchase required, 631-725-0010,


South Fork Natural History Museum, Bridgehampton

Andy Sabin’s Spotted Salamander Search for all ages (weather permitting), Saturday, 8 p.m., $10 children/$15 adults (free for museum members). Young Birders Club for kids 8 to 18, Sunday, 10 a.m. Seal walk for adults and kids 5 and up at Cupsogue County Park in Westhampton Beach, Sunday, 1 p.m., $10 children, $15 adults, free for museum members, 631-537-9735,



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