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Kids Culture for August 17, 2023

Thu, 08/17/2023 - 10:30

Stargazing Party

The Hamptons Observatory and the South Fork Natural History Museum are teaming up for a summer stargazing party on Wednesday. William Francis Taylor, the observatory’s senior educator and a NASA/JPL ambassador, will help adults and children “learn about and appreciate the universe in which we live.”

At this in-person event, Mr. Taylor will speak from 8 to 8:30 p.m.; afterward, all attendees will head outside for a star-watching session until 10. The museum notes that the event will only take place if the skies are clear that night. Attendance is free, but tickets are limited. The website to sign up is


More for Kids and Teens

Amagansett Library

Bee Kind clay bee creations for kids 6 to 11, Saturday, 1-2 p.m. Summer flower painting on canvas for adults and teens 14 and up, Saturday, 3-4 p.m. Summer reading wrap-up party featuring screening of “Raya and the Last Dragon” (2021, rated PG) for families with young children, Sunday, 1-3:30 p.m. Youth Connect relaxation through art for high school students, Wednesday, noon-1 p.m. All-ages Flower Fairy Parade from library to Amber Waves Farm (must be accompanied by adult caregiver), Wednesday, 4:15 p.m., 631-267-3810,


East Hampton Library

Practice SAT exam for high school students, Saturday, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Canvas tote bag designs for teens, Monday, 1-2:30 p.m. Foam dinosaur bone craft for children 3 to 6, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Nintendo Switch Just Dance night for teens, Tuesday, 4-5 p.m. Interactive dance workshop for children 3 and up with Ariel Rivka Dance, Wednesday, noon-12:45 p.m. Get Ready for School crafts for kids 3 to 6, Wednesday, 3-4 p.m. Dino Dance Party for children 3 to 8, next Thursday, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Games and Goodies for kids 11 to 14, next Thursday, 3-4 p.m. Summer Polaroid Walk for teens, next Thursday, 5-6 p.m., 631-324-0222,


Hampton Library, Bridgehampton

All-ages end of summer party, Saturday, 1-3 p.m. Quogue Wildlife Refuge birds of prey, Monday, 2-3 p.m. International snacks for teens, Tuesday, 2-3 p.m. Mini peach pies for kids 8 to 12, next Thursday, 2-3 p.m., 631-537-0015,


John Jermain Memorial Library, Sag Harbor

STEAMtastic Day rainbow-paint activity for children 7 to 13, tomorrow, 10-11 a.m. Around Town Storytime at North Haven Village Hall, Saturday, 11-11:30 a.m. Sunday story time with Wally the Reading Dog, Sunday, 11-11:30 a.m. Beaded wind chimes for kids 5 to 11, Monday, 3-4 p.m. Toddler dance party for children 12 months to 5 years old, Wednesday, 10:30-11 a.m., 631-725-0049,


Montauk Library

All-ages end-of-summer-reading party featuring a magic show, Saturday, 4-5 p.m. Bilingual story time for children up to 5, Wednesday, 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 631-668-3377,


Project Most at Most Holy Trinity School, East Hampton

Goat on a Boat Puppet Theater presents “Minkie’s Summertime Adventure” for children 6 and under, $20 (free for children under 2), Saturday, 10:30-11 a.m. (outdoors; take your own blanket or chair for seating). Open Exploration Lab featuring plants and insects, Saturday, noon-3 p.m., $55,


Sag Harbor Cinema

“The Indian in the Cupboard” (1995, rated PG), Saturday and Sunday matinees, $16.50 for adults, $12.50 for children under 12, 631-725-0010,


South Fork Natural History Museum, Bridgehampton

Young Birders Club meeting, Saturday, 10 a.m., free. All-ages seining activity in Sag Harbor (dress to get wet), Saturday, 10:30 a.m., $15 adults, $10 children (free for museum members), 631-537-9735,


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