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Kids Culture for September 28, 2023

Thu, 09/28/2023 - 06:49
Picking apples at the Milk Pail in Water Mill
Carissa Katz

Fall on the East End means apples, pumpkins, corn, and sunflowers are in season, and there are plenty of ways for kids and families to enjoy them. 

Farms on the South Fork include Fairview Farm at Mecox, on Horsemill Lane in Water Mill, where there’s an epic Maize Maze, and, just across the road, the Milk Pail, with many varieties of apples available for picking. Admission to the maze is $15 for people 12 and older and $12 for kids 4 to 11. The Milk Pail charges $52 cash ($54.60 credit) for a 20-pound bag that up to six people can help fill with apples. Weather-related updates can be found on the farms’ websites. 

Weather caused some recent closures at the popular Hank’s Pumpkintown in Water Mill, but the farm reports there are still plenty of apples and pumpkins to be had. There’s also a corn maze to explore. Activities and closures are announced on Instagram at @hankspumpkintown.

Even the libraries are getting in on the fun. On Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m. at the East Hampton Library, children 3 to 6 can make a pumpkin-theme paper craft, and from 5 to 6:30 that day, teens can log community service hours by painting pumpkins to decorate the library. The Amagansett Library is also offering teens community service hours for pumpkin painting, on Wednesday from 4 to 5:30. 

And for something a little different, Seven Ponds Orchard, on Seven Ponds Road in Water Mill, is hosting a Sunflower Festival on Saturday and Sunday from 9 to 5. For $15.99, each guest can pick up to six sunflowers and receive a souvenir cup. Hayrides will also be available. 

More for Kids and Teens 

Amagansett Library 
High school book club discussion of “Truly Devious” by Maureen Johnson, Saturday, noon-1 p.m. How to Write a College Essay workshop via Zoom, Tuesday, 6-7 p.m. Middle school book club discussion of “Small Spaces” by Katherine Arden, next Thursday, 4-5 p.m., 631-267-3810, 

Children’s Museum of the East End 
Big Truck Day, postponed from Sept. 30 to Oct. 21,, 10 a.m.-noon, $19 per person (free for museum members), 631-537-8250, 

East Hampton Library 
Spooky spider headbands for kids 7 to 10, Wednesday, 4-5 p.m. Origami Club for kids 7 to 10, Thursdays in October, 4-5 p.m. One-on-one college essay help, next Thursday, 4-7 p.m., 631-324-0222,

Hampton Library, Bridgehampton
Decorating 3-D-printed tombstones for sixth through 12th graders (dress for a mess), Tuesday, 3:30-5 p.m., 631-537-0015, 

John Jermain Memorial Library, Sag Harbor
All-ages sensory story time (with adult caregiver), tomorrow, 11-11:30 a.m. Snack taste-testing for kids 11 to 17, tomorrow, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Minecraft Club for kids 8 to 11 (parent and guardian not required to attend), Saturday, 2-3:30 p.m., 631-725-0049, 

Montauk Library 
Native American talking stick workshop for kids in third grade and up, Saturday, 3-4:30 p.m. Lego Club for kids 6 and up (with adult caregiver), Tuesday, 44:45 p.m. Magna-Tile Club for fourth grade and up, next Thursday, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 631-668-3377, 

Our Fabulous Variety Show, Most Holy Trinity School, East Hampton 
Guardians Gala fund-raiser honoring Danny Ximo and Julie Sigler-Baum, Saturday, 6-9 p.m. at LTV Studios in Wainscott, with drinks, food, dancing, and raffles, $50 adults, $25 students, tickets at 631-5074603 or Free sample dance or acting classes, Monday through next Thursday at Project Most, full schedule and registration at 

Project Most at Most Holy Trinity School, East Hampton 
Sewing Club: cute animal stuffies for kids 7 to 12, Saturday, 2-3:30 p.m., $25, 

Sag Harbor Cinema 
“Watership Down” (1978, rated PG), Saturday and Sunday matinees, $16.50 for adults, $12.50 for kids under 12, 631-725-0010, 

South Fork Natural History Museum, Bridgehampton 
What’s in Our Water? Program for teens 14 and up and adults, Saturday, 10:30 a.m., $15 adults, $10 children (free for museum members). Family Nature Trivia Night, Saturday, 7-9 p.m., free. Day in the Life of a SoFo Pond exhibit (final day) for all ages, Sunday, 1-3:30 p.m., $15 adults, $10 children (free for museum members), 631-537-7575, 


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