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Kids Culture 12.26.19

Thu, 12/26/2019 - 10:38

Animation at the Parrish     

The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will show “Ernest and Celestine,” an Academy Award-nominated animated film from Belgium, tomorrow at 6 p.m. It tells the story of an unexpected friendship between a bear and a mouse. The screening is free with museum admission.

Art Camp     

Young artists age 6 and up can spend a morning making art at the Golden Eagle in East Hampton tomorrow, Saturday, and Monday from 10 a.m. to noon. Virva Hinnemo will lead an up-cycled mixed-media collage session tomorrow and a painting and sculpting camp on Saturday. On Monday Lesley Obrock will teach printmaking and painting. The cost is $50. Registration, which is required, can be done online at

Meet the Animals     

Kids can meet the South Fork Natural History Museum’s diamondback terrapins and learn about where they live, what they eat, and how to identify them in a program on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in Bridgehampton. On Sunday families will head outside to search for and identify animal tracks and scat, also at 10:30 a.m.

Magical, Mystical     

At the Amagansett Library on Saturday, little ones ages 3 to 6 can listen to a unicorn story at 11 a.m. At 2 p.m. older kids 6 to 12 can join in a nail polish and temporary tattoo party. On Monday young writers 8 and older will be guided as they write and illustrate poems based on a new year’s resolution. Registration in advance has been requested for all programs.     The Montauk Library will screen “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on Saturday at 2 p.m. for all ages. On Tuesday at 1, the library will provide cupcakes and materials for decorating them in a program for ages 5 and up — even teens.

Screen Time     

The East Hampton Library will show the 2019 movie “Aladdin” on Saturday at 1 p.m. for all ages. On Monday, high school students have been invited to stop by for a holiday movie marathon happening all day in the young-adult room. Popcorn and snacks will be served. A virtual reality game session for high schoolers will happen next Thursday at 1 p.m.

10, 9, 8 . . .     

Midday New Year’s ball drops at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton on Tuesday will ensure that even little ones get to experience the fun of the countdown to 2020. Participants will make noisemakers, talk about their goals for next year, and revel in the confetti when the countdown ends. There are two sessions: one at 10 a.m. and one at noon. The cost is $15, but members get in free. Registration ahead of time is essential, as this program often sells out.     

The museum’s holiday kids club for ages 4 to 7 will continue today, tomorrow, Monday, next Thursday, and Friday, Jan. 3, from 9:15 a.m. to noon. Each day brings a new project. The cost is $65 per day, $50 for members.

Game Time     

The Hampton Library in Bridgehampton will have its giant games out for play for ages 8 to 12 next Thursday at 4 p.m. On Friday, Jan. 3, there will be some good old-fashioned board games for all ages to play at 4 p.m.

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