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Kids Culture 03.05.20

Thu, 03/05/2020 - 12:06
The Children's Museum of the East End will host a Sensory Friendly Morning on Saturday, with less noise and light for families with kids on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing disorders.
Durell Godfrey

Printing Studio     

The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, where the annual Student Exhibition opens on Saturday, is offering a transfer-plate printing session for ages 11 to 18 that day from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The program is free, but registration ahead of time is required online or by calling 631-283-2118, extension 130, to assure there is sufficient enrollment.

From Art to Electronics     

Art, electronics, and a primer on creating a family tree are in store this week for kids and teens at the East Hampton Library.     

Snap Circuits electronics programs for ages 7 and up will be offered tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. and next Thursday at 4. On Tuesday, middle schoolers will make fluffy slime that looks like snow in a program at 4 p.m. Mason jar candles will be the project for high school students that day, also at 4. Next Thursday, high schoolers can celebrate Genealogy Day by searching for ancestors online and starting a family tree at 4 p.m.     

Little ones ages 4 and up will explore the artwork of Matisse and make some of their own inspired by his style on Wednesday at 4 p.m.       

Over at the Amagansett Library, kids in fifth through eighth grades can learn embroidery stitches or practice some they already know on Saturday at 2 p.m. Advance registration has been suggested for all programs, as space is limited.

Sensory-Friendly CMEE     

The Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton will host another of its Sensory Friendly Mornings on Saturday from 8 to 10. Lights will be dimmed and sounds and crowd size will be limited for families with children on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing disorders. Admission will be free.     

After that, at 10 a.m., families with children 3 to 7 can make puffy paint to decorate pretend cakes in an art program that costs $20 including museum admission or $5 for members.

Science and Writing     

The Hampton Library in Bridgehampton is offering Science Buddies programs for 8 to 12-year-olds interested in engineering, chemistry, and machines today at 4 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m.     

Grades six and up can use the button-making machine on Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and indulge their love of animé next Thursday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The library will kick off a writing workshop for ages 8 to 12 next Thursday at 4 p.m. Participants will try a range of techniques to get creative juices flowing.

Mandarin for Kids     

A new session of Mandarin language classes for kids 5 to 8 will begin on Saturday from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor. The class is for beginners, with preference given to youngsters who have not previously taken a Mandarin class at the library, and it will continue on Saturdays through May. Participants must be registered for the full series.     

The library’s weekly Choose Your Own Adventure Read Aloud Book Club for ages 6 to 11 will meet again on Tuesday at 4 p.m. Snacks will be served to all adventurers. A rainbow story time and craft for ages 2 and up will happen on Friday, March 13, at 10:30 a.m. Later, kids in sixth grade and up, who will be dismissed early from Pierson Middle and High School that day, can enjoy a screening of “Ready Player One” at 12:30 p.m. Popcorn will be served. 


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