Kids Culture - 06.23.11

Student Discounts
    From today through Sunday, in honor of school’s end and the start of summer vacation, high school and college students can buy tickets to the MTK: Music to Know Festival to be held Aug. 13 and Aug. 14 at the East Hampton Airport at a 15 percent discount.
    To get a discount coupon, students need to “like” the MTK page on Facebook and click on the “School’s Out for Summer” tab. The coupon, along with a valid high school or college ID, must be presented at one of the locations selling concert tickets: Khanh’s Sports and Nichol’s restaurant in East Hampton; the Gig Shack and Solé East in Montauk; Sylvester & Co. and New Paradise Cafe in Sag Harbor; Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett; Flying Point Surf Shop in Southampton, and Jetties in Westhampton.  Only one ticket may be purchased per person.
    The addition of Ellie Goulding to the roster of performers at the festival was announced this week. Other bands that will play include Vampire Weekend, Bright Eyes, Matt & Kim, and Tame Impala.

Cooking Fund-Raiser
    The Bridgehampton School Foundation is holding a fund-raiser tomorrow evening at the Buckskill Tennis Club in East Hampton, offering attendees a chance to see, and taste, some of the East End’s finest amuses-bouche being prepared and presented. Money raised will benefit the school’s programs, the new greenhouse, for example.
    A gaggle of local chefs will be on hand, preparing summer hors d’oeuvres and desserts for consumption, and local wines will be served. The price is $50 per person, or $75 per couple, and tickets can be purchased by calling JoAnn Comfort at (631) 537-1374.

Drip Painting Workshops
    Families can now tour the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, home of the artists Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner, along with Jackson Pollock’s studio, and then end their tour with a little art experimenting of their own. On Fridays from 10 to 11:15 a.m., a tour and family drip painting workshop is being offered at $25 per person. Reservations are necessary, and can be made by contacting Karyn Mannix, either at, or by calling (631) 329-2811.

Ross “Club Starlight Benefit”
    The Ross School will be honoring David and Sybil Yurman Saturday at the eighth annual “Live at Club Starlight.” This year’s event features the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, a renowned high-energy swing band that has been awarded numerous platinum records. The event, which starts at 6:30 p.m. and is normally known for its high-profile attendees and school parents, starts with a red-carpet arrival, followed by a cocktail reception and silent auction, then a dinner, live auction, and dancing.
    Tickets are still available and can be purchased by calling (631) 907-5214.

Free Swimming Lessons
    The East Hampton Town Recreation Department will hold the first sessions of its two-week swimming instruction programs for children beginning on Monday at Havens Beach in Sag Harbor. The classes are for beginner through advanced swimmers 3 and older and are offered free of charge to residents.
    Classes will start at 10 a.m. and will run Monday through Friday through July 8, with no class on July 4.  Registration will be at Havens Beach on Monday before class. Parents have been asked to estimate their children’s swimming abilities and to supply swim goggles and water shoes.
    Other two-week sessions will be held at Maidstone Park Beach from July 11 to 22, East Lake Beach in Montauk from July 25 to Aug. 5, and Albert’s Landing Beach in Amagansett from Aug. 8 to Aug. 19.