Kids Culture 03.08.12

 Puppet Programs
    The Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre in Sag Harbor is offering up a tulip-y tale on Saturday: “The Adventures of Princess Spring Blossom.” Michelle Beshaw, a Brooklyn puppeteer, brings the story, which is about the adventures of the denizens of Tulip Forest during a spring festival. Performances are at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., and tickets cost $10, $9 for grandparents and members, and $5 for children under 3.

    The theater also offers puppet play groups on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 9:30 a.m., when children under 3 (and their grown-ups) can stop in for songs, games, and a Minkie the Monkey puppet show. The cost is $15 for members, $25 for drop-ins.

    A “messy and fun” Tot Art program filled with projects for the 2-to-4-year-old set happens on Friday mornings at 10:30.

Hats Off to Dr. Seuss
    The East Hampton Library will celebrate spring today at 4 p.m., when those 4 and older can make springtime scenes using colorful tissue paper for a collage.

    Celebrating Dr. Seuss is de rigueur in March (his birthday was on Friday), and the library will honor Theodor Geisel with a special “Hats Off to You” story time on Saturday from 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. Listeners 3 and up have been invited to wear their favorite hats and make a craft.

Multicultural Festival
    Visitors will be transported around the world at tomorrow’s multicultural festival at Pierson High School in Sag Harbor from 6 to 9 p.m. They can feast on international specialties while dancing to the music of various countries.

    The suggested donation for admission is $5, which goes toward the gardens at the schools in Sag Harbor and also to a nonprofit international organization called charity: water, which focuses on providing safe drinking water to people in developing nations. For those who want to recreate the experience without the crowd, a multicultural cookbook will be available for purchase.

Idol Hands
    Hamptons Idol is returning for its sixth year on March 17. The Southampton Youth Bureau will hold this singing and dancing competition from 7:30 to 11 p.m. that day. The price of stardom, or rather watching it, is $10 plus a nonperishable food item. For additional information, the Youth Bureau can be reached at 702-2425. Its Web site is southamptontownny.gov/youthbureau.

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