Kids Culture 06.21.12

Happenings for school aged children

Piano, Viola, Sax, and More

    Hamptons Music Sessions, a new summer music program for kids in kindergarten through 12th grade, will be offered at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton from Aug. 5 through 11. Students can take classes in piano, violin, viola, cello, guitar, clarinet, saxophone, flute, and composition and songwriting.

    To reserve a space, students must be registered by Sunday. The cost for the full session is $1,500, which includes lessons, classes, performances, supplies, lunch and snacks, and door-to-door transportation for kids in the East Hampton area. Financial assistance may be available.

    In addition to their studies, students will have special performance opportunities. More details can be found at

Temporary Children’s Room

    The children’s room at the East Hampton Library has moved to the lower level of the building and will remain there throughout construction of the new children’s wing.

    The library hosts a story time for children 3 and older on Sundays at 1:30 p.m. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Toes, a song, rhyme, and story time for babies and toddlers up to age 3, is offered on Mondays at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays bring Nursery Rhyme Time for the little ones at 10:30 a.m. There are parent-toddler workshops for kids 3 months to 3 years old on Wednesdays at 10 a.m., and kids (and adults) 12 and older can drop in for chess on Tuesdays at 4 p.m.

    On Friday, July 29, children 4 and older can channel Jackson Pollock during a drip-painting workshop at 3:30 p.m. Smocks are a must. Sign-up is required for all but drop-in chess and the Sunday story time.


    At the Children’s Museum of the East End on Saturday, kids 4 and older can get goopy and creative during a papier-maché workshop. The fun will start at 11 a.m. The cost is $23, $10 for members. Advance registration is required. The museum is in Bridgehampton on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike.

At the Goat

    Puppet shows commence again this morning at 11 at the Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre in Sag Harbor when Puppetree presents “Scaredy Cat,” about a cat who’s afraid of just about everything and needs the audience’s help to overcome his fears. The show will be repeated tomorrow and Saturday at the same time.

    Tickets cost $10, $9 for members and grandparents, and $5 for children under 3. Next week’s show, offered next Thursday, Friday, July 29, and July 30, will be “The Three Little Pigs.”

    The theater is also running a Tot Camp on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 9:30 to noon, July 10 through Aug. 27. The cost is $200 per week, $750 per month, or $1,400 for an eight-week session.
    The theater is on East Union Street behind Christ Episcopal Church.

Summer Reading, Movies

    The Hampton Library in Bridgehampton will kick off its Dream Big, Read! summer reading club for kids up to 12, including those not yet able to read, tomorrow from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

    On Saturday, the library will show a Dreamworks double feature starting at 12:30 p.m. First up will be “How to Train Your Dragon,” recommended for kids 8 to 12, followed by “Puss in Boots,” which is recommended for kids 6 to 10. Popcorn will be provided.