Kids Culture 07.05.12

Sag Harbor Library
    The John Jermain Library in Sag Harbor hosts Stories, Songs and Playtime every Thursday from 10:30-11:30 p.m. for children ages 1 to 4. On Fridays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. it’s Playdough Time for ages 3 to 9, and on Monday, children of all ages are invited to a half-hour Pajama Story Time, starting at 6 p.m. Kids should wear pajamas and bring books home for their own bedtime. 
    Games Unplugged! is offered for an hour on Sunday afternoons, starting at 3:30, for children ages 3 to 9, who can challenge friends and family to a friendly board game competition. The library provides the games.

Rockin’ and Rollin’ at CMEE
    “You won’t be able to resist the urge to sing along pretending your hairbrush is a microphone,” The Washington Post wrote of Joanie Leeds’s CD “I’m a Rock Star.” On Tuesday at the Children’s Museum of the East End, families can see the musician live in concert with her band, the Nightlights, at the museum’s first Twirligig Tuesday event.
    Ms. Leeds plays everything from funk and blues to country, pop, and hip-hop, all with a family-friendly bent. Her outdoor concert at the museum in Bridgehampton is presented in collaboration with the Jewish Center of the Hamptons. The gate will open at 5:30 p.m. and the show will start at 6. Families have been encouraged to take a blanket and a picnic dinner. Tickets cost $17 in advance, or $15 for members of the museum.
    Tickets will be $20 at the door. The museum has started to serve lunch in its lobby on weekdays through the summer. The cost is $15, including admission, or $5 for museum members.

Bay Street Kids
    Only a few spots are left for the Bay Street Theatre Kids summer theater camps, July 30 to Aug. 3 and Aug. 6 to 10. Children ages 8 to 12 will work with seasoned professionals on improv, vocal instruction, dance, and more. The camps will run from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Studio 3 in Bridgehampton. One week of camp is $425, and two weeks are $800. Payment can be made at baystreet.org.

Fish and Ferns
    Children have been invited to make a fish print T-shirt Saturday at 10 a.m. at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton, and to take a smock for the hands-on workshop, where they will learn about the variety of fish in local waters. There is a materials charge of $10 for T-shirt and supplies. Reservations are required, through sofo@hamptons.com.
    Children ages 5 to 8 can discover the beauty and diversity of ferns at 10 a.m. Sunday in Sapaponack, on a walk sponsored by the South Fork Natural History Museum. Kids will create artwork and do fern rubbings to learn the parts of the frond. Again, reservations can be made by e-mailing sofo@hamptons.com.

Juggling, Jokes, Arts and Crafts
    The Education Center at Guild Hall will have a KidFest arts and crafts workshop from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday for children ages 5 and up. Tickets are $10, $8 for members. At 5 p.m., the Gizmo Guys will perform in the first of eight KidFest shows. Tickets cost $16 for adults and $13 for kids, or $14 and $11 for members, and can be purchased at GuildHall.org. 

Wicked Workshop
    A Class Act NY will visit Sag Harbor on Aug. 18, when an actor from the show “Wicked” will work on a song-and-dance combo and scene work from the show with children ages 7 to 16 of all skill levels. Feedback and coaching on audition technique will also be provided.
    The cost for the workshop is $150. More information at info@aclassactny.com.

Amagansett Library
    The library will host Ladybug, Ladybug! Story and Craft Time at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
    Monday at 3:30, a Cornell University professor will explain why ladybugs are so important to the environment, and will train volunteers for organized ladybug hunts Tuesday and July 31 at Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett.
    Children can help Cornell Cooperative Extension staff set up the library’s discovery tank and learn about local marine life on Wednesday at 3 p.m. The tank will be on display all summer.

Free Fishing in Montauk
    Children ages 6 to 18 can learn fishing techniques from experts on party boats in Montauk Tuesday through next Thursday and Aug. 14 to 16. Bait, fishing equipment, and personal flotation vests will be provided. Children can attend for free but must be accompanied by a $10 fee-paying adult. Sign-up is at the Montauk Chamber of Commerce office on Main Street.