Kids Culture 07.12.12

Local events for children

Family Fun at CMEE
    The Children’s Museum of the East End will host its annual family fair, called CMEE in the Great Outdoors, on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  The fair, the museum’s largest fund-raiser of the year, is a day of nature-themed arts and crafts, water slides, entertainment, games, music, food, and more. Tickets bought in advance start at $150 for adults and $100 for children, and increase by $25 each at the door.  CMEE is at 376 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton.

Kids at Guild Hall
    KidFEST at Guild Hall will present a hands-on arts and crafts workshop on Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m., for children age 5 and up. Tickets are $10; $8 for members.
    Also on Wednesday, the summer’s second KidFEST will feature Mr. Molecule’s Science Show, with performances at 1:30 p.m. and again at 5. Mr. Molecule uses science, magic, puppets, and audience participation in a fast-paced and highly visual demonstration of core-curriculum science principles. The show is recommended for children ages 4 to 12. Tickets are $16 for adults or $14 for adult members; $13 for children or $11 for the children of members.  A four-hour video workshop for ages 10 to 13 will be held on Friday, July 20, starting at noon. Students will use Flip cameras and tour Guild Hall’s current “ESCAPE: Video Art” exhibit. The workshop is free, but reservations must be made in advance by e-mailing

By Air, Sea, and on Film
    The Amagansett Library has a big new fish tank, where children can learn about local marine life. It will be on display all summer. Or, if they prefer to be aloft, they can imagine flying high in the sky as they take a story trip in a hot air balloon, Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Kids can make a hot air balloon of their own following the story. The library will host G-rated movies each Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. for children of all ages. This week, “Secret World of Arrietty” will be shown. Movies for tweens, ages 8-12, will be shown on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. This coming week’s is “Dolphin Tale.”

Poetry for Teens
    An intensive poetry workshop with Erin White will be held at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor today and next Thursday from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. for those 12 to 18. The two-session workshop will explore poetry as an art form and consider sound, imagery, structure, and concise language. Both sessions will include sharing of individual work and writing prompts intended to expand participants’ understanding of poetry. Ms. White earned an M.F.A. in creative writing and literature from the State University at Stony Brook.

Eat What You Grow
    Ellen Greaves, a chef, will lead an interactive garden-to-table cooking workshop for children 8 to 12 on Wednesday at Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton. Kids will harvest, prepare, and taste creations fresh from the garden, which is overseen by the Peconic Land Trust.
    The program, which runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m., costs $15 per child and is limited to 10 participants, with a parent or caregiver. Advance registration is required through the land trust.

Art in Springs
    Space is still available in the Community Arts Project’s art classes for kids at the Springs Presbyterian Church. The classes, taught by Roisin Bateman on Mondays and Tuesdays this month, are for kids 6 to 12 and cover all mediums and disciplines. There are morning sessions from 11 to noon and afternoon sessions from 2 to 3. The cost is $25. Reservations can be made by e-mailing Ms. Bateman at

At the Goat
    Liz Joyce and a Couple of Puppets will present “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” today, tomorrow, and Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre in Sag Harbor. Next Thursday at the same time, Randy Kaplan will play music to appeal to kids as well as adults. He performs again on Friday, July 20, and July 21. Tickets for all performances are $10, $9 for members and grandparents, and $5 for children under 3. The theater is on East Union Street, behind Christ Episcopal Church.

Magic at John Jermain
    Allan Kronzek, a magician, will let a lucky few in on some of his trade secrets during a crash course in magic starting Monday at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor. The class is open to just 10 students, 12 and up, including adults, and will be held each Monday through Aug. 6 from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. Reservations are required.

“Shrew” Too
    The Hamptons Shakespeare Festival will be at the Montauk Playhouse Community Center tonight at 7 to present a family performance of “The Taming of the Shrew.” Tickets cost $15.