Kids Culture 08.23.12

Stories and Song
    Jack’s Waterfall will offer a mix of songs and storytelling during a family concert on Saturday at Miss Amelia’s Cottage in Amagansett.

    The group was founded by the singer-songwriter Jack Licitra, whose pop, blues, jazz, folk, and gospel influences will lead kids on a melodic adventure starting at 1 p.m.

    The Amagansett Library is hosting the show and in case of rain, it will be held in the library’s community room.

Go, Suzi!
    Suzi Shelton, a Brooklyn songstress and “all around children’s rock goddess,” will bring down the house at the Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre in Sag Harbor next Thursday, Friday, Aug. 31, and Sept. 1 at 11 a.m. Suzi and friends will play tracks from their CDs “No Ordinary Day” and “Simply Suzi” — catchy songs like “Scooter Boy” and “Going on a Road Trip.”

    This morning, tomorrow, and Saturday at 11 a.m. Gustafer Yellowgold will entertain kids at the Goat. Tickets for all shows are $10, $9 for members and grandparents, and $5 for kids under 3.

Mosaics, Wildlife, and Cupcakes
    Mosaic’s origins can be dated back 4,000 years. On Monday from 3 to 4 p.m., at East Hampton Library kids 8 and up will learn to make a faux version of the ancient art form to hang at home.

    High school students will get tips for writing the perfect college essay on Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. This will be the last of the three-session series, so new attendees have been encouraged to come with already-written essays. The instructor will critique and inform students on how to create an expressive, unique, and well-crafted piece that will make admissions representatives stand up and take notice.

    A Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons educator will teach kids 4 and older what to do when they find an injured animal on Wednesday from 3 to 4 p.m. Kids will also get to meet a hawk, an owl, and an opossum.
    Kids 4 to 7, accompanied by an adult, will learn the fine art of decorating cupcakes next Thursday, from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Budding pastry chefs will sprinkle, sweeten, and pour perfect, tasty confections. All ingredients will be provided.

    Budding artists 4 and older will study famous hard-edged paintings and then create their own on Friday, Aug. 31 from 3 to 4 p.m. Participants will use tape and paints supplied by the library.
    Advance registration is requested for all library programs.

Tennis and Art
    On Saturday, East Hampton Indoor Tennis will host Free Arts NYC and Kidsfest: Hamptons, a family celebration in which kids will be encouraged to explore their individual creativity through tennis, art, and culture. The event will be co-chaired by Kelly Rutherford of “Gossip Girls” fame. Tickets are $75 kids, $100 for adults and free for toddlers under 2. Proceeds will support mentoring programs for underserved youth.

    The event runs from 1 to 4 p.m. The tennis club is on Daniel’s Hole Road.

Pirates!
    Pirates will take over Guild Hall on Wednesday afternoon.

    First, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., kids 5 and older will create their own pirate maps and hats in the education center. The workshop costs $10, $8 for members.

    The buccaneers will continue their revelry at 5 p.m., when Captain Courage and the Maritime Pirates Stage Show pay a visit to the theater. Kids from ages 5 to 105 will listen to the pirate storyteller as he shares “The Legend of Captain Courage” and the story behind the Maritime Pirates. Songs will roar, sword fights will ensue, and imaginations will soar. Prices are $16 for adults, $13 for kids, $14 and $11 for members. Argh!