Kids Culture 10.03.13

Ladies and Gentlemen

    Mr. Amazing and the Amazing Grace Circus Youth Troupe will walk the tightrope, juggle, unicycle, spin plates, and perform other tricks during the Parrish Art Museum’s Circus Day on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.

    The afternoon will include circus skills workshops and art projects with a circus theme. The cost is $10 for adults, but members, children, and students get in free. Reservations are strongly recommended, as space at the Water Mill museum is limited.


    Nearby, at the Rogers Mansion in Southampton, there will be a family fiesta on Saturday afternoon, with Latin-themed games, food, and music.

    The event, which runs from 2 to 4 p.m. is free, and reservations are not required. The mansion is at 17 Meeting House Lane.

Field Day

    There will be races, bouncy houses, face painting, and plenty of fun on  Sunday at the Montauk County Park, when Montauk Youth and Concerned Citizens of Montauk sponsor the annual Field Day from noon to 4 p.m.

    All events are free and there will be hotdogs, snacks, and soup available for purchase.

To the Rescue

    Future firefighters stand by! The East Hampton Fire Department will have an open house on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kids will be able to check out fire trucks and ambulances, use a fire hose, and get a bird’s-eye view of the firehouse from the bucket of a ladder truck. Refreshments will be served.

In a Galaxy Far, Far Away

    A Star Wars story time on Saturday at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton will be followed by a craft time offering the chance to try origami and make a light saber to take home. The program will start at 10 a.m. and is aimed at kids 4 and older.

    Those in first through third grade can get some help learning the ins and outs of Internet research during a program on Monday at 4 p.m. at the library.

    Reservations are appreciated.

A Distant Planet

    In addition to its weekly story and craft time for families on Saturday at 3:30 p.m., the Amagansett Library has invited anyone 9 and up to an evening program about Saturn on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

    Mike Inglis, a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the Suffolk County Community College, will lead the “tour” of this fascinating planet, the most distant that can be seen with the naked eye. Weather permitting, stargazing will follow.