Kids Culture 10.24.13

“Frankenstein Follies”

    The young actors of Stages, a Children’s Theatre Workshop, will present “Frankenstein Follies,” a Halloween-themed musical review this weekend at the Bay Street Theatre.

    The musical, which is directed and choreographed by Helene Leonard, will feature monsters, ghouls, and a cast of 39 young performers, with evening show times tomorrow and Saturday at 7:30 and matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2.

    Each show will also include a party with face painting, a fake tattoo parlor, a fortune teller, and a tasty treat bar. Tickets are $15, which include both the show and the party. Tickets are available through the theater’s box office.

Ragamuffin Parade

    Sag Harbor’s annual Ragamuffin Parade will have the village filled with costumed kids on Sunday afternoon. The parade begins in front of the Sag Harbor Launderette at 1 p.m. and continues up Main Street to the Custom House, where the Pierson Middle and High School drama club will host a family-fun event.

    Next Thursday, on Halloween, many village businesses will participate in a trick-or-treating pumpkin trail between 3 and 5 p.m. Pumpkin faces in storefronts on and off Main Street will indicate which business are participating.

Pumpkin Carving Contests

    The East Hampton Presbyterian Church will sponsor a pumpkin carving and decorating contest for all ages — open to children, parents, and grandparents — on Saturday morning from 10 to noon on the church lawn. In case of rain, it will be moved to the Session House. The church will provide carving tools and markers. Cider, donuts, and popcorn will also be available.

    On Monday, the Bridgehampton Lions Club will host its annual pumpkin-carving extravaganza starting at 5 p.m. at the Bridgehampton Community House. Creations should be completed before the event in categories such as Compost Zombie, Mythic Monstrosity, Frosty the Glow Man, Evil Exoskeleton, Pulp Politico, and Classic Jack, among others. Rules can be found on the club’s Web site,

    There will be cash awards for winners, a puppet show by Liz Joyce and a Couple of Puppets, and cider and doughnuts provided by the Milk Pail.

    In addition to the usual age divisions, this year the club is adding a Master Blade and local restaurant division. Those wishing to enter these categories have been asked to get in touch with the Lions Club at 324-6766 by tomorrow.

More Halloween Fun

    A Halloween party for younger revelers will be held tomorrow at 4 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton.

    The party, for kids 6 and under, will include Halloween games, a bounce house, trick-or-treating for healthy snacks, and, of course, prizes for best costume. The cost is $13, but members will get in free.

    Early sign-up is encouraged, as it often sells out.

    Guild Hall in East Hampton will host a pumpkin decorating workshop for kids 6 and older on Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon. The cost is $12 per child or $10 for Guild Hall members. Space is limited and advance sign-up is recommended.

    Down the street that day from 2 to 4 p.m., the Ladies Village Improvement Society has invited children in prekindergarten through third grade to a Halloween Party. There will be crafts, bingo, a story time and scavenger hunt, and goodie bags for all.

    Also on Saturday, from 1 to 6 p.m., “Ghostly Pirates and Ghastly Ghosts,” a Halloween program for schoolchildren, will take place at the Marine Museum on Bluff Road in Amagansett. Parents must accompany their children on this guided, haunted tour of the museum. 

    And from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, the Springs School PTA is sponsoring a haunted house at Duck Creek Farm on Three Mile Harbor Road. The party will include cider, doughnuts, games, music, and prizes for the best mask. Children in grades prekindergarten through eighth grade will be welcomed.

Library Happenings

    The Hampton Library in Bridgehampton will host a pumpkin-themed craft program for all ages, tomorrow beginning at 4 p.m.

    A Halloween story and craft time Saturday morning at 10, will be followed by trick-or-treating down Main Street.

    At noon Saturday, teens have been invited to a monster movie marathon. Pizza will be served and classic monster movies will be shown. Finally, on Friday, Nov. 1, at 4 p.m., children ages 8 to 12 have been invited to create sugar skulls, a traditional Day of the Dead folk art practice from southern Mexico.

    The John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor will host a Halloween costume party on Saturday from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Spooky stories, games, dancing, and goodies are planned. No registration is necessary.

    The Montauk Library has invited kids of all ages to paint gourds and pumpkins on Saturday afternoon from 2:30 to 4 p.m. And on Wednesday night, the library is hosting a mini trick-or-treat night from 5 to 7 p.m. Costumes are optional. All ages are welcome.

    The East Hampton Library will host a spooky dessert-making workshop in celebration of Halloween on Tuesday afternoon, from 4 to 5. Sign-up is required. The workshop is for kids 7 to 10.

Readings for Kids

    George Held will give a poetry reading for kids from his two recent books “Neighbors: The Yard Critters” and “Neighbors: The Yard Critters Too” on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Dodds and Eder in Sag Harbor.

    After the reading, Mr. Held, who has published 17 volumes of poetry and lives in New York and Sag Harbor, will sign books. Refreshments will also be served. Dodds and Eder is at 11 Bridge Street.

    On Saturday afternoon, from 1 to 3 p.m., Susan Verde will sign copies of her latest book, “The Museum,” at the Wharf Shop on Sag Harbor Main Street. The book was inspired by her own children’s experiences at an art museum. At the Stony Brook Southampton Writers Conference, she met Peter H. Reynolds, a children’s author and illustrator, whose watercolors accompany her words. The picture book is recommended for ages 3 and up. The first 60 customers will also receive a gift with purchase.

Play With Food

    On Saturday morning, the Children’s Museum of the East End will host a chicken noodle soup and sweet potato pie workshop at 10:30.

    Kids 2 and older have been invited to take part, but adult assistance will be required. The cost is $25, $15 for members. Reservations are suggested.

Wind and Salt Marsh

    The South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton will have three sessions on “immersive listening” for kids 5 to 10 on Saturday.

    Barbara Blaisdell will lead participants as they explore the field behind the museum, becoming aware of the sounds near and far and figuring out where they come from. Sessions are planned from 10 to 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and from 1 to 2 p.m.

    Also on Saturday, Crystal Possehl, a nature educator, will lead families with kids 5 and older on a walk in Hampton Bays from the a pitch pine forest to the salt marsh. Children will be invited to make leaf rubbings, do drawings, and take pictures along the way, if they like.

    The museum will provide clipboards, crayons, markers, pencils, paper, field guides, magnifiers, and other tools. Reservations have been asked, and water, a snack or lunch, and hiking attire have been suggested.