Kids Culture 10.31.13

Day of the Dead

    At the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton and La Fondita in Amagansett, children can take part in festivities marking the Mexican holiday of the Day of the Dead, a colorful celebration and remembrance of the deceased that takes place the day after Halloween. The library has invited kids 8 to 12 to make sugar skulls, a typical folk art associated with the holiday, tomorrow at 4 p.m. Reservations have been requested.

    On Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at La Fondita, a Mexican restaurant, kids 5 and older can decorate skulls and play games with instructors from the Golden Eagle art store in East Hampton. Treats from La Fondita’s kitchen will help set the mood. The event costs $10, which will benefit the Springs School’s visiting artists program. Space is limited, so advance reservations with the Golden Eagle at 324-0603 have been strongly suggested.

The Fun Continues

    The C.D.C.H. charter school’s annual fall festival, complete with bounce castles, carnival games, face painting, arts and crafts tables, and more, will be held on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school, which is on Stephen Hand’s Path in East Hampton. Tickets cost $5, and those under 2 will get in free.

Goat Reopens

    The Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre in Sag Harbor, which had its space flooded in September, will reopen on Monday for puppet play groups, a Tot Art program, and a puppet club. Puppet play groups for kids 3 and under are held Mondays at 9:30 a.m. The Tot Art program is for kids 2 to 4 and meets Mondays at 10:45 a.m.

    The puppet club, for 4 to 6-year-olds, is from 3:30 to 5 p.m., also on Mondays. The cost is $200 for nine sessions, during which kids will make puppets and create their own puppet shows. Saturday puppet shows at the theater will resume on Nov. 30.

Parrish in Amagansett

    The Parrish Art Museum of Water Mill will hold a two-part art workshop in collaboration with the Amagansett Library on Saturday and Nov. 9. This week at the library, kids in kindergarten through sixth grade will look at the work of William Merritt Chase, then paint their own watercolor landscapes. The program will begin at 3:30 p.m.

SATs, Apple Pie

    The Hampton Library in Bridgehampton is offering a free two-part SAT/A.C.T. prep program for high school students on Saturday and Nov. 16. Participants will take a practice exam Saturday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. They will receive their scores and learn test-taking strategies from a Kaplan professional on Nov. 16 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Parents have been invited to the second session.

    Also at the library, 8 to 12-year-olds can fashion rubber band bracelets during a craft program on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Teen chefs will make apple pies on Friday, Nov. 8, at 4 p.m. Advance registration has been requested for all programs.

A Bee, a Flower, Music

    Spelling whizzes in second through fourth grade can learn how to compete in a Scripps-style spelling bee on Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m. at the East Hampton Library, and then compete for prizes in a practice bee.

    A Music Together music and movement program for toddlers 1 to 3 years old will be held at the library next Thursday from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Also that day, from 2 to 3 p.m., kids in kindergarten through third grade can plant amaryllis bulbs with an educator from the Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons, then learn about how to take care of them as they grow. Sign-up ahead of time has been requested for all.