Kids Culture 02.07.13

Folk Dances and Music
    An international cultural celebration at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill on Sunday will bring traditional folk dances and music to the museum from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Along with a taste of other cultures, families will have a chance to tour the museum and take part in art workshops throughout the afternoon. The event is free and reservations are not necessary.

    Lindsey Rohrbach will help adults and children of all ages “unravel the mysteries” of the South Fork Natural History Museum’s resident snakes on Sunday at 10 a.m. Ms. Rohrbach will talk about what makes snakes reptiles, how they have evolved, and what they do to help us. Space is limited, so advance reservations are required with the museum, which is on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton.

I Heart You
    Love, hearts, and magic will be in the air during Valentine’s programs this weekend at the East Hampton Day Care Learning Center, Guild Hall in East Hampton, and the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton.
    Children can listen to Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond’s “Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse” during a story time on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Children’s Museum, then follow that up at 11 by making puff paint with shaving cream, going on to use it to decorate hearts. The cost for the story time is $10, free for members. The workshop at 11 costs $17, including museum admission, or $5 for museum members.
    The East Hampton Day Care Center is hosting a free Happy Hearts Valentine’s program for 2 to 6-year-olds on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bruce Majic will perform tricks at 11. Crafts, cookie and cupcake decorating, games, and refreshments follow. Reservations with the center, on Gingerbread Lane Extension, have been requested. Kids 6 and older can decorate Valentine’s cookies during a workshop on Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Guild Hall. The cost is $8, $6 for Guild Hall members. Reservations have been requested.

Theater Camp
    Theatrically minded 8 to 12-year-olds might keep busy during the February school break at the Bay Street Theatre’s kids camp on Feb. 18, 19, and 20. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, Susan Galardi and Bethany Dellapolla will offer instruction in acting, singing, dance, and more, along with theater games and improvisations. The camp will culminate with a performance for friends and family.
    The cost is $255 per child and advance registration with the theater in Sag Harbor is required, as spots tend to fill quickly.

Winter Break Arts and Crafts
    Guild Hall will also offer vacation week fun with arts and crafts workshops from Feb. 18 through 22 from 10 a.m. to noon for kids 6 to 9. Each day will bring a different theme, with animals, self-portraits, 3D, Op Art, and landscapes. The cost is $125 for the full week, or $115 for members. Individual classes cost $25, $23 for members. Reservations are required.

And Still More to Do
    There are winter vacation art workshops in store at the Parrish Art Museum, too. Sessions for kids 4 to 6 will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 18 through 22, and those for kids 7 and older are scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. each day. Each class will have a different focus — landscape drawing and painting, mixed-media collage, still-life painting, sculpture, and seascapes.
    The cost is $40 per session, or $30 for museum members. Space is limited and registration in advance is required online or by phone.