Kids Culture 04.11.13

From Egg to Chick

    Families can learn about the life cycle of the chicken, starting with the egg, at the Amagansett Library on Saturday. The program, run by the Cornell Cooperative Extension, will begin at 3:30 p.m. and will include a chance to meet real chicks and hens. Reservations have been requested.

Paint, Canvas, Action!

    Children will channel their inner Pollock at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton on Saturday. A Jackson Pollock painting class at 11 a.m. run by Ruby Jackson of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in Springs will give kids a chance to use the Abstract Expressionist’s own techniques to paint a “canvas” on the floor. The cost is $21, $10 for members, and includes admission to the museum. Advance registration is required.

IDs, Animals, and Earth

    New York Life will give out free child identification cards, including fingerprints, a photo, and other vital information, on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. at the East Hampton Library. The Family Protection Day will also feature fun activities and safety tips to help set parents’ minds at ease.

    Also that afternoon, from 2 to 3 p.m., kids 4 and older with an adult will explore animal sculptures by Picasso and other famous artists, and then make one of their own to take home.

    Tuesday will bring Susan Verde, the author of the new children’s book “The Museum,” to the library for a reading and book signing from 4 to 5 p.m. An Earth Day story and craft time for kids 4 to 6 with an adult is on the schedule for next Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m.

    Sign-up has been requested in advance for the two workshops.

Focus on Films

    Student filmmakers will be in the spotlight on Sunday at Guild Hall’s annual Student Film Project screening and awards ceremony. Films by elementary, middle, and high school students will be featured, with winners selected for each age group by four judges: David Nugent, artistic director of the Hamptons International Film Festival; Dennis Fabiszak, director of the East Hampton Library; Seth Redlus, director of LTV, and Marion Weiss, a writer and editor at Dan’s Papers. Showtime is 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Spring Walk

    While the world around us has yet to green up completely for spring, there are many early spring plants that are already flowering. Tyler Armstrong of the South Fork Natural History Museum will lead families with children 5 and up on an early spring forest walk to seek them out on Saturday at 1 p.m. Walkers will set off from the museum, which is on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike. Reservations have been requested.

Young Playwrights Festival

    Seven short plays by middle school students from the Bridgehampton, Ross, Shelter Island, and Eastport-South Manor Schools will be presented on Saturday evening at Stony Brook Southampton’s Avram Theater.

    The performances are the culmination of the Young Artists and Writers Project Middle School Playwriting Program, established by Stony Brook Southampton’s M.F.A. program in creative writing and literature, with Emma Walton as executive director and Will Chandler as program director. It gives young playwrights, actors, and designers a chance to work with professionals affiliated with Stony Brook Southampton and then have their plays staged by professional directors. The festival begins at 7.

    Before that, starting at 5, visitors can stop in at the Avram Fine Arts building for a reception and art show featuring work by Ross School students who participated in a Stony Brook Southampton printmaking workshop led by Scott Sandell.