Kids Culture 04.18.13

Reptiles on Display
    The South Fork Natural History Museum will open its doors Saturday for a day of free activities in honor of Earth Day. For kids, there will be a live reptile, amphibian, and insect show, Erik’s Reptile Edventure, from 10 to 11 a.m. The show offers a chance to see, touch, and learn about lizards, snakes, turtles, tree frogs, toads, salamanders, and even an alligator. Reservations for this one might be a good idea.
    Families can tour the museum, walk the grounds, and check out a site-specific installation by the museum’s artist in residence, Christine Sciulli, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is in Bridgehampton on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike.

For the Birds
    In Montauk, the Concerned Citizens of Montauk, the Montauk Playhouse, and the Group for the East End are teaming up to bring kids a craft program with a focus on birds. The fun goes down from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Playhouse. Kids who take part in this free program will get their own “birdie bling bag.”

Waddle On
    Swaddle Waddle, a New York City program combining developmental, musical, and educational activities, will head to the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton on Saturday to offer an introduction in advance of a series of classes to be held at CMEE this summer. The class, at 11 a.m., will have kids 4 months to 4 years old shaking, noise making, stretching, and working with parachutes, flashcards, and more. The cost is $15, $5 for members.
    Sima the storyteller will sail into CMEE on Sunday for a free story time at 11 a.m., sponsored by Cultural Care Au Pair. Advance registration is suggested for museum events.

Ball, Carnival, Ballet
    Tickets are on sale for the Hampton Ballet Theatre School’s spring program, to be presented at Guild Hall on Friday, April 26, April 27, and April 28. The production will feature two new ballets, “The Graduation Ball” and “Carnival of the Animals,” choreographed by Sara Jo Strickland, with costumes by Yuka Silver and lighting design by Sebastian Paczynski.
    Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on April 26 and 27 and at 2 p.m. on April 28. Tickets cost $25 for adults and $20 for children under 12 and can be reserved at or by e-mailing

Plein-Air Painting
    What better time than spring to sketch and paint in the great outdoors? If the thought appeals, then a workshop at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill for children 7 and older might be just the thing. Plein-air sketching and painting will be offered on four Saturdays, starting April 27, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $120, or $90 for museum members. Advance registration is required, as space is limited.

Homework Help
    The John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor is offering help with homework on Mondays from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
    Chase Mallia, a tutor and teacher, will help students ages 13 to 19 in both Spanish and English. An emphasis will be placed on Regents-level mathematics, and snacks will be provided at the program, which will continue through mid-June.