Kids Culture 05.30.13

Movie al Fresco

    It’s that special time of year when it’s finally, hopefully, warm enough to watch a movie outside under the stars. The Springs School PTA has invited kids to do just that with an outdoor movie night tomorrow featuring the animated film “Wreck-It Ralph.” It starts at sundown, not long after 8. Admission is free and drinks and popcorn will be available for purchase.

Dads, Books, and Beaches

    In the lead-up to Father’s Day, summer, and the summer-long Battle of the Books trivia contest, this week will be a busy one at the East Hampton Library. The titles for the countywide Battle of the Books will be revealed to potential trivia team members on Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. Teams of readers entering sixth through ninth grades meet weekly on Thursdays in preparation for a face-off with other library teams at Stony Brook University on Aug. 10. Kids 4 and older can create their own beach scenes using shells, rocks, and other collage materials on Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m. Adults must accompany the young artists. On Wednesday, daughters and sons 7 and older will make homemade barbecue sauce for their dads, for which they will create their own labels. Those who take a photo to the session, which is from 4 to 5 p.m., will be able to have it copied at the library for a personalized label. A Father’s Day story and craft time next Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. will have 4 to 6-year-olds listening to a story about dads and making something special for the fathers in their lives. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration has been requested for all programs.

“Pump Up the Volume”

    Tickets are on sale now for Dancehampton’s annual recital on June 8 and 9 at East Hampton High School. The East Hampton studio teaches ballet, tap, lyrical, jazz, hip-hop, Irish step, and musical theater classes to dancers from preschool to high school age. “Pump Up the Volume” is its sixth annual show, with performances scheduled for 6 p.m. on June 8 and 3 p.m. on June 9. Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased in advance at the Dancehampton studio at 15 Lumber Lane, across from the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter.


    Zoo creatures will take over the Amagansett Library on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Following a zoo story, families can make lion masks to take home. The program is free, but advance registration has been requested.