Kids Culture 06.27.13

The View From Year Round

    Us vs. them, locals vs. visitors, year-rounders vs. summer people. These points of contrast and conflict are constant on the South Fork and ones that students from Pierson Middle and High School have tried to address through the camera lens. The products of their exploration about what it means to be a year-round resident of the East End, and Sag Harbor, in particular, are part of the exhibit “But Do You Go to School Here?” opening tomorrow at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor.

    The exhibit is the result of a collaboration by the school, the library, and the Sag Harbor Historical Society. It’s the second year students have been asked to explore this theme and they did so through photography class assignments throughout the year, independently, and in a workshop led by Francine Fleischer, a professional photographer. The show also includes historic photographs of Sag Harbor on loan from the historical society and the personal collection of Jack Youngs. An opening reception will be held on Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m.

For Young String Players

    East End Arts has put out the call for music students ages 8 to 18 who are studying violin, viola, cello, or double bass to participate in an open rehearsal on Aug. 1 conducted by the acclaimed violinist Itzhak Perlman.

    There will be four rehearsals at the East End Arts School in Riverhead before the open rehearsal, which is at Southold High School. These will be on three Mondays, July 15, 22, and 29, and on July 31, a Wednesday.

    The program is free and there are no auditions but those who wish to participate must register by July 12. Musicians will play alongside the Perlman Music Program String Orchestra on Aug. 1 in a rehearsal that is free and open to the public, with Maestro Perlman holding the baton. Registration can be done online at, by e-mail to, or by calling the East End Arts School in Riverhead.

Flag Waving

    Stars and stripes forever! Kids 4 and older can channel Betsy Ross on Wednesday at the East Hampton Library as their make their own paper flags from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

    Then on Friday, July 5, kids the same age can learn about how artists make art from clay and then make their own creatures using self-hardening clay and found objects. The program runs from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult for both the Wednesday and Friday sessions. Advance registration is required.

For the Young Artist

    A series of weeklong classes at the Applied Arts School for the Arts in Amagansett this summer will offer young artists 7 to 14 the chance to sharpen their skills and expand their talents.

    Classes, which start on Monday and continue through Aug. 23, will allow children to explore a variety of the arts, including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, ceramics, photography, and jewelry-making. The program runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuition is $425 a week, including all materials and healthy snacks. Registration is online at or by phone.

Salsa, Salsa!

    Kids 4 and older can enjoy a taste of salsa — the dance and the food — at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton on Saturday. From 2 to 3 p.m., families can learn to make salsa and dance the salsa.

    Teens swept up in the zombie craze may well need a survival kit for the Zombie Apocalypse. They can make one at the library on Wednesday at 2 p.m. At the same time, families will be celebrating independence during Read, Write, and Blue, a story and writing program.

    The library will begin giving cooking classes for children 8 and older on Friday, July 5, at 11 a.m. On the menu next week, worms and dirt, a snack the library says “looks gross but tastes great.”