Kids Culture 08.08.13

Freaky Pets

    “Freaky Pets Live,” a show for kids, is coming to the Hampton Racquet Club in East Hampton this afternoon. Using fun, music, and silliness, the show explores how it’s okay to feel what you feel and the importance of following rules and being polite. It kicks off at 2:45 p.m.

Stories, Movies, Art

    Every Saturday afternoon, families are invited to the Amagansett Library to participate in stories and make crafts. This Saturday, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., participants will read books with rhythm and make a drum.

    On Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., children entering kindergarten through sixth grade will discover how Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner expressed their feelings with Abstract Art. Afterwards, they’ll create colorful abstract collages by ripping, cutting, and drawing. Offered by the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, the event is limited to 25 children.

    That evening, tweens ages 8 to 12 are invited to a screening of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” from 6 to 8 p.m. Kids may be dropped off for the program. The library will provide snacks.

    Next Thursday, “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” will be shown from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., as part of a family-friendly movie series every Thursday throughout the summer. Today’s movie is “Wreck-It Ralph.”

    Advance registration is required for all events.

Ross Carnival

    The Ross School will hold its first annual summer camp carnival, complete with rides, games, barbecue, and drumming, including a performance by the Dan Bailey Tribe on Wednesday from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

    The carnival will be held on the Ross School’s athletic field on Goodfriend Drive in East Hampton. Admission is $300 for a family of four. Additional individuals (adults or children) are $25 per person. Proceeds will benefit the Ross School Cafe and the student-run garden. They are available in advance by calling the school or by e-mail to

Outdoor Movie Night

    Next Thursday, Citizens for Access Rights, a local not-for-profit that promotes public access to the beaches, and Hamptons Drive-In will host a family outdoor movie night at the Maidstone Park ball field in Springs. The featured movie will be “Despicable Me.”

    Gates will open at 7:30 p.m., with the movie beginning at 8:30 p.m. The cost is $5. CfAR members get in free. People have been encouraged to take beach chairs and blankets. Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase. The rain date will be Aug. 30.

Twirlygig Tuesdays

    Bari Koral will play an interactive show for her young fans on Tuesday night at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton.

    Of the New York performer’s latest album, “Anna and the Cupcakes,” Nickelodeon’s Parent’s Connect said, “The music is as good as any top-notch alternative band, but with super kid-friendly lyrics.”

    The event starts at 6 p.m., with doors opening at 5:30. Tickets are $17 in advance, $15 for museum members, and $20 at the door.

Children’s Fair

    The East Hampton Library will hold its annual children’s fair, featuring carnival rides and games, a book fair with children’s book authors signing their books, a raffle with prizes, book-themed crafts, performers, community information booths, and delicious treats on Sunday, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. The event will take place at Gardiner Farm on James Lane In East Hampton and is free.

    On Wednesday, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., children 4 and up can make a glowing firefly necklace and lantern. Sign-up is required, and children under the age of 7 should be accompanied by an adult.

    And next Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m., children ages 8 and up can create a “rockin’ ” craft by gluing a variety of different stones together to make different characters and creatures.

    Sign up is required for both programs.

Puppets Galore

    Nappy’s Puppets will present “Shadows Around the World” today, tomorrow, and Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre in Sag Harbor. Tickets cost $12, $10 for members and grandparents, and $5 for kids under 3.

    The puppets will appear in a free show tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. in Amagansett Square.

    Barefoot Puppets will present “Galapagos George” next Thursday and Friday, Aug. 16 and Aug. 17, at 11 a.m. at Goat on a Boat. Based on the story of “Lonesome George,” the show is the tale of a one-on-a-kind tortoise from the Galapagos Islands. Barefoot Puppets will skip over to Amagansett Square for a free 5:30 p.m. show on Friday, Aug. 16.

    Next Thursday, families with children 3 and up can join in a finger puppet-making workshop at Goat on a Boat from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. The workshop costs $25 per family.

Peter and the Wolf

    The National Marionette Theatre will take its production of “Peter and the Wolf” to Guild Hall on Wednesday at 5 p.m.

    Set during turn-of-the-century Russia, the production tells the story of how Peter, along with his animal friends, captures the wolf. It is recommended for children 4 and up. The cost is $16 for adults, $13 for children, and $14 and $11 for members.

    Prior to the performance, during an art workshop from 4 to 4:45 p.m., kids can make their own puppets based on the characters in “Peter and the Wolf.”

Circus Skills Workshop

    The Montauk Playhouse Community Center will host a circus skills workshop with the National Circus Project this afternoon at 4 p.m. The cost is $15.

    And starting at 8 o’clock, the National Circus Project will perform, featuring audience participation. Tickets are $15.

Calling Young Naturalists

    On Saturday morning, from 10 to 11:30, the South Fork Natural History Museum will hold the second part of its Girls Who Looked Under Rocks program for young female naturalists. This part will focus on salt marshes.

    Participants aged 9 to 15 are encouraged to take a sketchbook or notebook to use as a nature journal. Every child will go home with a copy of “Girls Who Looked Under Rocks.” There is a one-time, $5 material fee. Prior reservations are essential. The group will meet at a salt marsh in Southampton.

    On Aug. 17, the series will conclude with an exploration of local wildlife from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Kid-Friendly Fishing Expedition

    Now in its second season, the Montauk Chamber of Commerce’s Take a Kid Fishing program hopes to instill an interest in fishing in kids 6 to 16, by getting them out on the water on a fishing trip.

    Expeditions will take place on various dates during the month of August, with the program starting on Monday. Kids will learn to bait, hook, and clean their catch. Fishing equipment, bait, and personal flotation vests will be provided and the trip is free for kids who have never been on a fishing boat before. There is a $10 fee for adults.

    Sign-ups are being accepted only on Monday afternoons at the Montauk Chamber of Commerce or by e-mail to