Kids Culture 08.15.13

Downward Dog, Upward Lizard

    Yoga Ugo, Paddle Diva, and KamaDeva Yoga have invited kids and their parents to a midday yoga session on the beach, followed by a visit with some unusual animals, courtesy of Jungle Bob. It happens on Wednesday at the Paddle Diva headquarters at Shagwong Marina on Three Mile Harbor Road, East Hampton. During the event, donations will be collected for I-Tri, an East Hampton organization that promotes self-empowerment for girls through triathlon skills. The fun will kick off at 11 a.m. At noon, Jessica Bellofatto of KamaDeva Yoga will lead yoga on the beach. After that, until the program ends at 1, kids can meet and hold some of Jungle Bob’s collection of reptiles.

    Yoga Ugo is a socially conscious clothing company founded by Susi Lacoff Resner of Centerport. Lisa Harris Pantry will provide snacks. 

Graffiti Painting

    On Saturday morning, from 10:30 to noon at the Children’s Museum of the East End, the graffiti artist Angel Ortiz, a k a LA ROC, will help kids 4 and up “find their inner artist” by guiding them as they design their own graffiti tag and helping them create a graffiti painting using paint pens and watercolors. The group will also work on a large-scale canvas that will be displayed later in the museum. The cost is $25 including museum admission, or $15 for members. On Tuesday night, the City Kids Repertory Company, comprised of students in New York City middle and high schools, will present a lively mix of music, dance, and drama as part of the museum’s weekly Twirlygig Tuesdays series. The performance starts at 6 p.m., with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $17 in advance, $15 for members, and $20 at the door for everyone. The rain date is Wednesday.

Movies, Ice Cream, Story

    This afternoon families are invited to the Amagansett Library for a 3:30 showing of “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.” The library will provide snacks. Next Thursday, the family movie will be “Rise of the Guardians.” And Wednesday night at 6, tweens ages 8 to 14 are invited for an evening showing of “Brooklyn Castle.” Parents can drop them off for the film. On Saturday at 3:30 p.m., the library will host a fish-themed story and craft time. Families will make ice cream together on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Mittens are optional. Registration is requested for all programs, which are free.

Magic, Crafts, Pastels

    Children 4 and older can enjoy a magic-themed afternoon at the East Hampton Library on Tuesday with Amore, a children’s performer who will visit from 2 to 2:45 p.m. On Wednesday, kids 4 and older can use their hands and feet to make crab paintings from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. A pastel painting session inspired by the art of Mary Cassat will have participants creating portraits of their parents on Friday, Aug. 23, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Kids are encouraged to wear paint clothes or take a smock. Children under 7 should be accompanied by an adult for the above programs. Sign-up is required for each.

Puppets Everywhere

    Over the coming week, the Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre in Sag Harbor will host several puppet events from Southampton to Amagansett.

    Today, tomorrow, and Saturday, Barefoot Puppets, a Virginia puppet touring company, will present “Galapagos George” at 11 a.m. at the Sag Harbor theater on East Union Street. The cost is $12, $10 for members and grandparents, and $5 for children under 3. There is also a free show in Amagansett Square tomorrow at 5:30 p.m.

    Next Thursday, a “Wild West Mystery” will be staged in Sag Harbor at 11 a.m., and on Friday, Aug. 23, and Aug. 24, at 11 a.m., Steve Petra and Petra Puppets will present the “Wacky Friends Show,” starring Tick-Tock Owl, Gargle the Great, Jerry J. Penguin, and Krusty the Stale Donut. The show also features magic, music, and audience participation. The show will head to Amagansett Square on Friday, Aug. 23, at 5:30 p.m.

    Next Thursday at 12:15 p.m., families can make sock dragons to take home during a family puppetry workshop in Sag Harbor. Children 5 and up are invited to attend. The cost is $25 per family.

    Goat on Boat will lead kids in a free scarf marionette outdoor workshop at the Southampton Center on Job’s Lane in that village today at 4 p.m. and a free outdoor puppet show on Sunday at 5 p.m.

Pirate Fun

    Guild Hall’s KidFest fun continues on Wednesday when the Story Pirates visit the John Drew Theater at 5 p.m.  The Pirates will present a musical sketch comedy show for kids 3 to 12 adapted from stories written by elementary school kids. In each show, there is an improvised portion where Story Pirates actors solicit suggestions from the kids in the audience to create a new sketch on stage.  The cost is $16 for adults, $13 for children, and $14 and $11 for members. Before the show, at 4 p.m., kids 5 and older can make their own treasure map during an art workshop at the museum. The workshop costs $10, or $8 for members.

Sculpture at Parrish

    Next week, the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will host a workshop on sculpture techniques for children ages 10 and up. Participants will spend time in the galleries, learning a variety of techniques for each medium, and then will create their own works of art in the studio. The four-day workshop will take place Monday through next Thursday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The cost is $120, or $90 for Parrish members. Advance registration is a must.

Nature Exploration

    The final session in the South Fork Natural History Museum’s three-part Girls Who Looked Under Rocks program for aspiring female naturalists will be held on Saturday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. and will introduce girls to the wildlife living in the museum’s vineyard field. The program is for girls ages 9 to 15. Participation in the prior two programs is not required, but reservations are necessary as space is limited. Participants will watch as the vineyard field comes alive with the evening movement of animals and record what they see and hear in their nature journals. On Sunday at 1 p.m., children ages 7 to 12 can work on songs about nature during a songwriting workshop with Tyler Armstrong. Prior music experience is not required, but reservations are. The museum is on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton.

Sag Harbor Sketch Tour

    The Custom House will sponsor a “walk, talk, and sketch tour” of historic Sag Harbor, for ages 9 to 13, on Monday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Architecture and other features of historic buildings will be highlighted by Janet Sygar, an architectural educator.

    The cost is $10 per person, and the Custom House, at the corner of Main and Garden Streets, is the meeting place. Reservations and information are at 725-3229.