Kids Culture 08.22.13

Puppet Show

    Katie’s Puppets will pay a visit to the Amagansett Library on Saturday afternoon at 3:30. After a puppet show, families will make their own puppets to take home. Advance sign-up is requested with the library.

Nature Nick, Jester Jim, and More

    Nature Nick, an animal handler, will take animals such as a miniature kangaroo, a squirrel monkey, an armadillo, and a python to the East Hampton Library on Tuesday from 2 to 3 p.m. The program is for kids 4 and older.

    On Wednesday, children 4 and older can decorate cupcakes from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. A program next Thursday from 2 to 2:45 p.m. will have kids 7 and up learning to twist balloons into animal shapes with Jester Jim.

    Kids 4 and up will explore different facial expressions during an art program on Friday, Aug. 30, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
    Children under 7 should attend programs with an adult. Sign-up is requested for all programs.

Animal Fun

    Young animal lovers and budding zoologists might want to stop by Guild Hall on Wednesday when the Wild World of Animals takes its creatures to the John Drew stage for a live show at 5 p.m. Reptiles, birds, and mammals will be featured.

    The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions voted the show one of the top five education-oriented entertainment shows. It is geared to kids 4 and up and costs $16 for adults, $13 for kids, and $14 and $11 for members. Before the show, there is an animal arts and crafts workshop for children 5 and up, 4 to 4:45 p.m. The cost is $10 and $8 for members. Advanced registration is suggested for both events.

Building Blocks

    A program on DNA, the building blocks of life, will give kids 7 to 9 the chance to explore things too small to see with the naked eye — atoms, molecules, and compounds — on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the South Fork Natural History Museum. There is a $4 materials fee.

    The museum is in Bridgehampton on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike.


    The young thespians of Stages, a Children’s Theatre Workshop, will take “Godspell” to the Pierson High School tomorrow through Sunday.

    The musical, by Stephen Schwartz, is directed by Helene Leonard, and stars participants in the workshop’s Summer Stages program. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday and at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

    Tickets are $15 and can be reserved by e-mailing

Puppets Galore

    It’s another busy week for the Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre in Sag Harbor.

    This morning at 11, there’s a “Wild West Mystery,” featuring Western songs, clues, and a cattle chase. Then tomorrow and Saturday at the same time Petra Puppets will present “The Wacky Friends Show.” Finally, next Thursday through Aug. 31, “The Chicken Show,” featuring Henrietta, the singing chicken, will be in the theater.

    Shows cost $12, $10 for members and grandparents, and $5 for children. Petra’s Puppets will offer a free show in Amagansett Square tomorrow at 5:30.

    Other events at the Sag Harbor theater this week include a family sock dragon workshop today from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. for kids 5 and older. The cost is $25 per family.

More Puppets — and Music

    On Sunday, Goat on a Boat and MusicWorks are sponsoring a family day at the Southampton Center, the former home of the Parrish Art Museum on Job’s Lane.

     The fun begins with an interactive music workshop for kids 5 to 12 at 4 p.m. Liz Joyce and a Couple of Puppets of Goat on a Boat will present “The Princess, the Frog, and the Pea,” a puppet show for all ages at 5 p.m., and at 5:30, MusicWorks will perform a family concert.

    All three programs are free.

Jazz Class

    Children 2 and up are invited to the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor for a jazz-themed art class with Shenole Latimer tomorrow at 5 p.m. Children will learn about jazz through dynamic storytelling, listening games, live music, and group participation.

    A dragonfly craft time for kids 3 to 9 is planned for Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
    Registration is required for both programs.

Family Fun Day

    The Max Cure Foundation’s Family Fun Day will bring face painting, inflatables, and a temporary tattoo artist to the Ross School in East Hampton on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is preceded by a 3 on 3 charity basketball tournament that starts at 9 a.m.

    The fun day includes a picnic lunch. Tickets cost $75 for adults and $50 for children. Kids under 3 get in free. Proceeds support the foundation’s work combating pediatric cancer and helping those dealing with it. The rain date is Sunday. The Ross School is on Goodfriend Drive.