Kids Culture 01.23.14

The Circus Is Coming

      Advance tickets are on sale now for the Yankee Doodle Circus, which will visit Pierson High School in Sag Harbor for three shows on Feb. 1. Tickets for 1, 4, or 7 p.m. performances are $14.75 in advance for adults, and each one comes with two free tickets for kids 14 and under. They can be ordered at At the door they cost $18 for adults and $6 for children.

       The circus shows are presented by the Teachers Association of Sag Harbor and will raise money for the Pierson High School scholarship fund.


Knots and More

       From knots to erosion to seals, young naturalists will find plenty to keep them busy this weekend through the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton. On Saturday at 10 a.m., Tyler Armstrong will lead a beach erosion lab for kids 5 to 7. Participants will experiment with magnetic sand and models of glaciers, rain, and windstorms as they learn about how the elements change our landscape. There is a $3 materials fee in addition to museum entry.

       Later that day, at 1 p.m., Capts. Mark Tompkins and Bob Sullivan of Sag Harbor Sailing will head up a knot-tying workshop at 1 p.m. for children 6 and older and adults. A family seal walk in Montauk on Sunday at noon will round out the weekend’s offerings. With luck, walkers will have a chance to see the seals resting on the rocks near Montauk Point on this half-mile walk. Binoculars or a spotting scope have been suggested. Reservations are required for all SoFo events.


Birds and Waffles

       Children will make bird feeder mobiles on Saturday and waffles on Sunday at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton. The mobile workshop, on Saturday at 10:30 a.m., will begin with a reading of Keith Baker’s “No Two Alike.” After that, kids will put together a bird feeder that they can hang outside. The cost is $18, or $7 for museum members.

       Waffles are on the menu on Sunday at 10 a.m., and kids will make them themselves. The buy-in: $18, or $5 for members.


Recycled Art

       Stuff found around East Hampton will be the medium for a recycled collage art workshop on Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the East Hampton Library. Joyce Raimondo will lead children 4 and older as they make a collage about East Hampton.

       Kids in the same age group can use cookie sheets, scrap paper, and glue to make a magnetic bulletin board on Wednesday from 4 to 5 p.m. Those under 7 should be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration has been requested for both programs.


Vacation Theater Camp

       Looking ahead to the February break, the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor will again offer a theater camp for 8 to 12-year-olds each day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Led by Bethany Dellapolla, an actress and singer, it will include acting, singing, dance, and performance instruction and will culminate in a performance for family and friends. The cost is $385 per child.

       Early registration with the theater has been suggested, as camp size is limited and spaces usually fill up early.