Kids Culture 02.27.14

Word Up, Kids!

       “Word Up!” a celebration of poetry by the Montauk School’s eighth grade, will be presented at Guild Hall tonight at 7. The students worked with professional poets to create, revise, and learn to present their own work. They will read their own poems, memorized pieces, and work by other students during the program, which is free and open to all.


Future Meteorologists

       Future meteorologists can learn how scientists predict the weather during a program on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton. Kids 8 to 12 will study air pressure, temperature, and humidity and how these are used to forecast the weather. They will also make their own sling psychrometers, allowing them to measure the heat index, and can take them home after the workshop. There is a $10 materials fee for those who want to take the psychrometers home, in addition to the cost of museum admission. Reservations are required for all SoFo programs.


Stages, Twice Over

       Stages, a Children’s Theatre Workshop, will offer two workshops for budding actors starting this week. A spring performance workshop for 8 to 18-year-olds will start on Wednesday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Southampton Town Recreation Center and continue on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays through May 11, though participants may not have to attend every class.

       The session will culminate with a musical production at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor. Among the productions being considered are “Once Upon a Mattress,” “Bye Bye Birdie,” and “Anything Goes.” The cost is $475 per student. The recreation center is on Majors Path in North Sea.

       A separate creative drama workshop for 6 to 10-year-olds will meet on Tuesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. this week through April 8 at Bay Street. This introductory acting class will conclude with a short play at the theater on April 8. The cost is $275. Registration is with the Stages director, Helene Leonard, at 329-1420 or by email at


High School Artists Honored

       Seventeen high school seniors, including a number from the Ross School, East Hampton High School, and Pierson High School in Sag Harbor, were honored for their talents at a ceremony for the Parrish Art Museum’s 2014 Student Exhibition. From East Hampton High School, Emely Rodriguez was recognized for her photography, and Jonathan Ryan for printmaking. From Pierson, Nell Dobbs and Leah Alraud-Ben Cnaan were recognized for mixed-media works, Miranda Hirsh was singled out for a 3-D mixed-media piece, and Sara Bucking was recognized for her photography. Lily Kamata of the Ross School was honored for her painting. The exhibition can be seen today, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Water Mill, and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.