Kids Culture 04.10.14

“Cinderella” at Guild Hall

The Hampton Ballet Theatre School will present Prokofiev’s “Cinderella” tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday at Guild Hall in East Hampton. The production is choreographed by the school’s director, Sara Jo Strickland, and features costume design by Yuka Silvera and lighting design by Sebastian Paczynski. Nick Peregrino of Philadelphia’s Ballet Fleming will be the guest artist, dancing the role of the prince. Performances are at 7 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, with matinees Saturday at 1 and Sunday at 2. Advance tickets cost $25 for adults and $20 for children under 12, and can be purchased at or by calling 888-933-4287. Tickets the day of the performances are $5 more.


One Lump or Two?

The Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton will hold its Mad Hatter Egg Hunt on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Children will decorate their own hats, then search inside and out for eggs filled with healthy treats donated by Annie’s Homegrown — a bonus for parents trying to avoid the inevitable sugar overload. There is a $10 entry fee. Members get in free.

Sunday will bring Mother Earth stories with Sima, a free program from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

During the school break next week, CMEE will offer morning drop-off programs for kids ages 3 to 6 each day from 9:30 to noon. Projects on tap include mini herb gardens on Tuesday, paper bag costumes, masks, and hats Wednesday, tin can wind chimes next Thursday, and weaving with recycled materials on Friday, April 18. The cost is $55 per day or $45 for members. The program will include group games, movement activities, and snack time. Advance registration is required.


Get Your Egg On

Children can also search out eggs at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton on Saturday. The festivities get going with a story time at 10 a.m. The hunt follows in the library’s backyard. In case of rain it will be held on Saturday, April 19.

Saturday is Drop Everything and Read Day, and children 4 and older have been invited to share favorite books or hear about others’ favorites at 3 p.m.

Kids 4 and older can enjoy a story, tea, and treats on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

The library will kick off the school vacation week with a pajama party for the whole family on Monday at 6:30 p.m., with games, movies, snacks, and dancing. Pajamas optional.

Kids 8 to 12 can make baby birds’ nest cupcakes on Tuesday at 3 p.m. Book vases and paper flowers will be created during a workshop for teens next Thursday at noon.


Keepsaking, Bookmaking

A story about keepsakes and curios will be followed by a jar and lid magnet-making session at the Amagansett Library on Saturday. The free family program starts at 3:30 p.m. On Sunday, third through sixth graders can learn to make their own books during a workshop at 1:30 p.m. Reservations have been requested for each of the programs.


World Art Day

Joyce Raimondo will help children 4 and older celebrate World Art Day on Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the East Hampton Library. After an “imaginary trip around the globe,” participants will make an adventure collage. The same age group will fashion bunny Peeps wreaths on Wednesday at 4 p.m. and candles next Thursday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Advance registration is required, and those under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.


Spring Break Art Workshops

Impressionism, sculpture, cityscapes, portrait drawing, and landscape painting are on the schedule during the Parrish Art Museum’s spring vacation workshops Monday through Friday, April 18, in Water Mill. Sessions for 4 to 6-year-olds run from 10 a.m. to noon; those for kids 7 and older run from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost is $40 per session or $30 for museum members. Registration for single sessions can be done through the museum’s website, Registration for multiple sessions is by phone.


For Young Writers

Space is still available in the Young Artists and Writers Project’s spring break writing workshops for teens, offered Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The workshop is sponsored by Stony Brook Southampton’s M.F.A. program and is held at the college. Student writers will develop fiction, poetry, and personal essays during the sessions, with the goal of completing a piece of writing by week’s end. The cost is $525 for the week. Some partial scholarships may be available. Applications can be found online at


All About Baby Animals

Baby animals will be the focus of a program for kids 3 to 5 at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton on Saturday. Participants will learn the names and habits of a number of different species. The program starts at 2 p.m. Reservations are required.


Jermain’s Jammin’

At the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor, kids can play with Play-Doh, make tissue paper eggs, play with Barbies, and delve into the world of Minecraft. The Play-Doh session is for kids 4 to 8 and runs from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. on Saturday. The same age group is the target for the tissue paper egg program Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Barbie Club on Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. is for kids 3 to 9. A Minecraft camp for kids 6 and older will have two sessions — one for those with PCs on Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to noon, and one for those with iPads on Friday, April 18, at the same time. Reservations have been requested for most programs.