Kids Culture 05.01.14

Family Fun Day

Games, arts and crafts, live animals, seed planting, tastings, music, and more will be offered on Saturday morning at a free Peconic Family Fun Day at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton. The fun, which is sponsored by the museum and a dozen other nonprofits, will happen from 10 a.m. to noon.


Backyard Birding

Across the street at the South Fork Natural History Museum, there will be short, guided family walks at 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. Saturday. On Sunday, children 8 to 11 have been invited to take part in a backyard bird count at the museum starting at 10 a.m. Lindsey Rohrbach will help participants identify birds and record their findings. Reservations have been requested.


Cinco de Mayo!

The Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo is the inspiration for two programs at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton this week. Tomorrow, kids 7 and older can try their hands at Mexican bark painting during a workshop at 4 p.m., and on Monday the library will host a Mexican fiesta for the whole family starting at 4 p.m. There will be crafts, a pinata, food, readings, and dancing on the library’s back deck. A do-it-yourself Mother’s Day craft fair on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. will give kids of all ages a chance to create something special for their moms. On Tuesday, the author Tonya Hurley will talk with teens about her best-selling young-adult series, “Ghostgirl,” and her follow-up series, “Blessed,” at 7 p.m. The library has requested reservations for all of its programs.


Surf’s Up!

A group of local surfers have teamed up to launch Montauk Boardriders, a surf school that is offering after-school lessons to kids in fourth grade and above. Instructors work with students to assess the ocean and develop surfing skills to “make them competent and strong in the ocean.” Sessions are offered in East Hampton in one or two-day-a-week packages, Monday through Friday from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.

The cost starts at $45 per day, with monthly and semester-long options available. Sign-up is at


For Mom

Kids 4 and older will make something special for their mothers during a craft program on Wednesday from 4 to 5 p.m. at the East Hampton Library. At the Amagansett Library, bugs will be the focus of a story and craft time on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Reservations have been requested for both programs.