Kids Culture 07.03.14

Local school notes

Students of the Strings
Student string musicians age 8 to 18 have been invited to join the virtuoso violinist Itzhak Perlman and the East End Arts Student Orchestra in an open rehearsal conducted by Mr. Perlman on July 31 at Southold High School.

While there are no auditions for the free program, which is a collaboration between the Perlman Music Program and East End Arts, advance registration is required by July 12. Violin, viola, cello, and double bass students can find registration forms at, by emailing, or by calling 369-2171. Young musicians will play for the public on July 31, but will rehearse in Riverhead at the East End Arts School on July 14, 21, 28, and 30 from 4 to 6 p.m.

In the Children’s Studio
The Children’s Studio, a series of weeklong indoor and outdoor workshops at the Art Barge on Napeague, will focus on portraits from Monday through Friday, July 11. Classes are for young people 9 to 13 and run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. The cost is $500 per week or $475 for members of the Art Barge or the Museum of Modern Art.

Nature and landscape will be the subject from July 14 to 18 and Aug. 18 through 22, and abstraction is the theme for July 21 through 25 and Aug. 25 through 29. From Aug. 11 to 15, instructors will revisit portraiture. Advance registration is required.

Bubbling Potions, Special Effects
Mad Science Long Island will present fire and ice shows promising “spectacular chemical reactions, cinematic special effects, bubbling potions, and more” on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Hampton Library and at 3:30 at the Amagansett Library. Those who attend should come prepared to volunteer!

A Hampton Library story time on Monday morning at 10 has an added bonus for parents: It will be in the gardens at the Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack! Today at 2 p.m., kids 12 and older can join in a sun-print art workshop.

At the Amagansett Library, weekly movies for families and teens continue today, Wednesday, and next Thursday. The family selections are “Mary Poppins” today at 3:30 p.m. and “Despicable Me 2” next Thursday. “The Book Thief” will be next week’s Wednesday night teen movie, starting at 6 p.m. Snacks are provided.

Kids 4 and older can listen to some classic stories by Richard Scarry, then take part in some learning activities that include reading and math skills on Monday from 11 a.m. to noon.

Reservations have been requested for the programs.

Memory Jars and Fish Prints
The South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton will have plenty to keep kids busy this week. Tomorrow in East Hampton, Nicole Cummings will lead kids in creating memory jars from things found at the beach. A session for 3 to 5-year-olds starts at 10 a.m. There’s another one for kids 6 to 8 at 2 p.m. The materials fee is $4.

A family workshop on Saturday at 10 a.m. will involve making fish-print T-shirts. The charge is $10 per person. The museum has suggested wearing a smock or old shirt.

Kids 6 to 9 will learn about aquatic plants in our local water ecosystem, then use some of them to make art on Sunday at 10 a.m.

Finally, on Wednesday at 10 a.m., Crystal Possehl will bring out her story-time puppet, Lodo the River Otter, to read Kathleen V. Kudlinski’s “What Do Roots Do?” Afterward, they’ll plant seeds and do a root craft. The materials fee for this one is $3. Reservations are required for all programs.