Kids Culture 08.07.14

Children’s Fair

The East Hampton Library’s annual children’s fair, a free event with carnival rides, games, a children’s book fair, crafts, performers, and more, will take place Sunday from 2 to 5:30 p.m. at the Gardiner Farm on East Hampton’s James Lane.


Space Cadets

Tim and the Space Cadets will land at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton on Tuesday, delivering songs about “pizza parties, snow days, and summer vacations,” according to the museum. Their performance will run from 6 to 8 p.m., and gates will open at 5:30. Tickets cost $17 in advance, $15 for members, or $20 for everyone at the door. In case of rain, the outdoor show will be held on Wednesday.


Circus Arts

Next week at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, children can study circus arts or the art of painting. The Amazing Grace Circus will lead a weeklong class for kids 8 and older, teaching tight-wire walking, aerial silk performing, juggling, clowning, dancing, and tumbling from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting on Monday. The cost for the week is $630, or $480 for museum members. The program will conclude on Friday, Aug. 15, with a showcase of talents for family and friends.

The painting class, which is for artists 10 and older, will meet Monday through Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. Participants will study the museum’s artworks and learn painting techniques. The cost is $125, or $95 for members. Advance registration is a must for both workshops.


Clay Art in the Garden

Joyce Raimondo, an art educator and author, will help children create works of art from natural materials they find at Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton during a clay art workshop next Thursday morning. Children 3 to 12, accompanied by an adult, will use what they find to make a fantasy garden using self-hardening clay. The cost of the class is $30; there is no charge for accompanying caregivers. Advance registration and payment are required at


Marionette Theater

The National Marionette Theatre will present “Beauty and the Beast” at Guild Hall on Wednesday. The theater, run by two generations of the Syrotiak family of Brattleboro, Vt., tours the country each year performing at all sorts of venues. It has won national and international acclaim. The performance will begin at 5 p.m. An arts and crafts workshop precedes it at 4. Tickets to the show are $16 for adults, $13 for kids, $14 and $11 for members. The workshop costs $10, $8 for members.


Kids Making Ice Cream

Homemade ice cream will be on the menu at the Amagansett Library during a program for families on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., but it won’t just be there for the asking — they’ll learn to make it themselves. Also at the library this week are a summer breeze and windsock story and craft time on Saturday at 3:30 p.m., family screenings of “Rio 2” today at 3:30 p.m. and “Muppets Most Wanted” next Thursday at the same time, and a showing of “En