Kids Culture 10.26.17

Scary Fun in the Stacks

Tomorrow between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m., kids ages 4 and up can make a huggable witch or pumpkin pillow at the East Hampton Library.

Also tomorrow, but for high school students only, there will be scary fun lurking during a young-adult after-hours haunted library event from 5 to 7 p.m. 

Next Thursday between 3 and 6 p.m., high schoolers can stop by and make holiday cards for wounded or deployed soldiers in the United States military. Community service hours will be granted.

Kids 4 and up can drop in that day from 4 to 5 p.m. to make turkey pretzel treats to take home and enjoy. Advance sign-up is required for all library events.


Halloween With the L.V.I.S. 

The East Hampton Ladies Village Improvement Society will welcome costumed kids in second grade and below for an afternoon of Halloween stories, treats, and crafts on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. The free event happens rain or shine at the L.V.I.S. headquarters on Main Street. 


Ghoulish Fun in Sag Harbor

Kids can pull on those Halloween costumes early and head to the John Jermain Memorial Library’s Halloween fair on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. to enjoy some ghoulish fun with a special surprise guest. People are asked to call ahead or stop in at the library to register.

The streets will be filled with costumed revelers on Sunday during the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce’s annual Ragamuffin Parade, which starts at 1. The starting point is the corner of Main Street and Nassau Street. From there, people will parade to the Customs House, where there will be family games, dance music, and a bake sale. 

Halloween day trick-or-treating along the Chamber of Commerce’s Pumpkin Trail will take place on Main Street and the surrounding business district  from 3 to 5 p.m. Pumpkin faces will be displayed in the windows of participating businesses.


“Frankenstein Follies” at Bay Street

Stages, a Children’s Theatre Workshop will host its 23rd annual production of “Frankenstein Follies” at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor this weekend. Performances are tomorrow at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. 

This Halloween-themed musical revue features monsters and ghouls played by a cast of young performers. Tickets cost $15 and are available at the Bay Street Theater box office.


Fall Gathering

The Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreation Center will hold a family celebration with games, karaoke, a raffle, and face painting on Sunday from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. The event is free, but those looking for a special something or a bite to eat can browse the vendors’ booths or take advantage of the fish fry. The center is on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike. 


Halloween Parade

Hampton Library in Bridgehampton will host an annual Halloween parade and story time on Saturday at 10 a.m. Families donning their Halloween costumes should meet at the library for a story before setting out on the town to scare up some treats. The parade happens rain or shine. 


Montauk Monster Mash

Camp Soulgrow will host a Halloween Monster Mash tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. at its downtown studio on Carl Fisher Plaza in Montauk. The party is for kids 7 and older and is free, but donations for the nonprofit camp will be welcomed. 


Apple Picking With CMEE

The Children’s Museum of the East End has scheduled another visit to one of the South Fork’s largest apple orchards, the Milk Pail’s U-Pick Farm, on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. Kids can pick a variety of in-season apples (five maximum) and one pumpkin, after which the entire family can enjoy apple cider, freshly made doughnuts, and an autumn-themed scavenger hunt. The U-Pick Farm is at 50 Horsemill Lane in Mecox area. The cost for the visit is $13, $10 for members. 


Montauk Library

Young ghosts and goblins in kindergarten and above can celebrate Halloween on Sunday between 2 and 3 p.m. at the Montauk Library and sculpt a blob of slimy muck into a scary monster to take home. 

The Baking Coach will be at the library on Saturday between 2 and 3:30 p.m. to work with families to create an apple pie to take home and bake. Participants should take a rolling pin. All ingredients will be provided. Advance registration is required as supplies will be limited. 


Turkeys, Gourds, and Survival at SoFo

On Saturday at 10:30 a.m., tots ages 3 to 5, who like to trot through nature can join Ashley Federici, an educator at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton, who will be talking turkeys and helping families to find turkey tracks, feathers, and maybe even spot a wild bird. Participants will collect fall leaves to make a turkey craft to take home. There is a $3 materials fee. 

Later, at 1 p.m., families can create a Thanksgiving centerpiece by learning how to hand-paint a gourd. The workshop is led by Pat Robben, a longtime basket weaver, and Trish Brophy, a Native American from the Mohawk Tribe, an expert in decorating gourds with various grasses and embellishments. Gourds and supplies will be provided. The cost of $12 per person covers all materials.

On Sunday at 10:30 a.m., ages 8 and up can join Eleni Nikolopoulos, a SoFo nature educator, for an interactive game that will help the entire family learn about how native Long Island wildlife species will have to adapt to climate change in order to survive.