Kids Culture 11.09.17

Bake, Drip, Splatter

With Thanksgiving around the corner, the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton will host a family workshop on Saturday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on how to make cornbread muffins, an apt addition to the feast. The workshop is open to parents and caregivers with kids ages 3 and up. The cost is $19 per child, including museum admission, $5 for members.

Or, instead of baking on Sunday, how about drip painting at the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in Springs? This family workshop will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and includes a private tour of the renowned Abstract Expressionists’ historical house, located at 830 Springs-Fireplace Road for parents and caregivers with children ages 4 and up. The cost is $1 per adult, $5 per child, including a canvas board and paint supplies. 

Dance, Movies, Candy Sculpture 

There’s a lot going on for high school students at the East Hampton Library this week. Tonight from 5 to 6:30 a Just Dance party will include snacks. On Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m., high schoolers have been invited back to watch the screening of “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” at 1 p.m., followed by “Paper Towns” at 3 p.m. Again, snacks will be provided. On Monday 4 to 5 p.m. they can learn how to create a cozy scarf on a loom in just an hour. The scarf can be taken home to wear or donated to a local person in need, for which students will earn community service hours. 

Finally, next Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. Julie Raynor Gross, dubbed a leading expert in the field of college admissions, will talk with high school students and their parents or guardians about the process and then answer questions. 

For middle schoolers, the movie “ Guardians of the Galaxy” will be shown next Thursday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Snacks will be provided.

Wondering what to do with that extra Halloween candy? Kids ages 4 and up can stop by the library on Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m. to create a candy sculpture to hang or decorate the holiday table.

Registration is required for all events.

Book Club Party in Sag Harbor

Sixth through eighth graders can pop in to the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor on Sunday from 4 to 5 p.m. for a party to kick off the new biweekly book club. The first book will be handed out while participants chat about the club and choose a book club name. The goal is to read a book a month and meet every other week throughout the school year.

East, Sing, and Be Merry

On Tuesday between 3:30 and 4:30 at the Montauk Library, kids 4 and up who are interested in making healthy food choices can explore the world of grains, including lesser-known ones and gluten-free options. The session will end with a sampling of whole grain, booster-packed snacks, including a “healthed-up” version of a Thanksgiving favorite, according to the library. 

Lori Hubbard, a local musician, will be at the library next Thursday from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to celebrate Thanksgiving through song, dance, and play in a program for children 1 to 5. 

Education and Fun at SoFo

Children ages 8 and up can learn all about the science and mythology of the most prominent fall constellations at the South Fork Natural History Museum on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and then make constellation projectors to light up their rooms. This workshop will be led by Crystal Oakes, a SoFo nature educator. There is a materials fee of $5 for each participant.

On Sunday, at 10:30 am, Melanie Meade, also a SoFo nature educator, will teach children 6 and up to make a “water journey” bracelet to remind them of the journey a water molecule takes as it travels to all the places on earth where water is found. There is a $3 materials fee for this one.