Kids Culture 11.23.17

Local Education Notes

Tree Decorating in Montauk

The Montauk Chamber of Commerce and the Montauk Yacht Club have invited families to a tree decorating event on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at the yacht club. 

The free event includes snacks and family activities. The yacht club is at 32 Star Island Road.

Jester Jim and So Much More

There’s a lot to keep kids of all ages busy at the East Hampton Library this week. 

Tomorrow, the Jester Jim Show will take over the children’s room from 1 to 1:45 p.m. as Jester Jim entertains kids with props, beat-boxing, and some interactive gags. Advance registration is not required. The family movie “Leap” will be shown afterward at 2 p.m. 

A Thanksgiving potluck lunch for high schoolers is planned for Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. Students are encouraged to take leftovers from a Thanksgiving meal or another dish to share.

A watercolor painting workshop for ages 4 and up on Saturday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. will help kids discover watercolor techniques to create special effects. An adult must accompany those under 7.

Teens can stop by the library on Sunday between 3:30 and 4 p.m. for a relaxing meditation session. On Monday afternoon between 3 and 5, high schoolers can learn 3-D print technology and make a 3-D printed key chain to take home. 

Sixth through eighth graders can turn their favorite emojis into one-of-a-kind magnets on Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m.

On Wednesday from 4 to 5 p.m., ages 4 and up can create colorful spiraling sculptures from natural materials.

Advance registration is suggested for all events but the Jester Jim Show.

Disco Dance and Angelina Ballerina

The Children’s Museum of the East End’s annual post-Thanksgiving family disco dance party will take place tomorrow from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Bridgehampton. Kids and adults can enjoy pizza, playing in the exhibits, and dancing under a disco ball. Song suggestions can be emailed to D.J. Liz B at liz@cmee.org. The cost is $15 per person, $5 for members. 

On Saturday at 10 a.m., Katharine Holabird, the creator of the popular Angelina Ballerina and Twinkle series of books, will treat kids to a reading brought to life with the help of an accomplished local dancer. Books will be available for purchase and signing. The cost is $15 per person; members get in free.

Both events are very popular, and those who do not register in advance may not get in. 

Best of the Fest at the Parrish

A selection of award-winning animated and live action short films from the 2017 New York International Children’s Film Festival will be shown on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill. Films recommended for ages 3 to 7 will be shown from 1 to 2 p.m. Films suited to ages 8 to adult, from 2 to 3 p.m. The screenings are free with museum admission. 

Magnetic Personality

Ruby Jackson, an artist and educator, will offer a drawing class for kids age 8 to 12 at the Amagansett Library on Saturday from 3 to 3:45 p.m. Ms. Jackson will focus on drawing a person using universal proportions. All materials will be provided. Advance sign-up is requested.

At the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor, kids 7 to 12 can turn their favorite picture, animal, or television character into a 3-D magnet on Sunday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.