Kids Culture 12.28.17

Local School Notes

Windmills in Water Mill

Tomorrow, between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, families can work together building a windmill with Legos. Stephen W. Schwartz, an architect from New Jersey and the founder of Building Blocks Workshops, will be on hand with 70,000 Lego blocks to recreate offshore windmills. This hands-on event is free for members and $12 for nonmembers, children, and students. Space is limited so advance registration is required.


Party and Art 

The John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor will introduce kids 6 to 10 to modern art techniques during a weekly class starting on Wednesday. Participants will take home a unique piece of art each week. The class runs from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays through Feb. 28. Space is limited to 15 students so advance registration is required.

A midday new year’s countdown party will be held Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is open to all ages. There will be treats and healthy snacks, dancing, and games. Advance registration is required. 


For Young Performers

The Neo-Political Cowgirls, the nonprofit company dedicated to females and the arts, is offering a January Girls workshop at Guild Hall in East Hampton for ages 6 to 106. Or, as its website says, “All who identify as female are welcome.”� Through conversation, brainstorming ideas, and exploration of the world through arts such as sculpture, painting, acting, and video making, participants can find a community and the freedom of self-expression.

The free workshops will run on Sundays from Jan. 7 through Jan. 28 from 10:30 a.m. to noon, and will be led by various artists from the East End. Advance registration is a must as space is limited. Anyone interested has been asked to email Kate at

Our Fabulous Variety Shows will offer weekly workshops for students beginning Jan. 23 and running through March 20. The goal of these Page to Stage workshops is to introduce and build upon fundamental acting and improvisational skills, promote creativity and self-esteem, and foster a sense of community among the group. Ages 12 to 18 will meet each week from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and ages 7 to 11 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The cost for the eight-week program is $295 or $275 for early bird registrations completed by Monday. Guild Hall members or Our Fabulous Variety Show players receive a special rate of $245. 


Festive Hats in East Hampton

Kids 4 and up can stop by the East Hampton Library Saturday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. to make a fancy crown or a creative hat to celebrate the new year using sequins, ribbons, and other sparkly materials. 

On Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m., kids 7 and up can construct circuits that will light up, sound off, and power an accessory. This Snap Circuits workshop teaches some of the basics of electronics. 

High schoolers can stop by the library Wednesday through Saturday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. to try out a virtual reality experience.

Next Thursday, from 4 to 5 p.m. middle schoolers can decorate a glass bottle with various colors of yarn.


Time Capsules in Montauk

Kids 5 and up can stop by the Montauk Library Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m. to celebrate the new year and preserve their memories of 2017 by making a time-capsule craft. 


Lean Origami at SoFo

Crystal Oakes, a South Fork Natural History Museum educator, will lead an origami workshop Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Step-by-step instruction for origami beginners will teach participants the art of folding paper into a tadpole and a variety of other animals including turtles, insects, mammals, and fish, as well as a hopping frog. There will be a materials fee of $6 per folding participant.