Kids Culture 03.02.17

Student Art Reception

A reception for the high school portion of Guild Hall’s Student Arts Festival will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. Museumgoers can tour the galleries and catch performances by student dancers, singers, and musicians.

High school artists looking to further their arts education may want to mark their calendars for March 18. That day from 2 to 4 p.m., Michael Combs, a sculptor and professor at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, will lead a free portfolio review for students preparing for the college admissions process. The class is limited to 25 students. Advance registration is required.


Time to Play Ball

Kids in third and fourth grades who are planning to play Little League will need to be evaluated on catching, throwing, batting, fielding, and running on Saturday at the Sportime Arena in Amagansett. Registration is at Softball players have been asked to show up at 1 p.m., baseball players at 1:45. Kids will make their way through five stations over the course of about two hours.

Evaluations were held in February for fifth and sixh graders, but players unable to make those sessions or the one on Saturday can schedule a makeup evaluation on March 11 by emailing easthamptonlittleleague@

On Saturday and March 11, third through eighth graders looking to improve their baseball game can take part in clinics at the East Hampton High School gym. Varsity players and coaches will offer tips on hitting, fielding, and baserunning, with sessions for third through fifth graders offered from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Sixth through eighth graders will have the gym from noon to 2:30 p.m. The cost is $50, and space is limited to 25 players per group. Registration is at Participants have been asked to wear sneakers or turf shoes and to take a hat, glove, and bat.


Painting With Hot Wax

An open studio for kids 11 to 18 at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill on Saturday will introduce kids to encaustic, or hot wax, painting with Madolin Archer, an artist. The program runs from 10 a.m. to noon and is free. Reservations are required.


In the Style of Matisse

At the East Hampton Library, this week brings an electronics workshop, a family movie, and an art program inspired by the work of Henri Matisse.

Kids 7 and older will use Snap Circuits kits to explore the basics of electronics on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Additional sessions are on March 30, April 12, and April 18. Participants can sign up for any or all of them.

Next Thursday in the young-adult room, sixth through eighth graders will learn some tech trivia while making a felt holder for their tablet or smartphone from 4 to 5 p.m.

The family movie “Pinocchio” will be shown at the library this afternoon at 4. Tomorrow at 3:30 p.m., kids 4 and older will cut out playful shapes and make collages in the style of Matisse. Advance registration has been requested for all library programs.


For Teen Tech Week

Next week is Teen Tech Week at libraries around the country, and in Bridgehampton the Hampton Library will mark it with workshops that will give kids a chance to tinker and invent things with LittleBits technology kits. A session for kids 7 to 12 will start at 4 p.m. on Tuesday; one for kids 13 and up follows at 5.

Mommy and Me yoga, for caregivers with walking children up to age 4, will be held at the library on Wednesdays at 9:45 a.m. from this week through April 26. Participants have been asked to take their own yoga mats. Mary Sabo is teaching a yoga class for teens on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. through April 5.


Camp SoulGrow Keeps Busy

Camp SoulGrow’s downtown Montauk studio is the place to be on Fridays this month for kids 7 and older, with different programs offered each week from 6 to 8 p.m., all by donation. A movie is on the schedule tomorrow night. On Friday, March 10, it’s building and baking. March 17 brings a St. Patrick’s Day party. Registration is by email to


Exploring Carbon Footprints

What is a carbon sink? And what’s the big deal about a carbon footprint? Kids looking for a science fair project might find inspiration in a program on carbon on Saturday at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton. Geared to families with children 8 and older, it will explore what carbon is, its impact on climate change, and why our carbon footprints matter. The program begins at 10:30 a.m.

On Sunday at the same time, Eleni Nikolopoulos will take families with children 6 and older on a tour of the museum’s amphibians and then lead them as they make jewelry inspired by these fascinating creatures. There is a $3 materials fee for this one, in addition to museum admission. Advance registration is required for all programs.