Kids Culture 03.16.17

Local Education Notes

A Singing Sloth

Goat on a Boat @ Bay Street will present “Aunt Irene’s Talk Show,” a puppet show for kids starring a lizard, a wizard, a singing sloth, and a flamenco dancer, on Saturday at 11 a.m. The show has a variety act format that includes songs in Spanish, English, Russian, and French, with live music by Matthew Ocone, a classically trained guitarist. Tickets cost $15 at the door or online at 


Egg Drop Challenge

Feeling inventive? Ready to put your problem-solving skills to the test? If so, then the Children’s Museum of the East End’s annual Egg Drop Challenge on Saturday at 9:45 a.m. could be just the thing for you. Participants will use material provided by the museum to create protective containers that will help an egg survive a 10-foot drop from the top of CMEE’s pirate ship. The cost is $20, $5 for museum members. 

Looking ahead to Friday, March 24, it will be time to get out the dancing shoes when CMEE hosts a family disco party from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Family members of all ages have been invited and pizza will be served. Admission is $14. Members get in free. 


Irish Eyes Are Smiling

Camp SoulGrow in Montauk is gearing up for St. Patrick’s Day. Kids 7 and up have been invited to a drop-off St. Paddy’s party tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. Those who would like to help with the camp’s float in the Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 26 can join in float preparations on Friday, March 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. Registration is required for each program by emailing 


Talking Hands

Jaki Jackson will introduce kids ages 6 to 10 to sign language during an hourlong program at the Amagansett Library on Saturday at 3 p.m. 

On Wednesday at the library, table manners will be on the menu for a 4 p.m. program with Heather Baris of Sribadoo and Mariah Bruehl of Playful Learning. Kids 8 to 12 will make a napkin to take on and learn some of the basics of good table behavior, then Jennifer Brew will teach them how to fold napkins into swan shapes. Advance registration is required. 


Library Looks to Spring

March feels more like February than February did, but soon the dandelions will be dotting the yard, and spring will arrive, on the calendar at least, in just a few days. 

A dandelion story and craft time for kids 4 and older today at 4 p.m. at the East Hampton Library will set a hopeful tone no matter the temperature. Tomorrow, there’s a St. Patrick’s Day art program for the same age group at 3:30 p.m. At 5 p.m., when the library closes to the public, high school students will have the place all to themselves for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration that lasts till 7. 

Teens can design a watercolor-inspired throw pillow in the young adult room on Saturday between 2 and 4 p.m. On Sunday at 3 p.m., the library will offer them an introduction to the video game and movie apps that can be played in the new young adult space on the lower level.

Next Thursday at 4 p.m., sixth through eighth graders can use colorful Japanese washi tape to decorate picture frames. There will be snacks to fuel the creativity. 


Nature Trivia

“Do whales have belly buttons?” That’s just one of the questions families might encounter in a nature trivia game they can play on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton. The game is best for children 6 and over. 

On Sunday, children ages 3 to 5 can meet and learn about some of the museum’s salamanders and then do a salamander craft, starting at 10:30 a.m. There is a $3 materials fee, in addition to museum entry. Advance registration is required for all museum programs.