Kids Culture 05.11.17

LongHouse Family Day Postponed

Faced with a dismal forecast for Saturday, the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton has postponed a planned family day, a free event featuring music, tours, and art projects. Instead, family day will be held on May 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mentions of it elsewhere in today’s paper may be incorrect because those sections went to the printer before the announcement.

All for Moms

Sunday is Mother’s Day, and don’t dare forget it! Local institutions will provide plenty of reminders and opportunities to make something special for Mom, in addition to their other programs for children this week.

The Amagansett Library has a bilingual, Spanish-English Mother’s Day celebration planned for Saturday at 3 p.m. in partnership with Organizacion Latino-Americana of Eastern Long Island and LTV. There will be a bilingual story time, prize raffles, arts and crafts, and cookies for all. On Sunday at the library, kids who may not have thought ahead can drop by at 1 p.m. to do special projects for the most important women in their lives.

Children 4 and older can make canvas art for their moms tomorrow at 4 p.m. at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton. Also in Bridgehampton, at the Children’s Museum of the East End, kids 3 to 6 and their parents can join in a family cooking workshop at 10 a.m. The recipe will be chocolate zucchini cupcakes. The cost is $20, including museum admission, $7 for museum members. Advance registration has been requested.

High school students will have a chance to make their moms Mason jar herb gardens on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the East Hampton Library. High school students have also been invited to stop by the library to study for Advanced Placement exams today and tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. The new young-adult room has a study area, whiteboard, and LCD screen, and there will be snacks to keep the brainpower up. Younger children age 4 and up can join in a piñata-making session tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. at the library.


Reptile Rewards

Reptiles and amphibians native to Long Island will visit the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor on Wednesday during a program with the South Fork Natural History Museum. It runs from 4 to 5 p.m. and is open to children in kindergarten through sixth grade.

Young literary types may want to mark their calendars for Friday, May 19, at 4 p.m., when John Jermain will hold a Battle of the Books kickoff party. The countywide reading trivia program is for students entering sixth through ninth grade. Details will be discussed at the party, and parents have been invited, too.