Kids Culture 03.08.18

Theatrical Garden Party

Next up in the Neo-Political Cowgirls’ offerings for kids is a Young Cowgirls Garden Party workshop for girls 8 to 12, which begins on March 21 at Guild Hall in East Hampton. Participants will “create their own theatrical garden party,” according to Guild Hall’s website. 

The performance and esteem-building program will meet on Wednesdays through May 9 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The cost is $230, $220 for museum members. Advance registration is required by emailing


“The Puppet Princess”

Goat on a Boat’s series of puppet shows at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will continue on Saturday when WonderSpark Puppets presents “The Puppet Princess” at 11 a.m. According to the theater, the story line of the interactive show is this: “When her best friend, Sprig the horse, goes missing, it’s up to the princess (with the audience’s help) to find him again.” Tickets cost $15. 


After-School Art

The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill is gearing up for its spring session of free after-school art programs, which run from March 26 through May 24. Registration begins on Monday for residents of the Tuckahoe and Southampton School Districts and on March 19 for others. 

Workshops for prekindergartners will be on Thursdays from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Those for children in kindergarten through fifth grade will be on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. The classes generally fill up early, so parents interested in having their children take part have been advised to mark their calendars. Registration is by email to


A Nod to the Irish

Following hot on the heels of the Oscars, the East Hampton Library will celebrate its own young filmmakers with a screening of teen films and an awards presentation this afternoon at 3:30. Pizza will be served. 

Also for teens this week, on Sunday high school students have been invited to stop by the young-adult room for some 3-D doodling from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday is Netflix night at the library, when high schoolers can watch favorite movies or shows on the streaming service from 5 to 7.

Younger children ages 4 and up will make life-size leprechauns as they listen to festive Irish music during an art program tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. In another nod to Irish heritage, kids 4 and older can make their own illuminated manuscripts on Wednesday at 4 p.m. 

Rainbow glitter vases will be the craft of the day in a program next Thursday at 4 p.m. for sixth through eighth graders. 

At the Montauk Library, kids 5 to 12 can get ready for St. Patrick’s Day by making their own leprechaun hats on Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m. “Perfect for . . . the Montauk St. Patrick’s Day parade,” the library notes. 

Kids 9 to 12 will come away from a Saturday program at the Amagansett Library with washer necklaces. The crafting happens from 3 to 4 p.m.

Advance registration has been requested for most programs.


Feeding Time

What do the feeding habits of the South Fork Natural History Museum’s animals tell us about food webs, carnivores, omnivores, and energy trophic levels? Children 9 to 12 who are intrigued by those subjects can find answers on Saturday at 10:30 a.m., as they join Xylia Serafy, a nature educator, at the museum’s feeding time. Space is limited and advance sign-up has been suggested.