Kids Culture 05.03.18

The eighth annual Peconic Family Fun Day at the Children’s Museum of the East End is happening Saturday. Durell Godfrey

Family Fun and Star Wars at CMEE

Rain or shine, Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon, it’s the eighth annual Peconic Family Fun Day at the Children’s Museum of the East End. The event, co-sponsored by a number of organizations, including the South Fork Natural History Museum, is an opportunity to learn about and celebrate the ecosystems, estuaries, and environments that are unique to the East End, with activities designed to encourage water management, agricultural sustainability, recycling, and environmental stewardship. Those attending will enjoy games, guided walks, live critters, arts and crafts stations, a seed planting station, taste testing, and music courtesy of the Bridgehampton School’s marimba band. There is no entrance fee, and the event is open to families with children of all ages.

Parents and caregivers with children of all ages can stop by the museum tomorrow between 3 and 5 p.m. to celebrate national Star Wars Day. Participants can awaken the force with a special Star Wars-themed Lego workshop, Jedi crafts, and chewy Wookie cookies. The cost is $18 including museum entry, or $5 for members.

 

Mother’s Day, Madoo, Cinco de Mayo

Children ages 4 and up can celebrate Mother’s Day with a story time and craft on Wednesday between 4 and 5 p.m. at the East Hampton Library. Next Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m., sixth though eighth graders can make their own glass gem magnets using scrapbook paper and glitter.

The Hampton Library’s weekly Mondays at Madoo story time at the Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack have begun. An hour in Madoo’s Magnolia Bosque at 10 a.m. will feature storytellers from the library. The event is free and will run weekly through Nov. 12. The library should be contacted in advance to confirm dates or if the weather is questionable. Tomorrow at the library, children ages 4 and up can create cork boats at 4 p.m. On Tuesday at 3:30 p.m., teens can stop by to use a variety of art supplies to create a mixed-media collage.

At the Montauk Library, a Cinco de Mayo fiesta is on the schedule for Saturday. Children in kindergarten and up can stop by from 3 to 4 p.m. to celebrate the Mexican holiday. Gringo’s Burrito Grill will supply the ingredients to make tacos, and there will also be a piñata, festive music, and Cinco de Mayo-inspired desserts to take home.

 

Avian Flight at SoFo

On Sunday at 10:30 a.m., Eleni Nikolopoulos, a South Fork Natural History Museum environmental educator, will introduce kids 8 and up to a nature game intended to explain the history of birds. Participants will learn about avian evolution and the journey that modern flying species have taken to get to where they are today.