Kids Culture 03.29.12

Planting Day, Getting Mad at CMEE, Musicians at Guild Hall, YAWP Camp, and more

Planting Day
    The Child Development Center of the Hamptons is about to embark on the first growing season of the new C.D.C.H. Edible School Garden, with an inaugural planting day scheduled for Wednesday.
    The students and staff of C.D.C.H. will rotate out into the garden throughout the day sowing seeds, planting berry bushes, painting signs, and installing a rain catchall system and composting area. 
    The public has been invited to join in the celebration at the school, which is at 110 Stephen Hand’s Path in East Hampton. The planting begins at 9 a.m.

Getting Mad at CMEE
    Saturday will give kids an opportunity to search for 1,000 “eco-eggs” at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton.
    A Mad Hatter tea party will also serve up hat decorating and other spring-themed craft projects, plus the requisite goodies, lemonade, and tea. The fun starts at 10:30 a.m. Admission is free for members and $17 for non-members.

Musicians at Guild Hall
    Sophia Saridakis, a teacher of music composition and theory at Ross’s Upper School, will lead a group of her students in a music performance featuring  piano, violin, guitar, and singing. The event will be held on Sunday at 5 p.m. at the John Drew Theater of Guild Hall, and the public is invited. Admission is $10 for adults, free for students.

    Stony Brook Southampton’s Young American Writers Project will offer teen writers a chance to work with professionals over the April school break.
    Budding authors, screenwriters, and playwrights ages 13 to 18 have been invited to daylong workshops from April 9 through the 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. There is a fee of $525, and partial scholarships are available.
    Advance registration is required. More information is available from Will Chandler,

Making Art in Amagansett
    Joyce Raimondo, a local author and artist, will lead an Art Explorers workshop on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. for kids ages 5 to 12 at the Amagansett Free Library.
    In Go Green! Recycled for Art, Ms. Raimondo will teach participants how famous artists turned trash into treasure, and then the group will create whimsical art from 100-percent recycled toys, trinkets, beads, and more.
    Advance registration is requested.

Una Cabra en un Barco
    Goat on a Boat Puppet Theater will bring Lynn Cherry’s “The Kapok Tree” to life with two shows this Saturday, in English and Spanish.
    Liz Joyce and a Couple of Puppets will perform this story of the rain forest at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The theater is on East Union Street in Sag Harbor. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for members and grandparents, and $5 for children under 3.

Theater Camp
    The Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor is taking reservations for a children’s theater camp to be held there during the April 9 to 13 school break.
    The camp, open to kids between 8 and 12 years old, will include classes and games incorporating acting, singing, dance, improvisation, and more led by Susan Galardi and Bethany Dellapolla.
    Campers will write and perform their own original production. The camp day will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $375 per week per child. Children have been asked to take a bag lunch; snacks will be provided.
    As class size is limited, advance registration is required with Mary Ellen DiPrisco in Bay Street’s administrative office.


Planting day sounds so exciting and full of fun. I mean sowing seeds, planting bushes together with everyone is so much interesting. Specially children would be more excited about this as most of them love planting and they feel happy and proud when they see flowers growing from the seed they sowed. Stylish Bathroom Vanities