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Kids Culture 07.11.19

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 11:36

KidFest at Guild Hall

Guild Hall’s KidFest summer series of performances and workshops will begin on Wednesday at 5 p.m. when Teatro SEA presents “La Cucarachita Martina,” a bilingual puppet show about a little roach looking for love. Described as a “live-action Latin puppet show rock ’n’ roll musical mash-up,” it is appropriate for children of all ages.

Before the show, kids can create their own puppets based on the characters they’ll see in “La Cucarachita Martina” in a workshop at 5 p.m. 

Tickets for the show cost $18 for adults, $14 for children, $16 and $12 for Guild Hall members. The workshop costs $12 per child, $10 for members. KidFest programs will continue weekly on Wednesdays through August. Buying tickets ahead of time has been suggested, as shows often sell out. 


Reptile Encounters

Erik the Reptile Guy will stop by the Amagansett Library with his menagerie on Monday at 3 p.m., giving kids a chance to see all manner of reptiles up close and personal. Also at the library this week, in addition to the regular weekly programs, teens will have an opportunity to earn community service hours, or just have fun, making a 60-second video to promote the library and summer reading on Saturday at 11 a.m.


“Chopped” Junior

Junior chefs who enjoy the “Chopped” TV show and fancy themselves competitors may want to head east on Wednesday to compete in the Montauk Library’s own “Chopped”-inspired cooking competition at 4:30 p.m. Contestants in fourth grade and up will team up to make meals with surprise ingredients provided by the library. Also on Wednesday, families can decorate cupcakes together at 3 p.m.

The library will show “The Lego Movie: The Second Part” on Saturday at 2 p.m. Light refreshments will be offered. A painting class for kids in second grade and up will happen next Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Advance registration is required for most library programs. 


Drama, Movies, College Tips

A new drama club, trivia, movies, and college search tips are just a few of the things being offered for younger patrons at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor this week. 

Two drama clubs, one for kindergarten through third grades, the other for fourth through sixth grades, will start up tomorrow and continue weekly through the summer. Participants need not attend all sessions, but must register for each one individually. The club for younger kids starts at 1 p.m., the other begins at 2.

Also tomorrow, 7th through 12th graders can use straws to construct whatever structures they like during a program at 3:30 p.m. A trivia contest for that same age group will happen after library hours from 5 to 7 p.m. Pizza and snacks will be served. 

The library will show the movie “Lilo and Stitch” on Saturday at 2 p.m. Popcorn will be served. For older kids in 7th through 12th grades, the library will show “Interstellar” next Thursday at 6 p.m. and serve pizza and popcorn. The movie is rated PG-13.

On Sunday at 2 p.m., Daphne Theotacatos of Harbor Educational Consultants will help guide high school students through the process of building a college list. She’ll offer tips on how to research and evaluate colleges and how to rank choices. 

Eakta Gandhi will teach high schoolers about the history of henna, how to apply it themselves, and give each one a small temporary henna tattoo during a program on Monday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.


Inside and Out

The East Hampton Library has invited high school students to join in a teen hike to the Cedar Point Lighthouse on Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. Participants will meet at Cedar Point County Park. 

Kids 4 and older will sculpt alien figures with self-hardening clay during a workshop on Tuesday at 3 p.m. Today at 3 p.m., the library will show the family movie “Aladdin.” Next Thursday at the same time “Cinderella” will be on the screen. 


Look to the Stars

In keeping with the countywide Universe of Stories summer reading theme, the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton has a number of star-crossed programs for kids scheduled this week.

On Tuesday, those in sixth grade and above can paint paper lanterns with a night-sky theme at 2 p.m. Next Thursday, that age group has been invited to check out the real stars through telescopes at 8:30 p.m., weather permitting. 

Kids 4 and older will make their own constellations on Friday, July 19, at noon after listening to some of the stories that gave the constellations their names. Advance sign-up has been suggested for all programs.

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