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Kids Culture 07.25.19

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 19:29

SoulGrow on the Water

Camp SoulGrow will lead a half-day fishing trip aboard the Lazybones out of Montauk for kids 7 and older on Aug. 8 and a day trip to Block Island on the Viking Ferry on Aug. 19. Both trips are likely to fill up quickly, so early registration at is a must. The cost of the fishing trip, which will run from 12:45 to 5 p.m., is $40.

Participants in the Block Island trip will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Viking dock in Montauk and return at 6:30 p.m. A $100 donation to Camp SoulGrow will cover all expenses for the day, including the ferry, lunch, ice cream, and transportation on the island.


Reading, Writing, Movies

Rising seniors can get help with their college essays in a two-part workshop on Monday at 6 p.m. and Aug. 3 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the East Hampton Library. On Monday, Naushad Mehta of Inspired Essays will give students tips on choosing a topic and writing a strong essay. They’ll return on Aug. 3 with a draft essay and get one-on-one feedback from volunteer tutors.

Tuesday brings a clay workshop for kids 4 and older at 3 p.m. Spaceship cookies will be on the menu for that same age group on Wednesday at 4, and on Friday, Aug. 2, at 2:30 p.m. they can decorate their own beach bags. 

Movies this week at the library are “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” today at 3 p.m., “The Jungle Book” tomorrow at 2 p.m., “101 Dalmatians” on Saturday at 1 p.m., and “Trolls” next Thursday at 3 p.m.


Fly Dance at Guild Hall

The Fly Dance Company, which blends street dance with classical choreography, will give Guild Hall audiences a taste of its artistry at the next KidFest production on Wednesday at 1 and 5 p.m. In between the two, at 4 p.m., kids can join in a hip-hop dance workshop.

Tickets for the performance are $18 for adults, $14 for children, or $16 and $12 for Guild Hall members. Fly’s performances, according to the museum’s website, are a “high-energy nonstop mix of hip-hop, classical, and modern dance with an added touch of vaudeville.”


Landing at the Eagle

At the Golden Eagle in East Hampton, a drawing class for ages 12 and up is ongoing on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Summer art camps, offered on weekdays, continue through the end of August. Also on the schedule for kids is an Art Explosion workshop on Saturdays from 1 to 2 p.m., and a sewing workshop suitable for young children is on Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m. For older kids, Peter Spacek, a cartoonist, and Perry Burns, a painter, will offer workshops in cartooning and abstract art, respectively.

Tuition rates, schedules, and registration are online at


All Aboard the Art Barge

The Art Barge on Napeague, otherwise known as the Victor D’Amico Institute of Art, also has children’s classes in studio art and photography. Virva Hinnemo will teach weeklong studio classes for kids 6 to 11 from Aug. 5 through 23. Classes meet from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost is $300 per week, $275 for friends of the Art Barge.

David Beales will teach a photography class for kids 11 to 15 on Thursdays in August, starting on Aug. 8. Young photographers will use the Art Barge, its D’Amico Studio and Archive, the Thomas Moran Studio, and the LongHouse Reserve as subject matter. A digital camera or smartphone is required. Classes meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The cost for the month is $200. Registration is at


“Peter and the Wolf” x 3

The Hampton Ballet Theatre School will stage its annual production of “Peter and the Wolf,” performed by children between 4 and 18 years old, starting today at 6:30 p.m. at the Montauk Community Playhouse Center, for which tickets are $15. Performances continue on Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Southampton Cultural Center, where tickets will be $20, and on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton. Tickets there will be $15 in advance or $20 at the door. The Hampton Festival Orchestra and a special guest narrator will accompany the dancers.

“Peter and the Wolf,” with music by Sergei Prokofiev, is known as an educational ballet for its introduction of musical instruments as characters in the story.


Who Is Gertie Milk?

The Amagansett Library will host Simon Van Booy, the author of the Gertie Milk children’s fantasy novels, for a meet-and-greet on Sunday at 2 p.m. Kids ages 8 to 12 should find the stories especially interesting, according to the library. Guests have been invited to enter a free raffle to win a set of autographed Gertie Milk books.


Also at the Libraries

The John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor will show “Shark Tale” on Saturday at 2 p.m. There will be complimentary popcorn, though the library has encouraged guests to provide their own beverages. Kids ages 10 and under must be accompanied by a grown-up.

Harry Potter’s birthday will be celebrated with a trivia party, complete with pizza and drinks, on Wednesday from 4 to 5 p.m. at John Jermain. And students entering grades 9 through 12 can get a leg up on their A.C.T. and SAT preparation at a workshop on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Connor Christian of Strategies for Success will discuss the differences between the tests and offer helpful hints for test-takers. Parents will be welcomed.

At the Montauk Library, “Mary Poppins Returns” will be screened on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. No advance registration is required and refreshments will be served.

The Hampton Library in Bridgehampton will show “The Little Prince” at noon on Friday, Aug. 2, with free popcorn. Children ages 7 to 12 have been invited to blast off together at the Model Rocket Club, which will meet next Thursday and Aug. 8 from 4 to 5 p.m. Kids will build a rocket during the first session and launch it the following week.


Drop-Off Dance Party

The Children’s Museum of the East End will host a Friday Night Drop-Off Dance Party for children ages 3 and up next week. Kids will dance under the disco ball and have dinner with the museum staff, giving their parents a night to themselves. The party is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and costs $55 per child and $25 per sibling, or $40 and $20 for museum members.