Kids Culture 05.17.18

The Universal Language

The East End Youth Quartet will perform a free concert on Friday, May 25, at 7 p.m. at the Southampton Cultural Center’s Levitas Center for the Arts on Pond Lane in Southampton.

The event is inspired by the 70th anniversary of the worldwide Human Rights Initiative, introduced at the United Nations in 1948 by Eleanor Roosevelt.

The young musicians — Tessa Arnzen on viola, Kristina Georges and Sofia Skoldberg on violin, and Ethan Young on cello — all ages 12 to 14, said their goal is to communicate that music is a universal language that evokes emotional reactions. Copies of a booklet describing all 30 human rights will be available and refreshments will be served.


Family Day, Take 2

A family day at the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton has been rescheduled for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. after a grim forecast put the event on hold last weekend. 

The free event offers families the chance to roam LongHouse’s 16 acres of plantings, paths, and sculpture installations. Family art projects and activities, live music, guided tours, and refreshments make the day especially child-friendly. 

With this weekend’s forecast also less than ideal, a call to LongHouse in advance may be a good idea. 


Libraries Are Abuzz

On Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Amagansett Library, children ages 7 to 11 can create butterflies using beads, pipe cleaners, and a clothespin. A fruits and vegetables story time will be held Wednesday from 3 to 3:45 p.m. for 3 and 4-year-olds. The library’s teen advisory group will meet tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. Children ages 12 and up can earn community service credit while brainstorming about new ideas for library activities. 

In Sag Harbor, middle school trivia night is Saturday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the John Jermain Library.

At the Montauk Library, the entire family is invited to a screening of “Peter Rabbit” on Saturday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Popcorn and refreshments will be served. 


CMEE’s Book Swap

A community book swap is scheduled for Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Children’s Museum of the East End. The event is free and open to all.


Tests, Totes, and Bunnies 

On Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., high school students can take a practice Regents exam in earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, algebra, or geometry. Tests will be proctored, scored and returned by Connor Christian from Hamptons Strategies for Success.

Teens can stop by on Sunday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. to make a tote bag using Sharpies and stencils.

For kids ages 4 and up there’s a bunny story time and craft activity on Tuesday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., and a candlemaking class on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

A young adult mural, created by the East Hampton High School’s art club, will be unveiled next Thursday at 3 p.m. The unveiling is open to all. Refreshments will be served.


For Budding Astronomers

Paul Stengel, a solar system ambassador from NASA and an award-winning science teacher, will give an astronomy talk, “Next Stop Mars,” tomorrow from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the South Fork Natural History Museum for families with children ages 8 and up. The event is co-sponsored by the Montauk Observatory and will be followed by star viewing, weather permitting. Advance registration is suggested.