Kids Culture 09.27.18

Shark Tagging for Girls

Girls 8 and older who are interested in sharks, nature, and the environment might be intrigued by a shark tagging and tracking program just for girls at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. 

Marianne Long of the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy will teach participants about how sharks are tagged in the northwest Atlantic and how data from tags are transferred to researchers. Participants will also apply model tags to inflatable sharks and have a chance to do a sample shark “workup.” The session is a Gills Club program, the conservancy’s STEM-based initiative connecting girls with female scientists around the world. 


Tween and Teen Open Mike

The Southampton Youth Bureau will hold a free open mike night for acoustic musicians, poets, stand-up comics, and other performers in 5th through 12th grades tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bay Burger in Sag Harbor. Reservations for time slots can be made by calling the bureau.


Teen Arts Council

Guild Hall in East Hampton is accepting applications for its paid Teen Arts Council through Oct. 15. Members of the council work to develop ideas and programming to get more young people involved and engaged at the museum. The program is open each year to 10 new high-school-age participants. They will meet weekly with a Guild Hall coordinator and remain on the council until they graduate. Applications can be found under the “education” menu online at


Pizza and Pajama Night

Julia Donaldson’s “Room on the Broom” will be the book of the evening at the Children’s Museum of the East End’s next Pizza and Pajama Night on Friday, Oct. 5, in Bridgehampton. Kids 3 to 6 years old can listen to the story, play in the museum, make a craft with a Halloween theme, and eat a slice of pizza from 5:30 to 7 p.m. 

The evening is free for museum members, $15 for all others. Advance registration is required as space often fills up fast in this once-a-month program.


Wishes, Small Worlds, Tea

Wish bracelets, terrariums, and an American Girl tea party are on the schedule this week at the East Hampton Library. 

A session of singing and dancing for babies 1 to 3 will be held on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Later that day, at 4, children in sixth through eighth grade will make beaded wish bracelets. “Once the bracelet wears and falls off, your wish comes true,” according to the library. 

Two-liter soda bottles will be the raw materials for a self-watering terrarium in a program on Wednesday at 4 p.m. for kids 8 to 11 years old. High school students can ponder the deeper questions of life during the library’s Socrates Cafe, a philosophical discussion in the young-adult room on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Kids 6 and older and their American Girl (or boy) dolls have been invited to a tea party next Thursday at 4 p.m. There will be crafts, cookies, tea, stories, and photo props. 

Advance registration has been requested for all library programs. 


Light Catchers

At the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton, children 4 and older can make sun catchers with the planets as their models at 4 p.m. tomorrow. Designs with Perler beads that melt together when ironed will be the fun for kids in sixth grade and up on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. On Wednesday, children 7 to 12 will design their own light-harvesting kaleidoscopes in a program at 4 p.m. 

Children 4 and older can get a jump on Halloween on Friday, Oct. 5, at 4 p.m., when the craft is yarn-wrapped mummies.