Kids Culture 03.21.19
Puppets at Bay Street
CactusHead Puppets’ “Monster Circus” will be the next installment in the Goat on a Boat puppet series at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. In the 11 a.m. show the audience will meet such characters as Clarissa the crested cannon, Eustace the uni-browed, unicycling uni-monster, and others. Tickets cost $15 at goatonaboat.org or at the door.
Saturday is World Puppetry Day, and after the show Goat on a Boat and CactusHead Puppets will lead a free puppet-making workshop.
Egg Drop Challenge
The annual Egg Drop Challenge at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton happens on Saturday at 10 a.m. Participants are tasked with creating special containers that can protect their eggs in a 10-foot drop. The morning begins with a design workshop, after which the containers will be put to the test with a drop from atop the museum’s pirate ship.
The cost is $20, including museum admission, or $5 for museum members. Advance registration is required.
Bookmarks and Bowling
Bookmarks, bowling, and candlemaking are on the East Hampton Library agenda this week.
On Tuesday, kids in sixth through eighth grade will make watercolor bookmarks at 4 p.m. For high school students, a bowling outing to the Clubhouse will take place next Thursday at 3:30 p.m. The library will pick up the tab for the lanes; kids will cover the cost of shoe rental.
Films made by teens at the library this month will be shown on Friday, March 29, at 3 p.m. Younger children ages 4 and up will make candles and air fresheners next Thursday at 4 p.m.
Nintendo Switch Face-Off
At the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton, kids in sixth grade and up can face off in Nintendo Switch games on Saturday at noon. A mellower afternoon is in store for that age group on Monday at 3:30, when the library serves up pizza, hot chocolate, and a movie. On Tuesday at 3:30, grades six and up can make Marvel Shrinky Dinks.
Kids 7 to 12 will use paraffin, old crayons, and ice cubes in a candle-making workshop on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Advance registration has been requested for all programs.
Riotous Youth at Bay Street
Registration is underway for the Riotous Youth, an April break Shakespearean theater camp for kids 7 to 18 at Bay Street Theater.
Students will be separated by age group, with one section for 7 to 12-year-olds and another for ages 13 to 18, but they will come together at the end of the week to perform an adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s comedies.
The instructors will be Allen O’Reilly, an actor and the theater’s director of education, and Teresa DeBerry, a theater educator, actor, director, and choreographer. Workshops will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 22 through 26. The cost is $470. Registration forms are available online at baystreet.org.
The John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor will kick off a new series for second through sixth graders based on the popular “Who Is . . .” and “Who Was . . .” biographies on Saturday at 4 p.m. This week’s book is “Who Was George Washington?” Books are available at the children’s desk. Snacks will be provided. The next book on the list, on April 12, will be “Who Is Muhammad Ali?”
Kids in fifth through eighth grades will take home their own masterpieces after a guided painting session on Sunday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. No painting experience is required, but advance sign-up is.
At the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton on Saturday, kids 6 to 8 will design their own fish while also learning about the adaptations that help fish survive in their environments. Xylia Serafy leads this program at 10:30 a.m. There is a $3 materials fee and a limit of just 15 participants, so advance registration is required.