Enjoy our top five East End family events with your kids this week, January 28-February 3, 2022, plus some reliable must-see locations in the Hamptons and North Fork.
TOP 5 FAMILY EVENTS TO DISCOVER THIS WEEK
Salt Painted Snowflakes
Friday January 28, 5-6 p.m.
Your little snowflake in grades 4-12 can shine all the way to the free library in Westhampton, where they’ll use salt and paint to create a colorful 3D snowflake. You can register in advance online.
7 Library Avenue, Westhampton Beach. 631-288-3335, westhamptonlibrary.net
East End Arts Live Music Talent Show
Friday, January 28, 7 p.m.
Your talented performer aged 8-18 can sign up to sing, scratch or play with a band at Carriage House at East End Arts. The winner will receive a free three-month subscription as well as an appearance at a future EEA Rocks show. The registration fee is $5.
113 Main Street East, Riverhead. 631-727-0900, eastendarts.org
Sweet dreams, bear story time
Sunday January 30, 11-11:30 a.m.
Your little cub will enjoy this special story time about animals taking a long winter break. Children will leave with a hibernating puppet activity. Masks are compulsory for children over 2 years old.
201 Main Street, Sag Harbor. 631-725-0049, johnjermain.org
Movie afternoon: hidden characters
Tuesday, February 1, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Celebrate Black History Month with the stories of three brilliant African American NASA women who were the masterminds of one of the greatest operations in history. This special screening is for young adults in grades 6 and up.
2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton. 631-537-0015, myhamptonlibrary.org
Celebrate Black History Month: The Story of Ruby Bridges
Thursday February 3
Join the Rogers Memorial Library via their Facebook page or website any time of the day for this fascinating presentation. They will read stories of famous and lesser known African-American heroes and pioneers. No registration is required.
91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton. 631-283-0774, myrml.org
FAMILY FUN ATTRACTIONS AT THE EAST END
Buckskill Winter Club
Strap on your skates and glide down to Buckskill, where there’s public skating, skate rentals and skate sharpening available. Keep an eye out for special discounts for seniors and children.
178 Buckskill Road, East Hampton. 631-324-2243, buckskillwinterclub.com
East End Children’s Museum
Learn about ships, windmills and building your own farm in this favorite East End kid’s destination. Mini golf is free with admission! This season, however, you will need to call ahead to make a reservation.
376 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. 631-537-8250, cmee.org
If you’re on the go during the day, take your kids to Eckart’s luncheonette, where breakfast and lunch are always available. Your juniors will be able to enjoy burgers, omelettes and chocolate pancakes. And be sure to save room for an old-fashioned milkshake for dessert.
162 Mill Road, Westhampton Beach 631-288-9491
Southampton Fudge Company
Kids with a sweet tooth will love this opportunity to sample homemade fudge, salt water taffy and delicious penny candies. You can also enjoy frozen yogurt, ice cream and a variety of refreshing toppings.
67 Main Street, Southampton. 631-283-8108, southamptonfudgecompany.com
Toddlers who love Mexican food will celebrate at this favorite North Fork restaurant. The menu includes a number of kid-friendly options, including tacos, quesadillas, and pizza. Parents can enjoy pitchers of margaritas and sangria.
10560 Main Road, Mattituck. 631-298-7826, mattitaco.com
Take your little gliders to Mitchell Park, where they can enjoy a skating rink and an antique carousel. Public sessions are Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and weekends from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Ice rink availability depends on weather conditions. While you’re there, head to the Greenport Carousel, which is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in the winter.
236 Third Street, Greenport. 631-477-2200, villageofgreenport.org
At Nick and Toni’s
If you’re looking for a great night out with the kids, enjoy the many family feasts at Nick & Toni’s, an East Hampton favorite. Customers rave about the attentive service and fresh ingredients.
136 Main Street North, East Hampton. 631-324-3550, nickandtonis.com
North Fork Donut Company
Roll your family to this North Fork favorite for delicious fresh donuts every day. Get your hands on delicious seasonal flavors like churro, cinnamon sugar and black raspberry jelly.
100 Love Lane, Mattituck. 631-298-7941, nofodoco.com
Personal wood-fired pizzas, oozing desserts and splendid cocktails for parents are just a few of the reasons you need to visit Pellegrino with the kids. The garlic knots and meatballs receive particularly high reviews from locals.
1271 Noyack Road, Southampton. 631-283-9742, pellegrinospizzabar.com
Parents of active kids know the importance of getting served right away, and you won’t have to wait at this East Hampton favorite. Enjoy the fireplace and kid-friendly options like burgers, meatloaf, and mac and cheese.
10 Main Street #2732, East Hampton. 631-324-8555, rowdyhall.com
Find other exciting Hamptons, North Fork and family-friendly events happening this weekend and beyond (or list your own event) at InPapers.com/Events.