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Hamptons Kids’ Calendar: Thanksgiving Weekend 2015

This Thanksgiving weekend in the Hamptons, there are a number of family-friendly plays being staged at various venues. Southampton and Montauk will both have their unique lighting ceremonies this weekend, and there is much more on the agenda.

Friday, November 27

ALEC BALDWIN AT BOOKHAMPTON EAST
3 p.m. Alec and Hilaria Baldwin read from Oliver Twist in English and Spanish. BookHampton East, 41 Main Street, East Hampton. 631-324-4939

“IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY” AT SOUTHAMPTON CULTURAL CENTER
5 p.m. and 7 p.m. A staged radio show-style production of the holiday classic. Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton. 631-287-4377 scc-arts.org

“OF MICE AND MEN” AT BAY STREET THEATER
7 p.m. Through 11/28. Check out this staging of the classic story by John Steinbeck that Dan’s Papers called “thought-provoking and highly entertaining.” Bay Street Theater, 1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor. 631-725-9500 baystreet.org

Saturday, November 28

KATHERINE HOLABIRD AT CMEE
10 a.m. The author will read from her Angelina Ballerina and Twinkle books. $15 general/members free. Children’s Museum of the East End, 376 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. 631-537-8250 cmee.org

JEANETTE SARKISIAN WAGNER PRE-TEEN WRITING WORKSHOP AT JOHN JERMAIN LIBRARY
10 a.m. Through May. For ages 10–13.  Writing prompts, discussing technique and craft, constructive critique and more. John Jermain Memorial Library, 34 West Water Street, Sag Harbor. 631-725-0049 johnjermain.org

FAMILY DAY WITH SHINNECOCK NATION AT SOFO
10 a.m.–2 p.m. Family fun activities that pay tribute to Shinnecock traditions. Free. South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridge-Sag Turnpike. sofo.org

“JACK AND THE BEANSTALK” AT BAY STREET THEATER
11 a.m. For ages 5 and up. Retelling of the fairy tale by the Spring Valley Puppet Theater. Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre at Bay Street Theater, 1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor. 631-725-9500 goatonaboat.org baystreet.org

SOUTHAMPTON “IT’S A WONDERFUL VILLAGE” PARADE OF LIGHTS & ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
12:30–3:30 p.m. Hayrides by Scorpion Farms; 4:45 p.m. Parade of Lights from Windmill Lane around the village to Agawam Park; 5:15 p.m. Christmas tree lighting with caroling; holiday reception follows. Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton. 631-283-0402 southamptonchamber.com

FAMILY FUN DAY AT MONTAUK YACHT CLUB
1–3 p.m. Families are invited to this free event at the Montauk Yacht Club. Crafts and activities suitable for children from 3 to 12 years old. Holiday crafts, hot chocolate, cookies, sing along. Montauk Yacht Club, 32 Star Island Road, Montauk. 888-MYC-8668 montaukyachtclub.com

MONTAUK LIGHTHOUSE LIGHTING 2015
4:30–7 p.m. Rain Date: 12/5. The celebration will include live holiday music with Sarah Conway and caroling. Santa has also promised to make an appearance. The lights will remain on every night until January 1. 2000 Montauk Highway, Montauk. 631-668-2544 montauklighthouse.com

ARTS ACADEMY HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR AT WHBPAC
7 p.m. Kick off the holiday season with a showcase from the Nancy and Frederick DeMatteis Arts Academy. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach. 631-288-1500 whbpac.org

Sunday, November 29

LEGO CLUB AT CMEE
10 a.m. Kids can construct work of art using thousands of Lego pieces. $10 general (includes museum admission)/free for members. Children’s Museum of the East End, 376 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. 631-537-8250 cmee.org

CHRISTMAS AT THE MONTAUK LIGHTHOUSE
11 a.m.–4 p.m., Rain Date: 12/6. The Lighthouse will be decorated for the holiday. Hot cider and snacks will be served. Gift shop open for holiday shopping. Pony rides for young children, and photos with a jolly Santa. Admission to the museum is free during this event, tower climb closed. 2000 Montauk Highway, Montauk.

“IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY” AT SOUTHAMPTON CULTURAL CENTER
2 p.m. and 5 p.m. A staged radio show-style production of the holiday classic. Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton. 631-287-4377 scc-arts.org

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