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Youth Advisory Committee
Sep 19 2017 @ 6:30 pm – May 29 2018 @ 8:00 pm

If you are in grades 7th through 12th and interested in planning trips and events, doing community service projects, and making friends with students from other schools, then sign up for YAC! The Southampton Youth Bureau is looking for new members to join its Youth Advisory Committee, (YAC). As a YAC member, you can help make a difference in your community. Community service projects may include leaf raking for senior citizens, hosting a blood drive, meeting with elected officials in Albany for youth causes, participating in a sticker shock alcohol awareness campaign, or other activities that can make a difference in our community. Youth Advisory Committee is a great way to get involved and to earn community service credit hours during the school year. Meetings are held every other Tuesday beginning September 19, 2017 at the Hampton Bays Community Center, 25 Ponquogue Avenue, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Transportation is available upon request. For more information or to register, please visit or call (631) 702-2421. To learn more about all of our programs and events, find the Southampton Youth Bureau on Facebook and follow them on Instagram & Twitter @southamptonyb.

Act TWO – Teen Community Theater
Sep 21 2017 @ 6:00 pm – May 31 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Act TWO - Teen Community Theater @ Hampton Bays Public Library |  |  |

The Town of Southampton Youth Bureau is now accepting registrations for Act TWO. Through games and activities, participants learn improvisation, projection, public speaking, and issues pertinent to everyday life. Topics covered include making appropriate choices, acceptance, tolerance, bullying, drug and alcohol addiction, pregnancy prevention, etc. Skits are created and performed by students for other youth audiences. Act TWO is for teens in grades 7 – 12. Classes are held on Thursdays beginning September 21, 2017 and are held at the Hampton Bays Public Library, 52 Ponquogue Ave from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. Registration is ongoing but required in advance. For more information, please visit or call (631) 702-2421 to register. Find all of your hidden talents in Act TWO!

Youth Court
Oct 16 2017 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 29 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Youth Court @ Southampton Town Justice Court |  |  |

Southampton Town’s Youth Court is a very popular program and a great way to earn community service credits and build your college resume. High school students from local schools work together to hold real trials for juvenile offenders, where all the facts of the case are heard and the jury decides on a disposition, or “sentence”, for the offender to repair the harm that they have caused to the victims. Cases range from trespassing, driving without a license, underage drinking to harassment, possession, and theft – among others.

Any teen in grades 9-12 living in the Town of Southampton can participate. Students who are interested in becoming an attorney, improving public speaking skills, learning about the justice system, building their college/job resume or just enjoy community service are invited to join.

Southampton Town’s Youth Court program meets every Monday night, beginning October 16, 2017 from 6:00pm -7:30pm at the Southampton Town Justice Court, 32 Jackson Ave. Transportation is available to youth living east of the Shinnecock canal. For more information, please visit or call Karen Matz at (631) 702-2425 to register. To learn more about all of our programs and events, find the Southampton Youth Bureau on Facebook and follow them on Instagram & Twitter @southamptonyb.

Nursery & Pre-K Story Time
Nov 21 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

For ages 3 to 5. This is a story time geared towards nursery school and Pre-K aged children who will enjoy picture books read aloud. 

Legos, Blocks and More!
Nov 21 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

For ages 4 and up. Kids have a blast digging into our huge selection of various and creative building blocks. No registration necessary.

Beginning Mindfulness for Kids
Nov 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

For ages 7-10. Join teacher Kristen Dehler in a fun, creative class to explore the workings of the brain, simple breathing exercises, mindful eating, and a practice of gratitude. 5 sessions only.

Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00 pm. Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28; Dec. 5. Please register in advance, email or call.  

Teen Writing Workshop
Nov 21 @ 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm

For teens in grades 8 through 12. The Young Artists and Writers Project (YAWP), which is run through Stony Brook Southampton’s MFA in Creative Writing, will lead this workshop in fiction, essay, poetry and more. Students will advance their writing skills and participate in constructive group critique. Student work is eligible to be digitally published at Students will be encouraged to participate in a public performance. And don’t forget: free pizza! Email for more information.

These workshops are underwritten by generous donations from the friends of Jeanette Sarkisian Wagner, a long-time advocate of youth literacy programs.

Dolls and Dress Up
Nov 22 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

For ages 3 and up. Wear your favorite costume from home if you like while you play with our ample supply of beautiful dolls and clothes for boys and girls to play with. No registration necessary.

Crayons, Chalk & Coloring
Nov 24 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

For ages 3 and up. Use our crayons and markers to color in our fun and different coloring books. If the weather’s nice we’ll head outside to color with sidewalk chalk! No registration necessary.

Middle School Writing Workshop
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

For students in grades 6 through 8. Experience the craft of writing outside of the classroom. This workshop encourages young writers to get comfortable with the act of writing and see just how fun and rewarding writing can be. Sessions include writing prompts, discussion of craft and technique, and constructive group critique. Snacks provided. No registration necessary.

These workshops are underwritten by generous donations from the friends of Jeanette Sarkisian Wagner, a long-time advocate of youth literacy programs.