Kidsday: What's happening at the Parrish

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Right now is a great time to visit the Parrish Art Museum. Its exhibit running through Sept. 4 is "The Landmarks of New York." It has 90 pictures of both New York's iconic structures and ones that are less well known. The exhibition was created and organized by Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel.

If you love art, the museum has an art camp and workshops. The art camp is for ages 3 and older. Through August, enthusiastic artists will have an opportunity to try their hand at different styles and create new summer masterpieces.

The Parrish Art Museum is moving to a new building. It is designed by the firm of Herzog & de Meuron, a Swiss architecture firm. The new building is due to open Nov. 10. The Parrish will have many fun events for the new building's grand opening, so keep your ears and eyes open.

One cool fact about the Parrish is that many pieces in its collection are from artists William Merritt Chase and Fairfield Porter. The museum has more paintings than sculptures, but you can always find a good mix of both.

The Parrish is fun to go to because it has fun workshops, exciting artwork and a cool gift shop. It is inspiring to see the new talent it displays. At least once a year, it holds an exhibition of the work of young artists from local schools. I remember going to see my artwork displayed there a few years back.

Summer is a wonderful time to try something new. Come and be inspired by all that the Parrish Art Museum has to offer. Visit the museum at 25 Jobs Lane in Southampton. For more information, look at the website

parrishart.org or call 631-283-2118.


Dad loves arcade games and I do, too

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Do you like arcade games like Spy Hunter, Pac-Man, Mario Bros., Galaga and Frogger? Well, my family loves them, and my dad collects them. So I get to play them all the time.

My dad started collecting them in 1998, when he was 28. He started collecting them because he played them when he was a kid and really liked them.

He has 125 games in his collection and would like to add Zookeeper and Indiana Jones. His favorite games are Defender, Tempest and Kung Fu Master.

I like the game Spy Hunter the best, followed by Pac-Man. When I have a party, kids love to play the games. My dad has these arcade games in his office.

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--Kidsday Reporter Emily Bennett

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