Dear Friends, How do we encourage our young children to feel comfortable with life transitions? That’s a question I’ve been thinking about while my son, Bennett, attends Early Independence, a gentle separation program at the Museum. Like most parents, I was a little concerned he would get upset when left by himself. I also worried that he would try to run away from the group to play mini … [Read More...]
This Week At CMEE…
Monday, July 25th – Friday, July 29th
Summer Kids Club
9:15am – 12pm
Looking for a unique and fun learning and socialization experience for your 3 – 4 year old? Try our half-day Kids Club! Kids in this daily drop-off program participate in a variety of creative activities including arts, outdoor play, music and movement, cooking and baking, group games and free play…all while learning to cooperate and share in an informal, yet structured environment. To register, please call the Museum at 631.537.8250 or sign up online.
9:15am – 11:15am
Designed with CMEE’s younger fans in mind, this early learner drop-off program will foster self-confidence in 2-year-olds as they gain autonomy in a safe, stimulating, and structured environment. Through games, songs, and age-appropriate arts and science, kids will develop a sense of individuality and independence. To register, please call the Museum at 631.537.8250.
Tuesday, July 26th
CMEE Play! In The Garden @ Bridge Gardens (SOLD OUT)
9:15am – 10am
We’re thrilled to partner with Bridge Gardens and the Peconic Land Trust this summer for “In the Garden”! During this farm-to-table program, children will be introduced to the plant life cycle and other basic elements of sustainable gardening. Each week, families will meet at Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton where they will enjoy songs, stories, and work on projects related to gardening.
Baby & Me
9:30am – 10:30am
“Baby & Me” is a program designed specifically for parents of infants. Moms, dads, and caregivers have the opportunity to meet other parents with children the same age. During the sessions, they hear the latest news about early childhood parenting, discuss developmental milestones, sing to their babies, and participate in a variety of activities. To register, please call the Museum at 631.537.8250 or sign up online.
Peter and the Wolf
6pm – 8pm (doors open at 5:30pm)
Young company members from “Miss Sara’s” Hampton Ballet Theatre will, once again, perform Prokofiev’s timelessly appealing and magical ballet in the CMEE amphitheater. The performance will be accompanied by the 25-piece Hampton Chamber Orchestra…an extra delight! Don’t miss this special annual family event for all ages! Advance Tickets: $15 for members, $17 for non-members ($20 at the door). Purchase Tickets.
Wednesday, July 27th
CMEE Play! In The Kitchen
9am – 9:45am & 10:15am – 11am (SOLD OUT)
“In the Kitchen” is a fun, hands-on workshop designed to provide parents fun, quality time with their child as well as the opportunity to create delicious, healthy recipes. Using seasonal, organic produce generously donated by Balsam Farms, children practice a variety of fine motor skills such as mixing, measuring, pouring, weighing, stirring and mashing while learning about nutrition, making new friends and experiencing new tastes. Our goal is not only to have fun with food but also to teach the fundamentals of cooking. To register, please call the Museum at 631.537.8250 or sign up online.
2-for-1 CMEE Mini Golf
3pm – 5pm
Hit the kid-sized links every Wednesday afternoon and join us for 2-for-1 CMEE Mini Golf!
Thursday, July 28th
CMEE Play! En Espanol
9am – 9:45am
In this weekly language program, kids (and parents!) are introduced to the Spanish language and culture while singing songs, playing games, creating original works of art, and making new friends at the Museum! Taught by a CMEE Educator and native-Spanish speaker, this program makes it fun for your child to learn and communicate in Spanish. To register, please call the Museum at 631.537.8250 or sign up online.
CMEE Play! Clay
10:15am – 11am
With the guidance of an experienced potter, children will explore the possibilities of working with clay. Using their hands and basic pottery tools, they’ll design, shape, and glaze a variety a different projects. After being professionally fired in a kiln, kids will bring home their creations for the family to enjoy for years to come. To register, please call the Museum at 631.537.8250 or sign up online.
Music Together by the Dunes
10:45am – 11:30am
This joyful early childhood music program has generations of fans across the globe and instills a lifelong love of music and happy memories! It’s a delightful way to share music with your child and meet new friends. Ages: Birth to 5. To register for this weekly program, please call 631.680.1392 or visit their website.
Friday, July 29th
CMEE Play! Art (SOLD OUT)
10:15am – 11am
This weekly family class is all about creative discovery and introducing children to basic visual concepts such as line, shape, color and texture. During each session, we’ll practice tearing, cutting, mixing, pouring, pinching and more as we make original pieces with varied media and everyday objects. Activities will include watercolor exploration, mixed media collage, sand arts, clay & shell creations and more! In addition, each class includes story time and creative movement.
Sunday, July 31st
Lego Club at CMEE
10am – noon
Join CMEE every Sunday any time between 10am and noon for Lego Club at the Museum! We’re excited to share our love of all things Lego with CMEE visitors and encourage children to create original designs. Kids can leave their works-in-progress and plan future sessions with the staff. Ages: Children of all ages. Cost:Free for members, $12 for non-members (includes admission to the Museum).
We have thousands of Lego, but can always use more. To help CMEE continue to build this program, we are looking for Lego donations! Please call 631-537-8250 to donate!