Meet CMEE’s Summer Staff Members

CMEE is incredibly lucky to have such a great staff and we’re profiling a couple of them in this month’s Newsletter before they head off to school in the fall!  You may have seen Gwen Clarke when you checked in at the front desk or as she’s worked the exhibition floor. She’s heading to the […]

CMEE introduces its Summer Educators

CMEE is pleased to welcome a new crew of educators for this summer’s programming! On Mondays, Lynn Leff (lynnleff.com) is teaching Clay Play. When she is not teaching at CMEE, she spends much of her time working in her Water Mill studio or at Mud Sweat and Tears in New York City. “Roots & Shoots” […]

artMRKT Hamptons opening

artMRKT Hamptons, a contemporary and modern art fair, will feature 40 leading galleries from across the U.S. who will present painting, sculpture, drawings, photography, video and installation. Showcasing a tightly focused selection of work by important artists in a boutique setting, artMRKT Hamptons will create an ideal context for the discovery, exploration, and acquisition of […]

Kate Tempesta’s Urban Golf Academy

CMEE is pleased to welcome Kate Tempesta’s Urban Golf Academy at the Museum this summer! During this two-hour drop-off program, your child will love practicing and playing golf with engaging instructors whose classes introduce your little one to the fun-damentals of the game.   Little Early Birdies Information:  Session I Dates: July 10, 17, 24, […]

Ciencia en CMEE

On June 4, eighteen students and their parents completed the first semester of Ciencia en CMEE (Science at CMEE), an afterschool program designed for families whose first language is Spanish. Developed and taught by educators Leah Oppenheimer and Barbara Blaisdell, the program, which grew out of suggestions made during CMEE’s Latino Parents Advisory Council, was […]

MoonSoup Gift Shop

What’s New at the MoonSoup Gift Shop? When you’re visiting CMEE, don’t forget to shop at the MoonSoup Gift Shop for great educational gifts for kids. CMEE members receive a 10% discounts on all items, including birthday party favors. Can you guess the three most popular items at MoonSoup?  Dress up Costumes by Melissa and […]

CMEE’s new Education Coordinator

CMEE is thrilled to welcome Vanessa Geppert as the Museum’s new Education Coordinator. In her new capacity, she directs the Museum’s programming, including its classes, workshops, performances, and special events. In addition to developing a full calendar of programs this winter, Vanessa is already planning the Museum’s summer schedule. You can begin signing up for […]

Special Program with SoFo

On December 8, CMEE is partnering with the South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) on a special initiative where older siblings can be dropped off for SoFo’s “Winter Insects of the Field” program from 10 – 11am while parents bring younger children to CMEE. You can register for “Winter Insects of the Field” by calling […]

Kids 4 Kids Program

Children visiting CMEE have a unique opportunity to make abstract art using digital technology in our lighthouse! Using software called VoicePainter created by VisiSounds Technologies, kids can create digital paintings using their voices from July 15 through September 16. The VoicePaintings will be exhibited at the Museum and on CMEE.org in September and copies will […]

The Retreat & Suffolk County Fatherhood Initiative

CMEE is delighted to collaborate with the Retreat and Suffolk County Fatherhood Initiative to encourage fathers to improve their family relationships, learn communication skills and discuss employment education.  Child care and transportation will be provided.  Next group meets on July 12th.  Please call 631-761-8518 or click here to learn more about the program.

Mad Hatter

CMEE Mad Hatters would like to thank Diane Rancone of Cakes of the Hamptons for her second annual donation of her scrumptious cakes for our big day. Cakes of the Hamptons is a private cake company that caters to individual clients, and specializes in wedding and specialty cakes. Diane believes that cakes can be unique […]

CMEE Plays House…Donations Appreciated…

CMEE is looking for gently used play houses and outdoor play equipment to expand our back yard playground experience.  Your child’s playset will become “home” for our visiting children to interact and pretend playing house.  We would also welcome other outdoor children’s furniture and play sets such as picnic tables, sand boxes or water tables.  […]

Wine for a Cause

Michael Cinque of Amagansett Wine & Spirits is extending his Wine for a Cause offer exclusively for CMEE members. For each case (or 12 assorted bottles) of below wines at a cost of $250.00, AW&S will give $50.00 per case of the purchase back to CMEE. 2009 Simmonnet-Februe Chablis A fresh, vivacious style from 100% […]

CMEE in the City

On February 29, CMEE hosted a sold out “CMEE in the City” gala at Desmond’s Restaurant in New York to honor the contributions of outgoing Board President, Heidi Wald and her husband, Jonathan. Guests enjoyed an intimate evening with delicious food, wine, cocktails, and musical entertainment by Bryan Batt from TV’s Mad Men. The event […]

Baby Bliss at CMEE

When you live in the East End year round, you’re often asked “what do you do during the winter?” Activities for new parents this winter have grown exponentially thanks to Michelle Kelly’s Baby Bliss classes at CMEE. In addition to meeting every Tuesday at CMEE to share tips on childrearing, Michelle has organized exercise and […]

Weathering the Storm together

Last month during the first snowstorm of the winter, Visitor Services Assistant, Doug Borge opened CMEE to an intrepid group of excited patrons. After shoveling the walkways, Doug was anxious to have Henry the Rabbit get some exercise. Since Henry never experienced snow before, Doug brought him outside where Henry began to nibble on a […]

Private Birthday Parties

Enjoy CMEE’s newly popular and private Legacy Tree Gallery for your next birthday party. 1,100 square feet of play space customized for the ultimate birthday party.  Available 7 days a week during and after CMEE hours of operation.  The entire museum is also available for private parties.  Contact Amy at CMEE to discuss your event 631-537-8250.

Valentine’s Day Cards for Senior Citizens

Once again, CMEE would love to deliver smiles to local senior citizens on Valentine’s Day.  Last year, over 100 cards were made by children to CMEE and were delivered to East End seniors on Valentine’s Day.  This year, we would love to double that number!  Please stop by our Valentine Station located in the museum’s lobby until Sunday, February […]

A Very Happy Holiday from Henry & Fang

Henry the bunny wishes to thank everyone who participated in our “Light Up a Child’s Holiday” gift giving for the children of First Church of God in Christ in Bridgehampton. The wish list gathered by the children from the church were thrilled to receive so many gifts from the CMEE community.  Thank you to Buckley’s […]

Gingerbread House Decorating & Windmill Lighting

Our Gingerbread House decorating was quite an event. Coupled with our windmill lighting, families enjoyed hot cocoa and cookies and sang carols afterwards. Check out the finished products that look much too beautiful to eat!