Letter from the Director – August 2012

Dear Friends,

Thank you to everyone who supported CMEE’s 4th Annual Family Fair fundraiser last month. You helped to make it the best one yet! A special thanks to Classic Kids photography for documenting the fun. You can click here to see pictures from the Fair!

It’s been a very busy summer this year. Our attendance since Memorial Day is 30% higher than it was in 2011. I hope you’ve had the chance to visit CMEE’s backyard this season. Thanks to Ellen and Howard Katz, it’s looking terrific with a new greenhouse, new grass, an expanded garden, and new playground safety surfacing.

This month, there are a ton of CMEE Special Events, including a shopping night at J. Crew next Wednesday, August 8, two meetings of the CMEE Book Club, Twirlygig Tuesday Concerts for Kids in our Amphitheater, and daily art workshops starting August 27. In addition, we have our ongoing programs such as summer classes, “Pizza and Pajama” Night, Waffle Day, and Lego Club. Check out our calendar for more details.

Speaking of Legos, we’re always looking for more donations of Lego bricks so that we can add to our collection and replace bricks that get broken. We were delighted to receive a gift last week of a box of brand new Legos, donated by a seven-year-old boy who regularly attends Lego Club.

I’m also thrilled that CMEE was a recipient of a generous bequest from the William G. Thompson Charitable Fund.  A well-known home builder on the East End, Mr. Thompson founded Peconic Landing, a life care community located on the North Fork in the mid-1990s. His vision, perseverance, and service to the community are inspiring.

If you are interested in learning more about the planned giving program at CMEE, please call me or Lara Sweeney at 631.537.8250 or email Lara@cmee.org.

Thank you again for your support for CMEE!

Sincerely,
Steve Long
Executive Director

PS – CMEE is headed to Broadway! Join us to see “Annie” the Musical on Saturday, November 17. Tickets to benefit CMEE are available on our website and at the Museum now!