Archives for April 2014

¡CMEE Feria! – Saturday, April 29th @ 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Join us for a celebration of East End Latino culture on Saturday, April 29th from 12:30 – 2:30pm (rain or shine!) at the third annual CMEE FERIA! It will be a day of traditional cuisine, music, art, and—most importantly—fun for the entire family.

Ages: All Ages!
Cost: Free for everyone!

Tasting Ticket (available day of the event): $5

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After School Star Wars Party! – Thursday, May 4th @ 3:30pm – 5pm

Join your friends at the Children’s Museum along with Macaroni Kid Hamptons as we celebrate the most important day in the universe…May the 4th! Awaken the force with a special Star Wars themed Lego workshop, Jedi crafts, and Wookie cookies (they’re chewy)! These are the droids you’re looking for!

Ages: Parents with children of all Ages!
Cost: $5 for

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Peconic Family Fun Day – Saturday, May 6th @ 10am – noon

Please Note: The Museum will open at 10am the morning of Peconic Family Fun Day.

Join us on Saturday, May 6th from 10am to noon for the 8th Annual Peconic Family Fun Day (rain or shine!).

Peconic Family Fun Day offers visitors the opportunity to learn about and celebrate the ecosystems, estuaries, and environments that make the East End so …

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Memorial Day Weekend Block Party presented by Hudson Yards – Saturday, May 27 @ 10am – noon

Please Note: The Museum will open at 10am the day of the Block Party.

Join us and our friends at Hudson Yards as we kick off the season as only the Children’s Museum can…during our first ever community BLOCK PARTY! With block building activities, DIY stomp rockets, crafts and games with community partners, chalk street art, the official debut of …

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Pizza & Pajama Night at Madoo Conservancy – Friday, June 2 @ 6pm – 7:30pm

Families should pack a blanket for this month’s Pizza & Pajama Night…we’re headed to Sagaponack’s Madoo Conservancy! In addition to enjoying a delicious pizza dinner, kids (and grownups!) will play with bubbles and explore the organic garden’s sculptures, ponds, bridges, and plant life using a scavenger hunt specially created for the event. 

Please Note: Pizza & Pajama night will

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Let’s Get This Garden Started – Planting Party! – Saturday, June 10 @ 10am – noon

Our seeds have sprouted and they’re ready to make the move to the Museum’s community garden. We could use a little help deciding just where to put them, though! Join us anytime between 10am and noon as we prepare, plant and water our sprouts as we get ready for the growing season.

Make sure to come dressed ready to get

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5th Annual Music Fair – Saturday, June 17 @ 10am – noon

Please Note: The Museum will open at 10am the day of the Music Fair.

See It, Hear It, Play It at the Museum’s 5th annual Music Fair on Saturday, June 17th!

During the free community event, the Children’s Museum of the East End will transform into a family-friendly sonic experience for music fans young and old (but mostly young!). …

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Summer Book Swap – Saturday, June 24 @ 10am – 2pm

♫ No more pencils, no more books… ♫

What?! No books?! School may be out for summer, but our love of reading knows no season.

Please join us as we celebrate the written word during our Summer Book Swap! The premise is simple: Bring a book, take a book. During the free community event, we’re also crafting custom bookmarks, serving …

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Train Your Eyes to Be “Tick Wise” – Saturday, July 1 @ 10am – 11am

“Tick Wise” is an engaging, interactive program designed to teach young children (and grownups!) how to prevent tick bites and what to do if bitten. The program is presented by Southampton Hospital’s Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center, with expert assistance from Brian Kelly, owner of East End Tick & Mosquito Control and April Nill-Boitano, a certified Early Childhood and Elementary …

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FRIDAY NIGHT DROP-OFF DANCE PARTY – FRIDAY, JULY 7 @ 5:30PM – 8PM

Everybody…get out of your seats and get ready to move during the Children’s Museum Friday Night Drop-Off Dance Parties this summer! While parents are enjoying a night to themselves, kids ages 3 and up are invited to join Museum staff for dinner and dancing under the disco ball.

Ages: 3+

Time: 5:30pm – 8pm

Cost: $40 per child, $20 for

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Pizza & Putt Putt – Wednesday, July 19th @ 5:30pm – 7pm

This summer, join us for Pizza and Putt-Putt Night at the Museum! During the special event, kids will enjoy pizza and then hit the links for a round (or two) on our science-themed mini golf course.

Ages: All Ages!

Time: 5:30pm – 7pm

Cost: $5 for Museum Members; $20 for non-members.

Space is limited and pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

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9th Annual Family Fair Fundraiser Presented by Hudson Yards – Saturday, July 22nd @ 10:30 – 1:30pm

Please join us for our 9th Annual Family Fair Fundraiser: “Animals A to Z” on Saturday, July 22, 2017 held right here at the Museum. From aardvarks to zebras (and every animal in between), this year’s fair is guaranteed to be a roaring good time! From 10:30am – 1:30pm, families will enjoy games, crafts, rides, performances, food, and—most importantly—fun!

All …

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Peter and The Wolf – Tuesday, August 1st @ 5:30pm – 8pm

Young company members from the Hampton Ballet Theatre School will, once again, perform Prokofiev’s timelessly appealing and magical ballet in the Museum’s 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!

Doors open at 5:30pm, performance begins at 6pm.

Date: Tuesday, August 1st (Rain Date: …

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SOLD OUT – Friday Night Drop-Off Dance Party – Friday, August 4 @ 5:30pm – 8pm

Everybody…get out of your seats and get ready to move during the Children’s Museum’s Friday Night Drop-Off Dance Parties this summer! While parents are enjoying a night to themselves, kids ages 3 and up are invited to join Museum staff for dinner and dancing under the disco ball.

Ages: 3+

Time: 5:30pm – 8pm

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SOLD OUT – Pizza & Putt Putt – Wednesday, August 16th @ 5:30pm – 7pm

This summer, join us for Pizza and Putt-Putt Night at the Museum! During the special event, kids will enjoy pizza and then hit the links for a round (or two) on our science-themed mini golf course.

Ages: All Ages!

Time: 5:30pm – 7pm

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SOLD OUT – Pizza Night @ Amber Waves Farm – Tuesday, August 22nd @ 5:30pm – 7pm

PLEASE NOTE: This event has sold out.

We are thrilled to join our friends at Amber Waves Farm to celebrate the end of summer (and the upcoming school year) with our second ever Pizza Night at the Farm! In addition to picking toppings for a personal pizza that will be cooked in their custom, wood-fired copper oven, families attending this

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The 3rd Annual Chessfest! – Saturday, August 26th @ 10am – noon

On Saturday, August 26th, please join us for the 3rd Annual Chessfest! Brought to you by the Children’s Museum of the East End and Hamptons Chess, the family-friendly event promises a morning filled with crafts, activities, and games for players of all interests and skill levels. The morning will also feature a simultaneous match with a group of

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Pizza & Pajama Night – “Secret Pizza Party” – Friday, September 1st @ 6 – 7:30pm

With the summer season winding down and the school year about to start, it’s the perfect time for a pizza party. Don’t tell anyone, though. It’s a secret!

During this month’s Pizza & Pajama Night, we’re celebrating one of our favorite foods with an interactive read aloud of Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri’s Secret Pizza Party! In addition

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Back To School Bash – Saturday, September 9th @ 10am – noon

School’s back in session and it’s time to celebrate! Join us in the Museum lobby anytime between 10am and noon where we’ll be designing bookmarks, decorating folders, learning how to make healthy snacks, and more! We’re also giving away backpacks to the first twenty visitors!

Ages: Families with kids of all ages!
Cost: Free for Museum Members, $12 for

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Fall Cleaning Week – Monday, September 11th – Friday, September 15th

Please Note: The Museum will be closed from Monday, September 11th through Friday, September 15th for our annual fall cleaning! Join us when we reopen on September 16th for Big Truck Day!…

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Big Truck Day! – Saturday, September 16th @ 10am – noon

Please Note: The Museum will open at 10am the day of the event.

Saturday….SATURDAY…SATURDAY (September 16th), join us for the 3rd Annual BIG TRUCK DAY @ the Children’s Museum! Kids of all ages will have the chance to explore and interact with some of the massive machines that share our roads and keep the East End moving! Emergency vehicles, …

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Jackson Pollock Drip Painting – Thursday, September 21st @ 10am – 10:45am

Join the Children’s Museum and artist Joyce Raimondo (of the Jackson Pollock House) as we drip, drop, and splatter in the style of the East End’s own Jackson Pollock.

Ages: Parents and caregivers with kids of all ages.
Cost: $1 payable at the Front Desk the day of the workshop.…

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Baby Gear Swap – Saturday, September 23rd @ 10am – 2pm

The Children’s Museum of the East End is pleased to announce our first ever Baby Gear Swap! New and expectant parents are invited to join us and stock up on new and gently used clothing, cribs, strollers, and more! Early childhood educators and providers will also be on hand with information for new parents (and parents-to-be)!

Cost: Free for everyone! …

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APRIL 2014 – LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

Dear Friends,

CMEE Executive Director Stephen Long, Jim Stewart, Robert Stewart and Brigid Stewart Collins play with a sand table at CMEE on March 4. (Photo courtesy of Tessa Raebeck).

Can a visit to CMEE be therapeutic? Lois Silverman certainly suggests it should be in her book, The Social Work of Museums. “With their unique resources,” she writes, “museums …

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SOLD OUT – Pizza & Pajama Night – “The Halloween Kid” – Friday, October 6th @ 6 – 7:30pm

Please Note: This event is sold out!

It’s one of our favorite times of the year ’round these parts…Halloween!

During this month’s Pizza & Pajama Night, we’re getting into the spirit of things with an interactive reading of Rhode Montijo’s “The Halloween Kid,” mask decorating, open play in the exhibits, and—what else?—pizza!

Ages:  Parents and caregivers with kids of all …

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ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF THE LONG POND GREENBELT – Saturday, October 7th @ 10am – 1pm

Bring the children for a FREE morning exploration during the Annual Celebration of the Long Pond Greenbelt*. Enjoy guided trail walks, meet birds of prey with the educators from Quogue Wildlife Refuge, and play games make crafts, and participate in a wide variety of activities provided by local environmental and community organizations. An educator from the Children’s Museum will be …

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Member Appreciation Day – Sunday, October 8TH @ 10am – noon

Please Note: The Museum will open at 10am the day of the event.

In recognition of the families who help make the Museum such a special place, we are absolutely thrilled to announce our 2nd Annual Member Appreciation Day!

On Sunday, October 8th, Museum Members are invited to join us for a special celebration at the Children’s Museum. …

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