Lego Club – Sundays @ 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, […]

Letter from the Director – March 2013

Dear Friends, I’m delighted to announce CMEE is launching a new “drop off” program during spring break this month in response to requests from members. Each morning, your children will have the opportunity to participate an array of activities, including cooking, art, nature walks, and gardening. For moms who need a night out, we’ve scheduled […]

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 […]

Letter from the Director – February 2013

Dear Friends, In this month’s Newsletter, you’ll see there is plenty of activity at CMEE in February, starting tomorrow with “Pizza and Pajama Night” and followed by our “Get Creative” and storytelling workshops, and winter vacation week programming. In January, we were very happy to welcome our new Education Coordinator, Vanessa Geppert to the Museum. […]

Letter from the Director – January 2013

Dear Friends, Happy New Year! After a fantastic December, CMEE was delighted to ring in 2013 earlier this week with over 500 people attending our 5th Annual New Year’s Eve “Ball Drop.” You can check out some of the photos from the “Ball Drop” in this month’s newsletter. I am very grateful to the Museum […]

Helping children cope with traumatic events

Like you, we at CMEE were horrified and saddened by what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Our staff have been discussing if and how the Museum can serve as a resource for families and children who have been especially traumatized by the shootings. Since play can be powerfully therapeutic, we hope you’ll […]

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 […]

DIY Rockets

Here are some helpful links from our DIY Rocket Day to try at home: Soda Straw Rocket Make a soda straw rocket out of regular office paper and tape. Launch with one breath. Visit: Kids Science Challenge – Soda Straw Rocket or Instructables – Straw Rockets Stomp Rocket: Take it to new heights! This rocket […]

Letter from the Director – November 2012

Dear Friends, I hope you made it through “Super Storm” Sandy without too much difficulty. Our hearts go out to those in our community who have suffered losses due to the storm. We are grateful for all of the cleanup crews who are working diligently to get life in the East End back to normal. […]

Letter from the Director – October 2012

Dear Friends, After ten days of cleaning and refreshing the Museum last month, CMEE is set for a new season of programs, workshops, and special events! Don’t miss “Pizza and Pajama Night” this Friday, “Play with Clay” on October 13, and our annual Halloween Bash on Friday, October 26. CMEE is always delighted to collaborate […]

Letter from the Director – September 2012

Dear Friends, CMEE has had a tremendous summer! Many thanks to the thousands of you who visited CMEE, participated in our classes, watched a musical performance in our amphitheater, or enjoyed lunch at the Museum! A special thank you to supporters who purchased a Name Plate for CMEE’s boardwalk, now known as “Lucy’s Way”! The […]

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 […]

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.

Letter from Director – July 2012

Dear Friends, I hope you had a very happy Fourth of July!  Thank you to everyone who visited CMEE during the holiday. You made it our busiest Independence Day ever! July promises to be a busy month at CMEE. In addition to offering engaging classes each morning and hosting our Fourth Annual Family Fair – […]

Letter from the Director – June 2012

Dear Friends, I hope you’re enjoying a great start to the summer. As you know, CMEE is a fantastic place to play and it’s also fun for volunteering. In this month’s E-Newsletter, we’re featuring two volunteers who run Lego Club at CMEE every Saturday at 10am. Their names are David and Jessup and they attend […]

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, […]

Letter from the Director – May 2012

Dear Friends, At CMEE, we are very excited about all of our upcoming public programming, including Peconic Family Fun Day, the Baby Bliss group for new parents, and Get Creative weekend workshops. In addition, there is plenty happening behind the scenes at the Museum. First, CMEE has completely changed its programming for school groups. In […]

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.  […]