Q&A With Free Arts NYC, Champions of Arts Education

This summer, we are pleased to welcome Free Arts NYC for a weekend of large format Polaroid portraiture at the Museum. In addition to being available to VIP supporters at the Family Fair Fundraiser, patrons can purchase a family photo session on July 21 to 23 that benefits Free Arts NYC. In preparation for the almost 20-year-old […]

Q & A with Megan LaMothe, CEO of FORAY GOLF

This summer, the Children’s Museum is thrilled to welcome FORAY GOLF as the title sponsor of our Annual Golf Outing (as well as a sponsor for July’s Ladies Night and the Family Fair Fundraiser). We recently spoke with FORAY GOLF’s CEO & Founder, Megan LaMothe about starting the company, her advice for kids, and why […]

June 2017 – Letter From The President

Dear Friend, What do you think about bringing babies to work? A few years ago, just after his 2 month checkup, my eldest son, Bennett accompanied me to the Children’s Museum at least two or three days per week until he was nine months old. I was reminded of the experience reading Sarita James’ recent […]

“Thirty Squared @ the Children’s Museum” – Saturday, June 3 – Tuesday, July 4th

The Children’s Museum of the East End is pleased to host “Thirty Squared @ the Children’s Museum” from June 3 through July 4. Curated by Kimberly Goff of the Elaine Benson Gallery, the exhibition features work by members of “Thirty Squared,” a group of East End artists who use social media to encourage and support one another’s […]

“Mostly Fish @ the Children’s Museum” – July 7th – August 1st

Curated by Kimberly Goff of the Elaine Benson Gallery, “Mostly Fish @ the Children’s Museum” features a collection of work from 16 local artists each offering their own unique take on the aquatic life found in the homes, bays, and oceans throughout the East End (and beyond!). Featured Artists: Scott Bluedorn, Rossa Cole, Kimberly Goff, Edward Joseph, […]

Summer Ladies Night and Auction – July 12 @ 6 – 8pm

On Wednesday, July 12th, please join the Children’s Museum for our Summer Ladies Night and Auction at Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton. In addition to a stellar collection of designer handbags, this year’s auction will feature accessories, spa treatments, fitness packages, and more! For more information, please contact Lara Sweeney at Lara@CMEE.org or 631.537.8250 x […]

“An Invitational @ the Children’s Museum” Artists’ Reception – Saturday, August 5 @ 6 – 8pm

Please join us for an artists’ reception to celebrate the opening of  “An Invitational @ the Children’s Museum” on Saturday, August 5 from 6 – 8pm. Curated by Kimberly Goff of the Elaine Benson Gallery, “An Invitational” features an incredible collection of work from more than fifty East End artists. Featured Artists: Anneli Arms, Sarah […]

May 2017 – Letter From The President

Dear friend, Before coming to work this morning, my three-year-old son, Bennett asked if I wanted to watch a puppet show. Who could pass up such an offer!? “Of course,” I said as I helped him set up his puppet theater on a low table. He placed a chair behind the table and then pulled over […]

Q & A with the Peconic Land Trust’s Kathy Kennedy

The East End’s natural environment is perhaps one of the most important resources shared by all those who live in the community. One group ensuring that it will be enjoyed for generations to come is the Peconic Land Trust. Since 1983, the non-profit has been at the forefront of conserving both our natural lands and the area’s celebrated […]

Carol Burnett, Head Start’s Community Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator

Head Start has provided comprehensive early childhood education to low-income children and their families for more than 50 years. Since 2010, the Children’s Museum of the East End has been one of only two museums in the nation to host a Head Start center. With transportation issues still keeping many area families from visiting the […]

April 2017 – Letter From The President

Museum President, Steve Long, receiving his first haircut. Dear friend, While parents are supposed to give young children choices as a way to help them gain a sense of control over their lives, child development experts caution us to limit the options so that the child doesn’t become overwhelmed. However, what happens after you give […]

Spring Ladies Night @ The Hedges Inn – Wednesday, April 26th @ 6pm – 8pm

On Wednesday, April 26th, please join us for a rare peek inside the Historic Hedges Inn during our Spring Ladies Night! In addition to incredible cocktails and lively conversation, the night will feature a silent auction as well as a wonderful collection of raffle prizes from local businesses. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy an amazing evening […]

Q & A with Barbara Blaisdell, Community Outreach Educator

After retiring from a teaching career spanning over three decades, Barbara Blaisdell shows no interest in slowing down. Since 2010, she’s been working with the Museum’s Director of Community Outreach, Leah Oppenheimer, to create and teach programming for Spanish-speaking families in the area. What started as a small early literacy class has blossomed into an after school […]

March 2017 – Letter From The President

Dear friend, “Look at the foil!” My two-year-old son and I were sitting at our dining table several months ago when he directed my attention outside. I had no idea what foil he was talking about. Was there aluminum foil in the yard? “The foil,” he repeated. I was completely confused. “What’s the foil?” I […]

Q&A with local artist, David Demers

As a long-time resident of East Hampton, much of David Demers‘ work (a collection of which is currently on display at the Museum) is inspired by the East End’s celebrated landscapes. From the oceans and beaches to the farms and fields, his abstract and colorful canvases emphasize flow, organic shapes and layering to evoke the area’s abundance […]

February 2017 – Letter From The President

Dear friend, Watching my two boys interact has given me new appreciation for the challenges of being a younger sibling. I didn’t believe it growing up as the eldest in my family even though my sister regularly pointed it out. I always felt like she got special treatment. For example, the very first time I […]

Q & A with the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center’s Shanae Pritchard

The Children’s Museum recently began offering Science Connections at the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center. Designed with the next generation engineers, physicists, chemists, and computer programmers in mind, the weekly after school program promotes science education through fun, accessible projects. We spoke with Shanae Pritchard, the After School Director, to learn more about the […]

January 2017 – Letter From The President

Dear friends, Happy New Year! Have you made a New Year’s Resolution? We asked kids attending our New Year’s Eve Ball Drop to write down a resolution for 2017. You can see them displayed in the Museum’s lobby and posted on our Facebook page. Some of my favorites included “Eat more mac and cheese”,  “I […]

Q & A with Karen Boorshtein of Family Service League

For the past several months, educators from the Children’s Museum have provided monthly programming to kids staying at Family Service League‘s South Shore shelter. We recently spoke with Karen Boorshtein, the organization’s president and CEO, about the origins of the Family Service League, the services they provide, and what the partnership means for families struggling […]

Volunteering With Katy’s Kids @ CMEE

In addition to greeting families, registering kids for our many workshops, and ensuring kids have the time of their lives whenever they visit the Museum, Kieran Barber also volunteers with Katy’s Kids, a family bereavement program that meets at the Museum twice a month. Mr. Barber was kind enough to share some of his experiences […]