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Paul Johnson — The Children's Museum of the East End

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Meet the Museum’s new Director of Operations, Daphne Gil

Following a career writing plays, running day cares, and, most recently, managing Head Start centers throughout Long Island, Daphne Gill steps into the role as the Museum’s Director of Operations. She took a break during her first week on the job to chat with us about childhood education, her experience so far, and the impact […]


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Speaking with Brigid Collins, co-founder of Katy’s Courage

Following the passing of their daughter, Katy, in 2011 from a rare form of pediatric liver cancer called hepatoblastoma, Brigid Collins and Jim Stewart started Katy’s Courage. In addition to funding local school scholarships and raising money for pediatric cancer research, the non-profit organization runs a children’s bereavement program called Katy’s Kids at the Children’s Museum on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday […]

SOLD OUT – Musikgarten: Dance With Me – October 3rd – December 19th @ 9:30am – 10:15am (Mondays)

This fall, join Marlene Markard from Markard Music for Musikgarten: Dance With Me! Through singing and rocking, rhythm exercises, traveling movement, active listening, instrument exploration, finger play, and other activities, the 12-week program is designed to prepare your little one for school and lay the foundation for music literacy, music aptitude, and a life-long love of music. […]

SOLD OUT – Musikgarten: Clap With Me – January 9th – April 3rd @ 9:30am – 10:15am (Mondays)

This winter, join Marlene Markard from Markard Music for Musikgarten: Clap With Me! Through singing and rocking, rhythm exercises, traveling movement, active listening, instrument exploration, finger play, and other activities, the 12-week program is designed to prepare your little one for school and lay the foundation for music literacy, music aptitude, and a life-long love of music. Every […]

SOLD OUT – Musikgarten: Play With Me – April 10th – June 5th @ 9:30am – 10:15am (Mondays)

This spring, join Marlene Markard from Markard Music for Musikgarten: Play With Me! Through singing and rocking, rhythm exercises, traveling movement, active listening, instrument exploration, finger play, and other activities, the 8-week program is designed to prepare your little one for school and lay the foundation for music literacy, music aptitude, and a life-long love of music. […]


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Q & A With Local Artist, Grant Haffner

Grant Haffner (left) with the Steve Long, the Museum’s President, during an Artist Reception and Family Workshop held earlier this summer. A resident of the East End for most of his life, Grant Haffner‘s work (a collection of which is currently on display at the Museum) is inspired by the country roads, local landmarks, and […]

Puppet Playgroups – February 1st – March 15th @ 9:45am – 10:30am (Wednesdays)

This winter, please join us for the return of the Puppet Playgroups! Led by Goat on a Boat at Bay Street‘s founder and master puppeteer, Liz Joyce, each class in the 5-week series features 45 minutes of songs, interactive games and a Minkie the Monkey puppet show! Dates/Time: February 1st – March 15th @ 9:45am – 10:30am (Wednesdays)* Ages: Parents […]

July 2016 – Letter From The President

Dear Friends, How do we encourage our young children to feel comfortable with life transitions? That’s a question I’ve been thinking about while my son, Bennett, attends Early Independence, a gentle separation program at the Museum. Like most parents, I was a little concerned he would get upset when left by himself. I also worried […]


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Farewell Q&A With Karin Keane, the Museum’s Director of Operations

After spending the last fifteen years working at the Children’s Museum, Karin Keane is retiring at the end of the summer. She’ll be splitting her time between Sag Harbor and Cambridge, Massachusetts (where she’ll enjoy some much deserved time with family). During her tenure, Karin has seen the institution grow from a “museum without walls” to a thriving organization that not […]


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Q & A With Raquel Barnes, Lead Teacher for Head Start at the Children’s Museum

Raquel Barnes, far right, during Head Start’s most recent graduation ceremony The Children’s Museum of the East End is one of two museums in the nation to host a Head Start classroom. Since Head Start’s mission is to provide “support for the whole child, the family and the community” and “ensure all vulnerable children and […]

After School Lego League – Thursdays @ 4pm – 5pm

Everything is awesome during our weekly After School Lego League! With instruction and guidance from a member of Museum’s Play Staff, kids attending this drop-off workshop will put their Lego skills to the test with a new challenge every week. From bridges to zip lines, this program is designed for builders looking to get a little more out […]

Peaceful Planet Playgroups – April 21st – June 2nd @ 9:30am – 10:15am (Fridays)

This spring, families are invited to join us for a kid-friendly yoga-style playgroup led by Peaceful Planet Yoga‘s Kristin Davey. Through animated games and songs, kids will enhance their listening, concentration, and cooperation skills while developing coordination, balance, and verbal abilities. Playful props such as scarves, pom-poms, yoga blocks and bells are incorporated to explore yoga […]

4th Annual Music Fair – Saturday, June 25th @ 10am – noon

Please Note: The Museum will open at 10am the day of the Music Fair. Play It, Hear It, Try It at CMEE’s 4th annual Music Fair on Saturday, June 25th! Sponsored by the Sag Harbor Express and the Express Magazine, the Children’s Museum of the East End will transform into a family-friendly sonic experience for music fans young and old […]

Dinner at the Farm – Tuesday, August 16th @ 5:30pm – 7pm – SOLD OUT

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the forecast of rain, tonight’s “Dinner at the Farm” has been rescheduled for Tuesday, August 16th. On Wednesday, August 16th, join the Children’s Museum and our friends at Bhumi for Dinner At The Farm! Families will enjoy a delicious dinner (prepared with organic produce grown and harvested at Bhumi Farms in East Hampton), […]

Pizza and Putt-Putt! – Wednesday, August 17th @ 5:30pm – 7pm – SOLD OUT

Please Note: This event is sold out. 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.  

The 2nd Annual Chessfest! – Saturday, August 20th @ 10am – noon

On Saturday, August 20th, please join us for the 2nd Annual Chessfest! Brought to you by the Children’s Museum of the East End and Chess NYC, 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 […]

i-Camp – August 29th – September 2nd (Monday – Friday) @ 9:15am – noon

End the summer with an unforgettable learning experience with your friends at the Children’s Museum! During this morning workshop, kids will explore their creativity and imaginations while learning the basics of design, video editing, and music production. In addition to three days of instruction from tech professionals, kids will also enjoy other activities facilitated by experts in arts and science throughout the week. […]

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

Please Note: This event is sold out. We are thrilled to partner with our friends at Amber Waves Farm to celebrate the end of summer (and the start of the school year) with our first ever Pizza Night at the Farm! In addition to picking toppings for a personal pizza that will be cooked in […]

Friday Night Drop-Off Dance Party – Friday, September 2 @ 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Everybody…get out of your seats and get ready to move during CMEE’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 – 7:30pm Cost: $40 per child, $20 for […]

Big Truck Day! – Saturday, September 17th @ 10am – noon

Please Note: The Museum will open at 10am the day of the event. Saturday….SATURDAY…SATURDAY (September 17th), join us for the return of 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 […]


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