(SOLD OUT) Gingerbread House Decorating Workshops – Saturday, December 3rd & 10th @ 10am and 11am (SOLD OUT)

Please Note: Our Gingerbread House Decorating Workshops are completely sold out!

This holiday season, let your child’s confectionery creativity run wild during our annual Gingerbread House Decorating Workshops! Budding architects will choose their materials (vivid and vibrant edible goodies from our candy buffet), plan their designs, and decorate their own pre-built gingerbread houses. These workshops sell out every year, so

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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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SOLD OUT – Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop – Saturday, December 31st @ 10am – noon & 1pm – 3pm

On Saturday, December 31st, join us for the biggest family-friendly New Year’s Eve party on the East End! During the daytime celebrations—we offer two sessions to ensure everyone can join in the fun—kids will create noisemakers, share resolutions for the upcoming year, and mark the end of 2016 (and start of 2017) with a confetti-filled countdown. This year’s New Year’s …

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Community Book Swap – Saturday, January 21st @ 10am – 2pm

We are thrilled to announce the first ever BOOK SWAP at the Children’s Museum! The premise is simple: Bring a book, take a book. We’ll also be reading stories throughout the day, serving hot cocoa, crafting custom bookmarks, and making sure everyone leaves with a new addition for their home library.

Ages: Families with kids of all ages!
Cost: Free 

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Engineers Week – Monday, February 20th – Sunday, February 26th (all day)

Over the winter break, join us for our first ever Engineers Week! Each day, families visiting the Children’s Museum will enjoy a different science-based activity designed to excite, entertain, and educate while encouraging kids to explore science at home.

Monday: Straw Rockets
Tuesday: Make Your Own Crayons
Wednesday: Paper Structures
Thursday: Lego Zip Line Challenge
Friday: Tin Foil Boats
Saturday

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May 2016 – LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear Friends,

This is one of those “I never thought it would happen to me” stories. I’m sure you have seen a news report with the headline, “Mom Saves Baby’s Life With CPR.” I never paid much attention to these stories, even after taking CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) training a few years ago along with my co-workers at the Museum. Frankly, …

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5th Annual Egg Drop Challenge – Saturday, March 18th @ 9:45am – 11:30am

Calling all designers, engineers, and builders…put your skills to the test during our 5th Annual Egg Drop Challenge! After creating special protective containers, kids will join a member of the Museum Staff atop the Pirate Ship. From there, it’s EGG OVERBOARD—followed by a 10 foot drop—as we learn which designs keep their contents from cracking.

Special thanks to Amber

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Family Disco Dance Party – Friday, March 24th @ 5:30pm – 7pm

Kick off your shoes and celebrate the start of spring by joining us for a Family Dance Party! Parents, grandparents, caregivers, and kids…everybody‘s invited to strut their stuff under the Museum’s disco ball. Pizza will be served.

Ages: Families with kids of all ages!
Cost: Free for Museum Members, $14 per person including adults and any children

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Spring Book Swap – Saturday, March 25th @ 10am – 2pm

Our first book swap was so popular, we’ve decided to hold one every season! The premise is simple: Bring a book, take a book. We’ll also be reading stories throughout the day, serving hot cocoa, crafting custom bookmarks, and making sure everyone leaves with a new addition for their home library.

Ages: Families with kids of all ages!
Cost: Free 

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Pet Appreciation Day! Saturday, April 22nd @ 10am – noon*

Join the Children’s Museum for a celebration of our furry, four-legged companions! Kids will decorate homemade dog treats generously donated by the Mill House Inn and maybe even meet a few charismatic canines looking for forever homes. Kids can choose to share their creations with the pups visiting the Museum that day or save them and surprise the family pet

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April 2016 – LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear Friends,

I was overjoyed when my wife gave birth to Grant, our second son, in early March. My only concern was how Bennett, our two-year-old would react. Would he get jealous like the son of a friend of mine who threw blocks at their baby or would he throw tantrums and shriek “I AM the baby,” like another toddler …

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March 2016 – LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear Friends,

At CMEE’s annual dinner where we celebrate the Museum’s biggest champions and supporters – this year, Dana Golding, Pam Henes and Alexandra Lebenthal were among the honorees – I was especially thrilled to recognize a group of moms who epitomize our community engagement and who have given back to CMEE in a very meaningful way: our Latino Parents …

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10th Annual Golf Outing presented by Foray Golf – Wednesday, June 14th

Please join us for the Museum’s 10th Annual Golf Outing on Wednesday, June 14 at the Maidstone Golf Club in East Hampton. In addition to experiencing one of the most exclusive golf courses in America, players will enjoy an exquisite brunch before their round and cocktails, supper, and a live auction upon returning to the oceanfront clubhouse. Individual players are

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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 Tuesday, 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), play games, …

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February 2016 – LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear Friends,

Have you recently learned something at a children’s museum? While CMEE’s mission is focused primarily on sparking imagination and fostering learning for children, numerous studies show that museums have a greater educational impact if parents and caregivers are learning alongside them. As CMEE staff members develop new programs and exhibits, we are increasingly identifying what grownups can get …

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Birthday Party Inquiry Confirmation

Thank you for inquiring about Birthday Parties @ CMEE. A member of our staff will contact you within 48 hours.…

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Summer Kids Club @ 9:15am – 3:15pm (Monday – Friday)

Led by educators with Master’s degrees in Early Childhood Education and facilitated by college students pursuing the arts, Kids Club is designed to ensure that kids are engaged, active, and getting the most out of their summer. The groups are kept small—each has a 4:1 child to Museum Educator ratio—to foster an atmosphere and environment that is ideal for emotional, …

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Early Independence @ 9:15am – 11:15am (Monday – Friday)

Designed with the Museum’s younger fans in mind, this early learner drop-off program fosters self-confidence in 2-year-olds as they gain autonomy in a safe, stimulating, and structured environment. Led by educators with Master’s degrees in Early Childhood Education, kids will develop a sense of individuality and independence through games, songs, and age-appropriate arts and science.

Ages: 2
Day/Time: Monday – …

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Nature’s Music @ 9:30am – 10:45am & 11:15am – 12:30pm (Mondays) – SOLD OUT

Led by Marlene Markard of Markard Music, this family program is designed to instill a lifelong love of both music and the outdoors. While exploring a different nature theme each week, children will sing, dance, move, play instruments, tell stories, create crafts and play music games…all on the grounds of the Museum!

Nature’s Music is part of the Musikgarten …

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Shari’s Little Learners – Toddler Time @ 9:30am – 11am (Mondays)

We’re thrilled to host Shari’s Little Learners – Toddler Time this summer!

The 90-minute program has been specifically developed to introduce early concepts of cognitive, emotional, social, and language skills to children ages 1.9-2.5 years of age, and is filled with energetic multisensory activities highlighting all the skills necessary to facilitate a lifetime love for learning. There is also an …

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Afternoon Lego League @ 4pm – 5pm (Mondays)

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

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Sprout – Kids Coding Classes @ 5:30pm – 7:30pm (Mondays)

Dive into the world of technology! Learn the fundamentals of computer programming by building games, websites, apps and robots. Our curriculum is designed to introduce the appropriate thought processes to each of our students, regardless of his or her experience level. The skills they learn in the classroom will prepare and equip them for the future in our increasingly technological

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Baby & Me @ 9:30am – 10:30am (Tuesdays)

“Baby & Me” is a program designed specifically for parents of infants. Moms, dads, and caregivers have the opportunity to meet other parents with children the same age. During the sessions, they hear the latest news about early childhood parenting, discuss developmental milestones, sing to their babies and participate in a variety of activities.

Ages: 2 – 16 months (pre-walkers)…

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In The Garden @ Bridge Gardens – 9:15am – 10am (Tuesdays)

We’re excited to partner with Bridge Gardens and the Peconic Land Trust again this summer for “In the Garden”! During this farm-to-table program, children will be introduced to the plant life cycle and other basic elements of sustainable gardening. Each week, families will meet at Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton where they will enjoy songs, stories, and work on projects related …

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In The Kitchen @ 9am – 9:45am & 10:15am – 11am (Wednesdays)

“In the Kitchen” is a fun, hands-on workshop designed to provide parents with fun, quality time with their child, as well as the opportunity to create delicious, healthy recipes. Using seasonal, organic produce generously donated by local farms, children practice a variety of fine motor skills such as mixing, measuring, pouring, weighing, stirring and mashing while learning about nutrition, making

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SOLD OUT – Clay Play @ 10:15am – 11am (Thursdays)

With the guidance of an experienced potter, children will explore the possibilities of working with clay. Using their hands and basic pottery tools, they’ll design, shape, and glaze a variety a different projects. Finished projects will be professionally fired in a kiln and kids will bring home their creations for the family to enjoy for years to come.

Ages: Parents …

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In The Studio @ 10:15am – 11am (Fridays)

This weekly family class is all about creative discovery and introducing children to basic visual concepts such as line, shape, color and texture. During each session, we’ll practice tearing, cutting, mixing, pouring, pinching and more as we make original pieces with varied media and everyday objects. Activities will include watercolor exploration, mixed media collage, sand arts, clay & shell creations

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Music Together by the Dunes @ 10:45AM – 11:30AM (Fridays)

This joyful early childhood music program has generations of fans across the globe and instills a lifelong love of music and happy memories! It’s a delightful way to share music with your child and meet new friends. During this incredible world renowned research-based music and movement program, families enjoy singing, dancing, rhythm and tonal patterns, instrument play, improvisational music …

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Shine Hamptons @ 9:30am – 2:30pm (Monday – Friday)*

From Wednesday, July 5 to Friday, September 1, join founder & director Aaron Goldschmidt and Shine’s Hamptons’ staff (all educators or certified teachers!) as they run the fourth year of their innovative creative arts camp celebrating all things Hamptons! Camp day activities include outdoor science and exploration, summer art and nature projects, gardening, physical arts, sports, yoga, music and movement,

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