June 2015 – LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear Friend, My friend, Samantha, recently gave birth to her second child and shared with me the challenges of balancing her life at home with her professional career. “On the weekends, if I receive emails or a voicemail from work, I feel like I should respond immediately so that I don’t forget on Monday.” Similarly, when […]

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

Everybody 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 each […]

May 2015 – LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear Friend, Watching my son, Bennett, take a test for the first time was incredibly nerve wracking. Since our pediatrician thought he might have a language delay, my wife and I had arranged to have him assessed through the Early Intervention Program overseen by Suffolk County. The evaluator came to our house and, after asking […]

April 2015 – LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear Friend, Bennett just celebrated his first birthday and we took him to the pediatrician for his medical check up. While Bennett is alert, social, and loves to play, the doctor expressed concern that he wasn’t saying “mama” and “dada,” which is a language milestone for one-year-old children. Just in case this was an indication […]

March 2015 – LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

Dear Friend, What are you reading? I was asked this question recently during a party and responded, “Last night, I read The Big Red Barn and the night before, it was Corduroy.” Other than newspapers and the occasional magazine article, I only read “board books” these days. Since my son, Bennett, was born 11 months […]

Super Soccer Stars @ 9:45am – 12:15pm (Monday – Friday)

Join Super Soccer Stars for Mini Camp, right here at the Children’s Museum! Super Soccer Stars classes are based on age-specific curricula created by a combination of early childhood, soccer, and behavioral specialists to guarantee that each child is learning and having a blast from the moment the whistle blows. Each day will feature 2.5 hours […]

Kick & Play @ 9:00am – 9:40am (Mondays & Thursdays)

Kick & Play is a fun-filled movement program designed for parents and toddlers to explore the world of physical activity with pre-soccer skills. Kick & Play classes are structured so that toddlers and caregivers can establish a friendly routine working together in a group setting, listening to directions, and engaging in exciting movement and pre-soccer […]

Lil Yogis NYC @ 3:30pm – 4:15pm (Wednesdays) & 10am – 10:45am (Saturdays)

This class will incorporate fun, playful, and creative ways for the children to exercise and explore their mind, body, and spirit. The use of animated poses and stretches will promote strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance. Breathing and visualization techniques will help teach the children to focus, relax, and develop self-control. The children will express themselves, […]

Hamptons Chess (Monday – Friday)

This summer, the Children’s Museum is thrilled to once again team up with Hamptons Chess! With an emphasis on FUN for children of all ages, Hamptons Chess will introduce the game to new players and make competitors of every student. Their coaches work with top scholastic teams in NYC, and their unique style of teaching […]

February 2015 – LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

Dear Friend, This past week has been a somber one at CMEE. Sadly, Henry the Bunny has passed away. It’s strange to walk into the Museum and not see him relaxing in his hutch or munching on a snack that a family had brought in especially for him to eat. While we all really miss […]

Addressing The Loss Of A Pet

The death of a pet can present families with unique challenges that are difficult to address. To help speak with your children about this type of loss, we’ve provided this collection of resources that we’ve found insightful and hope will offer parents insight and strategies to aid in what we know is a challenging conversation. Grieving and […]

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January 2015 – LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

Dear Friend, Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were full of friends and family, joy and laughter. Is there any happier sound in the world than a child’s giggle? Nothing entertains me more than hearing my nine-month-old son, Bennett, let out a good laugh (especially if I’m the reason for it). He’ll often giggle […]

December 2014 – LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

Dear Friend, My favorite part of the day is first thing in the morning when I go into the room of my son, Bennett. He pokes his head up above the crib and flashes me a smile that just takes over his whole face! I also love when I pick him up; he drapes his […]

November 2014 – LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

Dear Friends, I am excited for Katharine Holabird’s—author of the wildly popular “Angelina Ballerina” series—return to CMEE later this month to read from her new book, “Twinkle!” We conducted a brief interview with Katharine that you can read here. One of the questions we asked was, “What is the best piece of parenting advice you […]

October 2014 – LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

Dear Friends, A few months ago, my wife, Gabrielle, asked me, “Where can I meet other new parents?” Her question caught me off guard. “Don’t you know where I work?” I responded. The exchange reminded me that while we focus on how children’s museums benefit kids, we also need to develop ways in which we […]

Music Together by the Dunes – May 5th – JunE 30th @ 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, […]

September 2014 – LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

Dear Friends, I became very excited this past month when my son Bennett first put his foot into his mouth. It was not because he said something inappropriate (he is only five months old, mind you) but because he reached a developmental milestone by playing with his toes and sticking them into his mouth. Like […]

CMEE Play! In The Kitchen – Alphabet Noodle Soup – Saturday, January 10th @ 10am – 10:45am

During this family workshop, we’re making that wonderful wintertime staple…soup! Alphabet noodle soup, in this case. Children will chop, measure, and pour all the ingredients (with guidance, of course) and then take their culinary creations home in mason jars. Kids will also get a taste of what they’ve made as they enjoy some (TV Magic) […]

August 2014 – LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

Dear Friends, I’m obsessed with sleep. “How are you sleeping?” is the #1 question I have been asked since my wife and I welcomed our baby, Bennett. Initially, the sleep deprivation wasn’t so bad, but now after four months, I daydream constantly about sleeping uninterrupted through the night. I haven’t participated in a meeting at […]