September 2015 – LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear Friend, I spend way too much time looking at my phone. I realized that while playing with my son at CMEE the other day. In the active play gallery, I noticed three parents or caregivers sitting around the perimeter of the room, glued to their screens. They didn’t even look up when Bennett ran […]

August 2015 – LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear friends, “Is he walking?” That’s the number one question I am asked about my son, Bennett. Since he’s 16 months old, my reaction is a little sheepish. “No, not yet,” I respond. “Oh, don’t worry,” they try to reassure me. “Once he’s walking, he’ll start to run and then you’re in trouble.” To be […]

For The Kids!

Boy’s Bicycle Everyone remembers their first bike! This red, white, and black speedster is perfect for those ready to feel the wind in their hair (covered by a helmet, of course!), see the ground moving under their feet, and experience the freedom that comes with learning how to ride! Removable training wheels make this the […]

For The Grown Ups!

The Nightly Show A spin-off of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” features political news and a guest panel, all with a humorous spin. You are bidding on two tickets to a live taping of the show. “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” films at 513 W. 54th Street. […]

July 2015 – LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear friends, How often should a one-year-old poop? When should you transition your child to one nap? If you cut the tip of your child’s finger while clipping his nails, how long will it bleed? These are just some of the questions I have used the Internet to look for answers since my son, Bennett, […]

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 […]