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 […]

Pizza & Pajama Night – “Secret Pizza Party” – Friday, September 1st @ 6 – 7:30pm

With the summer season winding down and the school year about to start, it’s the perfect time for a pizza party. Don’t tell anyone, though. It’s a secret! During this month’s Pizza & Pajama Night, we’re celebrating one of our favorite foods with an interactive read aloud of Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri’s Secret Pizza Party! […]

Big Truck Day! – Saturday, September 16th @ 10am – noon

Please Note: The Museum will open at 10am the day of the event. Saturday….SATURDAY…SATURDAY (September 16th), join us for the 3rd Annual 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 […]

Baby Gear Swap – Saturday, September 23rd @ 10am – 2pm

The Children’s Museum of the East End is pleased to announce our first ever Baby Gear Swap! New and expectant parents are invited to join us and stock up on new and gently used clothing, cribs, strollers, and more! Early childhood educators and providers will also be on hand with information for new parents (and […]

APRIL 2014 – LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

Dear Friends, Can a visit to CMEE be therapeutic? Lois Silverman certainly suggests it should be in her book, The Social Work of Museums. “With their unique resources,” she writes, “museums have a powerful role to play as agents of social service. Social work is the profession that truly understands how to strengthen human relationships […]

5th Annual Peconic Family Fun Day – May 3rd @ 10am – noon

Please join us on Saturday, May 3rd from 10am to noon for our 5th Annual Peconic Family Fun Day (rain or shine!). We’re thrilled, once again, to be working with an incredible group of partner organizations  to connect children with nature in a fun, accessible way and teach them about the importance of our estuaries […]

CMEE’S ANNUAL HALLOWEEN BASH – Friday, October 23rd @ 4pm – 6pm

Mark your calendars for CMEE’s annual Halloween Bash! On Friday, October 23rd between 4pm and 6pm, children will enjoy Halloween games, trick or treating, crafts, a costume contest and more! Ideal for children aged 6 and under, but the CMEE Halloween Bash offers plenty of fun for older goblins too! We traditionally sell out so […]

CMEE’s Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop – Thursday, December 31 @ 10am – noon & 1pm – 3pm

On Thursday, December 31, please join us for the biggest kid-friendly New Year’s celebration this side of the Shinnecock Canal—CMEE’s Annual Ball Drop! In fact, the party’s gotten so big that this year we’re offering two sessions of the confetti-filled festivities to ensure 2015 gets the send off it deserves! Session 1: 10am – noon […]

March 2014 – LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

Dear Friends, On February 25, CMEE hosted its annual “CMEE in the City” fundraising dinner, which was attended by a capacity crowd of 180 people. With help from the honorary event chairs, Arlene and Alan Alda and Joy Behar, CMEE celebrated the work of three trailblazing former trustees, Beatrice Alda, Natalie Barth, and Vicky Graham. […]

Egg Drop Challenge, March 22nd @ 10am – noon

Come join us for CMEE’s 2nd Annual Egg Drop Challenge sponsored by Macaroni Kid Hamptons! For families who don’t bring theirs from home, parents and their children can design and construct their protective containers during our hands-on workshop from 10am – 11:30am. We’ll provide everything you need…including the eggs! Then, at noon, everyone will gather in CMEE […]

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CMEE’s 4th Annual Egg Drop Challenge – Saturday, April 16th @ 9:45am – 11:30am

Please join us for the Egg Drop Challenge! Now in its 4th year, the annual event invites kids of all ages to design and construct containers that will (hopefully) keep an egg from breaking when dropped from the top of CMEE’s pirate ship. We supply the building materials, you bring the imagination…everyone enjoys the show! […]

February 2014 – LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

Dear Friends, Can you describe a parabola, define coefficients of friction, or explain how a gravity well works? If, like me, you’re a little fuzzy when it comes to physics, you’ll definitely want to play the new “putt-putt” golf course opening at CMEE on the Saturday before Memorial Day. At first, our exhibit team began […]

Breakfast at Madoo Conservancy – Saturday, June 11 @ 10am – 11am

We’re thrilled for our annual trip to Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack! This year, families are invited to pack a blanket and join us for a delicious mid-morning snack followed by a scavenger hunt around the two-acre organic garden where they’ll look for sculptures, ponds, bridges and more!  Ages: Family with children ages 3 – 6 Cost: $5 for […]

Tee Time and Townline! – Sunday, June 19th – All Day!

This Father’s Day, forgo the questionable tie and give dad what he really wants…mini golf and BBQ! Families who play a round (or three!) of 2-for-1 CMEE Mini Golf will enjoy 20% off from our friends at Townline BBQ.* *Please Note: Promotional discount is good for Sunday, June 19th and cannot be applied towards alcoholic beverages.

January 2014 – Letter from the Director

Dear Friends, Happy New Year! On December 31, hundreds of children and parents “rang in” 2014 at the stroke of noon during our 6th Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop. You can check out some of the photos from the Ball Drop in this month’s newsletter. Thank you to everyone who contributed to CMEE’s Annual […]

December 2013 – Letter from the Director

Dear Friends, What an exciting year for CMEE!  Looking back at 2013, we welcomed almost 60,000 visitors, increased our educational programming and community partnerships, and have planned fantastic updates to the Museum. This year, I am especially proud that: Over 250 local children received scholarships to visit the Museum and participate in classes and workshops […]

Letter from the Director – November 2013

Dear Friends, It was wonderful to see hundreds of people come out on Columbus Day weekend for the liftoff of CMEE’s capital campaign at our annual Rocket Day Festival. Thank you to Town Councilmember, Bridget Fleming for being on hand to launch the ceremonial CMEE bottle rocket. You can read more about the Rocket Day […]

Letter from the Director – October 2013

Dear Friends,  After a week of cleaning and refreshing the Museum in September, CMEE is set for a new season of programs, workshops, and special events! Every week at the Museum, there’s something new to do! In addition to art classes presented by Butter Lane Art Academy and music classes by Music by the Dunes, CMEE has an array […]

Letter from the Director – September 2013

Dear Friends, It was our best summer yet at the Children’s Museum. Thank you to everyone who played at CMEE, participated in classes, watched terrific performances in our amphitheater, or attended CMEE’s annual Family Fair fundraiser. We’re already geared up for a fantastic fall. In addition to our “Play” classes, CMEE is hosting a Music […]