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, […]

January 2016 – LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear Friend, This month, I hope you’ll join me in supporting Katy’s Courage at the “Love Bites” Benefit on January 23rd. Katy’s Courage is a CMEE partner organization using the power of play to help children experiencing grief or loss. Started by Brigid Collins and Jim Stewart in memory of their 12-year-old daughter, Katy, who […]

December 2015 – LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear Friend, I’m delighted that so many of you have donated gifts—both in person and from our Amazon Wishlist—for children participating in CMEE’s partner organizations. Because of you, children involved in Head Start, The Retreat, Riverside Rediscovered, and the Wuneechanunk Shinnecock Preschool can have a festive holiday season! To give you a better sense of […]

November 2015 – LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear friend, Does CMEE really make a difference for families? I know it has for my son by helping him develop his gross motor skills, social interactions and appreciation of music. Yet, I was curious about other families. During “Ciencia en CMEE,” our bilingual afterschool science program, I asked three moms whose children participate in the […]

October 2015 – LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear Friend, I really enjoyed seeing so many other dads at CMEE’s Big Truck Day! A few Museum members even remarked on the number of fathers with one grandmother commenting, “When it’s an art or music program, it’s easy for dads to opt out, but trucks are supposed to be ‘manly’…so dads want to see […]

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, […]