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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]