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 […]