Q & A With Brooke Rose, Child Life Specialist at Stony Brook Hospital

The Children’s Museum of the East End recently partnered with the Child Life Services Department at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital to offer weekly programming for kids who have been hospitalized or are undergoing treatment. Stony Brook is the only hospital offering dedicated pediatric care in Eastern Long Island. An integral part of the hospital experience, […]

Q & A With Paul A. Johnson, the Museum’s Marketing Coordinator

If you’ve ever opened an e-mail from the Museum, taken home a flyer after visiting, received a letter with the CMEE logo on it, or followed us Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, there’s a good chance that Paul A. Johnson has had a hand in it. Since joining the Museum in 2014, he’s been heading up the Museum’s marketing […]

Q & A with Marlene Markard of Markard Music

This fall, the Museum is thrilled to host Musikgarten: Dance With Me, a 12-week class designed to instill a lifelong love of music and provide a foundation for success in the classroom and beyond. Led by Marlene Markard, a professional musician and certified music teacher, Musikgarten promises to offer families the opportunity to experience one the the […]

August 2016 – LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

A while back, an old friend referred to me as a “social media ghost.” He was playfully acknowledging the fact that I don’t have a Facebook, Twitter, or an Instagram account. The Museum has all three, but I’ve yet to make the leap. When I managed a fantasy football team using the Internet, I wasted […]

Meet the Museum’s new Director of Operations, Daphne Gil

Following a career writing plays, running day cares, and, most recently, managing Head Start centers throughout Long Island, Daphne Gill steps into the role as the Museum’s Director of Operations. She took a break during her first week on the job to chat with us about childhood education, her experience so far, and the impact […]

Speaking with Brigid Collins, co-founder of Katy’s Courage

Following the passing of their daughter, Katy, in 2011 from a rare form of pediatric liver cancer called hepatoblastoma, Brigid Collins and Jim Stewart started Katy’s Courage. In addition to funding local school scholarships and raising money for pediatric cancer research, the non-profit organization runs a children’s bereavement program called Katy’s Kids at the Children’s Museum on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday […]

SOLD OUT – Musikgarten: Dance With Me – October 3rd – December 19th @ 9:30am – 10:15am (Mondays)

This fall, join Marlene Markard from Markard Music for Musikgarten: Dance With Me! Through singing and rocking, rhythm exercises, traveling movement, active listening, instrument exploration, finger play, and other activities, the 12-week program is designed to prepare your little one for school and lay the foundation for music literacy, music aptitude, and a life-long love of music. […]

SOLD OUT – Musikgarten: Clap With Me – January 9th – April 3rd @ 9:30am – 10:15am (Mondays)

This winter, join Marlene Markard from Markard Music for Musikgarten: Clap With Me! Through singing and rocking, rhythm exercises, traveling movement, active listening, instrument exploration, finger play, and other activities, the 12-week program is designed to prepare your little one for school and lay the foundation for music literacy, music aptitude, and a life-long love of music. Every […]

SOLD OUT – Musikgarten: Play With Me – April 10th – June 5th @ 9:30am – 10:15am (Mondays)

This spring, join Marlene Markard from Markard Music for Musikgarten: Play With Me! Through singing and rocking, rhythm exercises, traveling movement, active listening, instrument exploration, finger play, and other activities, the 8-week program is designed to prepare your little one for school and lay the foundation for music literacy, music aptitude, and a life-long love of music. […]

Q & A With Local Artist, Grant Haffner

Grant Haffner (left) with the Steve Long, the Museum’s President, during an Artist Reception and Family Workshop held earlier this summer. A resident of the East End for most of his life, Grant Haffner‘s work (a collection of which is currently on display at the Museum) is inspired by the country roads, local landmarks, and […]