Meet the Founders of Hampton Pool Company, the Sponsor of This Year’s Block Party

We’re thrilled to have Hampton Pool Company as the exclusive sponsor of this year’s Memorial Day Weekend Block Party. Since a quick dip in a pool is one of the best ways to beat the heat during the summer months–next to visiting CMEE, of course–there are few businesses more qualified to help us welcome the season. We recently reached …

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CMEE partners with Amber Waves Farm

Ann teaching at Amber Waves Farm

This summer, the Children’s Museum will again work with educators from Amber Waves to present early childhood programming on the Farm. To help describe what will be happening at Amber Waves, we spoke with Ann Jones Levine, the Farm’s Education Director.

CMEE’s Farm Club at Amber Waves will now run five mornings each

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Q&A with Melanie Meade, volunteer mentor at CMEE

Coders hard at work at the Children’s Museum

Thanks to the Century Arts Foundation, the Long Island Community Foundation, and proceeds from our Summer Fête fundraiser, CMEE is presenting the East End’s only bilingual Coding Club. However, the program would not be possible without the incredible efforts of our volunteer mentors. One of the mentors, Melanie Meade, has been contributing …

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Q&A with Zibby Owens, Host of “Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books”

Zibby Owens is a longtime supporter of the Children’s Museum and co-founder of the annual CMEE Family Fair fundraiser. A mom of 4, she hosts a popular podcast, “Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books,” which was just nominated for a prestigious Webby Award in the Best Podcast: Arts & Culture category. (You can cast your vote here

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Leah Oppenheimer, CMEE’s Director of Community Outreach receives “Good Neighbor” award!

During its recent annual celebration in Hampton Bays, the organization, Neighbors in Support of Immigrants (NISI) awarded Leah Oppenheimer, CMEE’s Director of Community Outreach with its “Good Neighbor” Award in recognition of her outstanding service to the immigrant community of the East End.

In her remarks to the more than 300 attendees, Leah began with a quote from the philosopher, …

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BOOKHAMPTON’S MUST-HAVE CHILDREN’S BOOK FOR MARCH!

ach month, our friend Jesse B. at BookHampton will suggest the latest children’s books available at their store in East Hampton. CMEE members will receive a discount when purchasing the book listed below at BookHampton.

Because by Mo Williams and Amber Ren 

I love Because for a variety of reasons. It has plenty going for it – it has …

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Liz Bard Talks About School Visits to the Museum

A Southampton Pre-K student stands in front of the Jackson Pollock canvas made by her class during a school trip.

While the Museum is closed to the general public on Tuesdays, you can usually find the Museum’s Director of Education, Liz Bard, hard at work facilitating field trips for schools from across Long Island. During these visits, students have a …

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BOOKHAMPTON’S MUST-HAVE CHILDREN’S BOOK FOR JANUARY!

Each month, our friend Jesse B. at BookHampton will suggest the latest children’s books available at their store in East Hampton. CMEE members will receive a discount when purchasing the book listed below at BookHampton.

Love, Z by Jessie Sima – $17.99

Jessie Sima has become one of my favorite contemporary children’s book writers. With Harriet Gets Carried Away

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NEW YORK STATE AWARDS $527K IN FUNDING TO THE MUSEUM THROUGH THE LONG ISLAND REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

New York State has awarded the Children’s Museum of the East End (CMEE) $527,400 in funding through the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council (LIREDC) to help construct a permanent museum facility in Riverside and expand the community’s access to arts and cultural programming. Since 2015, Museum educators have traveled from CMEE’s Bridgehampton location to provide much-needed evening programming for …

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BOOKHAMPTON’S MUST-HAVE CHILDREN’S BOOKS FOR DECEMBER!

Each month, our friend Jesse B. at BookHampton will suggest the latest children’s books available at their store in East Hampton. CMEE members will receive discounted prices when purchasing any of the books listed below at BookHampton.

Good Rosie by Kate DiCamillo, Illustrated by Harry Bliss – $16.99

It’s no secret if you know me that I love DiCamillo’s …

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Two New Exhibits Arrive at CMEE!

On Friday, November 30, the Museum will unveil two new exhibitions, “Ring of Fire” and “Miles of Tiles,” which are designed to stimulate early math fluency and reduce the math achievement gap. On loan from the Museum of Mathematics in New York City as part of their “MoMath 2 Go” initiative, the exhibitions will include specially created “tip cards” with …

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MEET THE MUSEUM’S NEW MUSEUM EXPERIENCE COORDINATOR, KEVIN ROJAS

Kevin is no stranger to the Children’s Museum. The past two years, he served as one of the lead teachers for our “Kids Club” summer program. When he wasn’t at CMEE, Kevin worked as a teacher and mentor/coach at Long Island Head Start. Since joining the Museum’s team in September 2018, Kevin has been working diligently to create unforgettable experiences …

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SEPTEMBER 2018 – LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear Friend,

There are numerous strategies for helping your child cope with the first day of school, but what if you get more anxious than your son or daughter? My son, Bennett is starting Pre-K and when I asked him if he had any concerns about it, he just looked at me. “Why would I be concerned?” he responded. “No …

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Catching Up With Head Start Teacher Dave Davis

Mr. Dave with former Head Start student celebrating Halloween at CMEE.

Since 2011, CMEE has partnered with Long Island Head Start to provide comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income and at-risk children and their families at the Museum. What makes Head Start at CMEE so successful is the guidance and leadership of the phenomenal …

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Q&A With Author + Special Guest Jason Flom

Jason Flom reading ‘Lulu Is A Rhinoceros’ to the children at CMEE.

Last month, CMEE was thrilled to host Jason Flom reading his new children’s book, Lulu is a Rhinoceros. Jason is an American music industry executive and the current CEO of Lava Records, a company he founded in 1995. Throughout his career, he has served as the Chairman …

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AUGUST 2018 – LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear Friend,

Since I’m an avid bike rider who often rides to work at CMEE, I was very proud to witness my four-year-old son riding his pedal bicycle for the first time last month. Unlike other developmental milestones such as walking, opening a door or putting on shoes, riding a bike brings him palpable joy. Since I didn’t learn to …

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Farewell & Thank You, Doug!

 

 

We are very sad to announce that after nine years at CMEE, Visitor Experience Coordinator, Doug Borge is leaving the Museum for a new position. If you’ve visited the Museum, attended Lego League or participated in any of our events, you are familiar not only with Doug’s youthful spirit but his ability to do just about anything at …

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JULY 2018 – LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT


Computer kiosks in the exhibit gallery shortly after the Museum opened in 2005

 

Dear Friend,

Should the Children’s Museum of the East End introduce more technology into its interpretive programming? Like most other children’s museums, we have long grappled with this question. On the one hand, digital technology can add an exciting “wow” factor to our hands-on exhibitions, but …

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Visiting CMEE For The First Time

The Children’s Museum of the East End was started 20 years ago by eight local moms who were concerned about the limited educational resources for children in the community. After operating for many years as a “museum without walls,” they opened the Museum’s permanent home in Bridgehampton in 2005. While many friends and members have been with the Museum since …

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Girls (and guys!) Who Code Are Cool!

We asked CMEE STEM Mentor, Judy Spencer to tell us about the Museum’s coding club and attending the “Girls Who Code” graduation ceremony in New York City. Here’s her report –

This year, the Children’s Museum of the East End has hosted an incredible coding program for middle school students, which is generously supported by the Long Island Community Foundation …

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JUNE 2018– LETTER FROM THE CMEE TEAM

Dear Friends,

Being a new mom is the most rewarding, terrifying, and challenging thing I have ever done. I think all parents can agree that no one is ever prepared for the journey of parenthood. Silly me, I thought I had an advantage working as an Educator at the Children’s Museum with a degree in education and coming from an …

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CMEE Feria 2018 Recap

Four years ago, the Museum’s Latino Parents Advisory Committee was eager to find a way to give back to CMEE and highlight their food, crafts and traditions of their home countries. To accomplish those goals, they developed the CMEE Feria, which the parents plan and implement in its entirety. The inaugural Feria, which is the Spanish word for …

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‘Going Beyond Mom’ Cocktails & Conversation Panel

Any mom can tell you that life as you’ve known it before kids will never be the same. Mothers will put everything to the side to make sure their kids are properly cared for but who takes care of mom? When does mom find time to take care of herself? Author and founder of Beyond Mom, Randi Zinn, has …

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Q&A With June Fete Honoree Barrie Glabaman

Photo: Adam Schwartz, Tucker and Barrie

 

On Saturday, June 2, the Children’s Museum will transform into a playground for grown-ups during our first ever June Fete fundraiser! This summertime celebration of “heroes among us” is certain to be a memorable evening in support of families on the East End!

Along with her husband, Adam Schwartz, the Museum is thrilled …

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MAY 2018– LETTER FROM THE CMEE TEAM

CMEE’s STEM Mentors hard at work with their coding projects

 

Dear friends,

While CMEE is known primarily for promoting learning through play, we are also serving kids in our community with innovative science programs. Through the generosity of the Century Arts Foundation and the Long Island Community Foundation this year, the Museum is presenting Ciencia en CMEE, STEM Mentors, …

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CMEE Mural Art Contest

‘The Mural of the Story’ Art Contest

DEADLINE: Friday, May 25, 2018

 

The Children’s Museum of the East End wants to honor your most outstanding work. If your art is deserving of being celebrated on the wall at the Museum, this contest is for you!

Showcase your talent by entering this exciting contest here!

For this open contest, middle …

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