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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