Q & A with Plum Builders’ Catherine Tremblay

This year, Plum Builders and the Modern Barn® has generously joined us as a sponsor for our Gingerbread House Decorating Workshops. In preparation for next month’s workshops, we reached out to Catherine Tremblay, the Manager of Design and Production for 35-year-old company, a new parent who welcomed Henri to her family a little over 9 months ago.  During […]

November 2017 – A Letter From the Children’s Museum

Dear Friend, Hi! Our names are Diana, Jennifer and Tanya and we are parents and caregivers from Riverside, which, even though it’s in the Town of Southampton, is the poorest community on all of Long Island. We’re writing to tell you how much the Children’s Museum of the East End has helped change our lives […]

Q & A With Corcoran Broker, Angela Chmielewski

Corcoran Broker, Angela Chmielewski, has been a member of the Museum since 2012. She, along with her husband Jeff and two kids, Chase and Claire, are regulars at programs like Pizza and Pajama Night, After School Lego League, and community events throughout the year. With Membership Appreciation Day coming up, we thought it was the […]

Q & A With Museum Member, Lilly de la Motte

Lilly de la Motte and her husband Niklas first started coming to the Children’s Museum in 2014 when their daughter, Louise (Lou Lou), was just three months old. Now, a little over three years later, they have a new addition to the family—Alec—and continue to regularly visit. We recently spoke with Lilly about her family’s […]

Q&A With Leah Oppenheimer About Campamento de Teatro

This summer, the Children’s Museum was thrilled to host two separate weeks of Campamento de Teatro (“Theatre Camp”) for Latino children living in the East End. Made possible by a generous grant from the Century Arts Foundation, the camp was designed to promote the importance of the performing arts and their role in facilitating social […]

Q&A with Marlene Markard

This fall, we are pleased to offer a pair of Musikgarten classes. The first, Sing With Me, is designed with younger kids (up to 4 years) in mind. The second, Cycle of Seasons, is intended to prepare children (ages 3 to 5) for success in learning an instrument. We recently spoke with the instructor, Marlene […]

Q & A with Bugaboo’s Melissa Gad

Thank you to all the families who participated in the Bugaboo photo booth contest at the Children’s Museum’s Family Fair fundraiser! We’re thrilled to announce the winner of the Cameleon3 stroller raffle is… Patricia Figari! It will come in handy when her family welcomes a new addition later this year. After they joined us at […]

Q & A With Lauren Tepper

Museum educator, Lauren Tepper recently earned the highest honor a Girl Scout can receive—the Gold Award—for her program, Project Empowerment. Working with the Museum’s Director of Community Outreach, Leah Oppenheimer, Lauren spent over 80 hours creating and facilitating the weekly reading group designed to promote self-esteem and and literacy skills in middle school children. The project […]

Q&A With Kieran Barber

In addition to ensuring visitors to the Museum are greeted with a welcoming smile, Kieran Barber volunteers with Katy’s Kids, a family bereavement program that meets at the Museum twice a month. This summer, he spent a week at the Dougy Center—the National Center for Grieving Children & Families—where he was immersed in theory, skill development, […]

Q&A with Kimberly Goff of the Elaine Benson Gallery

Kimberly Goff has been an integral part of the East End community for most of her life. Whether its operating a boutique, running a gallery (including the esteemed Elaine Benson Gallery), or serving as a Board Member at one of the area’s many non-profit institutions, Kimberly has done it all. Her latest role is that […]

Q&A With Free Arts NYC, Champions of Arts Education

This summer, we are pleased to welcome Free Arts NYC for a weekend of large format Polaroid portraiture at the Museum. In addition to being available to VIP supporters at the Family Fair Fundraiser, patrons can purchase a family photo session on July 21 to 23 that benefits Free Arts NYC. In preparation for the almost 20-year-old […]

Q & A with Megan LaMothe, CEO of FORAY GOLF

This summer, the Children’s Museum is thrilled to welcome FORAY GOLF as the title sponsor of our Annual Golf Outing (as well as a sponsor for July’s Ladies Night and the Family Fair Fundraiser). We recently spoke with FORAY GOLF’s CEO & Founder, Megan LaMothe about starting the company, her advice for kids, and why […]