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Letters From the Director — The Children's Museum of the East End

Letter from the Director – July 2013

Dear Friends, Happy Fourth of July! CMEE is open on the holiday, so please come by to play as part of your celebration. In June, we were delighted to honor the ten graduates of Head Start at CMEE who will enter Kindergarten in September. We also celebrated the end of a successful semester of Cantemos, […]

Letter from the Director – June 2013

Dear Friends, I hope you’re enjoying a great start to the summer. Thanks to the almost 2,000 of you who helped us kickoff of the season by visiting during Memorial Day weekend! In fact, all of May was a busy time for CMEE. In addition to completing our annual spring cleanup, we welcomed hundreds of […]

Letter from the Director – May 2013

Dear Friends, At CMEE, we are very excited about our collaborative programs coming up in the next couple of weeks. This Saturday, we will again host Peconic Family Fun Day with almost ten partner organizations committed to educating children about the environment. On May 11, CMEE is partnering with Bay Street Theatre on a production of Martha […]

Letter from the Director – April 2013

Dear Friends, Happy spring! Thank you to everyone who visited last week during Spring Break and helped make our new “drop off” program such an enormous success!  This month, we have more great programs scheduled, including CMEE’s inaugural Egg Drop Challenge and our annual Jackson Pollock Day.  Looking forward this spring, we’re excited to host […]

Letter from the Director – March 2013

Dear Friends, I’m delighted to announce CMEE is launching a new “drop off” program during spring break this month in response to requests from members. Each morning, your children will have the opportunity to participate an array of activities, including cooking, art, nature walks, and gardening. For moms who need a night out, we’ve scheduled […]

Letter from the Director – February 2013

Dear Friends, In this month’s Newsletter, you’ll see there is plenty of activity at CMEE in February, starting tomorrow with “Pizza and Pajama Night” and followed by our “Get Creative” and storytelling workshops, and winter vacation week programming. In January, we were very happy to welcome our new Education Coordinator, Vanessa Geppert to the Museum. […]

Letter from the Director – January 2013

Dear Friends, Happy New Year! After a fantastic December, CMEE was delighted to ring in 2013 earlier this week with over 500 people attending our 5th Annual New Year’s Eve “Ball Drop.” You can check out some of the photos from the “Ball Drop” in this month’s newsletter. I am very grateful to the Museum […]

Letter from the Director – November 2012

Dear Friends, I hope you made it through “Super Storm” Sandy without too much difficulty. Our hearts go out to those in our community who have suffered losses due to the storm. We are grateful for all of the cleanup crews who are working diligently to get life in the East End back to normal. […]

Letter from the Director – October 2012

Dear Friends, After ten days of cleaning and refreshing the Museum last month, CMEE is set for a new season of programs, workshops, and special events! Don’t miss “Pizza and Pajama Night” this Friday, “Play with Clay” on October 13, and our annual Halloween Bash on Friday, October 26. CMEE is always delighted to collaborate […]

Letter from the Director – September 2012

Dear Friends, CMEE has had a tremendous summer! Many thanks to the thousands of you who visited CMEE, participated in our classes, watched a musical performance in our amphitheater, or enjoyed lunch at the Museum! A special thank you to supporters who purchased a Name Plate for CMEE’s boardwalk, now known as “Lucy’s Way”! The […]

Letter from the Director – August 2012

Dear Friends, Thank you to everyone who supported CMEE’s 4th Annual Family Fair fundraiser last month. You helped to make it the best one yet! A special thanks to Classic Kids photography for documenting the fun. You can click here to see pictures from the Fair! It’s been a very busy summer this year. Our […]

Letter from Director – July 2012

Dear Friends, I hope you had a very happy Fourth of July!  Thank you to everyone who visited CMEE during the holiday. You made it our busiest Independence Day ever! July promises to be a busy month at CMEE. In addition to offering engaging classes each morning and hosting our Fourth Annual Family Fair – […]

Letter from the Director – June 2012

Dear Friends, I hope you’re enjoying a great start to the summer. As you know, CMEE is a fantastic place to play and it’s also fun for volunteering. In this month’s E-Newsletter, we’re featuring two volunteers who run Lego Club at CMEE every Saturday at 10am. Their names are David and Jessup and they attend […]

Letter from the Director – May 2012

Dear Friends, At CMEE, we are very excited about all of our upcoming public programming, including Peconic Family Fun Day, the Baby Bliss group for new parents, and Get Creative weekend workshops. In addition, there is plenty happening behind the scenes at the Museum. First, CMEE has completely changed its programming for school groups. In […]

Letter from the Director – April 2012

Dear Friends,   Happy spring!  As you’ll read below, CMEE has plenty going on this season! As part of our effort to make all families welcome at the Museum, CMEE is planning to adapt its “Get Creative” programs so that they are also accessible to families with special needs. Our pilot program takes place in […]

Letter from the Director – March 2012

Dear Friends, February was a busy time at CMEE! Early in the month, twenty children met to advise the CMEE on the plans for a new active play exhibit. I really appreciated their thoughtful comments. To learn what they recommended, please read below. In February, CMEE also celebrated Chinese New Year and in honor of […]

Letter from the Director – February 2012

Dear Friends, I’m delighted to report CMEE is having a fantastic new year thanks to all of you who visited and became members so far this year. In fact, the Museum’s attendance in January was our best ever. Thank you, as well to everyone who offered to adopt Jettie, the puppy who had been rescued […]

Letter from the Director – January 2012

Dear Friends, Happy New Year! After a fantastic December, CMEE was delighted to ring in 2012 last week with 500 people attending our fourth annual New Year’s Eve “Ball Drop.” With so many of you visiting CMEE during the holiday break and throughout the year, CMEE had its highest attendance ever in 2011.   A […]

Letter From the Director – December 2011

Dear Friends, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. CMEE was delighted to celebrate the holiday last Thursday by serving as the venue for a special Thanksgiving Dinner organized by Ross School student, Jordan Bacher for twenty families from the Retreat. You can learn more about Jordan’s inspiring story in this month’s newsletter. Speaking of […]


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