Dear Friends, A few months ago, my wife, Gabrielle, asked me, “Where can I meet other new parents?” Her question caught me off guard. “Don’t you know where I work?” I responded. The exchange reminded me that while we focus on how children’s museums benefit kids, we also need to develop ways in which we can assist parents, too. This summer, my son Bennett turned 3 months old and we enrolled … [Read More...]
This Week At CMEE…
Tuesday, October 21st
Baby and Me
11:15am – 12:30pm
“Baby & Me” is a program designed specifically for parents of infants. Every Tuesday (when the Museum is closed to the public), moms, dads, and caregivers can have the opportunity to meet other parents with children the same age. During the sessions, led by CMEE Educator Leah Oppenheimer, they can hear the latest news about early childhood parenting, discuss developmental milestones, sing to their babies and participate in a variety of playful activities. For parents and their children age 2 to 16 months. October Schedule: 10/14, 10/21, 10/29. Cost: Free for members, $10/non-members. Space is limited. For reservations, please call the museum at 631.537.8250.
Wednesday, October 22nd
Music Together by the Dunes
This joyful early childhood music program has generations of fans across the globe and instills a lifelong love of music and happy memories! It’s a delightful way to share music with your child and meet new friends. Fall Schedule: 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17. For cost and to register, visit www.mtbythedunes.com or call 631-680-1392.
Friday, October 24th
CMEE’s Annual Halloween Bash
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Mark your calendars for CMEE’s annual Halloween Bash! On Friday, October 24th between 4pm and 6pm, children will enjoy Halloween games, trick or treating, crafts, a costume contest and more! Prizes are awarded for the best costumes. Ideal for children aged 6 and under, but the CMEE Halloween Bash offers plenty of fun for older goblins too! We traditionally sell out so sign up early! Ages: Families with children of all ages. Cost: Free for members, $10 for non-members. To register, please call the museum at 631.537.8250. PLEASE NOTE: The Museum will be closed between 2pm and 4pm the day of the event.
Sunday, October 26th
Lego Club at CMEE
10:00am – noon
Join CMEE every Sunday from 10am – noon for Lego Club at the museum! We’re excited to share our love of all things Lego with CMEE visitors and encourage children to create original designs. Kids can leave their works-in-progress and plan future sessions with the staff. Ages: Children of all ages. Cost:Free for members, $10 for non-members.
We have thousands of Lego, but can always use more. To help CMEE continue to build this program, we are looking for Lego donations! Please call 631-537-8250 to donate!
Sima @ CMEE
11:30am – 12:15pm
Join Sima at CMEE for her monthly reading! Through interactive and creative storytelling, this local educator and entertainer engages audiences of all ages. This month’s theme? Halloween, of course! Ages: Families with children of all ages. Cost: Free for members, $10 for non-members.