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Letter from the President

From the mouths of babes...

Dear Friend,

“Look at the foil!” My two-year-old son and I were sitting at our dining table several months ago when he directed my attention outside. I had no idea what foil he was talking about. Was there aluminum foil in the yard? “The foil,” he repeated. I was completely confused. “What’s the foil?” I asked. ”THE FOIL!” he exclaimed. (Why are toddlers like American tourists who try to speak only English in a foreign country? When they’re not understood, they just repeat themselves but in a louder voice.)  Finally, a squirrel darted by the window. Bennett pointed to it and said, “Look daddy, the foil.”


City Fête Fundraiser @ Bryant Park Grill

Wednesday, March 8th @ 6pm

Please join the Children's Museum of the East End for a grown up celebration at the Bryant Park Grill on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Honoring longtime Board Directors, Abby Levy and Amy Tarr, as well as Bryan Cho and Related Companies, the incredible evening features cocktails, dinner, and a live auction. All proceeds from the evening benefit the Museum's community outreach efforts.

We hope that you will join us by supporting the event at one of our sponsorship levels. If you have any questions, please contact Lara Sweeney at 631-537-8250 or

Proudly sponsored by:

Summer @ the Children's Museum

From Kids Club to Early Independence to an incredible lineup of family workshops and more...this summer's programming offers something for every member of the family! For more information, please contact the Museum's Education Coordinator, Liz Bard, at 631.537.8250.

Barbara Blaisdell, Community Outreach Educator

After retiring from a teaching career spanning over three decades, Barbara Blaisdell shows no interest in slowing down. Since 2010, she’s been working with the Museum’s Director of Community Outreach, Leah Oppenheimer, to create and teach programming for Spanish-speaking families in the area. What started as a small early literacy class has blossomed into an after school science program that now requires a wait list. We recently spoke with Barbara about her “retirement,” how she came to the Museum, and why she finds the work so rewarding.

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Saturday, March 11th @ 10am - noon

“I am what I am! That’s a great thing to be! If I say so myself, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!” – Dr. Seuss

It’s a Dr. Seuss party and everyone’s invited! To celebrate the birthday of one of our favorite children’s authors, we’ll be crafting Cat In The Hat-inspired hats*, reading stories, and offering up a couple of surprises (no, not Thing 1 and Thing 2).

Ages: All ages!
Cost: Free for Museum Members, $12 for non-members (includes admission to the Museum)

*While supplies last.

5th Annual Egg Drop Challenge

Saturday, February 18th @ 9:45am - 11:30am

Calling all designers, engineers, and builders…put your skills to the test during our 5th Annual Egg Drop Challenge!

After creating special protective containers, kids will join a member of the Museum staff atop the Pirate Ship. From there, it’s EGG OVERBOARD—followed by a 10 foot drop—as we learn which designs keep their contents from cracking. Special thanks to Amber Waves Farm for generously donating this year’s eggs.

Ages: Families with kids of all ages!
Cost: $5 for Museum Members, $20 for non-members (cost includes Museum admission)

Space is limited and pre-registration is strongly encouraged. To register, please call the Museum at 631.537.8250 or sign up online.

This year’s Egg Drop Challenge is proudly sponsored by 
Macaroni Kid Hamptons.

David Demers, Featured Artist at the Children's Museum

As a long-time resident of East Hampton, much of David Demers‘ work (a collection of which is currently on display at the Museum) is inspired by the East End’s celebrated landscapes. From the oceans and beaches to the farms and fields, his abstract and colorful canvases emphasize flow, organic shapes and layering to evoke the area's abundance of natural beauty. Recently, Mr. Demers was kind enough to offer some irreverent views about being an artist.

Family Disco Dance Party

Friday, March 24th @ 5:30pm - 7pm

Kick off your shoes and celebrate the start of spring by joining us for a Family Dance Party! Parents, grandparents, caregivers, and kids…everybody‘s invited to strut their stuff under the Museum’s disco ball. Pizza will be served.

Ages: Families with kids of all ages!
Cost: Free for Museum Members, $14 per person including adults and any children over 12 months old.

Space is limited and pre-registration is strongly encouraged. To register, please call the Museum at 631.537.8250 or sign up online.


Spring Book Swap

Saturday, March 25th @ 10am - 2pm

Our first book swap was so popular, we’ve decided to hold one every season! The premise is simple: Bring a book, take a book. We’ll also be reading stories throughout the day, serving hot cocoa, crafting custom bookmarks, and making sure everyone leaves with a new addition for their home library.

Ages: Families with kids of all ages!
Cost: Free for everyone!

For more information or to donate books please call the Museum at 631.537.8250.
A special thanks to our Business of the Month:
Southampton Soccer Club
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