NEW Party Pix: CMEE Hosts 11th Annual Family Fair

All photos in this feature by S.Zanni for Rob Rich/ ©2019 516-676-3939

The Children’s museum of the East End (CMEE) hosted its 11th annual Family Fair Fundraiser, “Farmyard Fun” on Saturday, July 20 from 10:30am-1:30pm. With a focus on the region’s rich agricultural tradition, the Fair featured farm-themed crafts, performances, water slides, pony rides, bounce houses, music and food. With a crowd of over 700 children and families, it was CMEE’s biggest fundraiser of the year.

Carter Tyler, T3, Kay Tyler, Tippi Tyler, Tibber Tyler

Casey Weiss, Nash Weiss The Children’s Museum has enlisted a dynamic group of Co-Chairs and Hose Committee Members committed to ensuring that all families in the community- regardless of ability, background or income- can access the Children’s Museum.



Melissa Keary, Ella Keary
Event Co-Chairs included Chloe Anderson, Stacey Averbuch, Matt Buss, Pauline Cavalli Gelber, Courtney Fennimore, Heather McDowell, Melissa Merrill Keary, Sarah Minardi, Shelley Suh, Emily Washkowitz Tarkan and Katerina Williams.
CMEE’s Family Fair was generously sponsored by Saunders& Associates, 180 E88th Street, Foray Golf, State Bags, Beach Juice Rose, Fresh Direct, Peconic Bay Medical Center, Riverhead Toyota, Voss Water, the Dough Project, Hampton Pool Company and BNB Bank.

All proceeds enable the Children’s Museum to make a huge difference for underserved families in Eastern Long Island. In addition to serving more than 75,000 visitors at the Museum each year, CMEE partnered with Lord Island Head Start, Sepa Mujer, the Retreat, and dozens of other local social service organizations to address critical issues in the community such as literacy, early childhood education, and domestic violence.

Ian peers, Vivienne Peers
CMEE was founded in 1997 by a group of eight local mothers. The space in Bridgehampton was designed by Lee Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership with over 7,000 square feet of exhibition and program space. CMEE’s mission is “to spark imagination and foster learning for children of all backgrounds and abilities and to build strong connections within the East End community by providing playful experiences” by presenting educational exhibits and programs and by partnering with other arts and social service organizations to address issues that concern families in the community.
Mary Snow

For more information, visit or call the Museum at 631.537.8250.