SOFO: The Language of Trees—Let’s Create Poet-Tree: Children ages 8+
Mar
31
10:30 AM10:30

SOFO: The Language of Trees—Let’s Create Poet-Tree: Children ages 8+

Program Leader: Melanie Meade, South Fork Natural History Museum Education Coordinator and Environmental Educator

Poetry is a way to express our ideas about our environment. For example: what words do you think of when you look at a tree? Can you use words to make a picture that says something about the importance of trees to wildlife? To humans? To you? We’ll write some tree poems of our own to describe a tree near home or in a park or preserve.

Advance reservations are required. Programs free for SoFo members. Non-members: $15/ adult, $10/child 3-12 years, 2 and under free. Fees include free admission to the museum on the day of the event.

Please call 631-537-9735 for reservations and info about meeting place.



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Apr
1
12:00 PM12:00

Come Knit with Us

Bring your knitting or crochet projects to our craft circle and share ideas, materials, patterns, challenges and friendship with this supportive group! Contributions of yarn are always appreciated. Free. Drop-ins welcome!

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Apr
1
2:30 PM14:30

Teen Academic Workroom

Teen Academic Workroom

Grades 9-12. The main floor workroom is available throughout the school year for high school students to use for studying, group projects, and presentation practice. No reservations required.

Monday – Thursdays, 2:30 – 4:30pm

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Teen Writing Workshop
Apr
1
5:15 PM17:15

Teen Writing Workshop

Teen Writing Workshop: Grades 8-12

Meet weekly with a supportive group of fellow students. Learn more about creative writing from crafting personal essays to free writing, poetry, crafting a story, and character development. Students will be encouraged to participate in a public performance at the end of the program. And don’t forget free pizza! This is an ongoing program running weekly on Mondays throughout the school year. 

These workshops are underwritten by generous donations from the friends of Jeanette Sarkisian Wagner, a long-time advocate of youth literacy programs.

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Baby & Me
Apr
2
11:30 AM11:30

Baby & Me

“Baby & Me” is designed specifically for parents of infants. Moms, dads, and caregivers have the opportunity to meet other parents with children the same age. During the weekly session, led by Museum 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 (pre-walkers).

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Apr
2
2:30 PM14:30

Teen Academic Workroom

Teen Academic Workroom

Grades 9-12. The main floor workroom is available throughout the school year for high school students to use for studying, group projects, and presentation practice. No reservations required.

Monday – Thursdays, 2:30 – 4:30pm

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Tot Spot
Apr
3
10:45 AM10:45

Tot Spot

  • Children's Museum of the East End (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Your “Baby and Me” grad is happiest when he or she is moving all about and exploring! Celebrate your child’s newfound abilities and their increasing independence with Tot Spot! Led by the Museum’s Education Coordinator, Liz Bard, this weekly social-emotional development program provides toddlers with opportunities to explore, observe, and get moving in a program designed to encourage social-emotional skills, fine motor skills and emerging language.

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Start to Art
Apr
3
11:30 AM11:30

Start to Art

Ages 2-5 years. Explore and discover art using watercolor paint, play dough and scribbles with your child. These hands on activities make for fine motor fun! Please dress for mess. Caregiver required. No registration required.

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Apr
3
2:30 PM14:30

Teen Academic Workroom

Teen Academic Workroom

Grades 9-12. The main floor workroom is available throughout the school year for high school students to use for studying, group projects, and presentation practice. No reservations required.

Monday – Thursdays, 2:30 – 4:30pm

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Live Animal Presentation
Apr
3
4:00 PM16:00

Live Animal Presentation

Grades K-6. Meet some of our local reptile and amphibian neighbors and find out where to look for them, and what they need to do to find food and avoid being eaten. Learn about how these animals are adapted to their environments and what habitat issues are critical to their future survival. This program is presented by the South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center. Registration required.
April 3, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Registration information: Registration begins March 1st at 10:00 am. Register online using this calendar, go to the date of the first event in the series to place your reservation. Please register before the first class begins as registration is for the series, not individual sessions, and online registration will be unavailable once the series begins.


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Art Party at CMEE
Apr
3
4:00 PM16:00

Art Party at CMEE

The weekly afternoon program provides both creative and social opportunities for 3- to 5-year-olds years as they explore art techniques through personal and collaborative projects. Using visual language to help familiarize children with the names of colors and shapes, the drop off-program was designed specifically for those about to enter pre-school…allowing kids to gain confidence while attending classes on their own.Ages: 3 – 5 yearsCost: $10 per classSpace is limited and pre-registration is strongly encouraged. To register, please call the Museum at 631.537.8250 or sign up online.

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Apr
3
5:00 PM17:00

Math Prep and Homework Help

Grades 6-10. Now on Wednesdays.
A professional tutor will be on hand to help students with homework for their Middle School Math and High School Regents courses. Students should bring a calculator and any material or homework with which they need help.
Every Wednesday, 5:00-6:00 pm

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stArt Studio
Apr
4
10:45 AM10:45

stArt Studio

  • Children's Museum of the East End (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

stART Studio introduces budding artists to the foundations of art- making! Children will explore a variety of safe, multi-sensory materials while building fine motor skills, and providing opportunities for early socialization. Each class will start with a story and introduction to materials. Children and families can then explore and create independently at their own pace.Ages: Parents and caregivers with children ages 18 – 36 monthsCost: Free for Members, $24 for non-members (includes admission to the Museum)For more information, please call the Museum at 631.537.8250.

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Baby Beats
Apr
4
10:45 AM10:45

Baby Beats

Birth-4 years. Children and Caregivers will love groovin’ with Kate Hirschman as she incorporates music from all genres of rock, pop, oldies and motown while kids get to dance and sing along. Advance registration required.

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Apr
4
2:30 PM14:30

Teen Academic Workroom


Teen Academic Workroom

Grades 9-12. The main floor workroom is available throughout the school year for high school students to use for studying, group projects, and presentation practice. No reservations required.

Monday – Thursdays, 2:30 – 4:30pm

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Baby Playtime
Apr
5
10:30 AM10:30

Baby Playtime

Birth-4 years. This is an informal meetup for caregivers and young children. Meet with friends in the Children’s Department and read stories, and play with our toys and games! Light refreshments will be served every last Friday of the month. No registration required.

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Make Your Own Pizza
Apr
5
3:45 PM15:45

Make Your Own Pizza

Ages 7-12 years. Today is “Deep Dish Pizza” Day! Let’s celebrate and make our own personal size pizza using dough, sauce, cheese and yummy toppings! Once you are done, you will take it home with you to cook in your oven. Registration is required.
April 5, 3:45-4:30 p.m.

Registration information: Registration begins March 1st at 10:00 am. Register online using this calendar, go to the date of the first event in the series to place your reservation. Please register before the first class begins as registration is for the series, not individual sessions, and online registration will be unavailable once the series begins.

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Six-Mile Nature Hike at Mashomack Preserve with SOFO: Adults/Teens
Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

Six-Mile Nature Hike at Mashomack Preserve with SOFO: Adults/Teens

  • South Fork Natural History Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hike Leader: Miles Todaro, South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) Environmental Educator

Shelter Island’s Mashomack Preserve is one of the biggest and most spectacular nature preserves on Long Island. Its 2,039 acres protect a huge variety of habitats and countless species of native plants and animals. Join Miles on this six mile loop hike through the heart of the preserve, and learn what you can find in this “Jewel of the Peconic.”

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

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Munch and Books
Apr
6
2:00 PM14:00

Munch and Books

Grades 3-5. Pick up your copy at the Children’s desk and finish the book before the group meets. Already read the book? Come anyway! Snacks will be provided. No registration required.
March 30 – The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo.
April 6 – Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan.

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6th Annual Hamptons Got Talent Competition
Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

6th Annual Hamptons Got Talent Competition

The Town of Southampton Youth Bureau will host their 6th Annual Hamptons Got Talent Competition on Saturday, April 6th (Inclement weather date: Friday, April 12th) from 7:00pm – 10:00pm at Hampton Bays High School, 88 Argonne Rd E. 22 local youth in middle & high school will showcase their talents and compete for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes. This year’s performers include musicians, vocalists, and dancers. Throughout the night, audience members will have the chance to win giveaways and vote for a People’s Choice Award. Admission is $10 and all are welcome! For more information, please call the Southampton Youth Bureau at (631) 702-2425 or visit www.southamptontownny.gov/youthbureau.

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Lego Club at CMEE
Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

Lego Club at CMEE

Join CMEE every Sunday any time between 10am and 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, $12 for non-members (includes admission to the Museum)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!

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iCAMP Innovators Camp
Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

iCAMP Innovators Camp

We are thrilled to announce iCAMP‘s innovators camp is coming to CMEE!Join us for a STEAM program designed to develop campers into life-long innovators and instill confidence to prepare them for their future. Kids will develop the technical skills necessary to fill the growing demand in the technology industry through a specialized curriculum including Coding, Robotics, Drones, Virtual Reality & 3D Printing.Ages: 5-10 years oldCost: $40 per classDates: Sundays; 10am-11:30amSpace is limited and pre-registration is strongly encouraged. To register, please call 631-259-4113 or email info@innovatorscamp.com.

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A Frog’s Life History: Crafting Origami Jumping Frogs with Light-Up LED Eyes
Apr
7
10:30 AM10:30

A Frog’s Life History: Crafting Origami Jumping Frogs with Light-Up LED Eyes

Children Ages 8+ *STEAM Programming

Workshop Leader: Melanie Meade, South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) Education & Outreach Coordinator

Meet the museum’s frogs and toads and learn how they move, catch their food, and survive the winter. Make an origami jumping frog with light up LED eyes! Young children may need adult help to complete the project. Materials fee $5

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

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Camouflage, Hiding in Plain Sight —Activity & Craft
Apr
7
1:00 PM13:00

Camouflage, Hiding in Plain Sight —Activity & Craft

Children Ages 3-5 *STEAM Programming

Workshop Leader: Rachel Speckenbach, South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) Environmental Educator

In order to survive, animals need to be able to find food and avoid being food themselves. Animals have many different features and traits that help them survive in their environment. This is called an adaptation. When their markings or features allow an animal to blend in with their surroundings, it’s called camouflage. This program will show how prey animals hide from predators using camouflage and participants will then learn how they too can hide in plain sight. Materials fee $2

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

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Apr
7
1:15 PM13:15

Library Buddy Crafternoons

Grades 6-8: Stop by two Sundays a month and be paired up with a child ages 4 to 8. You will help them create a craft they can bring home.

Ages 4-8 years: Come on in to create a craft to bring home.You’ll work with a middle school student who will help you with your project.

Registration required.  Parents (of the younger children) are expected to stay for this program and encouraged to participate.

March 10, 17; April 7; 1:15-2:15 p.m.

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Teen Writing Workshop
Apr
8
5:15 PM17:15

Teen Writing Workshop

Teen Writing Workshop: Grades 8-12

Meet weekly with a supportive group of fellow students. Learn more about creative writing from crafting personal essays to free writing, poetry, crafting a story, and character development. Students will be encouraged to participate in a public performance at the end of the program. And don’t forget free pizza! This is an ongoing program running weekly on Mondays throughout the school year. 

These workshops are underwritten by generous donations from the friends of Jeanette Sarkisian Wagner, a long-time advocate of youth literacy programs.

View Event →
Baby & Me
Apr
9
11:30 AM11:30

Baby & Me

“Baby & Me” is designed specifically for parents of infants. Moms, dads, and caregivers have the opportunity to meet other parents with children the same age. During the weekly session, led by Museum 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 (pre-walkers).

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Apr
9
2:30 PM14:30

Teen Academic Workroom

Teen Academic Workroom

Grades 9-12. The main floor workroom is available throughout the school year for high school students to use for studying, group projects, and presentation practice. No reservations required.

Monday – Thursdays, 2:30 – 4:30pm

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Apr
9
5:00 PM17:00

Tag Jr. Advisory Group

This is an opportunity to share ideas about children’s programs, services and materials that you would like to see implemented into the library. The group will meet once a month. Pizza and refreshments will be served! Registration required.

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Tot Spot
Apr
10
10:45 AM10:45

Tot Spot

  • Children's Museum of the East End (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Your “Baby and Me” grad is happiest when he or she is moving all about and exploring! Celebrate your child’s newfound abilities and their increasing independence with Tot Spot! Led by the Museum’s Education Coordinator, Liz Bard, this weekly social-emotional development program provides toddlers with opportunities to explore, observe, and get moving in a program designed to encourage social-emotional skills, fine motor skills and emerging language.

View Event →
Start to Art
Apr
10
11:30 AM11:30

Start to Art

Ages 2-5 years. Explore and discover art using watercolor paint, play dough and scribbles with your child. These hands on activities make for fine motor fun! Please dress for mess. Caregiver required. No registration required.

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Winter into Spring Candles
Apr
10
4:00 PM16:00

Winter into Spring Candles

Grades K-5. Celebrate the start of spring by creating your very own colorful scented candle. Please dress for mess. Registration required.
April 10, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Registration information: Registration begins March 1st at 10:00 am. Register online using this calendar, go to the date of the first event in the series to place your reservation. Please register before the first class begins as registration is for the series, not individual sessions, and online registration will be unavailable once the series begins.

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Art Party at CMEE
Apr
10
4:00 PM16:00

Art Party at CMEE

  • Children's Museum of the East End (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The weekly afternoon program provides both creative and social opportunities for 3- to 5-year-olds years as they explore art techniques through personal and collaborative projects. Using visual language to help familiarize children with the names of colors and shapes, the drop off-program was designed specifically for those about to enter pre-school…allowing kids to gain confidence while attending classes on their own.Ages: 3 – 5 yearsCost: $10 per classSpace is limited and pre-registration is strongly encouraged. To register, please call the Museum at 631.537.8250 or sign up online.

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Apr
10
5:00 PM17:00

Math Prep and Homework Help

Grades 6-10. Now on Wednesdays.
A professional tutor will be on hand to help students with homework for their Middle School Math and High School Regents courses. Students should bring a calculator and any material or homework with which they need help.
Every Wednesday, 5:00-6:00 pm

View Event →
Baby Beats
Apr
11
10:45 AM10:45

Baby Beats

Birth-4 years. Children and Caregivers will love groovin’ with Kate Hirschman as she incorporates music from all genres of rock, pop, oldies and motown while kids get to dance and sing along. Advance registration required.

View Event →
stART Studio
Apr
11
10:45 AM10:45

stART Studio

  • Children's Museum of the East End (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

stART Studio introduces budding artists to the foundations of art- making! Children will explore a variety of safe, multi-sensory materials while building fine motor skills, and providing opportunities for early socialization. Each class will start with a story and introduction to materials. Children and families can then explore and create independently at their own pace.Ages: Parents and caregivers with children ages 18 – 36 monthsCost: Free for Members, $24 for non-members (includes admission to the Museum)For more information, please call the Museum at 631.537.8250.

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Apr
11
2:30 PM14:30

Teen Academic Workroom

Teen Academic Workroom

Grades 9-12. The main floor workroom is available throughout the school year for high school students to use for studying, group projects, and presentation practice. No reservations required.

Monday – Thursdays, 2:30 – 4:30pm

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Chess
Apr
11
4:00 PM16:00

Chess

Grades K-6. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced player, join us at the library to learn from an instructor, and build the skills needed to play a fun game of chess! Please bring a chess board or clock with you if you have one at home. We will provide a few sets too. Advance registration is required.
March 7, 14, 21, 28;
April 11, 18, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
The April 4th session is cancelled

Registration information: Registration begins March 1st at 10:00 am. Register online using this calendar, go to the date of the first event in the series to place your reservation. Please register before the first class begins as registration is for the series, not individual sessions, and online registration will be unavailable once the series begins.

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Baby Playtime
Apr
12
10:30 AM10:30

Baby Playtime

Birth-4 years. This is an informal meetup for caregivers and young children. Meet with friends in the Children’s Department and read stories, and play with our toys and games! Light refreshments will be served every last Friday of the month. No registration required.

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Who Is/Who Was Series
Apr
12
4:00 PM16:00

Who Is/Who Was Series

Grades 2-6. We will be reading biographies from the Who Is/Who Was book series. Pick up your copy at the Children’s Desk and finish the book before the group meets. We will discuss it together! Already read the book? Come anyway! Snacks will be provided.

For the month of March we will read Who Was George Washington?
For the month of April we will read Who Is Muhammad Ali?

March 22, April 12, 4:00-4:45 p.m. No registration required.

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The Lure of the Moon and the Legacy of Apollo—Astronomy Talk & Moon/Star Viewing with Montauk Observatory
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

The Lure of the Moon and the Legacy of Apollo—Astronomy Talk & Moon/Star Viewing with Montauk Observatory

Adults/Children Ages 10+ *STEAM Programming

Speaker & Observation Leader: William Francis TaylorNASA Solar System Ambassador & Montauk Observatory Educator

The Moon is the closest world to the Earth and the most distant place humans have ever set foot on. Its existence has shaped life on our planet, and its beauty and mystery have inspired cultures for millennia. Fifty years ago, the first voyagers set out across the vast expanse of space to bring us all one small step forward in understanding our universe. In this illustrated lecture, NASA Solar System Ambassador and Montauk Observatory Educator, William Francis Taylor, will answer such questions as: what did the Apollo astronauts learn; what have we learned since; and what mysteries remain for the next generation of explorers? At the end of the discussion, everyone will have an opportunity (weather permitting) to see the beauty of the Moon for themselves with telescopes provided by the South Fork Natural History Museum and the Montauk Observatory. This is a FREE program.

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

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Southampton Beach Cleanup with SOFO Staff: All Ages
Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Southampton Beach Cleanup with SOFO Staff: All Ages

  • South Fork Natural History Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Cleanup Crew: SOFO Environmental Educators

Did you know it takes 450 years for a plastic bottle to break down in the ocean? Every day thousands of tons of waste and trash are dumped into oceans worldwide. Not only does this waste harm—and sometimes kill—the marine life we know and love, it makes its way up the food chain into the food we eat, hurting humans as well. In just one hour, you can help make the beach a cleaner and safer place for everyone! Please join us in our efforts to keep our hometown beaches pollution-free! This is a FREE program.

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

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Shine Saturday at CMEE
Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Shine Saturday at CMEE

  • Children's Museum of the East End (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Throughout 2019, Shine will be hosting a once a month workshop at the Museum! Each themed 2-hour program will include our signature combination of art, culture, crafts, community, and fun. Special guests, local artists, and artisans will drop in to make Saturday mornings a creative adventure for kids!Ages: 4-9 years oldCost: $75 per child (price includes all materials)For more information or to register your child today, contact Aaron at info@shinenyc.net or call 212.414.5427

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SOFO Shark Research & Education Program—Gearing Up for the 2019 Field Season with Chief Field Coordinator Greg Metzger: All Ages
Apr
13
10:30 AM10:30

SOFO Shark Research & Education Program—Gearing Up for the 2019 Field Season with Chief Field Coordinator Greg Metzger: All Ages

  • South Fork Natural History Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

*STEAM Programming

SoFo Members: Programs are free unless otherwise specified. Non-Members: Adults $15, Children $10 (Ages 3-12), Ages 2 & under free. This fee includes admission to the museum, in addition to the program.

SOFO’s Shark Research & Education Program Chief Field Coordinator, Greg Metzger, will give participants a look behind the research. Our field season may only be June-August but the preparation leading up to those three months is quite involved.

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

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Family Game Day
Apr
13
2:00 PM14:00

Family Game Day

Birth-Grade 6. Come to the library and play with our board games with family and friends. We will also have Giant Jenga and Connect Four! Stop by anytime for some quality time fun! Adults must be accompanied by a child. No registration required.
April 13, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

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Search for the Singing Frogs—Spring Peepers: A Nighttime Montauk Exploration: Adults/Teens
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

Search for the Singing Frogs—Spring Peepers: A Nighttime Montauk Exploration: Adults/Teens

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

Walk Leader: Xylia Serafy, South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) Environmental Educator

Signs of spring are finally here! On a warm spring night, you can hear the unique sound of a Spring Peeper chorus. Spring Peepers (Pseudacris crucifer), one of Long Island’s tree frogs, produce some of the earliest sounds of spring and for many are a sign that winter’s everlasting chill has finally come to an end. The loud, sleigh-bell chorus that we hear is how the males search to find a mate. The breeding period lasts from March to June, when 800-1000 eggs per female are laid in marshes, vernal pools, and other shallow wetlands. Although boisterous, these tiny frogs are rarely seen. Join Xylia at dusk for a search through Big Reed Pond to locate these elusive chorus frogs. Please note, there is a Suffolk County Parks fee of $4 for all participants.

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

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iCAMP Innovators Camp
Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

iCAMP Innovators Camp

We are thrilled to announce iCAMP‘s innovators camp is coming to CMEE!Join us for a STEAM program designed to develop campers into life-long innovators and instill confidence to prepare them for their future. Kids will develop the technical skills necessary to fill the growing demand in the technology industry through a specialized curriculum including Coding, Robotics, Drones, Virtual Reality & 3D Printing.Ages: 5-10 years oldCost: $40 per classDates: Sundays; 10am-11:30amSpace is limited and pre-registration is strongly encouraged. To register, please call 631-259-4113 or email info@innovatorscamp.com.

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Lego Club at CMEE
Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

Lego Club at CMEE

Join CMEE every Sunday any time between 10am and 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, $12 for non-members (includes admission to the Museum)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!

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Apr
15
2:30 PM14:30

Teen Academic Workroom

Teen Academic Workroom

Grades 9-12. The main floor workroom is available throughout the school year for high school students to use for studying, group projects, and presentation practice. No reservations required.

Monday – Thursdays, 2:30 – 4:30pm

View Event →
Teen Writing Workshop
Apr
15
5:15 PM17:15

Teen Writing Workshop

Teen Writing Workshop: Grades 8-12

Meet weekly with a supportive group of fellow students. Learn more about creative writing from crafting personal essays to free writing, poetry, crafting a story, and character development. Students will be encouraged to participate in a public performance at the end of the program. And don’t forget free pizza! This is an ongoing program running weekly on Mondays throughout the school year. 

These workshops are underwritten by generous donations from the friends of Jeanette Sarkisian Wagner, a long-time advocate of youth literacy programs.

View Event →
Baby & Me
Apr
16
11:30 AM11:30

Baby & Me

  • Children's Museum of the East End (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

“Baby & Me” is designed specifically for parents of infants. Moms, dads, and caregivers have the opportunity to meet other parents with children the same age. During the weekly session, led by Museum 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 (pre-walkers).

View Event →
Apr
16
2:30 PM14:30

Teen Academic Workroom

Teen Academic Workroom

Grades 9-12. The main floor workroom is available throughout the school year for high school students to use for studying, group projects, and presentation practice. No reservations required.

Monday – Thursdays, 2:30 – 4:30pm

View Event →
Start to Art
Apr
17
11:30 AM11:30

Start to Art

Ages 2-5 years. Explore and discover art using watercolor paint, play dough and scribbles with your child. These hands on activities make for fine motor fun! Please dress for mess. Caregiver required. No registration required.

View Event →
Apr
17
2:30 PM14:30

Teen Academic Workroom

Teen Academic Workroom

Grades 9-12. The main floor workroom is available throughout the school year for high school students to use for studying, group projects, and presentation practice. No reservations required.

Monday – Thursdays, 2:30 – 4:30pm

View Event →
Art Party at CMEE
Apr
17
4:00 PM16:00

Art Party at CMEE

  • Children's Museum of the East End (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The weekly afternoon program provides both creative and social opportunities for 3- to 5-year-olds years as they explore art techniques through personal and collaborative projects. Using visual language to help familiarize children with the names of colors and shapes, the drop off-program was designed specifically for those about to enter pre-school…allowing kids to gain confidence while attending classes on their own.

Ages: 3 – 5 years

Cost: $10 per classSpace is limited and pre-registration is strongly encouraged. To register, please call the Museum at 631.537.8250 or sign up online.

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Apr
17
5:00 PM17:00

Math Prep and Homework Help

Grades 6-10. Now on Wednesdays.
A professional tutor will be on hand to help students with homework for their Middle School Math and High School Regents courses. Students should bring a calculator and any material or homework with which they need help.
Every Wednesday, 5:00-6:00 pm

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stART Studio
Apr
18
10:45 AM10:45

stART Studio

  • Children's Museum of the East End (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

stART Studio introduces budding artists to the foundations of art- making! Children will explore a variety of safe, multi-sensory materials while building fine motor skills, and providing opportunities for early socialization. Each class will start with a story and introduction to materials. Children and families can then explore and create independently at their own pace.Ages: Parents and caregivers with children ages 18 – 36 monthsCost: Free for Members, $24 for non-members (includes admission to the Museum)For more information, please call the Museum at 631.537.8250.

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Baby Beats
Apr
18
10:45 AM10:45

Baby Beats

Birth-4 years. Children and Caregivers will love groovin’ with Kate Hirschman as she incorporates music from all genres of rock, pop, oldies and motown while kids get to dance and sing along. Advance registration required.

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Apr
18
2:30 PM14:30

Teen Academic Workroom

Teen Academic Workroom

Grades 9-12. The main floor workroom is available throughout the school year for high school students to use for studying, group projects, and presentation practice. No reservations required.

Monday – Thursdays, 2:30 – 4:30pm

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Chess
Apr
18
4:00 PM16:00

Chess

Grades K-6. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced player, join us at the library to learn from an instructor, and build the skills needed to play a fun game of chess! Please bring a chess board or clock with you if you have one at home. We will provide a few sets too. Advance registration is required.
March 7, 14, 21, 28;
April 11, 18, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
The April 4th session is cancelled

Registration information: Registration begins March 1st at 10:00 am. Register online using this calendar, go to the date of the first event in the series to place your reservation. Please register before the first class begins as registration is for the series, not individual sessions, and online registration will be unavailable once the series begins.

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Friday Movies at the Library
Apr
19
2:00 PM14:00

Friday Movies at the Library

Birth – Grade 6. Enjoy watching the movie Hop on the big screen at the library with family and friends! Popcorn will be served. Please bring a beverage with you. Young children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.
April 19, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

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Baby Playtime
Apr
19
10:30 PM22:30

Baby Playtime

Birth-4 years. This is an informal meetup for caregivers and young children. Meet with friends in the Children’s Department and read stories, and play with our toys and games! Light refreshments will be served every last Friday of the month. No registration required.

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Young Birders Club—Purple Martins with John Shemilt, SOFO’s Purple Martin Steward
Apr
20
10:00 AM10:00

Young Birders Club—Purple Martins with John Shemilt, SOFO’s Purple Martin Steward

  • South Fork Natural History Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Children/Teens ages 8 – 18 *STEAM Programming

Club Leader: Miles Todaro, South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) Environmental Educator

Birding is a great way to make new friends, learn about the environment, and get outside…so join

our Young Birders Club! The Club meets from 10 am – noon on the third Saturday of every month and is open to anyone ages 8 – 18 who is interested in learning about birds. We concentrate on birding in local areas, since Long Island has many great habitats that are home to a wide variety of species. The Club’s leader is SOFO Environmental Educator Miles Todaro. The two Club advisors, both avid birders, are Frank Quevedo, the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) Executive Director, and Barbara Blaisdell, educator and experienced birder. If you have them, please bring binoculars (we have a few pairs to lend) and a field guide to birds of the eastern United States. If you don’t have a field guide, we’ll have one here for you to use.

This special meeting of the club, with John Shemilt, will focus on purple martins. John is SOFO’s Purple Martin Steward and has been fascinated by purple martins since he was a young child. This is a FREE program.

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

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Graphic Novel Club
Apr
20
2:00 PM14:00

Graphic Novel Club

Grades 4-6. Pick up your copy at the Children’s desk and finish the book before the group meets. Already read the book? Come anyway! We will discuss the book together! Snacks will be provided. No registration required.
March 16 – Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova.
April 20 – Click by Kayla Miller
2:00-2:45 p.m.

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Lego Club at CMEE
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Lego Club at CMEE

Join CMEE every Sunday any time between 10am and 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, $12 for non-members (includes admission to the Museum)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!

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iCAMP Innovators Camp
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

iCAMP Innovators Camp

We are thrilled to announce iCAMP‘s innovators camp is coming to CMEE!Join us for a STEAM program designed to develop campers into life-long innovators and instill confidence to prepare them for their future. Kids will develop the technical skills necessary to fill the growing demand in the technology industry through a specialized curriculum including Coding, Robotics, Drones, Virtual Reality & 3D Printing.

Ages: 5-10 years old

Cost: $40 per class

Dates: Sundays; 10am-11:30amSpace is limited and pre-registration is strongly encouraged. To register, please call 631-259-4113 or email info@innovatorscamp.com.

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School Vacation Theatre Camp: THE RIOTOUS YOUTH! A Shakespearean Comedy Theatre Camp
Apr
22
to Apr 26

School Vacation Theatre Camp: THE RIOTOUS YOUTH! A Shakespearean Comedy Theatre Camp

The Riotous Youth! A Shakespearean Comedy Theater Camp!

Students will work independently in each of the two split sessions during this Spring's vacation camp. Then both groups of students will come together to perform an adaptation of a Shakespeare comedy and present it on the final day of camp for friends and family!

9:00am-3:00pm - $470 per student for one week of camp Pre-Registration Special! $825 per student for enrollment in both weeks! 

Allen O'Reilly has been an educator and professional actor for over thirty years. He has served as Artistic Director at Young Audiences of Atlanta, Education Director at Georgia Shakespeare and most recently Education Programs Manager at Cleveland Play House. Allen has acted at Cleveland Play House, Geva Theatre. Clarence Brown and the Alliance Theatre and was an associate artist at Georgia Shakespeare for twenty-four seasons. TV/film credits include: Sleepy Hollow, TURN: Washington’s Spies, Bobby Jones, Stroke of Genius, The Assassin’s Code and the upcoming Anhedonia.

 

Teresa DeBerry has been a theater educator and professional actor, director and choreographer throughout the Eastern United States for 40 years. She taught for the Alliance Theater in Atlanta, Georgia for 20 years; where she was part of the team that created and implementing their most successful summer theater performance program for young actors. Teresa also created and taught the first professional teen ensemble in Atlanta for Horizon Theater Company. She taught Theater and Dance full time for The Westminster Schools, where she also was part of the team that created, Odyssey, a performing arts inspired summer enrichment program for inner city students ages 8-18. Teresa has taught, directed and choreographed for Georgia Shakespeare, Theater in the Square, Georgia Tech and Emory University, where she co-taught a Shakespeare in Performance class with world famous author, Salman Rushdi. Teresa has taught for Cleveland Playhouse, Great Lakes Shakespeare, Florida State University, Galloway School, Georgia Ensemble Theater, and Theater in the Square. Teresa has a long history of coaching national finalists and winners in the English-speaking Union's High School Shakespeare Competition. As a professional actor Teresa has performed with The Alliance Theater, Cleveland Playhouse, Georgia Shakespeare, Cleveland Public Theater, Karamu Theater, Theater Emory, Oberlin Summer Theater Festival, Theater in the Square and Horizon Theater among many others. Teresa is also an experienced audio book narrator, with more than 60 titles to her credit. She is very excited to share her experience and talent with the students at Bay Street Theater.

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Apr
22
2:30 PM14:30

Teen Academic Workroom

Teen Academic Workroom

Grades 9-12. The main floor workroom is available throughout the school year for high school students to use for studying, group projects, and presentation practice. No reservations required.

Monday – Thursdays, 2:30 – 4:30pm

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Play the Great Bird Migration Challenge Game—with Xylia
Apr
23
10:30 AM10:30

Play the Great Bird Migration Challenge Game—with Xylia

  • South Fork Natural History Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SoFo Members: Programs are free unless otherwise specified. Non-Members: Adults $15, Children $10 (Ages 3-12), Ages 2 & under free. This fee includes admission to the museum, in addition to the program.

Explore the hazards and helpers that migratory animals encounter on their long-distance journeys.

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

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Baby & Me
Apr
23
11:30 AM11:30

Baby & Me

  • Children's Museum of the East End (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

“Baby & Me” is designed specifically for parents of infants. Moms, dads, and caregivers have the opportunity to meet other parents with children the same age. During the weekly session, led by Museum 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 (pre-walkers).

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Apr
23
2:30 PM14:30

Teen Academic Workroom

Teen Academic Workroom

Grades 9-12. The main floor workroom is available throughout the school year for high school students to use for studying, group projects, and presentation practice. No reservations required.

Monday – Thursdays, 2:30 – 4:30pm

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Herpetology Walk—The Reptiles and Amphibians of Vineyard Field—with Rachel
Apr
24
10:30 AM10:30

Herpetology Walk—The Reptiles and Amphibians of Vineyard Field—with Rachel

  • South Fork Natural History Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SoFo Members: Programs are free unless otherwise specified. Non-Members: Adults $15, Children $10 (Ages 3-12), Ages 2 & under free. This fee includes admission to the museum, in addition to the program.

As the weather gets warmer, the ground begins to thaw, the ice over the ponds begins to melt, and the reptiles and amphibians that hibernate for the winter begin to wake up. Reptiles and amphibians are cold-blooded animals collectively called “herps”, and the study of these creatures is termed herpetology. In this outing through Vineyard Field behind the museum, we will become herpetologists and learn about the different reptiles and amphibians we might discover, how to identify them, and where to find different species.

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

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Start to Art
Apr
24
11:30 AM11:30

Start to Art

Ages 2-5 years. Explore and discover art using watercolor paint, play dough and scribbles with your child. These hands on activities make for fine motor fun! Please dress for mess. Caregiver required. No registration required.

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Apr
24
2:30 PM14:30

Teen Academic Workroom

Teen Academic Workroom

Grades 9-12. The main floor workroom is available throughout the school year for high school students to use for studying, group projects, and presentation practice. No reservations required.

Monday – Thursdays, 2:30 – 4:30pm

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Art Party at CMEE
Apr
24
4:00 PM16:00

Art Party at CMEE

  • Children's Museum of the East End (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The weekly afternoon program provides both creative and social opportunities for 3- to 5-year-olds years as they explore art techniques through personal and collaborative projects. Using visual language to help familiarize children with the names of colors and shapes, the drop off-program was designed specifically for those about to enter pre-school…allowing kids to gain confidence while attending classes on their own.

Ages: 3 – 5 years

Cost: $10 per classSpace is limited and pre-registration is strongly encouraged. To register, please call the Museum at 631.537.8250 or sign up online.

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Apr
24
5:00 PM17:00

Math Prep and Homework Help

Grades 6-10. Now on Wednesdays.
A professional tutor will be on hand to help students with homework for their Middle School Math and High School Regents courses. Students should bring a calculator and any material or homework with which they need help.
Every Wednesday, 5:00-6:00 pm

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Bird Walk in Vineyard Field—with Xylia
Apr
25
10:30 AM10:30

Bird Walk in Vineyard Field—with Xylia

  • South Fork Natural History Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SoFo Members: Programs are free unless otherwise specified. Non-Members: Adults $15, Children $10 (Ages 3-12), Ages 2 & under free. This fee includes admission to the museum, in addition to the program.

This is an excellent time to learn about the resident birds and the birds that migrate to our area in the spring. Join Xylia as you walk the trails of SOFO’s Vineyard Field and find out who’s here now and how to identify the birds you see.

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

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stART Studio
Apr
25
10:45 AM10:45

stART Studio

  • Children's Museum of the East End (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

stART Studio introduces budding artists to the foundations of art- making! Children will explore a variety of safe, multi-sensory materials while building fine motor skills, and providing opportunities for early socialization. Each class will start with a story and introduction to materials. Children and families can then explore and create independently at their own pace.Ages: Parents and caregivers with children ages 18 – 36 monthsCost: Free for Members, $24 for non-members (includes admission to the Museum)For more information, please call the Museum at 631.537.8250.

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Baby Beats
Apr
25
10:45 AM10:45

Baby Beats

Birth-4 years. Children and Caregivers will love groovin’ with Kate Hirschman as she incorporates music from all genres of rock, pop, oldies and motown while kids get to dance and sing along. Advance registration required.

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Apr
25
2:30 PM14:30

Teen Academic Workroom

Teen Academic Workroom

Grades 9-12. The main floor workroom is available throughout the school year for high school students to use for studying, group projects, and presentation practice. No reservations required.

Monday – Thursdays, 2:30 – 4:30pm

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Bugs, Beetles, & Bees of Vineyard Field—with Miles
Apr
26
10:30 AM10:30

Bugs, Beetles, & Bees of Vineyard Field—with Miles

SoFo Members: Programs are free unless otherwise specified. Non-Members: Adults $15, Children $10 (Ages 3-12), Ages 2 & under free. This fee includes admission to the museum, in addition to the program.

All our favorite insects and arachnids start coming back out in the spring. Many are finally waking up after their long winter hibernation; others are just now hatching from their overwintered eggs. Join Miles on an exploration of Vineyard field to see what kinds of bugs we can find, and learn how to identify them! Make sure to dress appropriately for ticks.

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

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Baby Playtime
Apr
26
10:30 AM10:30

Baby Playtime

Birth-4 years. This is an informal meetup for caregivers and young children. Meet with friends in the Children’s Department and read stories, and play with our toys and games! Light refreshments will be served every last Friday of the month. No registration required.

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Afterschool Universe at CMEE
Apr
26
4:00 PM16:00

Afterschool Universe at CMEE

3, 2, 1…lift off! Join us on the last Friday of each month for “Afterschool Universe,” a class where your children will get the opportunity to learn about our solar system and beyond! They will also build models of the Universe, construct & use telescopes, learn about the relationship between time & light, plus much more!

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Lego Club at CMEE
Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

Lego Club at CMEE

Join CMEE every Sunday any time between 10am and 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, $12 for non-members (includes admission to the Museum)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!

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iCAMP Innovators Camp
Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

iCAMP Innovators Camp

We are thrilled to announce iCAMP‘s innovators camp is coming to CMEE!Join us for a STEAM program designed to develop campers into life-long innovators and instill confidence to prepare them for their future. Kids will develop the technical skills necessary to fill the growing demand in the technology industry through a specialized curriculum including Coding, Robotics, Drones, Virtual Reality & 3D Printing.Ages: 5-10 years oldCost: $40 per classDates: Sundays; 10am-11:30amSpace is limited and pre-registration is strongly encouraged. To register, please call 631-259-4113 or email info@innovatorscamp.com.

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Screen-free Family Fun Week
Apr
28
to May 5

Screen-free Family Fun Week

  • John Jermain Memorial Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

All Ages Welcome. Kick off Screen-Free Week with a fun and informative workshop for parents, teens, and children. Gary Osborne, Sag Harbor Elementary School art teacher, Waldorf educator, and family coach will lead an engaging activity while teaching strategies for helping your family to enjoy Screen-Free Week—April 29-May 5. http://www.screenfree.org.

Sunday, April 28, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Registration information: Registration begins March 1st at 10:00 am. Register online using this calendar.

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Apr
29
2:30 PM14:30

Teen Academic Workroom

Teen Academic Workroom

Grades 9-12. The main floor workroom is available throughout the school year for high school students to use for studying, group projects, and presentation practice. No reservations required.

Monday – Thursdays, 2:30 – 4:30pm

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Teen Writing Workshop
Apr
29
5:15 PM17:15

Teen Writing Workshop

Teen Writing Workshop: Grades 8-12

Meet weekly with a supportive group of fellow students. Learn more about creative writing from crafting personal essays to free writing, poetry, crafting a story, and character development. Students will be encouraged to participate in a public performance at the end of the program. And don’t forget free pizza! This is an ongoing program running weekly on Mondays throughout the school year. 

These workshops are underwritten by generous donations from the friends of Jeanette Sarkisian Wagner, a long-time advocate of youth literacy programs.

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Baby & Me
Apr
30
11:30 AM11:30

Baby & Me

  • Children's Museum of the East End (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

“Baby & Me” is designed specifically for parents of infants. Moms, dads, and caregivers have the opportunity to meet other parents with children the same age. During the weekly session, led by Museum 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 (pre-walkers).

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Apr
30
2:30 PM14:30

Teen Academic Workroom

Teen Academic Workroom

Grades 9-12. The main floor workroom is available throughout the school year for high school students to use for studying, group projects, and presentation practice. No reservations required.

Monday – Thursdays, 2:30 – 4:30pm

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SOFO: Design the Perfect Fish—Fish Adaptations: Children ages 6-8
Mar
23
10:30 PM22:30

SOFO: Design the Perfect Fish—Fish Adaptations: Children ages 6-8

Program Leader: Xylia Serafy, South Fork Natural History Museum Environmental Educator

Fish are specially adapted to surviving in their environment. Some have rounded bodies and some are flat. There are tails that are big and wide and ones that are pointy; some fish have huge shiny scales and some have none. See why fish are so special in so many ways. Create your own fishy creature with funny-shaped fins and tail, crazy mouths, and googly eyes. Make your fish as special or strange as you want. Limit 15 children. Material fee $3.

Advance reservations are required. Programs free for SoFo members. Non-members: $15/ adult, $10/child 3-12 years, 2 and under free. Fees include free admission to the museum on the day of the event.

Please call 631-537-9735 for reservations and info about meeting place.



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Goat on a Boat @ Bay Street presents Monster Circus
Mar
23
11:00 AM11:00

Goat on a Boat @ Bay Street presents Monster Circus

CactusHead Puppets presents a Circus like no other! Join in as the Monsters’ Caretaker guides you through the world of monsters, and maybe even lend the monsters a hand yourself. Enjoy the Thrills of the Clarissa the Crested Cannon! Experience the Chills of Eustace the Uni-Browed, Uni-cycling, Uni-monster as he tackles the Sinister Snake Slack-rope! All this and more in The Magnificent Monster Circus!

Join Goat on a Boat and CactusHead Puppets for a FREE puppet making workshop after the performance to celebrate World Puppetry Day!



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Art Party
Mar
21
4:00 PM16:00

Art Party

The weekly afternoon program provides both creative and social opportunities for 3- to 5-year-olds years as they explore art techniques through personal and collaborative projects. Using visual language to help familiarize children with the names of colors and shapes, the drop off-program was designed specifically for those about to enter pre-school…allowing kids to gain confidence while attending classes on their own.Ages: 3 – 5 yearsCost: $10 per classSpace is limited and pre-registration is strongly encouraged. To register, please call the Museum at 631.537.8250 or sign up online.

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SOFO: Full Worm Moon Hike at SOFO with Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt: All Ages – Free Event
Mar
20
7:30 PM19:30

SOFO: Full Worm Moon Hike at SOFO with Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt: All Ages – Free Event

Co-Sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and South Fork Natural History Museum
Walk Leader: Dai Dayton, President, Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt

The full Worm Moon was given its name by the Algonquin tribes that ranged from Ne w England to Lake Superior. At the time of this spring moon, the ground begins to soften, and earthworm castings reappear, inviting the return of robins. In some regions, this is also known as the Sap Moon, as it marks the time when maple sap begins to flow and the annual tapping of maple trees begins. Join us on this one-hour, leisurely paced hike through open fields, and then enjoy some light refreshments and convivial conversation.

Please call 631-537-9735 for reservations and info about meeting place.

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SOFO: Spotted Salamander Search with Andy: Family/Children age 6 and older
Mar
16
8:00 PM20:00

SOFO: Spotted Salamander Search with Andy: Family/Children age 6 and older

Walk Leader: Andy Sabin, President, South Fork Natural History Museum Board of Directors

On this walk to one of our vernal ponds, we’ll be searching for the Spotted Salamander, one of our four native mole salamanders. This salamander is a beauty, with its shiny black body and bright yellow spots. It, like the Eastern Tiger Salamander and the Blue-spotted Salamander, as well as the early-autumn breeding Marbled Salamander, is called a mole salamander because it spends most of its time underground. Please bring a flashlight and wear boots, as late winter rains will make the ground soggy. This walk will take place only if there have been heavy rains.

Advance reservations are required. Programs free for SoFo members. Non-members: $15/ adult, $10/child 3-12 years, 2 and under free. Fees include free admission to the museum on the day of the event.

Please call 631-537-9735 for reservations and info about meeting place.



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Goat on a Boat @ Bay Street presents The Fairy Tailors
Mar
16
11:00 AM11:00

Goat on a Boat @ Bay Street presents The Fairy Tailors

Meet the Fairy Tailor, hard at work in her enchanted shop, where dressing racks and laundry baskets are known to have a mind of their own. Watch as she transforms everyday garments into extraordinary characters, and shares stories of bravery, from “Little Red Riding Hood(ie),” to “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” With the audience’s help, the Fairy Tailor summons the courage to take a stand against a giant, crafting a solution that combines cleverness with creativity. This colorful, interactive production is guaranteed to inspire audiences of all ages.

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SOFO: SOFO Young Birders Club with Miles Todaro: Ages 8-18
Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

SOFO: SOFO Young Birders Club with Miles Todaro: Ages 8-18

Club Leader: Miles Todaro, South Fork Natural History Museum Environmental Educator
Club Advisors: Frank Quevedo, Executive Director, South Fork Natural History Museum, and Barbara Blaisdell, Experienced Birder

Birding is a great way to make new friends, learn about the environment, and get outside!
The South Fork Natural History Museum is delighted to continue hosting its Young Birders Club. The club, which meets on the third Saturday of every month, is open to anyone ages 8-18 interested in learning about birds. We’ll focus on birding in local areas, since Long Island has many great habitats that are home to a wide variety of species. Please bring binoculars and a field guide to birds of the eastern United States if you have them (we have a few binoculars to lend). 

Advance reservations are required. Programs free for SoFo members. Non-members: $15/ adult, $10/child 3-12 years, 2 and under free. Fees include free admission to the museum on the day of the event.

Please call 631-537-9735 for reservations and info about meeting place.

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3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

The Southampton Youth Bureau will be hosting their annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament on Friday, March 15, 2019 from 7:00pm - 10:00pm at the SYS Recreation Center, 1370A Majors Path. This event is open to all students in 5th through 12th grade. Prizes will be awarded to the winning teams in middle and high school brackets. Proof of age is required. Pre-register by Thursday, March 14, 2019 for $15 per team by submitting a completed form and payment to the Southampton Youth Bureau located at 655 Flanders Road, Flanders, NY 11901 or register at the door from 6:00pm – 6:45pm for $30 per team. Space is limited so pre-register early! Admission is free for non-players and $2 roundtrip transportation is available from several locations. For more information or to view the registration form, please call (631) 702-2425 or visit www.southamptontownny.gov/youthbureau.

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The Good Grief Family Bereavement Center
Mar
12
5:15 PM17:15

The Good Grief Family Bereavement Center

The Child/Teen Bereavement Group will meet for 6 weeks and run concurrently with the child/teen groups.

Our mission is to offer a safe place for choldren to begin to put words to what they are feeling and a place for adults to process their grief while learning how to best assist their children.

To register or for more information, please call Angela Byrns, LCSW at 631-288-8400 prior to March 4.

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SOFO: Another Blue-spotted Salamander Search with Andy: Family/Children age 6 and older
Mar
9
7:30 PM19:30

SOFO: Another Blue-spotted Salamander Search with Andy: Family/Children age 6 and older

Walk Leader: Andy Sabin, President, South Fork Natural History Museum Board of Directors

Here is another opportunity to join SOFO’s “Salamander Commander” Andy Sabin on an additional nighttime expedition as we search for this unique native salamander species, the Blue-spotted Salamander. Montauk’s vernal ponds are some of the few places in the world where the Blue-spotted Salamander, in its purebred form, can be found. Please bring a flashlight and wear boots, as late winter rains will make the ground soggy. This walk will take place only if there have been heavy rains.

Advance reservations are required. Programs free for SoFo members. Non-members: $15/ adult, $10/child 3-12 years, 2 and under free. Fees include free admission to the museum on the day of the event.

Please call 631-537-9735 for reservations and info about meeting place.

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SOFO: Searching for Seals & Winter Walk: Adults/Children age 8+
Mar
9
2:30 PM14:30

SOFO: Searching for Seals & Winter Walk: Adults/Children age 8+

Walk Leader: South Fork Natural History Museum Environmental Educator

With the cold of winter, many northern animal visitors come to the South Shore of Long Island to find food, among them Pinnipeds—or seals. The three most common species of seals that visit Long Island at this time of year are Harbor Seals, Grey Seals, and Harp Seals. Join us on a walk toward the ocean at Cupsogue Beach County Park, where at low tide you can expect to see some of these seals sunning themselves on the distant sandbar. It may be cold and windy, so please bundle up.

Advance reservations are required. Programs free for SoFo members. Non-members: $15/ adult, $10/child 3-12 years, 2 and under free. Fees include free admission to the museum on the day of the event.

Please call 631-537-9735 for reservations and info about meeting place.



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Goat on a Boat @ Bay Street presents Fox Fables
Mar
9
11:00 AM11:00

Goat on a Boat @ Bay Street presents Fox Fables

Fox Fables is a combination of several of Aesop's Fables, inspired by the works of the 12th-century storyteller Rabbi Berechiah ha-Nakdan. The story is about a fox who loses his precious tail and with it his identity. He tries to be several other animals instead - with hilarious results - before realizing the moral lesson of this ancient fable.

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SOFO: SOFO Cleans the Beach: All Ages – Free Event
Mar
9
8:00 AM08:00

SOFO: SOFO Cleans the Beach: All Ages – Free Event

Program Leaders: South Fork Natural History Museum Environmental Educators.

If you have ever been to the museum and spoken to any of our educators, you know how much we care about preserving the healthy, natural environment of the South Fork. This is clearly a part of the mission of the museum itself, which is to stimulate interest in, advance knowledge of, and foster appreciation for the natural environment. The SOFO staff has decided that—to uphold this important mission—we need to take direct action to help keep Long Island habitats pollution-free. That’s why we are doing our “SOFO Cleans the Beach” program. We hope you will join us to pick up as much trash as possible. We will tally what type of trash we find and, when we are finished, weigh it out. Over time, we will be able to get an idea of the kind of trash that is washing up on our beaches—and we can knowledgeably advocate avoiding those materials in the future. We’re excited to continue this program and hope you will join us in reaching our goal of keeping our hometown beaches pollution-free!

Please call 631-537-9735 for reservations and info about meeting place.



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2019 Community Service Challenge
Mar
8
9:00 AM09:00

2019 Community Service Challenge

Applications for the Town of Southampton Youth Bureau’s 2019 Community Service Challenge are now available! The Southampton Youth Bureau, through the Youth Advisory Committee, will be offering community service grants to youth groups in the Town of Southampton. A total of $2,500 in grant money will be awarded through this grant program. If selected, the project must be completed by November 30, 2019. Each community service project must have a positive impact that benefits the surrounding community. Eligible applicants can be sponsored youth organizations such as Scouts or 4H, school clubs, faith-based youth groups, community service organizations, and other youth groups with an adult sponsor. Youth groups of all ages are encouraged to apply. All applications for the Community Service Challenge must be submitted by Friday, March 8, 2019. To pick up an application, please visit www.southamptontownny.gov/youthbureau or stop into the Southampton Youth Bureau’s administrative office located at the Flanders Community Center, 655 Flanders Road. For more information, please call (631) 702-2425.

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2019 Community Service Challenge
Mar
4
9:00 AM09:00

2019 Community Service Challenge

Applications for the Town of Southampton Youth Bureau’s 2019 Community Service Challenge are now available! The Southampton Youth Bureau, through the Youth Advisory Committee, will be offering community service grants to youth groups in the Town of Southampton. A total of $2,500 in grant money will be awarded through this grant program. If selected, the project must be completed by November 30, 2019. Each community service project must have a positive impact that benefits the surrounding community. Eligible applicants can be sponsored youth organizations such as Scouts or 4H, school clubs, faith-based youth groups, community service organizations, and other youth groups with an adult sponsor. Youth groups of all ages are encouraged to apply. All applications for the Community Service Challenge must be submitted by Friday, March 8, 2019. To pick up an application, please visit www.southamptontownny.gov/youthbureau or stop into the Southampton Youth Bureau’s administrative office located at the Flanders Community Center, 655 Flanders Road. For more information, please call (631) 702-2425.

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SOFO: Blue-spotted Salamander Search with Andy: Family/Children ages 6 and older
Mar
2
7:30 PM19:30

SOFO: Blue-spotted Salamander Search with Andy: Family/Children ages 6 and older

Description: Walk Leader: Andy Sabin, President, South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) Board of Directors

Montauk’s vernal ponds are some of the few places in the world where the Blue-spotted Salamander, in its purebred form, can be found. Join Andy on this nighttime expedition as we search for this unique native species. Please bring a flashlight and wear boots, as late winter rains will make the ground soggy. This walk will take place only if there have been heavy rains.

Advance reservations are required. Programs free for SoFo members. Non-members: $15/ adult, $10/child 3-12 years, 2 and under free. Fees include free admission to the museum on the day of the event.

Please call 631-537-9735 for reservations and info about meeting place.

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Goat on a Boat @ Bay Street presents The Perils of Mr. Punch
Mar
2
11:00 AM11:00

Goat on a Boat @ Bay Street presents The Perils of Mr. Punch

“The Perils of Mr. Punch” follows the troubles and travails of puppetry’s favorite loudmouth, Mr. Punch. Nothing ever goes right-- his dog looks suspiciously like a skunk, his baby doesn’t behave, and crocodiles appear around every corner. The skillfully operated hand puppets are chock full of surprises and tricks, as is the elaborate stage. The show is rounded out with live music played on a variety of instruments, from the ukulele to the bicycle pump. It’s a low-tech old-time spectacle, entertaining to children of all ages: from one to one hundred.



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SOFO: Migration Headache—The Dangers Birds Face—Could You Survive the Journey? Children ages 6-8
Mar
2
10:30 AM10:30

SOFO: Migration Headache—The Dangers Birds Face—Could You Survive the Journey? Children ages 6-8

 Program Leader: Xylia Serafy, South Fork Natural History Museum Environmental Educator

Birds that migrate don’t travel all at once. Many migrating water birds—including ducks, geese, and herons—require more than one wetland habitat for nesting, resting, and wintering. The loss of even one of these habitats makes the journey that much harder for them. If you were a migrating water bird, do you think you would survive? Find out in this interactive migration survival game.

Advance reservations are required. Programs free for SOFO members. Non-members: $15/ adult, $10/child 3-12 years, 2 and under free. Fees include free admission to the museum on the day of the event.

Please call 631-537-9735 for reservations and info about meeting place.



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Saturday Camp @ The Green School
Mar
2
9:00 AM09:00

Saturday Camp @ The Green School

Campers enjoy a morning on the farm, feeding our furry friends and playing on our recyclable playground. We educate about sustainable living, farm animals, nature's cycle and offer a themed activity each Saturday.

*This is a drop-off class that requires pre-registration.
Register online at: https://www.the-green-school.org/saturdays.html

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The Good Grief Family Bereavement Center - Registration
Mar
1
9:00 AM09:00

The Good Grief Family Bereavement Center - Registration

The Child/Teen Bereavement Group will meet for 6 weeks and run concurrently with the child/teen groups. Begins March 12.

Our mission is to offer a safe place for choldren to begin to put words to what they are feeling and a place for adults to process their grief while learning how to best assist their children.

To register or for more information, please call Angela Byrns, LCSW at 631-288-8400 prior to March 4.

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2019 Community Service Challenge
Mar
1
9:00 AM09:00

2019 Community Service Challenge

Applications for the Town of Southampton Youth Bureau’s 2019 Community Service Challenge are now available! The Southampton Youth Bureau, through the Youth Advisory Committee, will be offering community service grants to youth groups in the Town of Southampton. A total of $2,500 in grant money will be awarded through this grant program. If selected, the project must be completed by November 30, 2019. Each community service project must have a positive impact that benefits the surrounding community. Eligible applicants can be sponsored youth organizations such as Scouts or 4H, school clubs, faith-based youth groups, community service organizations, and other youth groups with an adult sponsor. Youth groups of all ages are encouraged to apply. All applications for the Community Service Challenge must be submitted by Friday, March 8, 2019. To pick up an application, please visit www.southamptontownny.gov/youthbureau or stop into the Southampton Youth Bureau’s administrative office located at the Flanders Community Center, 655 Flanders Road. For more information, please call (631) 702-2425.

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2019 Community Service Challenge
Feb
25
9:00 AM09:00

2019 Community Service Challenge

Applications for the Town of Southampton Youth Bureau’s 2019 Community Service Challenge are now available! The Southampton Youth Bureau, through the Youth Advisory Committee, will be offering community service grants to youth groups in the Town of Southampton. A total of $2,500 in grant money will be awarded through this grant program. If selected, the project must be completed by November 30, 2019. Each community service project must have a positive impact that benefits the surrounding community. Eligible applicants can be sponsored youth organizations such as Scouts or 4H, school clubs, faith-based youth groups, community service organizations, and other youth groups with an adult sponsor. Youth groups of all ages are encouraged to apply. All applications for the Community Service Challenge must be submitted by Friday, March 8, 2019. To pick up an application, please visit www.southamptontownny.gov/youthbureau or stop into the Southampton Youth Bureau’s administrative office located at the Flanders Community Center, 655 Flanders Road. For more information, please call (631) 702-2425.

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HarborFrost
Feb
23
1:00 PM13:00

HarborFrost

HarborFrost is a celebration of winter in Sag Harbor highlighting two extreme elements—fire and ice! Featuring live ice carving demonstrations, ice sculptures along Main Street, live music performances, indoor children’s activities, and fireworks over the harbor!

11:30 – Culinary Stroll:  Il Cappuccino Restaurant for registration and event start

12:00 – 3:00 – Free glitter tattoos at The Wharf Shop

1:00 – Sign up for Frosty Plunge in The Windmill

1:00 – 4:00 – Hot chocolate station, photo booth & more, at John Jermain Library

2:00 – Frosty Plunge:  Windmill Beach, Benefit Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance

2:00 – Ice carving begins

2:30 – Live music:  Alfredo Merat at LuLu’s

2:30 – Meet and greet Anna and Elsa from Frozen at Sag Harbor Variety

2:00 – 4:00 – Free face painting at Stella and Ruby

2:00 – 5:00 – KidsFun at Dodds and Eder (Bridge Street)

3:00 – Keith Leaf the Amazing Fire Juggler at The Windmill

4:00 – Live music: Jake Lear at Buddhaberry

5:30 – Fiery Sensations Fire Dancers at Long Wharf

6:15 – Fireworks over the harbor


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SOFO: Rotting Log Wildlife: Children ages 9+
Feb
23
10:30 AM10:30

SOFO: Rotting Log Wildlife: Children ages 9+

Program Leader: Miles Todaro, South Fork Natural History Museum Environmental Educator

Our tiny friends from the summer months seem to disappear when the winter comes. Ever wondered where the spiders, slugs, and centipedes sleep when the snowfall covers the ground? Join Miles to learn more about a favorite hibernation hideaway of countless chilly creatures, as we explore the biodiversity of the wriggly winter wonderland in our backyards.

Advance reservations are required. Programs free for SOFO members. Non-members: $15/ adult, $10/child 3-12 years, 2 and under free. Fees include free admission to the museum on the day of the event.

Please call 631-537-9735 for reservations and info about meeting place.



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