Celebrities and superheroes were on hand for the 8th Annual Children’s Museum of the East End Family Fair Saturday. Though a Superman and Superwoman posed for photos on the red carpet along with festival co-host Molly Sims, who came with her family, the event aimed to celebrate people making an impact in the community.
“All kids love superheroes but we have so many everyday heroes in our community,” CMEE President Steve Long said. “Firefighters, police officers, teachers, even our parents can be heroes and today we wanted to honor the work that they are doing.”
First responders walked the grounds alongside the stars, guests and families and enjoyed a day of food and crafts. There was a booth where children could make a superhero cape, firefighter air tank and design a mask. Those looking to beat the 90-degree heat cooled off at misting stations as children took a ride down bouncy water slides. Local food vendors such as Noah’s and Vanessa’s Dumplings kept the crowd full, and popular Montauk juice company Sweet’tauk handed out free lemonade.
Proceeds went to CMEE, which seeks to help underserved families in Eastern Long Island. In addition to serving more than 65,000 visitors at the Museum each year, CMEE has partnered with Long Island Head Start, the Retreat, and other local social service agencies to address critical issues in the community such as literacy, early childhood education, and domestic violence.