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Hempstead House Haunt: Danté’s Inferno


  • October 25, 2017
    7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • October 26, 2017
    7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • October 27, 2017
    7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • October 29, 2017
    7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • October 30, 2017
    7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • October 31, 2017
    7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

“Abandon all hope, ye who enter here!” A lost traveler must navigate a treacherous journey through the nine circles of hell in search of spiritual redemption and his lost love. The epic poem Inferno opens on the evening of Good Friday in the year 1300. This Halloween, Hempstead House will transform into a hellish interpretation (more…)

Tea & Meditation


  • October 26, 2017
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Join us for an “unmasking” in the spirit of Halloween. Sip teas, use essential oils and explore yogic practices that help unpeel the layers and reveal our truest selves. Experience a very special un-masking ritual, including a soft grain Rosehip facial exfoliant and skin cell regenerative Face Oil to bring the skin to its natural (more…)

Halloween Ball in Hempstead House


  • October 28, 2017
    7:00 pm - 11:55 pm

Join us for a mysterious evening as you journey through Danté’s Inferno in Hempstead House, followed by dinner, the Seven Deadly Sins Cabaret, and dancing in the mansion. Come in costume or as yourself – and beware the sinful dangers lurking in and around the haunted mansion… For just 30 guests, a séance will be conducted (more…)

Family Halloween Party


  • October 29, 2017
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A Halloween Party for young children! The Phil Dejana Learning Center features adorable woodland plush animals celebrating Halloween in a charming display complete with delightful fairy cottages and sparkle lights. This year, we invite families to bring their pets in costume! Guests can also explore the Preserve’s grounds on a treasure hunt for wildlife and objects in the (more…)

Owl Prowl for Adults


  • October 29, 2017
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

ADULT NATURE PROGRAM Back by popular demand, the adults-only Owl Prowl is a wonderful opportunity to hear the Preserve’s wild owls calling in the woods. The program begins with an indoor presentation by Biologist & Ranger Eric Powers. We’ll learn how to identify owls by sight and sound, and how to attract these beneficial birds (more…)

Sessions in Hempstead House


  • Sessions - Ethan Usoskin
    November 9, 2017
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Sessions - Hoffman & Katz
    December 14, 2017
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Conservancy proudly announces a new music series of original concerts curated by three extraordinarily talented musicians: Solomon Hoffman, Bobby Katz, and Ethan Usoskin – all Port Washington, NY natives. Casual Thursday evenings at Hempstead House, starting at 8 pm on September 14, October 12, November 9 and December 14. See below for information about individual concerts. (more…)

Dirt Detective


  • November 12, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

A close look at the Preserve’s soil, rocks, and fossils reveals many fascinating facts about our environment. Dirt Detectives age 4 – 10 will investigate below their feet at the beach, pond, and in the Phil Dejana Learning Center Outdoor Classroom and enjoy a range of hands-on projects and crafts, including a treasure hunt and (more…)

Holiday Tales at the Hearth


  • December 3, 2017
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join the holiday cheer at Hempstead House with a celebration of holiday traditions from around the world. Festive music will play, Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit, and special guest readers will share favorite stories by the library’s roaring fireplace. The mansion’s former billiards room will be transformed into a reading room filled with magical (more…)

Not Quite Christmas Cabaret


  • VIP
    December 9, 2017
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • General
    December 9, 2017
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Composer Steven Lutvak returns to Hempstead House for this annual pre-holiday concert featuring a stellar cast of Broadway performers singing quintessential cabaret in the Winter Living Room. This year’s cast includes two extraordinary Broadway artists making their Hempstead House debuts, Emily Skinner and Nicholas Ward; and the resplendent Lauren Worsham returns with Steve to round out (more…)

Winter Solstice Preservers’ Dinner


  • December 21, 2017
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Sands Point Preserve celebrates every season throughout the year, and, on this wintry evening of the shortest day of the year, we honor our major donors at $1000 per year and above whose support ensures that Conservancy’s goals can be met. This complimentary evening includes cocktails in the Palm Court, dinner served at a King’s Table (more…)