Tea & Meditation

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

The Conservancy welcomes Jennifer Goldman and her fascinating program: Tea & Meditation, a full-sensory introduction into the world of medicinal plants, essential oils, and mindfulness. Class begins with a heart-opening tea meditation that soothes the spirit. It follows with light stretching and meditative movement that awakens the body. It finishes with the exploration of essential (more…)

Lark Quartet

  • April 1, 2017
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

“The Larks” have performed in such renowned venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, London’s Wigmore Hall, L’Opéra de la Bastille in Paris, among many others, and they have appeared in numerous international festivals including Mostly Mozart and Wolftrap. With a distinctively passionate sound, they offer audiences new insights into the art of chamber music through programs (more…)

Spring Back!

  • April 8, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Preserve is a beautiful place to discover the lifecycles of springtime, when seeds and bulbs tucked into the earth awaken and sprout, and migrating wildlife return to their warm weather home here. Activities include a guided nature walk with magnifying glasses to find signs of spring; indoor discovery stations, craft projects, and a planting (more…)

Evening Bat Walk

  • April 22, 2017
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

ADULT NATURE PROGRAM  Bats are misunderstood! Join Biologist & Ranger Eric Powers as he de-mystifies the species with a close up look at our local bats here on the Preserve. Though bats are a natural predator of disease-carrying mosquitoes, there is fear surrounding these beneficial flying mammals. Weather permitting, we’ll take an early evening walk on the (more…)

Spring Celebration

  • May 7, 2017
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Every season brings beautiful changes to the Preserve’s landscape, and, in springtime, we celebrate the return of longer days, warmer temperatures – and budding trees, shrubs, and perennial plants. While these blooms occur naturally, we have much work to do to plant colorful annuals, fresh herbs, and plants to attract butterflies. At the Spring Celebration, visitors (more…)

Murder Mystery: The Hound of the Baskervilles

  • May 11, 2017
    8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • May 12, 2017
    8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • May 13, 2017
    8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Hound of the Baskervilles play is based on the third crime novel by the legendary murder mystery author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Set in Devon, England, the story tells the tale of a horrific murder by a diabolical, supernatural hound, which may still be haunting the surrounding moors. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson will investigate (more…)

Mother’s Day Tea

  • May 14, 2017
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hempstead House is the perfect setting to celebrate Mother’s Day – complete with a traditional afternoon tea, scones, finger sandwiches, and live chamber music. Last May, the Conservancy started a beautiful iris garden along the pond’s sunniest edge, and we will continue to expand this garden each year. Please support this horticultural initiative with a (more…)

Sports Scientist

  • June 3, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Exercise is good for us, but what exactly is going on inside our bodies and our brains when we run, jump, and balance? In age appropriate activities, children 4 – 10 become sports scientists as they discover the science of the body in motion. Activities include a brief talk by Education Manager Tracy Strianese, followed (more…)

Gems, Minerals & Fossils

  • June 11, 2017
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm

ADULT NATURE PROGRAM Volcanos, diamonds, marble, and fossils… discover how these are all parts of our fascinating geologic cycle in a hands-on program with Ranger Eric Powers. He’s bringing his extraordinary rock collection and invites you to bring your own specimen to investigate together. After the presentation, we will head to the beach to explore (more…)

Summer Solstice Celebration

  • June 21, 2017
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Spend the longest day of the year outdoors on the beautiful grounds of the Sands Point Preserve. (We’ll step inside one of our mansions, if it rains.) A special Family Yoga session will be held at 6:30 – 7:15 pm, and you can paint the sunset. “BYO” picnic dinner and stay until the sun sets at (more…)