Earth Day!

  • April 22, 2018
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Observe Earth Day at the Sands Point Preserve – all participants receive free admission to the park! Gather at 1 PM at Castle Gould. Please join our cleanup effort, and help end plastic pollution. Plastic is threatening our planet’s survival, from poisoning and injuring marine life to littering our beaches and landscapes. Together, we can make a (more…)

A Study in Wine

  • April 23, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • April 30, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • May 2, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • May 9, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • May 16, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • May 23, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Registration for individual sessions is now open – but just a few spaces are left! Spend springtime evenings in Hempstead House, discovering the world of wine in a new eight-session course, led by Mike Douglass of Post Wine & Spirits. Whether you are knowledgeable about wines and wine production, or new to the subject, this comprehensive (more…)

Sands Point Civic Association Presents An Evening with Steve Israel

  • April 25, 2018
    7:30 am - 9:30 pm

The Sands Point Civic Association will host an evening with former United States Representative and author Steven Israel at the Sands Point Preserve’s historic Castle Gould on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 7:30 pm. Israel will discuss his new book, “Big Guns,” a satirical novel about the firearm industry and its powerful political forces. He’ll (more…)

The Butterfly Ball

  • April 28, 2018
    7:00 pm - 11:55 pm

The Butterfly Ball takes flight on Saturday, April 28 at 7 PM – a benefit to enhance the Preserve’s beautiful landscape with new features and programs for everyone to enjoy. Plans include: Playground & Fitness Course Organic Vegetable Garden & Fruit Orchard Pumpkin Patch & Fall Hay Rides Picnic Tables & Benches Dog Run THE (more…)

Bat Box Building

  • April 29, 2018
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

ADULT NATURE EDUCATION WITH RANGER ERIC POWERS Learn why bats are beneficial neighbors, then build a bat house to take home for your yard. Admission price includes materials. Advance ticket purchase is required for this event. Purchase online or please call 516.570.2185.  Admission Conservancy Members: $35 per car Non-Members: $45 per car Additional kits can be (more…)

Family Butterfly Day

  • April 29, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Venture into the immersive live butterfly exhibit in Hempstead House! More than 120 exotic butterflies will call the “Breakfast Room” home, complete with an indoor tropical garden and fresh citrus fruit on which to feed. See if you can identify all of the species! Butterfly crafts and educational activities will be available in the mansion (more…)

Spring Celebration

  • May 6, 2018
    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…)

Mother’s Day Tea

  • May 13, 2018
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Celebrate your mother and all of the great women in your life at the Mother’s Day Tea in Hempstead House. This event offers a light afternoon snack of scones and finger sandwiches to tide you over from brunch to dinner. Live chamber music accompanies the festivities, and guests are welcome to tour Hempstead House and (more…)

Nassau Chamber Chorale

  • May 20, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Nassau Chamber Chorale performed so magnificently at the 2017 Winter Choral Concert at Hempstead House, the Conservancy invited them back as the featured artists in their very own concert on May 20, 2018 at 2 pm. Led by Edward P. Norris III, the NCC is an exceptionally talented ensemble comprised of Nassau County’s finest (more…)

Father’s Day Birdhouse Building

  • June 17, 2018
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 17, 2018
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Last year, we built bat boxes for Father’s Day – this year, we’ll build bird houses to take home to your gardens. Create your own birdhouse with step by step instructions from biologist Eric Powers. (more…)