Calendar

Just Moms – Discussion Group


  • October 17, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 24, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 31, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 7, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 14, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Conservancy will host “Just Moms” – a weekly informational discussion group for parents of newborns to 12 months, created and facilitated by licensed therapists Amy L. Kates and Dr. Stacey G. Kaufman – who are also experienced moms. Inside the historic mansions, participants can meet fellow parents and share concerns during eight one-hour sessions (more…)

PUSH Physical Theatre’s “Dracula”


  • October 20, 2018
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

PUSH Physical Theatre will perform the legendary tale of “Dracula” as never seen before. This powerful, site-specific production will take place in Castle Gould’s Black Box Theater. Seating is very limited. Admission Premium – Conservancy Members: $60 per person Premium – Non-Members: $70 per person General – Conservancy Members: $50 per person General – Non-Members: (more…)

Hempstead House Haunt: Vampyres’ Lair


  • October 25, 2018
    7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  • October 26, 2018
    7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  • October 28, 2018
    7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  • October 29, 2018
    7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  • October 30, 2018
    7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  • October 31, 2018
    7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

At Halloween this year, Hempstead House will be transformed into a centuries-old Vampyres’ Lair. Venture into their sanctuary for a terrifying experience that may change you forever… Every guest in this frightful immersive experience will come face to face with elusive Vampyres, their dutiful servants, and other nocturnal creatures at every turn. Some are grotesquely (more…)

The Halloween Ball


  • October 27, 2018
    7:00 pm - 11:55 pm

The Halloween Ball, a benefit for the Sands Point Preserve, takes place on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at 7 PM in Hempstead House, a.k.a. Castle Dracula. The mystery VIP Reception begins at 6 PM. This year, we delve into the centuries-old vampyre world of eternal terror. The evening includes blood-thirst-quenching cocktails in the Vampyres’ Lair, a gory (more…)

Family Halloween Party


  • October 28, 2018
    2:00 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 fairy cottages and sparkle lights. Children can come in costume – and bring pets in their costumes, too! Guests can also explore the Preserve’s grounds on a treasure hunt for wildlife and objects in (more…)

Guided Nature Walks


  • November 11, 2018
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This monthly series of themed walks explores different aspects of the preserve’s environment, encompassing its unique physical features and wildlife, as well as critical conservation issues and helpful practices to create a healthy, sustainable environment. Our expert guides include Tree Sister Hildur Palsdottir, Port Washington Monarch Alliance Founder David Jakim and guest naturalists who bring (more…)

Murder Mystery: “Towards Zero” by Agatha Christie


  • November 15, 2018
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 16, 2018
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 17, 2018
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Conservancy and Tiger Fried Productions are proud to present this theatrical masterpiece by the best-selling fiction author of all time – Agatha Christie’s “Towards Zero” – one of the author’s most critically acclaimed works. In the austere setting of historic Hempstead House, you’ll find yourself on the edge of your seat as the Queen of (more…)

Holiday Tales at the Hearth


  • December 2, 2018
    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…)