Calendar

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…)

Rosé & Roses Cocktail Party


  • June 15, 2017
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meet in the Palm Court of Hempstead House at 6 pm sharp! This special evening begins with a brief tour of this iconic 50,000 square foot Gold Coast mansion, followed by sunset in the magnificent rose gardens overlooking the Long Island Sound. We’ll sample Long Island’s top rosés, reds, whites and craft beer. Admission Conservancy (more…)

Father’s Day – Build a Bat Box


  • June 18, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Biologist/Ranger Eric Powers as he de-mystifies the bat species. This natural predator of disease-carrying mosquitoes is often misunderstood and sometimes feared. We’ll learn why bats are great neighbors, and participants will build a bat box to take home. All equipment and materials will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own drills. (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…)

Seasonal Family Yoga


  • Summer Solstice Celebration
    June 21, 2017
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Fall Family Yoga
    September 16, 2017
    10:00 am - 10:45 am

Experience the wonderful benefits of yoga with family and friends. Yoga practice aligns naturally with children’s imaginations as they create the shapes of animals and plants using their bodies. They stretch, bend, reach, and balance to become trees, turtles, and more. Bring a mat for each person, and wear comfortable clothing. Preregistration is requested: email (more…)

Bee Whispering at the Apiary


  • June 25, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • July 23, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • August 19, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Discover the extraordinary honeybee in the Preserve’s Apiary in three 90-minute sessions this season. Beekeeper Jean-Marie Posner will lead programs about the biology and life cycle of this beneficial insect, and the complex social structure of the hive – including the powerful queen bee and her drones. Attend one or all sessions, and join any (more…)

Dance Visions NY – Isadora Duncan & Contemporary Works


  • June 25, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Dance Visions NY, under the direction of Beth Jucovy, honors the legendary choreographer Isadora Duncan’s dances, aesthetics, and techniques, which were created in the early 20th century – the very same era in which the Guggenheim Estate was formed. The company of 16 dancers will perform a combination of Duncan’s works as well as original (more…)

Tea & Meditation


  • July 9, 2017
    9:00 am - 10:30 am
  • August 13, 2017
    9:00 am - 10:30 am
  • September 10, 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…)

H2O Investigator


  • July 9, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Water sustains life and has many fascinating properties, so young investigators will begin by exploring our beach’s salt water environment on the Long Island Sound. Next, we’ll gather at our fresh water pond and the Phil Dejana Learning Center Outdoor Classroom for a range of fun, age-appropriate experiments and projects for children age 4 – (more…)