Calendar

Tea & Meditation


  • February 25, 2018
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

During this special winter workshop, we will come together in the spirit of self-acceptance to recenter, realign, and reconnect with our minds and hearts.  We will practice methods of yoga and mindfulness, gentle breath work, aromatherapy, and journaling, to balance our emotions, release stress, and gain control over our actions in the present moment. You (more…)

Winter Choral Concert


  • March 4, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

An interfaith concert showcasing four Port Washington-based choirs from The Community Synagogue, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church, and the United Methodist Church. Admission Members: free Non-Members: $10 per car (more…)

Celestial Weekend March 23 & 24


  • Starlab Planetarium
    March 23, 2018
    6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Starlab Planetarium
    March 23, 2018
    6:45 pm - 7:15 pm
  • Starlab Planetarium
    March 23, 2018
    7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Starlab Planetarium
    March 23, 2018
    8:15 pm - 8:45 pm
  • Starlab Planetarium
    March 24, 2018
    6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Starlab Planetarium
    March 24, 2018
    6:45 pm - 7:15 pm
  • Starlab Planetarium
    March 24, 2018
    7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Starlab Planetarium
    March 24, 2018
    8:15 pm - 8:45 pm

Explore the universe in a fascinating digital display inside the inflatable Starlab Planetarium in Castle Gould. Discover the planets and moons that comprise our solar system, and watch for comets, asteroids, and meteor showers! Choose one 30-minute session during our Celestial Weekend: Friday, March 23 at 6, 6:45, 7:30 and 8:15 pm and Saturday, March (more…)

Four Seasons of Family Yoga


  • Spring Family Yoga
    March 25, 2018
    10:00 am - 10:45 am
  • Summer Family Yoga
    June 21, 2018
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Fall Family Yoga
    September 16, 2018
    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…)

Julian Gargiulo in Concert


  • April 7, 2018
    8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Conservancy welcomes Steinway artist Julian Gargiulo in a unique, interactive piano concert on Saturday, April 7 at 8 pm, followed by a dessert in Hempstead House. Julian performs around the world, in prestigious venues from Carnegie Hall to Singapore’s Symphony Stage.  A classically trained pianist, Julian captivates his audience with his technical precision and (more…)

A Study in Wine


  • April 9, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Discover the world of wine in a new eight-week course, led by Mike Douglass of Post Wine & Spirits. Whether you are knowledgeable about wine and wine production, or new to the subject, this comprehensive program will enrich your appreciation of wine, and also give you the necessary expertise to choose fine wine at home or in (more…)

Pond Exploration


  • April 14, 2018
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • April 14, 2018
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Biologist Eric Powers leads two sessions of the popular Pond Exploration program at 10 am – 11:30 am and noon to 1:30 pm. We’ll get our hands dirty as we explore our freshwater pond with nets, buckets, and magnifying lenses. Admission Conservancy Members: $10 per car Non-Members: $20 per car Pay at the Gatehouse. (more…)

The Butterfly Ball


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

Save the date: Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 7 pm. Join us for a springtime adventure inside Hempstead House, with a focus on the magnificent outdoors. The Butterfly Ball, a benefit to enhance the preserve’s landscape with a beautiful organic vegetable garden and fruit orchard, a shady playground, fitness course, dog run, and much more. (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…)

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…)