Calendar

Winterfest


  • Winterfest
    January 27, 2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A celebration of the coldest season is fun inside Hempstead House, where the fireplaces roar, and the mansion is filled with exciting family activities. Winter-themed crafts and reading room, a “Freezing” demonstration, guided nature walks, and a snowy “I SPY” scene will make the frosty season enjoyable for all. Admission Members: $10 per car Non-Members: $20 (more…)

Four Seasons in Music – 2019 Series


  • Winter
    February 2, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Spring
    April 6, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Summer
    July 13, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Fall
    October 5, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Four magical concerts with themed culinary experiences in four stunning locations across the Sands Point Preserve ________ Winter Love: Saturday, February 2 Hempstead House’s Winter Living Room Riotous Spring: Saturday, April 6 Castle Gould’s Great Hall Summer Playlist: Saturday, July 13 Hempstead House & Rose Garden Autumn Leaves: Saturday, October 5 Location to be Announced (more…)

Beauty and The Beast


  • February 7, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • February 8, 2019
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • February 9, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • February 9, 2019
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • February 10, 2019
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • February 10, 2019
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

“Be Our Guest…” at historic Hempstead House when the Sands Point Preserve Conservancy and Shining Studios present a site-specific production of Disney’s Beauty and The Beast Jr, with performances by exceptionally talented musical theater students ranging in age from 8 (the tea cups!) to 17 (the leading actors!). Six performances only: Thursday, February 7 at (more…)

Growing Love Gardening at the Preserve


  • February 10, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The cold winter season is the perfect time to plan your gardens, for fresh vegetables and herbs throughout the growing seasons.  The Growing Love Community Garden and Sands Point Preserve Conservancy partner up in Castle Gould’s Great Hall to educate interested gardeners – from children to adults – in two special sessions to inspire everyone to think (more…)

Guided Nature Walks


  • February 10, 2019
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for this monthly series of themed walks as we explore 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, (more…)

Valentine’s Night Cabaret


  • VIP
    February 16, 2019
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • General
    February 16, 2019
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Celebrate the most romantic holiday of the year with your loved one – and  composer, Tony Award-winner Steven Lutvak. Joining Steve are two spectacular artists making their Hempstead House debuts: Scarlett Strallen and Kevin Massey. Beginning at 7 p.m., the evening includes cocktails, dinner, concert, and dessert with the artists.  Tickets are $110/person for Conservancy members (more…)

Forest Therapy Walk


  • February 23, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • March 23, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • April 27, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • June 29, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • July 27, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • September 28, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • October 26, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • November 23, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Wellness programming at the Preserve expands in 2019 with monthly Forest Therapy Walks led by certified guide Linda Lombardo. Based on the Japanese tradition of Shinrin-Yoku, a wellness practice developed in the 1980s, each unique walk inspires mindful connections with the natural elements of the woods for a range of healthful benefits. Walks conclude with (more…)

Winter Choral Concert


  • March 10, 2019
    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. Join us in Hempstead House for an afternoon of inspirational liturgical music. Admission Members: free Non-Members: $10 per car Payment received at the Gatehouse. (more…)

The Butterfly Ball 2019


  • May 4, 2019
    7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, May 4 at 7 PM THE BUTTERFLY BALL An annual benefit to enhance the Preserve’s beautiful landscape with new features and programs for everyone to enjoy. “Champagne & Butterflies” VIP Donor Reception Special preview of the live exotic butterfly exhibit 6 – 7 PM – Cocktails & Hors D’Oeuvres Butterfly exhibit opens (more…)

Family Butterfly Day


  • May 5, 2019
    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…)