Calendar

Bug Scout


  • August 26, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Preserve is home to many insects, and Bug Scouts age 4 – 10 will head out to the Great Lawn, woods, pond, and beach in search of these little creatures in their habitats. We’ll look for flying insects and even dig into the soil to see what crawling bugs can be unearthed here. Participants (more…)

Tea & Meditation


  • 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…)

Bluegrass, BBQ & Bourbon


  • September 10, 2017
    3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

When Labor Day and Back-to-School are in the rearview mirror, spend an afternoon with family and friends on the Preserve’s grounds with live music by Eastbound Freight Bluegrass Band, a ‘smoking’ BBQ with a family-friendly menu, and a Bourbon tasting bar. Bring a lawn chair and blanket… enjoy the music, lawn games, and festivities… and take (more…)

Sessions in Hempstead House


  • Sessions - Solomon Hoffman
    September 14, 2017
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Sessions - Bobby Katz
    October 12, 2017
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Sessions - Ethan Usoskin
    November 9, 2017
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Sessions - Hoffman & Katz
    December 14, 2017
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Conservancy proudly announces a new music series of original concerts curated by three extraordinarily talented musicians: Solomon Hoffman, Bobby Katz, and Ethan Usoskin – all Port Washington, NY natives. Casual Thursday evenings at Hempstead House, starting at 8 pm on September 14, October 12, November 9 and December 14. See below for information about individual concerts. (more…)

Seasonal Family Yoga


  • 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…)

Village Day Fall Festival


  • September 24, 2017
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

September 24 Rain Date: October 1 The fall harvest season will be celebrated with outdoor activities for children of all ages, including a petting zoo; hayrides around the Great Lawn to view the early fall foliage; pony rides overlooking the Long Island Sound; pumpkin painting for budding artists; a Green Grocer market featuring award-winning artisanal (more…)

Hempstead House Haunt: Danté’s Inferno


  • October 25, 2017
    7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • October 26, 2017
    7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • October 27, 2017
    7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • October 29, 2017
    7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • October 30, 2017
    7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • October 31, 2017
    7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Once a year at Halloween, historic Hempstead House is transformed into a massive horror house – the theme for 2017: Danté’s Inferno.  The fright-filled mansion spans three floors, including the subterranean dungeon. You’ll see horrific, spine-chilling scenes. Terrifying creatures are lurking everywhere. No one is safe – pray you don’t get lost or captured in the darkness. Not recommended (more…)

Halloween Ball in Hempstead House


  • October 28, 2017
    7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us for a frightfully fun evening as you journey through Dante’s Inferno in Hempstead House, followed by a tented buffet dinner and a stellar cabaret performance of songs on the theme of the seven deadly sins… For just 30 guests, a séance will be conducted by psychic Jeffrey Wands at 6 – 7 pm in (more…)

Family Halloween Party


  • October 29, 2017
    1:00 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 delightful fairy cottages and sparkle lights. This year, we invite families to bring their pets in costume! Guests can also explore the Preserve’s grounds on a treasure hunt for wildlife and objects in the (more…)

Owl Prowl for Adults


  • October 29, 2017
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

ADULT NATURE PROGRAM Back by popular demand, the adults-only Owl Prowl is a wonderful opportunity to hear the Preserve’s wild owls calling in the woods. The program begins with an indoor presentation by Biologist & Ranger Eric Powers. We’ll learn how to identify owls by sight and sound, and how to attract these beneficial birds (more…)