Spring Celebration

  • May 7, 2017
    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…)

Murder Mystery: The Hound of the Baskervilles

  • May 11, 2017
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 12, 2017
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 13, 2017
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Set in a manor house in Devon, England, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Hound of the Baskervilles” tells the tale of horrific murders by a diabolical, supernatural hound that may still be haunting the surrounding moors. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson will investigate the most recent murder in the Winter Living Room of historic Hempstead House. (more…)

Mother’s Day Tea

  • May 14, 2017
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hempstead House is the perfect setting to celebrate Mother’s Day – complete with a traditional afternoon tea, scones, finger sandwiches, and live chamber music. Last May, the Conservancy started a beautiful iris garden along the pond’s sunniest edge, and we will continue to expand this garden each year. Please support this horticultural initiative with a (more…)

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…)

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…)

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 ten dancers will perform a combination of Duncan’s works as well as site (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…)

Bug Scout

  • August 5, 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…)