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The Elixir of Love – Opera in Two Mansions


  • The Elixir of Love - Opera in Two Mansions
    July 22, 2017
    6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The North Shore Music Festival returns to the Sands Point Preserve for their annual summer opera on Saturday, July 22, when poor Nemorino woos the elusive Adina with the help of L’Elisir d’Amore… 6 pm – Cocktails, dinner, and dessert in Hempstead House 8 pm – Performance in Castle Gould’s Great Hall Tickets – Dinner (more…)

Bee Whispering at the Apiary


  • 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…)

White Party, A Benefit for Education Programming


  • August 3, 2017
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! You’re invited to a summer party (#SPPWhiteParty) on Thursday, August 3, at 7 – 10 pm in the opulent setting of Hempstead House and Rose Garden to benefit education programming at the Sands Point Preserve. Join us for an elegant Farm-to-Table buffet dinner with Long Island wines, and dancing under the (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…)

Tea & Meditation


  • 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…)

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 of Horrors


  • 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: “Dante’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 thrilling event in haunted Hempstead House and a tented ‘mausoleum’ in the dead rose garden… The evening begins with cocktails in the palm court and winter/summer living rooms – the bravest guests can venture through two scary floors of the Hempstead House of Horrors. The mansion’s organ will play scary tunes and a (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. Families can explore the Preserve’s grounds on a treasure hunt for wildlife and objects in the environment, and Castle Gould’s Great Hall will feature a multitude of crafts (more…)