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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 Conservancy Members: (more…)

White Party, A Benefit for Education Programming


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

SAVE THE DATE! You’re invited to a summer party 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. Individual Tickets: $85 per person VIP Tickets include a cocktail hour at the Stable: $125 per person Purchase online (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…)

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…)

Halloween Ball in Hempstead House


  • October 21, 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…)

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 28, 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, the mysterious ghosts of of the former Guggenheim Estate come to life inside historic Hempstead House. The fright-filled show house spans three floors of the massive 50,000-square-foot mansion, 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 (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…)

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…)

Dirt Detective


  • November 12, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

A close look at the Preserve’s soil, rocks, and fossils reveals many fascinating facts about our environment. Dirt Detectives age 4 – 10 will investigate below their feet at the beach, pond, and in the Phil Dejana Learning Center Outdoor Classroom and enjoy a range of hands-on projects and crafts, including a treasure hunt and (more…)

Holiday Tales at the Hearth


  • December 3, 2017
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join the holiday cheer at Hempstead House with a celebration of holiday traditions from around the world. Festive music will play, Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit, and special guest readers will share favorite stories by the library’s roaring fireplace. The mansion’s former billiards room will be transformed into a reading room filled with magical (more…)