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Winter Choral Concert


  • Winter Choral Concert
    March 4, 2018
    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. Admission Members: free Non-Members: $10 per car (more…)

Celestial Weekend March 23 & 24


  • Starlab Planetarium
    March 23, 2018
    4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Starlab Planetarium
    March 23, 2018
    5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Starlab Planetarium
    March 23, 2018
    6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Starlab Planetarium
    March 23, 2018
    7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Starlab Planetarium
    March 24, 2018
    10:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Starlab Planetarium
    March 24, 2018
    11:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Starlab Planetarium
    March 24, 2018
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
  • Starlab Planetarium
    March 24, 2018
    1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Explore the universe in a fascinating digital display inside the inflatable Starlab Planetarium in Castle Gould. Discover the planets and moons that comprise our solar system, and watch for comets, asteroids, and meteor showers! Choose one 30-minute session during our Celestial Weekend. On Saturday, March 24, after sunset, stay on for real outdoor stargazing at (more…)

Pond Exploration


  • April 14, 2018
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • April 14, 2018
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Biologist Eric Powers leads two sessions of the popular Pond Exploration program at 10 am – 11:30 am and noon to 1:30 pm. We’ll get our hands dirty as we explore our freshwater pond with nets, buckets, and magnifying lenses. (more…)

Bat Box Building


  • April 29, 2018
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

ADULT NATURE EDUCATION WITH RANGER ERIC POWERS Learn why bats are beneficial neighbors, then build a bat house to take home for your yard. (more…)

Spring Celebration


  • May 6, 2018
    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…)

Mother’s Day Tea


  • May 13, 2018
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Celebrate your mother and all of the great women in your life at the Mother’s Day Tea in Hempstead House. This event offers a light afternoon snack of scones and finger sandwiches to tide you over from brunch to dinner. Live chamber music accompanies the festivities, and guests are welcome to tour Hempstead House and (more…)

Rosé & Roses Cocktail Party


  • June 15, 2018
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meet in the Palm Court of Hempstead House at 6 pm sharp! This special evening begins with a brief tour of this iconic 50,000 square foot Gold Coast mansion, followed by sunset in the magnificent rose gardens overlooking the Long Island Sound. We’ll sample excellent rosés, reds, whites and craft beer. Admission Conservancy Members: $35 (more…)

Father’s Day Birdhouse Building


  • June 17, 2018
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 17, 2018
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Last year, we built bat boxes for Father’s Day – this year, we’ll build bird houses to take home to your gardens. Create your own birdhouse with step by step instructions from biologist Eric Powers. (more…)

Summer Solstice Celebration


  • June 21, 2018
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

“BYO” picnic dinner and stay until the sun sets at 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.) First, we’ll take a guided walk into the woods, along the pond and shoreline with “Tree (more…)