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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…)

White Party, A Benefit for Education Programming


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

SAVE THE DATE! You’re invited to a summer party on Thursday, August 10, at 7 – 10 pm in the opulent setting of Hempstead House and Rose Garden to benefit education programming at the Sands Point Preserve. The Education Fund supports the following programs and services: co-curricular programs for school visits (K-12) original STEAM-based nature programs (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…)