Seasonal Celebrations

The Preserve’s grounds change beautifully throughout the seasons – celebrate winter, spring, summer, and fall at these annual family events:

Winterfest


  • Winterfest
    January 27, 2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A celebration of the coldest season is fun inside Hempstead House, where the fireplaces roar, and the mansion is filled with exciting family activities. Winter-themed crafts and reading room, a “Freezing” demonstration, guided nature walks, and a snowy “I SPY” scene will make the frosty season enjoyable for all. Admission Members: $10 per car Non-Members: $20 (more…)

Winter Choral Concert


  • March 10, 2019
    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. Join us in Hempstead House for an afternoon of inspirational liturgical music. Admission Members: free Non-Members: $10 per car Payment received at the Gatehouse. (more…)

Mother’s Day Tea


  • May 12, 2019
    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…)

Summer Solstice Celebration


  • June 20, 2019
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

BYO picnic dinner and stay until the sun sets! 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.) We’ll have guided walks into the woods, along the pond and shoreline; nature-based art projects; a special Family Yoga (more…)

Village Day Fall Festival


  • September 8, 2019
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

September 8 Rain Date: September 15 Celebrated the autumn season with outdoor activities for children of all ages, including a petting zoo; hayrides around the Great Lawn; pony rides overlooking the Long Island Sound; pumpkin painting for budding artists; a Green Grocer market featuring award-winning artisanal cheeses and farm picked vegetables. Refreshments will be available (more…)

Family Halloween Party & Pet Parade


  • October 20, 2019
    2:00 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 fairy cottages and sparkle lights. Children can come in costume – and bring pets in their costumes, too, for a fun pet parade! Guests can also explore the Preserve’s grounds on a treasure hunt (more…)

Holiday Tales at the Hearth


  • December 15, 2019
    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…)