Seasonal Celebrations

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

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…)

Four Seasons of Family Yoga


  • Winter Family Yoga
    January 21, 2018
    10:00 am - 10:45 am
  • Spring Family Yoga
    March 25, 2018
    10:00 am - 10:45 am
  • Summer Family Yoga
    June 21, 2018
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Fall Family Yoga
    September 16, 2018
    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…)

Winterfest


  • Winterfest
    February 3, 2018
    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, and a snowy “I SPY” scene will make the frosty season enjoyable for all. Admission Members: $10 per car Non-Members: $20 per car Includes parking Payments are (more…)

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…)

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…)

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…)