Cultural Events Calendar

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 – Dinner (more…)

White Party, A Benefit for Education Programming


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

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! You’re invited to a summer party (#SPPWhiteParty) 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. Join us for an elegant Farm-to-Table buffet dinner with Long Island wines, and dancing under the (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…)

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 29, 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, historic Hempstead House is transformed into a massive horror house – the theme for 2017: “Dante’s Inferno.”  The fright-filled mansion spans three floors, 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 captured in the darkness. Not recommended (more…)

Halloween Ball in Hempstead House


  • October 28, 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…)

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…)

Not Quite Christmas Cabaret


  • VIP
    December 9, 2017
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • General
    December 9, 2017
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Composer Steven Lutvak returns to Hempstead House for this annual pre-holiday concert featuring a stellar cast of Broadway performers singing quintessential cabaret in the Winter Living Room. Check back for the exciting cast announcement! General Tickets are $125 per person. Beginning at 7 p.m., the evening includes cocktails, dinner, concert, and dessert with the artists. Limited (more…)

Winter Solstice Preservers’ Dinner


  • December 21, 2017
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Sands Point Preserve celebrates every season throughout the year, and, on this wintry evening of the shortest day of the year, we honor our major donors at $1000 per year and above whose support ensures that Conservancy’s goals can be met. This complimentary evening includes cocktails in the Palm Court, dinner served at a King’s Table (more…)