Cultural Events Calendar

Robert H. Goddard and Liquid-Fuel Rocket

Exhibition: The Goddard Connection


  • August 31, 2019 - July 31, 2020
    12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A Tribute to the Father of Modern Rocketry.  On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, the Conservancy celebrates Dr. Robert Goddard, whose invention of the liquid-fuel rocket in 1926, underwritten by the Daniel Guggenheim Fund for the Promotion of Aeronautics, propelled the United States space program for decades to follow.  (Event Information)

A Study in Wine


  • Australia, New Zealand, Sparkling Wines & French Champagne
    February 25, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for six evenings in Hempstead House to discover the world of wine in a new six-session course  (Event Information)

Winter Choral Concert in Hempstead House

Winter Choral Concert


  • March 1, 2020
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us in Hempstead House for an afternoon of inspirational liturgical music. An inter-faith concert showcases choral music performed by four Port Washington-based places of worship: The Community Synagogue Choir, the Choir of the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church Choir, and the Chancel Choir of the United Methodist Church.  (Event Information)

JAZZ Through The Ages


  • Concert 2: The Jazz Age
    March 19, 2020
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Concert 3: Swing/Big Band Era
    May 14, 2020
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Concert 4: Bebop
    June 18, 2020
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Concert 5: Cool Jazz
    July 23, 2020
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Concert 6: The Great American Songbook
    September 17, 2020
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This innovative series of six concerts will follow the course of Jazz history, from its roots in Ragtime and Dixieland, to the Swing / Big Band era, through Cool Jazz of the 1950s, and beyond!  (Event Information)

Kentucky Derby Gala


  • May 2, 2020
    6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE! The Sands Point Preserve Conservancy will host a Kentucky Derby Gala on Saturday, May 2, 2020, at 6 pm in Hempstead House on the Guggenheim Estate.  (Event Information)

Photo montage of the Preserve during four different seasons

2020: Four Seasons in Music


  • Spring
    May 23, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Summer
    July 11, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Fall
    October 3, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Four magical concerts with themed culinary experiences in beautiful locations across the Sands Point Preserve  (Event Information)

Rosé & Roses Cocktail Party


  • June 25, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Take a brief tour of Hempstead House, the iconic 50,000-square-foot Gold Coast mansion and former residence of Daniel and Florence Guggenheim, and enjoy a two-hour sunset cocktail party in the magnificent rose gardens  (Event Information)

The White Party, Benefit for Education Programs


  • August 13, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

THE WHITE PARTY Benefit for Education Programs Family Nature Programs Adult Nature Programs Horticultural Programs at the Organic Vegetable Garden Programs for Individuals with Special Needs After-School Programs for Preschool – 5th Grade Earth Expeditions for 6th – 8th Grades Early Childhood Mornings School Visits for Co-Curricular Enrichment Join us for a beautiful summer evening in  (Event Information)