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)

Winterfest


  • January 26, 2020
    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.  (Event Information)

A Study in Wine


  • Italy & Germany
    January 28, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Spain, Portugal, Chile, Argentina, South Africa
    February 11, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 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)

Photo montage of the Preserve during four different seasons

2020: Four Seasons in Music


  • Winter
    February 1, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • 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)

Les Misérables Youth Production


  • February 7, 2020
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • February 8, 2020
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • February 8, 2020
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • February 9, 2020
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • February 9, 2020
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Sands Point Preserve Conservancy & Shining Studios Present Les Misérables School Edition in Castle Gould’s Black Box Theater Performed entirely by students  (Event Information)

Valentine’s Night Cabaret


  • VIP Guests
    February 14, 2020
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • General Guests
    February 14, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Celebrate the most romantic holiday of the year with your loved one – and Tony Award-winning composer Steven Lutvak and two of Broadway’s brightest stars: Scarlett Strallen and Bryce Pinkham!  (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
    7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE! The Sands Point Preserve Conservancy will host a Kentucky Derby Gala on Saturday, May 2, 2020, at 7 pm in Hempstead House on the Guggenheim Estate.  (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)