Cultural Events Calendar

Bluegrass, BBQ & Bourbon


  • September 10, 2017
    3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

When Labor Day and Back-to-School are in the rearview mirror, spend an afternoon with family and friends on the Preserve’s grounds with live music by Eastbound Freight Bluegrass Band, a ‘smoking’ BBQ with a family-friendly menu, and a Bourbon tasting bar. Bring a lawn chair and blanket… enjoy the music, lawn games, and festivities… and take (more…)

Sessions in Hempstead House


  • Sessions - Solomon Hoffman
    September 14, 2017
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Sessions - Bobby Katz
    October 12, 2017
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Sessions - Ethan Usoskin
    November 9, 2017
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Sessions - Hoffman & Katz
    December 14, 2017
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Conservancy proudly announces a new music series of original concerts curated by three extraordinarily talented musicians: Solomon Hoffman, Bobby Katz, and Ethan Usoskin – all Port Washington, NY natives. Casual Thursday evenings at Hempstead House, starting at 8 pm on September 14, October 12, November 9 and December 14. See below for information about individual concerts. (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 Haunt: Danté’s Inferno


  • 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: Danté’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 frightfully fun evening as you journey through Dante’s Inferno in Hempstead House, followed by a tented buffet dinner and a stellar cabaret performance of songs on the theme of the seven deadly sins… For just 30 guests, a séance will be conducted by psychic Jeffrey Wands at 6 – 7 pm in (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…)