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, a “Freezing” demonstration, guided nature walks, and a snowy “I SPY” scene will make the frosty season enjoyable for all. Admission Members: $10 per car Non-Members: $20 (more…)

Four Seasons in Music – 2019 Series

Four magical concerts with themed culinary experiences in four stunning locations across the Sands Point Preserve ________ Winter Love: Saturday, February 2 Hempstead House’s Winter Living Room Riotous Spring: Saturday, April 6 Castle Gould’s Great Hall Summer Playlist: Saturday, July 13 Hempstead House & Rose Garden Autumn Leaves: Saturday, October 5 Location to be Announced (more…)

Beauty and The Beast

“Be Our Guest…” at historic Hempstead House when the Sands Point Preserve Conservancy and Shining Studios present a site-specific production of Disney’s Beauty and The Beast Jr, with performances by exceptionally talented musical theater students ranging in age from 8 (the tea cups!) to 17 (the leading actors!). Six performances only: Thursday, February 7 at (more…)

Valentine’s Night Cabaret

Celebrate the most romantic holiday of the year with your loved one – and  composer, Tony Award-winner Steven Lutvak. Joining Steve are two spectacular artists making their Hempstead House debuts: Scarlett Strallen and Kevin Massey. Beginning at 7 p.m., the evening includes cocktails, dinner, concert, and dessert with the artists.  Tickets are $110/person for Conservancy members (more…)

Winter Choral Concert

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. Join us in Hempstead House for an afternoon of inspirational liturgical music. Admission Members: free Non-Members: $10 per car Payment received at the Gatehouse. (more…)

The Butterfly Ball 2019

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, May 4 at 7 PM THE BUTTERFLY BALL An annual benefit to enhance the Preserve’s beautiful landscape with new features and programs for everyone to enjoy. “Champagne & Butterflies” VIP Donor Reception Special preview of the live exotic butterfly exhibit 6 – 7 PM – Cocktails & Hors D’Oeuvres Butterfly exhibit opens (more…)

Mother’s Day Tea

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…)

Village Day Fall Festival

September 8 Rain Date: September 15 Celebrated the autumn season with outdoor activities for children of all ages, including a petting zoo; hayrides around the Great Lawn; pony rides overlooking the Long Island Sound; pumpkin painting for budding artists; a Green Grocer market featuring award-winning artisanal cheeses and farm picked vegetables. Refreshments will be available (more…)

Holiday Tales at the Hearth

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…)