Lark Quartet

“The Larks” have performed in such renowned venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, London’s Wigmore Hall, L’Opéra de la Bastille in Paris, among many others, and they have appeared in numerous international festivals including Mostly Mozart and Wolftrap. With a distinctively passionate sound, they offer audiences new insights into the art of chamber music through programs (more…)

Murder Mystery: The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles play is based on the third crime novel by the legendary murder mystery author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Set in Devon, England, the story tells the tale of a horrific murder by a diabolical, supernatural hound, which may still be haunting the surrounding moors. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson will investigate (more…)

Mother’s Day Tea

Hempstead House is the perfect setting to celebrate Mother’s Day – complete with a traditional afternoon tea, scones, finger sandwiches, and live chamber music. Last May, the Conservancy started a beautiful iris garden along the pond’s sunniest edge, and we will continue to expand this garden each year. Please support this horticultural initiative with a (more…)

Dance Visions NY – Isadora Duncan & Contemporary Works

Dance Visions NY, under the direction of Beth Jucovy, honors the legendary choreographer Isadora Duncan’s dances, aesthetics, and techniques, which were created in the early 20th century – the very same era in which the Guggenheim Estate was formed. The company of ten dancers will perform a combination of Duncan’s works as well as site (more…)

White Party, A Benefit for Education Programming

SAVE THE DATE! You’re invited to a summer party on Thursday, August 10, at 7 – 10 pm in the opulent setting of Hempstead House and Rose Garden to benefit education programming at the Sands Point Preserve. The Education Fund supports the following programs and services: co-curricular programs for school visits (K-12) original STEAM-based nature programs (more…)

Village Day Fall Festival

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…)

Halloween Ball in Hempstead House

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…)

Hempstead House of Horrors

Once a year at Halloween, the mysterious ghosts of of the former Guggenheim Estate come to life inside historic Hempstead House. The fright-filled show house spans three floors of the massive 50,000-square-foot mansion, 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 (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…)

Not Quite Christmas Cabaret

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…)