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. This year’s cast includes two extraordinary Broadway artists making their Hempstead House debuts, Emily Skinner and Nicholas Ward; and the resplendent Lauren Worsham returns with Steve to round out (more…)

Sessions in Hempstead House

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…)

Winter Solstice Preservers’ Dinner

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…)

Shlomo Mintz & Friends in Concert

The Sands Point Preserve Conservancy is proud to present world-renowned violin and viola virtuoso and conductor Shlomo Mintz in a special concert in Hempstead House. Mr. Mintz is joined by Levana Cohen, Esther Noh, Kimberly Foster, and Alison Rowe. PROGRAM Stamitz Op. 19 No. 3 Levana Cohen, Clarinet Esther Noh, Violin Kimberly Foster, Viola Alison (more…)

Winterfest

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, and a snowy “I SPY” scene will make the frosty season enjoyable for all. Admission Members: $10 per car Non-Members: $20 per car Includes parking Payments are (more…)

Valentine’s Night Cabaret

Celebrate the most romantic holiday of the year with your loved one – and two of Broadway’s greatest performers – Rebecca Luker and Howard McGillin, under the direction of composer Steven Lutvak. Tickets are $110/person for Conservancy members and $125/person for non-members. Beginning at 7 p.m., the evening includes cocktails, dinner, concert, and dessert with the (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. Admission Members: free Non-Members: $10 per car (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…)

Rosé & Roses Cocktail Party

Meet in the Palm Court of Hempstead House at 6 pm sharp! This special evening begins with a brief tour of this iconic 50,000 square foot Gold Coast mansion, followed by sunset in the magnificent rose gardens overlooking the Long Island Sound. We’ll sample excellent rosés, reds, whites and craft beer. Admission Conservancy Members: $35 (more…)