Village Day Fall Festival

September 23 Rain Date: September 30 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. We’re excited to welcome (more…)

Hempstead House Haunt: Vampyres’ Lair

At Halloween this year, Hempstead House will be transformed into a centuries-old Vampyres’ Lair. Venture into their sanctuary for a terrifying experience that may change you forever… Every guest in this frightful immersive experience will come face to face with elusive Vampyres, their dutiful servants, and other nocturnal creatures at every turn. Some are grotesquely (more…)

Halloween Ball in Hempstead House

The Halloween Ball, a benefit for the Sands Point Preserve, takes place on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at 7 PM in Hempstead House, a.k.a. Castle Dracula. The mystery VIP Reception begins at 6 PM. This year, we delve into the centuries-old vampyre world of eternal terror. The evening includes blood-thirst-quenching cocktails in the Vampyres’ Lair, a gory (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…)