The Elixir of Love – Opera in Two Mansions

The North Shore Music Festival returns to the Sands Point Preserve for their annual summer opera on Saturday, July 22, when poor Nemorino woos the elusive Adina with the help of L’Elisir d’Amore… 6 pm – Cocktails, dinner, and dessert in Hempstead House 8 pm – Performance in Castle Gould’s Great Hall Tickets – Dinner (more…)

White Party, A Benefit for Education Programming

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! You’re invited to a summer party (#SPPWhiteParty) on Thursday, August 3, at 7 – 10 pm in the opulent setting of Hempstead House and Rose Garden to benefit education programming at the Sands Point Preserve. Join us for an elegant Farm-to-Table buffet dinner with Long Island wines, and dancing under the (more…)

Hempstead House of Horrors

Once a year at Halloween, historic Hempstead House is transformed into a massive horror house – the theme for 2017: “Dante’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

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…)