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The Butterfly Ball takes flight on Saturday, April 28 at 7 PM – a benefit to enhance the Preserve’s beautiful landscape with new features and programs for everyone to enjoy.

Plans include:
Playground & Fitness Course
Organic Vegetable Garden & Fruit Orchard
Pumpkin Patch & Fall Hay Rides
Picnic Tables & Benches
Dog Run


“Champagne & Butterflies”
VIP Donor Reception
Special preview of the live exotic butterfly exhibit
6 – 7 PM

Cocktails & Hors D’Oeuvres
Butterfly exhibit opens for all guests
7 – 8 PM

Farm-to-Table Chefs’ Dinner
Rose Garden Tent
8 – 9 PM

Dessert & Dancing
Live Band
9 – Midnight

An unprecedented gathering of Long Island’s top culinary visionaries* in the Farm-to-Table movement will prepare signature dishes, paired with superb Long Island wines**, craft beer and bourbon.

Guest of Honor
Nassau County Executive
Laura Curran

Karli Hagedorn
Chiara Trento Mai
Stacey Satovsky

Cocktail attire – butterfly chic!

Individual Tickets: $200 / person
Or call the Ticket Line: 516.304.5076.


* The evening showcases Long Island’s top culinary visionaries whose work reflects the growing farm-to-table movement, using organic, sustainable resources. The Butterfly Ball’s Culinary Director Nicola Zanghi gathered a unique ensemble of guest chefs who will prepare special dishes for the event:
– Guy Reuge – Sandbar, Three Village Inn, and Lessing’s
– Tom Schaudel – Jewel, Be-Ju, Alure, and aMano
– Michael Meehan – Radio Radio
– Ricky Passerelli – Bobby Van’s Steakhouses
– Maurizio Venditelli – Il Bacco
– Rosario Safina – Da Rosario Organic Truffles
– Judy Racz – Dino Vlachich and Full House Organics
– Leisa Dent – LL Dent Southern Food and Catering
– Michael Fallon – Macayla Michael Desserts
– Wayne Cafariella – Kings Coast Coffee
– Philip Stone Caterer

“I’m proud and delighted to be a part of of the Sands Point Preserve Butterfly Ball. What could be more fun than working at this national historic treasure with all these great chefs, farmers, and fishermen?” – Tom Schaudel

** Five Long Island wineries will provide perfect pairings for the chefs’ dishes: Paumanok Vineyards, McCalls Wines, Raphael Winery, Wolffer Estate, and Bedell Cellars. They were tapped by Post Wine & Spirits’ owner Mike Douglass, who leads a weekly evening course, “A Study in Wine,” a survey of wines around the world, in Hempstead House.

For project sponsorship information and naming opportunities, please contact us: 516.439.4891 or


MONARCH: $10,000

– 8 Tickets to VIP Champagne & Butterfly Reception
– 8 Dinner Tickets at Premium Location
– Journal Ad: Full Page Silver
– $8,000 Tax Deductible  [Ticket Value: $2,000]

Peacock Butterfly
PEACOCK: $5,000
– 4 Tickets to VIP Champagne & Butterfly Reception
– 4 Dinner Tickets at Premium Location
– Journal Ad: Full Page Bronze
– $4,000 Tax Deductible  [Ticket Value: $1,000]

VICEROY: $2,000

– 2 Tickets to VIP Champagne & Butterfly Reception
– 2 Dinner Tickets
– Journal Ad: Full Page
– $1,500 Tax Deductible  [Ticket Value: $500]

Clouded Yellow Butterfly

– 2 Tickets to VIP Champagne & Butterfly Reception
– 2 Dinner Tickets
– Journal Ad: Half Page
– $500 Tax Deductible  [Ticket Value: $500]

JOURNAL ADS – 100% Tax Deductible
Full Page: $1,500
Half Page: $600
Quarter Page: $300
For journal information and to place your ad, download the reply form here, or contact us at

Donations in any amount are greatly appreciated!

Donors will be acknowledged in the following placements:
– Conservancy’s website
– Conservancy’s social media
– Conservancy’s email List of 5,400
– Signage at the event
– Signage at the outdoor site

For more information:

  • April 28, 2018 - April 29, 2018
    8:00 pm - 12:55 am