Seasonal Celebrations

The Preserve’s grounds change beautifully throughout the seasons – celebrate winter, spring, summer, and fall at these annual family events:

Spring Celebration


  • April 26, 2020
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Every season brings beautiful changes to the Preserve’s landscape, and, in springtime, we celebrate the return of longer days, warmer temperatures – and budding trees, shrubs, and perennial plants. While these blooms occur naturally, we have much work to do to plant colorful annuals, fresh herbs, and plants to attract butterflies. At the Spring Celebration, visitors  (Event Information)

Father’s Day Owl Box Building


  • June 21, 2020
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

In 2020, Father’s Day falls on the Summer Solstice! Join us at 5 – 6 pm for Biologist Eric Power’s fascinating program on Long Island’s native owls – from tiny screetch owls to great horned owls. You’ll discover the basic physiology and behaviors of these magnificent raptors – then Eric will give step-by-step instructions for  (Event Information)

Summer Solstice Celebration


  • June 21, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Rain or Shine! On the eve of the Solstice, welcome Summer with a BYO picnic dinner and watch the sunset outdoors on the beautiful grounds of the Sands Point Preserve. We’ll have a guided walk into the woods, along the pond and shoreline; nature-based art projects; a special Family Yoga session; lawn games, plein-air watercolor painting, and  (Event Information)

Holiday Tales at the Castle


  • December 13, 2020
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join the holiday cheer in Castle Gould’s Great Hall 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. A special reading corner will have magical stories from many cultures for parents and children to enjoy together.  (Event Information)