Upcoming Events

Robert H. Goddard and Liquid-Fuel Rocket

Exhibition: The Goddard Connection


  • August 31, 2019 - December 22, 2019
    12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A Tribute to the Father of Modern Rocketry.  On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, the Conservancy celebrates Dr. Robert Goddard, whose invention of the liquid-fuel rocket in 1926, underwritten by the Daniel Guggenheim Fund for the Promotion of Aeronautics, propelled the United States space program for decades to follow.  (Event Information)

Dreams & Nightmares exhibit

Dreams & Nightmares


  • October 18, 2019
    7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • October 19, 2019
    7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • October 20, 2019
    7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • October 24, 2019
    7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • October 25, 2019
    7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • October 30, 2019
    7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • October 31, 2019
    7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Why follow your DREAMS when you can follow your NIGHTMARES? This Halloween, the Sands Point Preserve Conservancy invites you to Hempstead House with a new immersive horror experience.   (Event Information)

Woodlands scene felted mouse pumpkin

Family Halloween Party & Pet Parade


  • October 20, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A Halloween Party for young children! The Phil Dejana Learning Center features adorable woodland plush animals celebrating Halloween in a charming display complete with fairy cottages and sparkle lights. Children can come in costume – and bring pets in their costumes, too, for a fun pet parade! Guests can also explore the Preserve’s grounds on a treasure hunt  (Event Information)

Tea served during a Forest Therapy Walk

Forest Therapy Walk


  • October 26, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • November 23, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Wellness programming at the Preserve expands in 2019 with monthly Forest Therapy Walks led by certified guide Linda Lombardo. Based on the Japanese tradition of Shinrin-Yoku, a wellness practice developed in the 1980s, each unique walk inspires mindful connections with the natural elements of the woods for a range of healthful benefits. Walks conclude with  (Event Information)

Sands Point Preserve Organic Vegetable Garden

Garden Talks


  • Putting Your Garden to Bed
    November 3, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

A new series of lecture/demonstrations by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County’s Master Gardeners This monthly horticultural series will cover a range of topics for home gardeners who wish to grow their own healthy food using organic and sustainable methods. Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners will give 75-minute lectures, specific to each season, on garden  (Event Information)

Guided Nature Walk

Guided Nature Walks


  • Life Beneath the Leaves: Adventures in Observation
    November 10, 2019
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Wildlife Prepares for Winter
    December 8, 2019
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for this monthly series of themed walks as we explore different aspects of the preserve’s environment, encompassing its unique physical features and wildlife, as well as critical conservation issues and helpful practices to create a healthy, sustainable environment.  (Event Information)