Upcoming Events

Princess Day at the Castle


  • Session One
    June 30, 2024
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Session Two
    June 30, 2024
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Session Three
    June 30, 2024
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Session Four
    June 30, 2024
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Session Five
    June 30, 2024
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Session Six
    June 30, 2024
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

A Grand Event at the Sands Point Preserve! Guests enter through the beautiful grand doors of Hempstead House and are greeted and told that they will become a real Princess (or Prince!) by meeting all 7 Princesses on site and by completing a Royal Badge. The guests will walk throughout the house meeting each Princess  (Event Information)

Hempstead House Tours


  • July 3, 2024
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • July 10, 2024
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • July 24, 2024
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • July 31, 2024
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • August 14, 2024
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • August 21, 2024
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

See the grand rooms inside the massive 50,000-square-foot Tudor-style mansion, the former summer residence of Howard Gould (1912-1917) and later Daniel and Florence Guggenheim (1917-1930). PLEASE NOTE:  TOURS ARE LIMITED IN GROUP SIZE AND TEND TO SELL OUT.  PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY TO PURCHASE TICKETS.  OUR WELCOME CENTER WHERE TICKETS ARE PURCHASED OPENS AT 11AM.  Hempstead  (Event Information)

Monthly Meditation


  • July 11, 2024
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 1, 2024
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • September 5, 2024
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • October 3, 2024
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • November 7, 2024
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • December 5, 2024
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Hildur Palsdottir for an evening of nature-based mindfulness and meditation on the first Thursday of every month. Classes will be held in the beautiful rooms of the Preserve’s mansions, or in the Hempstead House Garden when weather permits. With these sessions we will explore techniques specifically aimed at stress reduction. With kind curiosity Hildur  (Event Information)

Photograph of a forest in spring.

Forest Bathing 2024


  • July 14, 2024
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • September 14, 2024
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 6, 2024
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 9, 2024
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • December 14, 2024
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Take a meditative Forest Bathing walk, 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. According to Linda, “Take this time to be present, lower  (Event Information)

Photo montage of the Preserve during four different seasons

2024 Four Seasons in Music


  • Summer 2024
    July 14, 2024
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Fall 2024
    November 10, 2024
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Preserve’s historic mansions and waterfront grounds are the backdrop for this unique chamber music series, created by Series Artistic Director Kathryn Lockwood. Each concert features music and poetry, inspired by the time of year and themes of romance and resilience. Internationally renowned musicians present captivating performances with repertoire ranging from Beethoven, Bach, and Mozart to  (Event Information)

Avant-Garden Gala Party


  • July 16, 2024
    5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Sands Point Preserve Conservancy cordially invites you to our Avant-Garden Party Gala. Come to a garden party like no other.  Let us transport you to a spectacular new world, where history melds with the future and the real becomes surreal.  Be dazzled by cutting-edge, one-of-a-kind performances.  Be amazed by trailblazing artists who push the boundaries  (Event Information)

Wilderness Survival Series


  • Cordage
    July 20, 2024
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Making Fire with Friction
    August 3, 2024
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Making Fire with Sparks
    September 7, 2024
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for the Saturday Wilderness Survival Skills, a new program for 2024! This series of mini workshops, led by survival enthusiasts Eric Powers and Mike Evans, is ideal for beginners and seasoned outdoor aficionados alike. Dive into essential survival skills, from emergency preparedness to advanced bushcraft techniques, exploring key concepts like the Rule of  (Event Information)

Introduction to Ballroom Dancing


  • Session One
    July 22, 2024
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Session Two
    July 29, 2024
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Session Three
    August 5, 2024
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Take the first step and learn how to dance today! Join us for an Introduction to Ballroom Dance in a fun and casual setting at the Sands Point Preserve with our instructor from Ballroom Boutique, Donatas Nacajus. We are offering classes to learn the basics of Ballroom Dancing.  The aim of the classes is to teach  (Event Information)

Visitors on a nature hike

Guided Nature Walks 2024


  • Summer at the Sea
    July 27, 2024
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Fall Foliage
    November 2, 2024
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us for this series of all-ages 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. Our expert guide, environmental educator Hildur Palsdottir,  brings a range of perspectives for each outdoor adventure.  (Event Information)

Summer Sunset Concert with the Yacht Lobsters


  • July 30, 2024
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a concert enjoying the breezy soft rock and cool vibe of the Yacht Lobsters. Fused with stellar vocals and a full horn section, the group has the unique elements of NOLA funk, classic rock and jazz improvisation to keep things bouncy. Bring a picnic and your lawn chairs and prepare for a  (Event Information)