Upcoming Events

Robert H. Goddard and Liquid-Fuel Rocket

Exhibition: The Goddard Connection


  • August 31, 2019 - July 31, 2020
    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)

Meditation for Adults


  • April 13, 2020
    11:00 am - 11:45 am
  • April 20, 2020
    11:00 am - 11:45 am
  • April 27, 2020
    11:00 am - 11:45 am
  • May 4, 2020
    11:00 am - 11:45 am
  • May 11, 2020
    11:00 am - 11:45 am
  • May 18, 2020
    11:00 am - 11:45 am
  • June 1, 2020
    11:00 am - 11:45 am

While the Sands Point Preserve is closed, weekly meditation classes are offered online via Zoom conferencing.  (Event Information)

Earth Expeditions – Spring 2020


  • April 13, 2020
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • April 20, 2020
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • April 27, 2020
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • May 4, 2020
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • May 11, 2020
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • May 18, 2020
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • June 1, 2020
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A special series of ten online classes via Zoom conferencing starts Monday April 13 through June 22, 2020, at 4-5 pm.  (Event Information)

Qi Gong in Hempstead House

Qi Gong for Adults


  • April 14, 2020
    10:00 am - 10:45 am
  • April 21, 2020
    10:00 am - 10:45 am
  • April 28, 2020
    10:00 am - 10:45 am
  • May 5, 2020
    10:00 am - 10:45 am
  • May 12, 2020
    10:00 am - 10:45 am
  • May 19, 2020
    10:00 am - 10:45 am
  • May 26, 2020
    10:00 am - 10:45 am
  • June 2, 2020
    10:00 am - 10:45 am

While the Sands Point Preserve is closed, weekly Qi Gong classes are held online on Tuesdays at 10 – 10:45 am.  (Event Information)

Sands Point Preserve Organic Vegetable Garden

Garden Talks


  • Postponed: Flower Garden Design Basics
    April 19, 2020
    10:30 am - 11:45 am
  • Garden to Table Vegetables
    May 17, 2020
    10:30 am - 11:45 am
  • Sustainability in the Home Landscape
    June 14, 2020
    10:30 am - 11:45 am
  • Putting Your Garden to Bed
    October 11, 2020
    10:30 am - 11:45 am

A new series of lecture/demonstrations by Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners will be rescheduled.   (Event Information)

Tea served during a Forest Therapy Walk

Forest Therapy Walk


  • April 25, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • May 21, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • June 6, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • July 8, 2020 - July 25, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • July 25, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • August 22, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • September 23, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • October 14, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • October 24, 2020
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • November 14, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • December 9, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Take a meditative Forest Therapy 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. Walks conclude with a peaceful tea ceremony.  (Event Information)

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)