Upcoming Events

Autumn Fest 2022


  • Autumn Fest
    October 2, 2022
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Celebrate the Autumn season with outdoor activities for children of all ages! All activities are free with park admission, including: Pumpkin Decorating, Face Painting, Giant Bubbles Rides on the Sands Point Preserve Express Train Live Raptor Presentation Live Bluegrass Music with Eastbound Freight Family Games & Scavenger Hunt Bee Workshops in our Apiary Historical Photo  (Event Information)

Adult Yoga with Yoga Life


  • October 3, 2022
    10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • October 10, 2022
    10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • October 17, 2022
    10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • October 24, 2022
    10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • October 31, 2022
    10:30 am - 11:30 am

This Summer and Fall, add weekly Yoga classes to your wellness schedule. The Rose Garden at Hempstead House and the shady lawn along the bluffs are the perfect settings for Yoga Life’s wonderful classes! Mondays at 10:30 – 11:30 am Register at Yoga Life!  (Event Information)

Photo montage of the Preserve during four different seasons

2022 Four Seasons in Music


  • Bells of Autumn
    October 9, 2022
    4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Preserve’s historic mansions and waterfront grounds are the backdrops for this unique chamber music series, created by Series Artistic Director Kathryn Lockwood. Bells of Autumn Sunday, October 9 at 4 pm Billiards Room at Hempstead House Wine reception to follow $50 members / $50 non-members Min-Young Kim, Violin Rachel Shapiro, Violin Kathryn Lockwood, Viola  (Event Information)

Chatterton Cabinet of Curiosities


  • October 14, 2022
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • October 14, 2022
    9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  • October 15, 2022
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • October 15, 2022
    9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  • October 16, 2022
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • October 16, 2022
    9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  • October 20, 2022
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • October 20, 2022
    9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  • October 21, 2022
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • October 21, 2022
    9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  • October 22, 2022
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • October 22, 2022
    9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  • October 23, 2022
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • October 23, 2022
    9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  • October 27, 2022
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • October 27, 2022
    9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  • October 28, 2022
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • October 28, 2022
    9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  • October 31, 2022
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • October 31, 2022
    9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Secrets deceive. Secrets reveal. Secrets entice. Secrets seduce. Secrets corrupt. What secrets reside within the walls of Chatterton Manor, family seat of a mysterious dynasty?  Will the tragic death of a beloved heir unite them, or drive them further apart? We invite you to enter the Chatterton Cabinet of Curiosities, a realm of the sacred  (Event Information)

Photograph of a forest in spring.

Forest Bathing


  • October 15, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 19, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • December 14, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

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. All necessary precautions for COVID-19 will be taken.  (Event Information)

Halloween Ball 2022


  • October 29, 2022
    8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Halloween Ball, a benefit for the Sands Point Preserve, takes place on Saturday, October 29, 2022 from 8pm – 11pm in Hempstead House. The Hauntingly Curious VIP Experience begins at 7PM.  This year, we delve into the Chatterton Family and invite you to enter their Cabinet of Curiosities, a realm of the sacred and  (Event Information)

Owl Prowl: 2 Sessions for Adults & Families


  • Adult Owl Prowl
    November 4, 2022
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Family Owl Prowl
    November 5, 2022
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A magical opportunity to hear the Preserve’s native owls calling in the woods at night! This year, Biologist and Ranger Eric Powers will lead two sessions: Adults Only: Friday, November 4 at 7:30 – 8:30 pm Families: Saturday, November 5 at 7 – 8 pm Both programs begin with a brief presentation to learn how  (Event Information)

Guided Nature Walks


  • November 12, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • December 10, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us for this 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)