Monthly Evening Meditation
First Thursday of every month
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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.
Wilderness Survival Series
Select Saturdays in 2024
10am - 12pm
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
Select Saturdays in 2024
Adults: 11:30am-12:30pm
Families: 12:30pm-1:15pm
Qigong is considered one of the five branches of Asian Medicine and a foundation for martial arts. Join instructor Adina Dabija for a five-session course in the castle rooms or on the beautiful grounds of the Preserve.
Sands Point Preserve Express
Saturdays and Sundays - Weather Permitting
12pm - 5pm
Rides start at the train station beneath Castle Gould’s clock tower. Our 3-car Express will strap kids (and adults!) in for a 10-minute ride around our beautiful grounds. No reservation necessary.
Hempstead House Tours
July 24, 31 and August 14, 21
Tour the former home of the Guggenheim Family. Tour is open to all ages but recommended for adults and kids 10+
Falaise Mansion Tours
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through October
Fridays - 12, 1, 2 and 3pm
Saturdays and Sundays - 12 and 2pm
This cliff-side French Norman-style mansion was the residence of Captain Harry F. Guggenheim and his family. Falaise is furnished with exquisite artwork and antiques, including pieces from the 16th century through modern art.
Falaise Museum
Introduction to Ballroom Dancing
Mondays, July 22, 29 and August 5
7pm - 8pm
Learn the basics of Ballroom Dancing in our Great Hall with Ballroom Boutique.
Summer Celebration at Castle Gould
Saturday, August 17
Afternoon Sessions
This event features the Ice Queen, Snow Princess, Silly Snowman and the Ice Harvester in the ballroom of Castle Gould!
Visitor Hours
through September 2, 2024
9am to 7pm


Please note: last entry is 30 minutes prior to closing