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127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

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October 2016

Village Day Fall Festival

October 16, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

Rain Date: October 23 The fall harvest season will be celebrated with outdoor activities for children of all ages, including a petting zoo with popular small farm animals; hayrides around the Great Lawn to view the early fall foliage; pony rides overlooking the Long Island Sound; pumpkin painting for budding artists; a Green Grocer market featuring award-winning artisanal cheeses and farm picked vegetables. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Admission Members: $10 per car Non-Members: $20 per car

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Halloween Ball in Hempstead House

October 21, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

Join us for a frightfully fun event in support of the Conservancy's mission to preserve the magnificent mansions and grounds of the former Guggenheim Estate and to provide outstanding cultural and educational programming. The Halloween Ball begins with cocktails in the mansion’s Palm Court and winter/summer living rooms, and the bravest of the guests are welcome to explore beyond to see spine-chilling scenes throughout two floors of the mansion. A buffet dinner of tastefully scary delicacies will be offered in…

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Hempstead House of Horrors

October 22, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - October 30, 2016 @ 10:00 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

Once a year at Halloween, the mysterious ghosts of of the former Guggenheim Estate come to life. This year, the frightful show house expands to three floors of the massive 50,000-square-foot mansion, including the subterranean dungeon. You’ll see horrific, supernatural, spine-chilling scenes! Terrifying creatures are lurking everywhere. No one is safe – pray you don’t get lost or captured in the darkness. Five nights only: 6 – 10 PM Not recommended for children under 14. Under 18 must be accompanied…

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Family Halloween Party

October 30, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

A Halloween Party for young children! The Phil Dejana Learning Center will be filled with furry woodland stuffed animals celebrating Halloween in a charming display complete with delightful fairy cottages and sparkle lights. An authentic gypsy caravan will be on site with a scarecrow horse and driver! Children can also explore the maze in the Outdoor Classroom, and Castle Gould’s Great Hall will feature a multitude of crafts and projects. Admission Members: $10 per car Non-Members: $20 per car Includes…

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November 2016

Murder Mystery: Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None”

November 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - November 19, 2016 @ 11:00 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

The massive stone fireplace in Hempstead House’s Winter Living Room is the centerpiece of the stage set for this frightening murder mystery – the audience will feel as though they are a part of the play as they share this great space with the actors. But not everyone will survive the murders… The 2.5-hour play has two intermissions: the first will feature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres; and dessert and coffee will be served during the second. Three nights only! November…

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Wetland Exploration: From Pond to Beach

November 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

Families are invited to take an educational walk with us to explore the Preserve’s beautiful pond and beach, which are representative of Long Island’s wetlands. After, gather inside Castle Gould to discover the important role that wetlands play in our environment through hands-on water filtration and coast erosion experiments. Learn about local animals’ fall habits in our story time, bury and find play turtle eggs in the sand, and create a wetland creature craft to take home. Admission Members: $10…

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March 2017

Celestial Weekend

March 4, 2017
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until March 5, 2017

Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States
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Explore the universe in a fascinating digital display inside the inflatable Starlab Planetarium in Castle Gould. Discover the planets and moons that comprise our solar system, and watch for comets, asteroids, and meteor showers! Choose one 30-minute session during our Celestial Weekend. On Saturday, March 4, after sunset, stay on for real outdoor stargazing at the night sky above the Preserve. Space is limited, so registration is required. Please email your name, number of adults and children (with their ages)…

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June 2017

Sports Scientist

June 3, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

Exercise is good for us, but what exactly is going on inside our bodies and our brains when we run, jump, and balance? In age appropriate activities, children 4 – 10 become sports scientists as they discover the science of the body in motion. Activities include a brief talk by Education Manager Tracy Strianese, followed by lots of physical play to experience changes in heart rate and the effects of gravity on balance and jumping, among other concepts. Admission Members:…

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Gems, Minerals & Fossils

June 11, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

ADULT NATURE PROGRAM Volcanos, diamonds, marble, and fossils… discover how these are all parts of our fascinating geologic cycle in a hands-on program with Ranger Eric Powers. He’s bringing his extraordinary rock collection and invites you to bring your own specimen to investigate together. After the presentation, we will head to the beach to explore and identify some of our local rocks, which surprisingly are not from Long Island! Admission Members: $10 per car Non-Members: $20 per car Pay at…

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Rosé & Roses Cocktail Party

June 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

Enjoy a cocktail party at the stunning Hempstead House! Meet in the Palm Court of Hempstead House at 6 pm sharp. This special evening begins with a brief tour of this iconic 50,000 square foot Gold Coast mansion, followed by sunset in the magnificent rose gardens overlooking the Long Island Sound. We’ll sample Long Island’s top rosés, reds, whites and craft beer. Admission Conservancy Members: $35 per person Non-Members: $45 per person Purchase tickets online or call the ticket line:…

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Father’s Day – Build a Bat Box

June 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

Join Biologist/Ranger Eric Powers as he de-mystifies the bat species. This natural predator of disease-carrying mosquitoes is often misunderstood and sometimes feared. We’ll learn why bats are great neighbors, and participants will build a bat box to take home. All equipment and materials will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own drills. One kit per admission fee, so preregistration is requested. Admission includes one Bat Box kit: Members: $35 per car Non-Members: $45 per car Additional kits…

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Summer Solstice Celebration

June 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

Spend the longest day of the year outdoors on the beautiful grounds of the Sands Point Preserve. (We’ll step inside one of our mansions, if it rains.) A special Family Yoga session will be held at 6:30 – 7:15 pm, and you can paint the sunset. “BYO” picnic dinner and stay until the sun sets at 8:30 pm. Admission Members: $10 per car Non-Members: $20 per car Pay at the Gatehouse; includes parking.

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Bee Whispering at the Apiary

June 25, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

Discover the extraordinary honeybee in the Preserve’s Apiary in three 90-minute sessions this season. Beekeeper Jean-Marie Posner will lead programs about the biology and life cycle of this beneficial insect, and the complex social structure of the hive – including the powerful queen bee and her drones. Attend one or all sessions, and join any time. As a precaution, wear long sleeves, long pants, closed shoes, and tie up long hair. Location Venue: Check at Gate House

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Dance Visions NY – Isadora Duncan & Contemporary Works

June 25, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

Dance Visions NY, under the direction of Beth Jucovy, honors the legendary choreographer Isadora Duncan’s dances, aesthetics, and techniques, which were created in the early 20th century – the very same era in which the Guggenheim Estate was formed. The company of 16 dancers will perform a combination of Duncan’s works as well as original site-specific contemporary works. “What mattered in Isadora’s Hellenic dances was not the Greek themes or the gauzy costumes, but the uninhibited vitality, the sense of…

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July 2017

Jazz Night in Hempstead House: Bobby Katz Quartet

July 6, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

In Hempstead House’s Winter Living Room, where the acoustics are perfection, hear a selection of American Songbook and jazz standards performed by the Bobby Katz Quartet. Joining Bobby are three world-class musicians: Ted Rosenthal, Matt Wilson, and Martin Wind – visit http://sandspointpreserveconservancy.org/events/jazz-in-hempstead-house/ for their bios. Enjoy this special performance while savoring fine wine with friends. Admission Adults: $25 per person Youth Ticket (10 – 18 years): $15 per person Buy tickets online or call the ticket line: 516.304.5076.

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Tea & Meditation

July 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

The Conservancy welcomes Jennifer Goldman and her fascinating program: Tea & Meditation, a full-sensory introduction into the world of medicinal plants, essential oils, and mindfulness. Class begins with a heart-opening tea meditation that soothes the spirit. It follows with light stretching and meditative movement that awakens the body. It finishes with the exploration of essential oils and how they can be used practically to deepen self-love. You will leave feeling elevated and intimately connected with the natural world. No prior…

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H2O Investigator

July 9, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

Water sustains life and has many fascinating properties, so young investigators will begin by exploring our beach’s salt water environment on the Long Island Sound. Next, we’ll gather at our fresh water pond and the Phil Dejana Learning Center Outdoor Classroom for a range of fun, age-appropriate experiments and projects for children age 4 – 10. While playing, participants can explore the states of water – liquid, gas, and ice; experiment with buoyancy with their own boat creations; and create…

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The Elixir of Love – an opera and dinner in two mansions

July 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

The North Shore Music Festival returns to the Sands Point Preserve for their annual summer opera on Saturday, July 22, when poor Nemorino woos the elusive Adina with the help of L’Elisir d’Amore… 6 pm – Cocktails, dinner, and dessert in Hempstead House 8 pm – Performance in Castle Gould’s Great Hall

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The Elixir of Love – Opera in Two Mansions

July 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

The North Shore Music Festival returns to the Sands Point Preserve for their annual summer opera on Saturday, July 22, when poor Nemorino woos the elusive Adina with the help of L’Elisir d’Amore… 6 pm – Cocktails, dinner, and dessert in Hempstead House 8 pm – Performance in Castle Gould’s Great Hall Tickets Conservancy Members: $100 Non-Members: $110 Parking included. Purchase tickets online or call the ticket line: 516.304.5076.

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August 2017

White Party, Benefit for Education Programming

August 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

The Hamptons meet historic Hempstead House! Join us for a farm-to-table themed evening with a VIP cocktail hour at the estate's renovated stable. Sponsored by OurHarvest.com http://sandspointpreserveconservancy.org/…/the-white-party…/

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Tea & Meditation

August 13, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

The Conservancy welcomes Jennifer Goldman and her fascinating program: Tea & Meditation, a full-sensory introduction into the world of medicinal plants, essential oils, and mindfulness. Class begins with a heart-opening tea meditation that soothes the spirit. It follows with light stretching and meditative movement that awakens the body. It finishes with the exploration of essential oils and how they can be used practically to deepen self-love. You will leave feeling elevated and intimately connected with the natural world. No prior…

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Bee Whispering at the Apiary

August 19, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

Discover the extraordinary honeybee in the Preserve’s Apiary in three 90-minute sessions this season. Beekeeper Jean-Marie Posner will lead programs about the biology and life cycle of this beneficial insect, and the complex social structure of the hive – including the powerful queen bee and her drones. Attend one or all sessions, and join any time. As a precaution, wear long sleeves, long pants, closed shoes, and tie up long hair. Admission Members: $10 per car Non-Members: $20 per car

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Bug Scout

August 26, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

The Preserve is home to many insects, and Bug Scouts age 4 – 10 will head out to the Great Lawn, woods, pond, and beach in search of these little creatures in their habitats. We’ll look for flying insects and even dig into the soil to see what crawling bugs can be unearthed here. Participants can view the Conservancy’s apiary and build a paper towel bee house, among other fun projects. Admission Members: $10 per car Non-Members: $20 per car…

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September 2017

Tea & Meditation

September 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

The Conservancy welcomes Jennifer Goldman and her fascinating program: Tea & Meditation, a full-sensory introduction into the world of medicinal plants, essential oils, and mindfulness. Class begins with a heart-opening tea meditation that soothes the spirit. It follows with light stretching and meditative movement that awakens the body. It finishes with the exploration of essential oils and how they can be used practically to deepen self-love. You will leave feeling elevated and intimately connected with the natural world. No prior…

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Bluegrass, BBQ & Bourbon

September 10, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

Spend the afternoon at the Preserve with live music by Eastbound Freight Bluegrass Band, a ‘smoking’ BBQ with a family-friendly menu, and a Bourbon tasting bar. Bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets and settle in for a fantastic country celebration with friends, overlooking the Long Island Sound. Food and beverages can be purchased on site. The Parent Resource Center of Port Washington will bring a range of fun activities for children! Admission – purchase early for discounted prices! Today through…

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Sessions In Hempstead House: Solomon Hoffman

September 14, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

The Conservancy proudly announces a new music series of original concerts curated by three extraordinarily talented musicians: Solomon Hoffman, Bobby Katz, and Ethan Usoskin – all Port Washington, NY natives. Casual Thursday evenings at Hempstead House, starting at 8 pm on September 14, October 12, November 9 and December 14. A tasting of fine wine is included. Admission: Conservancy Members: $40 per person Non-Members: $45 per person September 14: Solomon Hoffman This concert will feature a variety of Solomon’s compositions…

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Fall Family Yoga

September 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

Experience the wonderful benefits of yoga with family and friends. Yoga practice aligns naturally with children’s imaginations as they create the shapes of animals and plants using their bodies. They stretch, bend, reach, and balance to become trees, turtles, and more. Bring a mat for each person, and wear comfortable clothing. Preregistration is requested: email name, number of participants and ages to info@sandspointpreserve.org Admission Members: $5 per car Non-Members: $15 per car Pay at the Gatehouse; includes parking.

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International Coastal Cleanup 2017

September 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

Spend just one hour on the Preserve’s beautiful beach and be a part of the international initiative to clean up beaches and waterways around the globe. It is the 31th anniversary of the Ocean Conservancy’s immensely effective program – debris is collected and analyzed, so valuable data about waste can be culled, and its impact on the environment can be assessed. It is important work for today and the future, so please join us at any time between 10 am…

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Village Day Fall Festival

September 24, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

Rain Date: October 1 The fall harvest season will be celebrated with outdoor activities for children of all ages, including a petting zoo; hayrides around the Great Lawn to view the early fall foliage; pony rides overlooking the Long Island Sound; pumpkin painting for budding artists; a Green Grocer market featuring award-winning artisanal cheeses and farm picked vegetables. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Admission Members: $10 per car Non-Members: $20 per car Includes parking Payments are received at the…

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October 2017

Sessions In Hempstead House: Bobby Katz

October 12, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

The Conservancy proudly announces a new music series of original concerts curated by three extraordinarily talented musicians: Solomon Hoffman, Bobby Katz, and Ethan Usoskin – all Port Washington, NY natives. Casual Thursday evenings at Hempstead House, starting at 8 pm on September 14, October 12, November 9 and December 14. A tasting of fine wine is included. Admission: Conservancy Members: $40 per person Non-Members: $45 per person October 12 – Bobby Katz Quintet After his sold-out summer jazz night, saxophonist…

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Hempstead House Haunt: Dante’s Inferno

October 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - October 31, 2017 @ 11:00 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

“Abandon all hope, ye who enter here!” A lost traveler must navigate a treacherous journey through the nine circles of hell in search of spiritual redemption and his lost love. The epic poem Inferno opens on the evening of Good Friday in the year 1300. This Halloween, Hempstead House will transform into a hellish interpretation of one of the greatest pieces of western literature. You will experience Dante’s journey in this emotionally charged installation as you explore the hallways, rooms,…

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Halloween Ball in Hempstead House

October 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

Join us for a frightfully fun evening as you journey through Dante’s Inferno in Hempstead House, followed by dinner, a stellar cabaret performance of songs on the theme of the seven deadly sins, and dancing in the mansion. Come in costume or as yourself – and beware the sinful dangers lurking in and around the haunted mansion… For just 30 guests, a séance will be conducted by psychic Jeffrey Wands at 6 – 7 pm in the mansions master suite.…

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Family Halloween Party

October 29, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

A Halloween Party for young children! The Phil Dejana Learning Center features adorable woodland plush animals celebrating Halloween in a charming display complete with delightful fairy cottages and sparkle lights. This year, we invite families to bring their pets in costume! Guests can also explore the Preserve’s grounds on a treasure hunt for wildlife and objects in the environment, and Castle Gould’s Great Hall will feature a multitude of crafts and projects. Little ones can wear costumes or come as…

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Owl Prowl for Adults

October 29, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

ADULT NATURE PROGRAM Back by popular demand, the adults-only Owl Prowl is a wonderful opportunity to hear the Preserve’s wild owls calling in the woods. The program begins with an indoor presentation by Biologist & Ranger Eric Powers. We’ll learn how to identify owls by sight and sound, and how to attract these beneficial birds to your own backyard. Then we’ll head out for a very quiet guided night walk in search of owls and other nighttime wildlife using a…

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Owl Prowl for Adults

October 29, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

ADULT NATURE PROGRAM Back by popular demand, the adults-only Owl Prowl is a wonderful opportunity to hear the Preserve’s wild owls calling in the woods. The program begins with an indoor presentation by Biologist & Ranger Eric Powers. We’ll learn how to identify owls by sight and sound, and how to attract these beneficial birds to your own backyard. Then we’ll head out for a very quiet guided night walk in search of owls and other nighttime wildlife using a…

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November 2017

Sessions In Hempstead House: Ethan Usoskin

November 9, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

The Conservancy proudly announces a new music series of original concerts curated by three extraordinarily talented musicians: Solomon Hoffman, Bobby Katz, and Ethan Usoskin – all Port Washington, NY natives. Casual Thursday evenings at Hempstead House, starting at 8 pm on September 14, October 12, November 9 and December 14. A tasting of fine wine is included. Admission: Conservancy Members: $40 per person Non-Members: $45 per person November 9 – Ethan Usoskin Clarinetist Ethan Usoskin brings a chamber group of…

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Owl Prowl for Adults – New Date

November 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

POSTPONED from 10/29 due to inclement weather. ADULT NATURE PROGRAM Back by popular demand, the adults-only Owl Prowl is a wonderful opportunity to hear the Preserve’s wild owls calling in the woods. The program begins with an indoor presentation by Biologist & Ranger Eric Powers. We’ll learn how to identify owls by sight and sound, and how to attract these beneficial birds to your own backyard. Then we’ll head out for a very quiet guided night walk in search of…

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Dirt Detective

November 12, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

A close look at the Preserve’s soil, rocks, and fossils reveals many fascinating facts about our environment. Dirt Detectives age 4 – 10 will investigate below their feet at the beach, pond, and in the Phil Dejana Learning Center Outdoor Classroom and enjoy a range of hands-on projects and crafts, including a treasure hunt and hand made fossils. Admission Members: $10 per car Non-Members: $20 per car Pay at the Gatehouse; includes parking.

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Coastal Conservation with Senator Elaine Phillips

November 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

Join Senator Elaine Phillips for a special post-Thanksgiving gathering at the preserve. Meet at Castle Gould’s Clock Tower at 10 am for a brief address followed by a guided nature walk to the beach with Sol Center founder Hildur Palsdottir. We ask participants to stay for a beach cleanup – gloves and bags will be provided. Free admission to the preserve for all participants as our thanks for helping us keep the beach clean and safe for all!

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December 2017

Holiday Tales at the Hearth

December 3, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

Join the holiday cheer at Hempstead House with a celebration of holiday traditions from around the world. Festive music will play, Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit, and special guest readers will share favorite stories by the library’s roaring fireplace. The mansion’s former billiards room will be transformed into a reading room filled with magical stories from many cultures. The summer living room will have children’s crafts, including an enormous winter mural. Hear the Wurlitzer Opus 442 Theatre Organ play.…

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Holiday Tales at the Hearth

December 3, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

Join the holiday cheer at Hempstead House with a celebration of holiday traditions from around the world. Festive music will play, Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit, and special guest readers will share favorite stories by the library’s roaring fireplace. The mansion’s former billiards room will be transformed into a reading room filled with magical stories from many cultures. The summer living room will have children’s crafts, including an enormous winter mural. Hear the Wurlitzer Opus 442 Theatre Organ play.…

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Not Quite Christmas Cabaret

December 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

Composer Steven Lutvak returns to Hempstead House for this annual pre-holiday concert featuring a stellar cast of Broadway performers singing quintessential cabaret in the Winter Living Room. This year’s cast includes two extraordinary Broadway artists making their Hempstead House debuts, Emily Skinner and Nicholas Ward; and the resplendent Lauren Worsham returns with Steve to round out the company of four marvelous voices. Please scroll below for their bios. General Tickets are $125 per person. Beginning at 7 p.m., the evening…

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Sessions in Hempstead House: Solomon Hoffman & Bobby Katz

December 14, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

The Conservancy proudly announces a music series of original concerts curated by three extraordinarily talented musicians: Solomon Hoffman, Bobby Katz, and Ethan Usoskin – all Port Washington, NY natives. December 14 – Solomon Hoffman & Bobby Katz Following sold-out individual concerts earlier this season, Solomon and Bobby team up for a festive evening of holiday classics featuring vocalist Olivia Harris, with original arrangements for jazz quartet and string trio. Guest vocalists include Anne DeAcetis and Marcie Passley. A tasting of…

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January 2018

Science of Winter Wildline

January 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

Join us for our next Adult Nature Education Program with Ranger Eric Powers. Explore the winter habits of our local wildlife and enjoy a guided walk in the frosty woods.

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Shlomo Mintz & Friends in Concert

January 20, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

The Sands Point Preserve Conservancy is proud to present world-renowned violin and viola virtuoso and conductor Shlomo Mintz in a special concert in Hempstead House. Mr. Mintz is joined by Levana Cohen, Esther Noh, Kimberly Foster, and Alison Rowe. PROGRAM Stamitz Op. 19 No. 3 Levana Cohen, Clarinet Esther Noh, Violin Kimberly Foster, Viola Alison Rowe, Cello Ysayë Sonata No. 4 Shlomo Mintz, Violin Brahms Clarinet Quintet Op. 115 Levana Cohen, Clarinet Shlomo Mintz, Violin Esther Noh, Violin Kimberly Foster,…

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Four Seasons of Wellness

January 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - January 21, 2019 @ 8:30 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

Four Seasons of Wellness Deirdre Breen, IHC, MYT, RMT Sustained Inquiry into Whole Person Heath Facilitated by Deirdre Breen, IHC, MYT, RMT Program Overview The Four Seasons of Wellness program is a custom series of retreats and health education and group coaching sessions designed to enhance health by improving self-knowledge and self-care. Join at any time during the year. Each retreat is four hours and includes yoga, mindfulness meditation, journal exercises, and, weather permitting, walks through the garden and grounds…

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Winter Family Yoga

January 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

Experience the wonderful benefits of yoga with family and friends. Yoga practice aligns naturally with children’s imaginations as they create the shapes of animals and plants using their bodies. They stretch, bend, reach, and balance to become trees, turtles, and more. Bring a mat for each person, and wear comfortable clothing. Preregistration is requested: email name, number of participants and ages to info@sandspointpreserve.org Admission Members: $10 per car Non-Members: $20 per car Pay at the Gatehouse. Winter: Sunday, January 21…

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February 2018

Winterfest

February 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

A celebration of the coldest season is fun inside Hempstead House, where the fireplaces roar, and the mansion is filled with exciting family activities. Winter-themed crafts and reading room, and a snowy “I SPY” scene will make the frosty season enjoyable for all. Admission Members: $10 per car Non-Members: $20 per car Includes parking Payments are received at the Gate House.

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Winter Fest at Sands Point Conservancy.

February 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

SerendipiTea will be at this Party Serving Tea! And Look for Us at Their New Visitor Center Year Round. *HOT ORGANIC TEA & TISANE* ------------------------------------- CHAUCER’s CUP - Apples & Spice (Caffeine-Free*) FOREVER SPRING - Jade Oolong ~ Taiwan MARQUISE GREY -Single Estate Indian Black Tea (Nilgiri), Bergamot & Lavender MORROCAN MINT - China Green Tea (Gunpowder), Spearmint & Peppermint "A celebration of the coldest season is fun inside Hempstead House, where the fireplaces roar, and the mansion is filled…

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Valentine’s Night Cabaret

February 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

Celebrate the most romantic holiday of the year with your loved one – and two of Broadway’s greatest performers – Rebecca Luker and Howard McGillin, under the direction of composer Steven Lutvak. Tickets are $110/person for Conservancy members and $125/person for non-members. Beginning at 7 p.m., the evening includes cocktails, dinner, concert, and dessert with the artists. Limited VIP Tickets are $250/person and include a special 6 – 7 p.m. cocktail reception and moderated Q & A with the artists…

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Monthly Nature Walks: How Does Wildlife Adapt to Winter?

February 11, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - April 8, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

For everyone! Take a guided walk into the wintry woods, along the pond and shoreline with Tree Sister Hildur Palsdottir, founder of Sol Center and Port Washington Monarch Alliance founder David Jakim. Admission Members: $10 per car / Non-Members: $20 per car Includes parking. Payments are received at the Gate House.

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Tea & Meditation

February 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

During this special winter workshop, we will come together in the spirit of self-acceptance to recenter, realign, and reconnect with our minds and hearts. We will practice methods of yoga and mindfulness, gentle breath work, aromatherapy, and journaling, to balance our emotions, release stress, and gain control over our actions in the present moment. You will leave having greater clarity over your mental and emotional state and with tools to practice self-love in your daily life. No prior experience is…

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March 2018

Winter Choral Concert

March 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

An interfaith concert showcasing four Port Washington-based choirs from The Community Synagogue, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church, and the United Methodist Church. Admission Members: free Non-Members: $10 per car

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Nature Walk: How Wildlife Adapts to Winter

March 11, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

Take a guided walk into the forest at Castle Gould with Treesister and founder of Sol Center Hildur Palsdottir and Port Washington Monarch Alliance founder David Jakim. Together with naturalist Tanya Clusener and organic artist Antonia Fthenakis we will be collecting, observing and recording pond animals from the Sands Point Preserve pond. Please notice this walk is intended for All Ages. Mature explorers will venture further into the woods with a team of foragers for tree identification and immersion, while…

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Celestial Weekened

March 23, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - March 24, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

Explore the universe in a fascinating digital display inside the inflatable Starlab Planetarium in Castle Gould. Discover the planets and moons that comprise our solar system, and watch for comets, asteroids, and meteor showers! Choose one 30-minute session during our Celestial Weekend. On Saturday, March 24, after sunset, stay on for real outdoor stargazing at the night sky above the Preserve. Admission Members: $10 per car Non-Members: $20 per car

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Four Seasons of Family Yoga

March 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - September 16, 2018 @ 10:45 am
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

Experience the wonderful benefits of yoga with family and friends. Yoga practice aligns naturally with children’s imaginations as they create the shapes of animals and plants using their bodies. They stretch, bend, reach, and balance to become trees, turtles, and more. Bring a mat for each person, and wear comfortable clothing. Preregistration is requested: email name, number of participants and ages to info@sandspointpreserve.org Admission Members: $10 per car Non-Members: $20 per car Pay at the Gatehouse. Winter: Sunday, January 21…

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April 2018

Julian Gargiulo in Concert

April 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

The Conservancy welcomes Steinway artist Julian Gargiulo in a unique, interactive piano concert on Saturday evening, April 7, followed by a dessert in Hempstead House. Julian performs around the world, in prestigious venues from Carnegie Hall to Singapore’s Symphony Stage. A classically trained pianist, Julian captivates his audience with his technical precision and comic wit. His program includes classical standards, Tango transcriptions, as well as his own jazz-influenced compositions. Between pieces, he engages the audience by sharing his personal stories,…

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A Study in Wine – 8 week course

April 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

Discover the world of wine in a new eight-week course, led by Mike Douglass of Post Wine & Spirits. Whether you are knowledgeable about wine and wine production, or new to the subject, this comprehensive program will enrich your appreciation of wine, and also give you the necessary expertise to choose fine wine at home or in restaurants, and when traveling. Each session covers the wine of one or more regions around the world. Mike will share their histories, with…

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Pond Exploration

April 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

Biologist Eric Powers leads two sessions of the popular Pond Exploration program at 10 am – 11:30 am and noon to 1:30 pm. We’ll get our hands dirty as we explore our freshwater pond with nets, buckets, and magnifying lenses. Admission Conservancy Members: $10 per car Non-Members: $20 per car Pay at the Gatehouse.

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Bat Box Building

April 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

ADULT NATURE EDUCATION WITH RANGER ERIC POWERS Learn why bats are beneficial neighbors, then build a bat house to take home for your yard. Admission price includes one bat box kit. Additional kits may be purchased for $25 each. Admission Conservancy Members: $35 per car Non-Members: $45 per car Additional kits can be purchased for $25 each. Pay at the Gatehouse.

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May 2018

Spring Celebration

May 6, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd
Sands Point, NY 11050 United States

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 are invited to help with these plantings! Children can enjoy outdoor activities and a range of projects, including creating bird feeders, acorn pendants, and…

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