Virtual Cooking Class

Beef Bourguignon

Join The Cooking Lab of Port Washington for a virtual cooking class that is fun for the whole family!

Let’s prepare this French classic together – tender fall apart chunks of beef simmered in a rich red wine gravy over creamy mashed potatoes and turnips – makes for an incredible family dinner

Outdoor Adventure Walks

Biologist and ranger Eric Powers knows the Preserve’s wildlife and landscape like the back of his hand after years of leading marvelous nature programs, including the popular Owl Prowl, Pond Exploration, and the fantastic Overnight Wilderness Survival courses. He was just named Long Island Sierra Club Environmentalist of the Year!

In 2021, Ranger Eric will lead visitors of all ages on monthly exploratory walks across the Preserve’s grounds. Each walk is unique. The Preserve will reveal itself throughout the seasons, and your expert guide will share a wealth of information about nature’s wonders.

Register at the Gatehouse and meet at Castle Gould’s Clock Tower. Face masks and social distancing are required.

2021 Outdoor Adventure Walks
Saturdays at 10 – 11:30 AM

January 30
February 27
March 27
April 24
May 29
June 26
July 31
August 28
September 25
October 30
November 27
December 18

Members: $10 per adult; children are free.
Non-Members: $15 per adult; $5 per child. Includes parking.
Payment received at the Gatehouse.

Guided Nature Walk

Winter Animals: Tracks and Signs

Learn to identify and track the many signs of wild animals in the Preserve’s varied environments, including deer, fox, raccoons, squirrels, rabbits, birds, dogs, and coyotes. We’ll explore the animals’ ranges, behaviors, food sources, and shelters to gain an intimate understanding of these animals’ lives in the cold of Winter.


The Sands Point Preserve on the original Guggenheim Estate embodies the grandeur and elegance that define the Gold Coast period of the early 20th century, when prominent American families built great mansions on large estates as summer retreats along the Long Island Sound. Sands Point was the famed “East Egg” of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby.”

Today, the magnificent 216-acre park, including its historic mansions and the Phil Dejana Learning Center, is owned by Nassau County, NY, and is maintained and operated by the Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Conservancy provides year-round educational and cultural programs, seasonal celebrations, mansion tours, wellness activities as well as private/corporate event services.

My 20/20 World Photography Exhibition & Awards Ceremony

The Art Guild invites the public to the My “20/20” World Photography Show, an Online Reception and Awards on Wednesday, February 10th at 7:30pm. 

What is your “20/20” vision? The past year limited our access to the world and posed unprecedented challenges. It also sparked our creativity. We photographed indoors; or, mask in place, we ventured out to capture new images. Perhaps past work came to mind and we used this time to review or revise it. Show us art that shines through a difficult time.  Your work will be exhibited in an online gallery.

JUROR OF AWARDS Award winning photographers Bill and Gen Rudock will serve as Jurors of Awards. With over 60 years combined photographic experience, they share a love and passion for photography, traveling, nature, and wildlife. Their knowledge and their reputations have made them sought after speakers, lecturers and workshop instructors.

To join, visit for Zoom information on February 10th.