Hempstead House Garden

Sands Point Preserve Conservancy Presents The Avant-Garden Party Gala

The Sands Point Preserve Conservancy is hosting an Avant-Garden Party Gala on Tuesday, July 16 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Hempstead House Garden.

The magical affair will feature entertainment such as acrobats, sword-balancers and other performance artists. There will be a delicious buffet which will include vegetarian options and an open bar. The experience promises to push the boundaries of creativity while guests enjoy dinner and cocktails in the native-plant garden. The dinner will be followed by a dessert procession with delectable treats.

“We are excited to welcome our supporters to the Preserve’s Avant-Garden Party Gala. This year’s gala is designed to inspire and entertain with remarkable, one-of-a-kind performance artists in the heart of the Hempstead House Garden – it will be a very special evening,” said Jeremiah Bosgang, executive director of Sands Point Preserve Conservancy.

The Avant-Garden-Party Gala takes place on July 16 (Photos from the Sands Point Preserve Conservancy)

Tickets are $235 per person for the 5:30-8:30 p.m. Avant-Garden Party, including food, drink and entertainment.

Tickets are also available for the VIP Tea Parlor After-Party Experience. The after-party will take place in the Hempstead House’s transformed Breakfast Room. Partygoers can enjoy elixirs and mind-bending illusions, while a mystic reads their tea leaves.

Ticket packages begin at $1,000 for the VIP reception, which include cocktails, dinner, entertainment, the after-party experience, and tribute ads in a beautiful online journal, which will be posted on the Preserve’s website.

In the event of rain, the gala will be held inside Hempstead House, a former Guggenheim mansion. All proceeds from the gala will support the mission and operations of the Sands Point Preserve Conservancy.

To learn more about the gala and Sands Point Preserve, visit

About The Sands Point Preserve Conservancy:

The Sands Point Preserve, located on the former 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 along the Long Island Sound. In 1946, the United States Navy purchased the property and it became the home of the Naval Training Device Center until 1970, at which time it was acquired by Nassau County. 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 and film/TV location facilities.

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