Under The Stars Celestial Weekend At Sands Point Preserve


Starlab Planetarium visits the Guggenheim Estate, featuring nighttime—with outdoor stargazing—or daytime explorations. Learn all about the magical night sky when the inflatable Starlab Portable Planetarium visits Sands Point Preserve on Saturday, March 5, and Sunday, March 6. That’s when children and their caregivers can experience a 30-minute sky show, followed by a host of astronomy crafts.Celestial030216A Celestial030216B

March 5 stargazers are encouraged to dress for the outdoors and hope for a clear night. Conditions permitting, we’ll see our moon shadows and “connect the dots” of the real Big Dipper above the Preserve’s Great Lawn.

This program is for children ages four and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

The March 5 event offers sessions at 6 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 7:20 p.m. or 8 p.m.

The March 6 event offers sessions at 11 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 1:30 p.m. or 2:15 p.m.

The programs are $5 per person. Parking is $10 per car or free with a membership pass.

For additional information, or to purchase the newly available 12-month membership, visit www.thesandspointpreserve.com, call 516-571-7901 or visit the Gate House at 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point, NY, 11050. Open daily at 8 a.m.

Friends of the Sands Point Preserve is a nonprofit organization with the mission to protect and preserve the 216-acre waterfront grounds and historic mansions and to provide a range of cultural arts events and educational programs for families and schools in the Phil Dejana Learning Center and Outdoor Classroom.


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