Open House New York Weekend

Every October, Open House New York Weekend offers extraordinary access to some of New York City’s most iconic buildings. Many of these sites are off-limits to the public throughout the year.

Open House New York (known by its acronym, OHNY) allows participants to meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York City. The focus is simple: deepen participants’ understanding and appreciation of architecture and urban design. Simultaneously, it seeks to open dialogue about planning, preservation, infrastructure, and contemporary design that will impact the city far into the future.

OHNY Weekend offers two types of access: open and reserved. Open access sites are available to everyone, though there may be hours restrictions. Reserved sites only offer access limited to only those with reservations. Sites range from historical to contemporary and residential to industrial across all five New York City boroughs.

Open House New York Weekend visits may include tours, talks, performances, and other special events throughout the weekend.

Mark your calendars for two very important dates. On October 1st 2019, during “The Big Reveal”, the full lineup of more than 300 sites is released to the public. Then, on October 7th, reservations are open to the public at 11:00 pm EST.

Remember, ten’s of thousands of visitors attend OHNY each year, so tickets can go very quick. Don’t miss your chance to get in on the fun and explore the city in a whole new way.

Check dates, times, and participating locations, as well as make reservations for limited access sites here.

For a preview of the event, check out our posts from past OHNY Weekends when we visited Fulton Center, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, and Jefferson Market Library.

Open House New York Weekend

Open House New York Weekend is an annual event in which doors are unlocked to some of New York’s most important buildings. The event provides extraordinary access to iconic sites, allowing participants to meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York. The focus is simple: to deepen the understanding and appreciation of¬†architecture and urban design, while opening dialogue about planning, preservation, infrastructure, and contemporary design and how these issues will impact the future of New York.

Open House New York Weekend offers open access at certain sites (available to all, though some may have access restricted to specific timeframes), and limited access at others (by advance reservation only). Sites range from historical to contemporary and residential to industrial and count in the hundreds across all five boroughs.

Open House New York Weekend visits may include tours, talks, performances, and other special events throughout the weekend. Don’t miss your chance to explore the city in a whole new way.

The 2018 OHNY Weekend lineup will be released on September 18. Check dates, times, and participating locations, as well as make reservations for limited access sites (beginning September 25th), if necessary, here.

For a preview of the event, check out our posts from last year at Fulton Center, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, and Jefferson Market Library.

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