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 comprehensive guide to Open House New York, check out our post here.