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 to 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.
This year the festival is re-imagined in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Events will be a hybrid of both virtual and outdoor self-guided explorations. Whether you are participating on your couch or physically exploring a new neighborhood, OHNY will reconnect you with the city in new and exciting ways.
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 sites are free. However, some reserved sites may cost up to $5.
Open House New York Weekend visits may include tours, talks, performances, and other special events throughout the weekend.
Remember, ten’s of thousands of visitors attend OHNY each year, so tickets can go very quick, particularly for reserved locations. 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.