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Celebrate Open House New York (OHNY)

The 9th Annual openhousenewyork weekend will take place on October 15 & 16. Discover New York as you’ve never seen it before.  The city gives free access to tourists and New Yorkers alike. There will be tons of things to do this weekend that are free including, tours, talks, workshops, performances, and activities for the entire family to enjoy.

openhousenewyork is a citywide celebration of New York City’s architecture and design. You will have the chance to take tours of private residences and historic landmarks to roof top farms and sustainable skyscrapers. This weekend you will have a chance to see some of the culturally significant sites across the five boroughs.

Things that you need to know about OHNY:

  • Reservations are required for some programs
  • There may be wait times at some sites
  • Follow OHNY @ohny on Twitter and Facebook for updates
  • Events are rain or shine

Check out dozens of sites normally off-limits to the general public this weekend.  Plan your weekend with the OHNY map or download the guide.

Some of the many programs include:

Historic Harlem Tour, Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park Construction Site Tour, 14th Street Manhole Covers Tours, Central Park Walking Tour, Ghosts of Greenwich Village Scavenger Hunt, Gowanus Canal Tour, Hudson Square Tour, El Puente South Williamsburg Tour,Kings County Distillery Tour,NYC DOT Bike Tour, Old Croton Aqueduct Walking Tour.

Louis Armstrong House Museum, Eldridge Street Synagogue/Museum at Eldridge Street, Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, Museum of the City of New York, The New Museum, King Manor Museum, Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, Alice Austen House Museum, Queens County Farm Museum, Family Affair at The Bronx Museum of the Arts

opendialogue tours feature on-site talks and tours led by architects, designers, planners and scholar:
Melrose Common, Wave Hill, 174 Grand Street, Nitehawk Cinema, Gowanus Canal Sponge Park, Pratt Institute: Myrtle Hall, Tillett Lighting Design Inc., 14th Street Y,Architecture Research Office (ARO), 123 Baxter Street, Ace Hotel, Aedas + Spacesmith Architects, Central Synagogue, The Farber Center for Radiation Oncology, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts/Public Spaces, The New School: Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Temple Emanu-El,