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Open House New York now taking tour reservations

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Open House New York (OHNY) recently announced this year’s line-up for Open House New York Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, October 15 to 16. This marks OHNY’s 14th weekend in New York, with over 275 sites across the five boroughs participating.

While the majority of the sites are open access and can be visited anytime during their specified times, reservations are needed for some of the more popular sites. Participants can sign up for tours, performances, and talks on the OHNY website starting October 6 at 11:00 a.m. The entire list of sites and programming can be viewed here.

A few interesting sites this year include:

Urby

Courtesy Ewout Huibers

Courtesy Ewout Huibers

The New York Wheel

Westbeth Artist Housing

DSNY Manhattan 1/2/5 Sanitation Garage and Salt Shed

The 1964 World’s Fair New York State Pavilion

The Historic Douglaston Manor and the Douglaston Club

Brooklyn Army Terminal in Brooklyn

Selldorf Architect’s Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility

Schermerhorn Row

Tenement Museum

(Courtesy NYC Mayor’s Office)

(Courtesy NYC Mayor’s Office)

The Charles

St. Ann’s Warehouse

Via 57 West

Woodlawn Cemetery

Woolworth Building

Manhattan Municipal Building Cupola

Kings County Distillery

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

Historic Ship Mary A. Whalen

Masonic Hall

Field Condition

Field Condition

This year, OHNY also partnered with ARTNOIR, a collective of self-described “culturalists” who work to expand the definition of artistic expression and subvert the traditional arts narrative. Throughout the weekend, ARTNOIR: City of Cultural Exchange will feature sites that explore the relationship between identity and place, such as the Black Lady Theater, Marjorie Elito’s Parlor Jazz, Louis Armstrong House Museum, and the Lewis H. Latimer House Museum.

Additionally, there are many walking and bicycle tours, exploring infrastructure, Brooklyn’s Cultural District, Central Park, Concrete Plant Park, Freshkills Park, Google’s offices, the New York Times building, Red Hook, and more. You can see the complete list here.

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