Open House New York (or openhousenewyork) hosts year-round educational programs celebrating New York City’s built-environment, culminating in America’s largest architecture and design event—the Annual openhousenewyork Weekend.

During the weekend, visitors gain access to hundreds of architecturally and historically significant spaces and places throughout New York’s five boroughs, many of which are typically closed to the public.  OHNY Weekend also features special talks, tours, performances and family activities led by architects, historians, artists and educators.

Past sites and programs have included: tours of the High Line, the Grand Lodge of the Masons, the New York Botanical Garden, Noble Maritime Collection in Staten Island, the Rubin Museum of Art, the Octagon in Roosevelt Island, walking tours of Coney Island, the World’s Fair grounds in Flushing Meadow Corona Park, the Waterfront Museum and Showboat Barge in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and hundreds of other sites around the city.

The Seventh Annual openhousenewyork Weekend took place October 10-11, 2009. 



555 West 25th Street

6th floor

(between Eleventh and Twelfth Avenues)

New York, NY 10011

(212) 991-6470

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  • Donations through openhousenewyork's Website

    openhousenewyork (OHNY) is able to provide innovative, free programs with the help of supporters. Please make a tax-deductible contribution online or by check to help develop more exciting programs.

  • Membership Program

    OHNY's membership program offers you unique access all year long! As an OHNY member, you will be invited to preview important new buildings before they open to the public and revisit New York icons that are otherwise off-limits. You will tour major new developments with the architects, developers, and public officials who are designing them. And you will join a dynamic conversation about the city's future and about the importance of access and openness to fostering a vibrant civic life.

  • Our Volunteer Opportunities

    Volunteers are an integral part of the Annual openhousenewyork Weekend. OHNY volunteers help to staff sites, greeting and directing visitors, as well as working with the site sponsors to ensure a safe, fun and educational weekend. Some of openhousenewyork’s most dedicated volunteers play an important role in assisting the organization through the OHNY Volunteer Council.

  • Our Subscriptions

    To receive updates about the Annual openhousenewyork Weekend, as well as notices of any special year-round programs and events, send an e-mail to with your contact information.