New York is Open!

Unlock the City

Open House New York is a nonprofit organization that promotes unparalleled access to the city—to the places, people, projects, systems, and ideas that define New York and its future.

From the annual Open House New York Weekend festival to year-round programming like Urban Systems, Public Policy Talks, or Stacks, join us to take an inside look at how the city works.

“Forget the Mayor, Open House New York holds the keys to the city.”

Graphic by Alfalfa New York

Upcoming Events

OHNY Stacks

This Must Be The Place

February 27th, 2024
6PM – 7PM
Person Place Thing

Person Place Thing with Michael Henry Adams

March 12th, 2024
6PM – 7PM

Love New York? So do we.

General Membership
Open House New Yorker

Take part in a community of curious New Yorkers while enjoying members-only perks, like special events, discounts, and a preview of the OHNY Weekend lineup.

General Membership starts at $60/year (Individual) or $110 (Dual)

Netflix for Urbanists

Connect with emerging professionals for city adventures and community building. Plus, enjoy the full range of General Membership perks.

Metropolitan Membership starts at $10/month or $120/year

Leadership Circle

Join city leaders to explore the critical issues shaping New York while enjoying the kind of inside access that only Open House New York can provide.

Open Council starts at $1,000/year

Open Call

Volunteer with us

Volunteers make our work possible! From special events to sunset boat tours to social media, we are seeking volunteers to support our mission.

“I want to be involved with and included in the places in my city that go unnoticed or are inaccessible.”

Diana Z., Member

“I want to sneak into every building.”

Marc N., Member

“Open House New York gives you a key to places you would never discover on your own.”

Dan H., Member

Urban Systems

Building Capital

From municipal bonds to affordable housing tax credits, highway construction to park development, the flow of financial capital underpins the design and function of the built environment, shaping who has access to opportunity—and who does not.

Launching 2023, Building Capital: The Value of Place is a multiyear investigation into how different forms of capital—financial, cultural, community—determine quality of place and quality of life in New York.

Open House Worldwide

From Athens to Zurich, the Open House Worldwide network brings together 50+ cities to promote architecture, design, and urbanism. In 2022, almost 1 million people participated in Open House events with nearly 2 million visits to buildings enabled by more than 18,000 volunteers. Taken together, Open House Worldwide is the largest celebration of the urban landscape in the world.