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.”

Upcoming Events

Weekend Encore: First Friday at Poster House

December 1st, 2023

Weekend Encore: Family Seltzer Party at the Brooklyn Seltzer Museum

December 3rd, 2023
4:00PM – 5:00PM
Members Only

Weekend Encore: Moynihan Train Hall @ Night

December 5th, 2023
6:30PM – 7:00PM

Weekend Encore: Open Rehearsal at STREB

December 8th, 2023
11:30AM – 1:00PM

Weekend Encore: Forgotten History of Chinese in New York Tour

December 9th, 2023
1:00PM – 2:00PM

Weekend Encore: Moynihan Train Hall and Penn Station – Art in Transit Tour

December 10th, 2023
11:00AM – 12:30PM

Weekend Encore: Snowflake Soireé at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum

December 14th, 2023
6:00PM – 8:00PM

Weekend Encore: Joy on the Edge at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

December 16th, 2023
6:00PM – 9:00PM

Weekend Encore: Tin Pan Alley Tour

December 17th, 2023
2:00PM – 3:00PM

Weekend Encore: Allison Eden Open Studios

December 19th, 2023
5:00PM – 7:30PM

Weekend Encore: Swiss Institute Open House

December 18th, 2023
5:30PM – 7:30PM

Weekend Encore: Self-Guided Tour of Rockefeller Center by Gesso

December 1st, 2023 – December 31st, 2023

Did Open House New York help you discover a new corner of the city this year?

Please consider making a fully tax-deductible donation to support the kind of year-round public programming that demystifies this complex, kaleidoscopic city and makes it a little more accessible, inclusive, and open for us all.

2023 OHNY Weekend

This October 20-22, the 21st annual OHNY Weekend welcomed over 25,000 visitors into 330+ places, spanning 128 neighborhoods across the five boroughs.

What did you explore? 

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.