Projects in Planning
Inside Look: The Center for Climate Solutions on Governors Island
The Trust for Governors Island’s Clare Newman and WXY Architecture + Urban Design’s Claire Weisz joined forces on February 8 to discuss plans to combine research and innovation, testing and development, and education and public engagement in a single physical hub in the heart of the New York Harbor.
Design Standards for the Modern Carnegie Library
What does it mean to be a 21st-century library? This February 15 panel discussion explored how design and community engagement are preserving and upgrading New York’s historic Carnegie libraries.
Virtual Book Talks
All the Queens Houses
with Rafael Herrin-Ferri
The Black Experience in Design: Identity, Expression & Reflection
Epidemic Urbanism: Contagious Diseases in Global Cities
with Mohammad Gharipour and Caitlin DeClerq
Save the Date
OHNY Weekend is October 22-23, 2022
Mark your calendar and prepare to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Open House New York Weekend with the most exciting festival lineup to date.
Share the City
Membership Opens Doors
Think a tour of a sewer plant makes a great date? We’ve got you covered.
Explore from Home
On Rotation: OHNY Weekend Digital Content Highlights
Access the City
Open House New York promotes broad, unparalleled access to the city—to the places, people, projects, systems, and ideas that define New York and its future. Through our year-round programming, including the annual OHNY Weekend, OHNY offers a citywide platform for education, exploration, and engagement about the connections between quality of place and quality of life for all New Yorkers.
Since its founding in the wake of 9/11, when much of the city was closed off due to increased security, OHNY has advocated for openness as a defining principle of civic life. By offering an insider’s look at the forces that shape the city, Open House New York promotes a deeper understanding of how the city functions and whom it serves. By providing access to the places and stories that comprise our city, OHNY fosters greater civic participation. Learn more.
Love New York? So do we.
From dynamic year-round programs to members-only events like our popular Summer Social, Open House New York demystifies the city—and our Members enjoy inside access, special events, and being part of a community of curious New Yorkers.
Libraries as Community Catalysts
Explore the profound transformations underway for public libraries in New York and across the nation in the latest installment of Urban Systems. Learn more
The kickoff event, Social Infrastructure is a Right: Places for Gathering Sharing, and Learning, featured Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden, sociologist Dr. Eric Klinenberg of NYU, and anthropologist Dr. Shannon Mattern of the New School. View recording
Our Commitment to an Open City
Open House New York has always stood for openness, accessibility and civic dialogue—the same values that make our democracy work.
Over the last year, Open House New York began the hard work of examining the realities of New York and more purposely advocating for a truly open city—one where streets, libraries, parks and other democratizing places are safe and accessible to all New Yorkers, regardless of skin color, religion, sexuality, or other marker of difference.
Open House Worldwide
From Athens to Zurich, the Open House Worldwide network brings together 40+ cities to promote architecture, design, and urbanism. In 2019, 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. Learn more.