Meet Rafael Esquer, Open House New Yorker

Credit: Adolfo Felix

What’s your favorite OHNY memory?

I’ve had too many great OHNY memories. Every OHNY party has been a unique New York experience because of the community and the incredible locations. The Spring 2021 benefit felt very special as it was the first in-person gathering after the pandemic; Being at Surrogate’s Courthouse for the OHNY Weekend 2022 launch party was like being in a Coppola film set, a throwback to old classic New York; and being in the first party ever thrown at the newly open Moynihan Train Hall for OHNY’s Open City Benefit 2022 was thrilling.

I’m an Open House New Yorker because

I love the city that I’ve called home for more than 25 years and OHNY has allowed me to see it in more intimate ways. No guide will show you the many facets of New York City like OHNY does.

What do you love about OHNY Weekend?

OHNY Weekend is my favorite time of the year in New York. Imagine that for three days the 5 boroughs of New York City open its doors to more than 350 incredible, unique places for you to explore and wonder. And it’s free!

Describe OHNY Weekend in 5 words or less.

Illuminating, intriguing, inclusive, invaluable, inspiring.