Weekend

Save the Date: October 21-23

It’s a milestone—join us to celebrate 20 years of access, exploration, and discovery!

A public celebration of New York and the “power of place”

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

Curbed New York
Open House New York Weekend is an annual festival that opens hundreds of noteworthy or significant places across the five boroughs for three days of in-person and virtual tours, talks, and special activities. OHNY Weekend is a free celebration of “the power of place,” fostering discovery and delight for all New Yorkers and deepening the public’s understanding of how design can strengthen communities and improve quality of life.

This year, OHNY celebrates 20 years of unlocking our city with an expanded mission to promote citywide access to all New Yorkers. In the spirit of being a more open, accessible, and inclusive organization, OHNY is doing its first-ever Open Call.

On October 21-23, 2022, the 20th Annual OHNY Weekend festival will take place, offering a mix of in-person experiences, self-guided explorations, and digital content for three days of education, exploration, and engagement. During the Weekend, hundreds of places—from single rooms, studios, factories, and public spaces to entire buildings, blocks, bike corridors, and waterways—open up across the five boroughs for tours, talks, and special programming.

Many of the places and experiences offered during OHNY Weekend are rarely accessible to the public. OHNY Weekend provides a special opportunity to peek behind the curtain, explore, and discover New York with fellow adventurers. The defining feature of OHNY Weekend is its breadth: OHNY Weekend ranks among the largest public design festivals in the nation.

Want to partner on the 2022 OHNY Weekend?

Follow links below for more information.

Learn More

Info Sessions
The info sessions are an opportunity to receive general information about partnering for OHNY Weekend, hear about tips and best practices, and ask questions in real-time. Sessions are held via Zoom. RSVP below to join.

  • July 14, 12:00 – 1:00pm
  • July 21, 12:00 – 1:00pm
  • August 4, 12:00 – 1:00pm

Orientation Sessions
Orientation Sessions are in-depth trainings for confirmed Weekend Partners. Sessions are held via Zoom. RSVP to join.

  • August 16, 11:00am – 12:00pm
  • August 25, 2:00 – 3:00pm

Target Dates

  • July 28: Deadline for Registration Form
    Returning and invited Partners submit registration forms with descriptions, photos, dates and times, etc.
  • July 29: Deadline for Open Call submissions
    Submissions due for Open Call forms with information for evaluation by OHNY.
  • August 10: Open Call registration notification
    OHNY will notify all Open Call submitters and invite those selected to register as a Weekend Partner.
  • August 11: OHNY Volunteer Registration opens
    New and returning OHNY Volunteers submit their interest and availability for OHNY Weekend.
  • August 29: Deadline for Open Call Registration Form
    All Open Call submitters submit registration forms with descriptions, photos, dates and times, etc.
  • August 29: All registration details finalized
    Final deadline for all OHNY Weekend details, including descriptions, photos, dates and times, etc.
  • Week of September 26: Press Event and Partner Meet & Greet (in-person)
    Weekend line-up shared with Press; In-person social for Weekend Partners.
  • September 29: OHNY Member Previews (virtual)
    Weekend line-up shared with OHNY Members.
  • October 6: Public Release
    Weekend line-up shared with the general public.
  • October 13: Advance Reservations Open
    Reservation links are shared for in-person sites.
  • October 14: Deadline for virtual content
    All content for videos or other pre-recorded content must be submitted.
  • October 21-23: OHNY Weekend 2022
    Three days of access, exploration, and discovery!

Private doors swing wide open
for Open House New York.

The New York Times

OHNY Weekend Gallery:
Highlights from years past