Looking for something to do next weekend? Want to get out and explore areas of the City you have yet to discover? Many of New York’s treasured architectural gems as well as modern day architectural projects will be open to the public the weekend of October 15 - 16, for FREE.
For instance, when we went exploring last year, we were able to witness the iconic design of the old TWA terminal at JFK one last time before its transformation into a new, high end hotel and museum. We also discovered the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House which transports you back in time to a different era. BitPix founder, Angel, captured the architectural strength of the columns juxtaposed against the soft, beautiful design of the dome to marry the elements of engineering design at City Hall. Open House New York features this piece in its 2016 guide.
All of these places that you perhaps never knew existed are at your fingertips for two days. Our Top 10 Recommendations for this year include the following sites:
- New York City Hall (Manhattan)
- Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House (Manhattan)
- The Lowline Lab (Manhattan)
- Jefferson Market Library (Manhattan)
- United Palace (Manhattan)
- Gould Memorial Library (Bronx)
- Kings County Brewers Collective (Brooklyn)
- Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility (Brooklyn)
- Louis Armstrong House Museum (Queens)
- New York State Pavilion (Queens)
The full list of participating sites can be accessed here: http://www.ohny.org/weekend/event-guide, including sites in all five boroughs. Please keep in mind that some of these sites require advanced reservations due to high demand, so plan accordingly. Reservations are available starting at 11am on October 6th. Happy exploring!