Saturday, October 10, 2009

Open House New York -- This Weekend!!

Hi Folks... ok so what's one of the most exclusive architectural events that happens every year... but is also open to the public... and free.... ??? It's Open House New York!

You've never heard of it? Ok.. it's definitely time to find out.

The basic concept is as follows: open up some of the coolest private residences, architectural offices, exclusive landmarks, fascinating venues, etc to the public with tours and specially designed events. And make it free. That's basically Open House New York in a nut shell.

The OHNY listing guide sponsored by Metro New York

I participated a few years back and got an exclusive tour of a sustainable bakery in Manhattan and all access tour of a sustainably focused architectural firm in Union Square. Every year the selection changes and its basically up to how much time you have and how adventurous you want to be in your outings.

For a full listing of this year's events visit or click here for the PDF guide.

By the way, if you like to plan your meal breaks ahead of time, check out the Serious Eater's Guide to this year's Open House New York ( now you know if someone took the time to create a parallel eating guide to accompany a 5 borough wide event it's got to be something big).


P.S. don't forget to share your thoughts/pictures on this blog afterwards.

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