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(photo by twi-ny/mdr)

The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation is one of hundreds of architectural sites that invite in guests for free during fifteenth annual Open House New York Weekend (photo by twi-ny/mdr)

Multiple venues in all five boroughs
Saturday, October 14, and Sunday, October 15
Advance reservations required for some sites ($5 per guest)
OHNY Passport: $150

Reservation lines for the fifteenth annual Open House New York Weekend are open, so act quickly if you want to gain access to some of New York City’s most fascinating architectural constructions, as many of them have already sold out. Among those locations still available for advance RSVP ($5 per guest, up to two per reservation) are the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, the Design within Reach Flagship Store, the East Harlem School, the Elmhurst Library, the Flushing Quaker Meeting House, ISSUE Project Room, Maple Grove Cemetery, the Ocean Breeze Track and Field Athletic Center, Plymouth Church, Ridgewood Reservoir, Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, the Town Hall, and Waterside Plaza. Even if you don’t snag one of the highly coveted reservations, there’s still plenty to do and see during Open House New York Weekend, as there are hundreds of participating buildings, parks, museums, studios, neighborhoods, and other architectural wonders in all five boroughs that will not require an RSVP and are free to enter and enjoy, including the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage, the Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof, the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, Gowanus SuperFUN Canoe Voyages, the Brooklyn Army Terminal, the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, the African Burial Ground National Monument, the US Coast Guard Cutter Lilac, Grace Church, the Jefferson Market Library, the Val Alen Institute, the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York, Central Synagogue, the Ukrainian Institute of America, the Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation, Westbeth, the Brooklyn Grange, the New York State Pavilion, the Little Red Lighthouse, the General Grant National Monument, the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, and so many more.

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