OHNY Weekend



This year’s OHNY Weekend Event Guide-available at the end of September-will feature on its cover a wall mural specially commissioned by Open House New York.

Here’s your challenge:
Be the first person to find the mural and post a photo of yourself in front of it on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #OHNYwknd and you will win two (2) tickets to an Advance Reservation tour of your choice and an OHNY Weekend Passport for this year’s festival. Passports let you and a guest skip to the front of the line at all Open Access sites during the Weekend.

And if you’re not the first, there are still chances to win! Once the location is public, anyone who posts a photo of themselves in front of the OHNY Weekend mural on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #OHNYwknd by September 25 will be entered into a raffle to win two (2) tickets to an Advance Reservation tour of their choice. Three lucky raffle winners will be announced on September 26.

Here’s a hint to get you started: The OHNY Weekend mural joins a group of more than a hundred pieces that have transformed an area of the city into a open-air museum of street art.

So what are you waiting for? Get out there and get searching! Happy hunting!

Post a photo of yourself in front of the OHNY Weekend mural on Instagram or Twitter. Make sure that:
- The photo includes the whole mural;
- The caption includes the #OHNYwknd hashtag;
- Your account/profile is public so that OHNY is able to view it;
- The photo is posted by 11:59pm on September 25, 2014.

Only one photo per account is eligible to win two (2) tickets to the Advance Reservation tour of your choice, via raffle. Winners will be contacted on Friday, September 26, via OHNY’s Instagram handle @openhousenewyork or Twitter @ohny depending on the account used to submit the photo.


Artwork: Chris Stain & Garrison Buxton (Ad Hoc Art)
Photography: Mikiko Kikuyama




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Each year openhousenewyork invites budding and experienced photographers to enter the Focus on Architecture Photo Competition by submitting their best photos taken during OHNY Weekend. Participants competed in four different categories: Details, Exteriors, Interiors, and People. Each participant was able to submit one photo in each category to be considered by our panel of esteemed judges including Stanley Greenberg. Sean Hemmerle, Elliott Kaufman, Erica Stoller, and Gregory Wessner.

One grand prize winner, and one winner in each category was chosen. In addition, two photos in each category were also recognized with an Honorable Mention by the judges. Prizes awarded to the winners included an iPad and $100 vouchers for Photo Safaris, courtesy of New York City Photo Safari.

The 2013 Focus on Architecture Competition was our most successful yet, with a record number of entries. Many thanks to all the entrants and congratulations to the winning photographers! To view all winning photos, visit our Facebook album. To see all submissions, visit our Flickr group.


Grand Prize Winner
Caterina Gallizoli – TWA Flight Center

Anja Rudiger – Winner – Morton Loft
Elaine Knapp – Honorable Mention – Grand Lodge of Masons
Fan Yang – Honorable Mention – Ford Foundation

Eli Goteiner – Winner – 4545 Center Boulevard
Benjamin Lam – Honorable Mention – New York City Photo Safari: Lower Manhattan
Angela Pons – Honorable Mention – TWA Flight Center

Elizabeth Tom – Winner – Rockefeller University
Eli Goteiner – Honorable Mention – Union Theological Seminary
Fan Yang – Honorable Mention – Ford Foundation

Andreas Karlsson-Ofori – Winner – Morris-Jummel Mansion
Chari Friday – Honorable Mention – TWA Flight Center
Jonathan Morefield – Honorable Mention – 4 World Trade Center

Saturday was a beautiful first day for OHNY Weekend! On the flip side, great weather also means you should expect lines. Thank you for your patience.

Due to overwhelming crowds, the Suchi Reddy Apartment and Lori Weitzner Loft will be closed on Sunday. Via Verde will also be closed, except for the scheduled reservation-only tour. Apologies for the inconvenience. For a full list of OHNY Weekend changes and cancellations, click here.

TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport
The TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport is an open access site, meaning it is free and open to the public Sunday, October 13th from 11am-4pm. No reservations are necessary. Simply stop by for a last peak at Eero Saarinen’s modernist icon! Click here for more information.

Focus on Architecture Competion
Don’t forget your cameras during OHNY Weekend! The Focus on Architecture Competition invites you to submit up to one photo in each of four categories (details, people, interior, exterior), which will be then juried by an esteemed group that includes Stanley Greenberg, Sean Hemmerle, Elliott Kaufman, Erica Stoller and Gregory Wessner. For prizes and how to enter, click here.

Want to share your OHNY Weekend photos without entering the contest? Use #ohny and #ohnywknd on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Film Screening of My Brooklyn
End the Weekend with a reception and screening of the documentary “My Brooklyn,” director Kelly Anderson’s personal exploration of the gentrification of Brooklyn. Followed by a discussion with Alan Brake, Editor in Chief, The Architect’s Newspaper; Ron Schweiger, Brooklyn Borough Historian; Gregory Wessner, Executive Director, openhousenewyork; and Kyle Bergman, director, Architecture and Design Film Festival. Click here for tickets and to learn more.


Khouri Studio Apartment (Lower East Side)
Sat & Sun 9am-5pm 12pm-4pm
Museum (Chinatown)
Sun 11:30am-7:30pm 12pm-6pm

Click to view listing
Lightouse Tender LILAC (Tribeca)
PS 41 – The Greenwich Village School Green Roof (Greenwich Village)
St. Paul and St. Andrew United Methodist Church (Upper West Side)
Frick Art Reference Library (Lenox Hill)
Casa Frela Gallery (Harlem)

new! Melrose Commons
new! Lori Weitzner Loft
new! Suchi Reddy Apartment
new! Via Verde (only open access cancelled)

Freshkills Park By Bus (Staten Island)
Hunters Point South Intermediate / High School (Queens)
Lakeside at Prospect Park (Brooklyn)
Sims Sunset Park Recycling (Brooklyn)
Times Square Alliance: Crossroads of Design Tour (Manhattan)
Sat 12pm tour cancelled. Please note: two other scheduled times square alliance tours will be held.

Alexander Hamilton US Custom House/Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian
26 Federal Plaza
African Burial Ground
General Grant National Memorial “Tomb at Night Tour”
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace
An Evening at Hamilton Grange National Memorial