9th Annual OHNY Weekend

Support NYC’s largest celebration of architecture and design, during the 9th Annual openhousenewyork Weekend, October 15 & 16, 2011.

Site selection for the Annual Weekend has begun, and we encourage you to recommend a space, place or an interior of architectural, design or historical interest that the public can visit for free during OHNY Weekend.

Sites throughout all five boroughs are welcomed and encouraged! If you have information regarding a site, tour, lecture or workshop for 2011, please contact OHNY with details at info@ohny.org.

(Image courtesy of Hae-In Kim.)

Thanks for a great OHNY Weekend!

Many thanks to our visitors and supporters who helped make the 8th Annual OHNY Weekend our biggest and best.

Your feedback is very important to us; please let us know what you thought by filling out our visitor and volunteer surveys.

Enjoyed your OHNY Weekend experience? Please donate to keep the event free for all! And stay tuned for the 9th Annual openhousenewyork Weekend!

(Image courtesy of Sean Hemmerle.)

OHNY Weekend Launch Party
Friday, October 8, 2010

Kick off OHNY Weekend with spectacular views at the penthouse of The Centurion, located in Midtown and designed by Pei Partnership Architects with I.M. Pei. Drinks and light refreshments will be served.

Purchase tickets now and receive the latest edition of the AIA Guide to New York. Supplies are limited, so purchase your tickets today!

(Image courtesy of Scott Costanzo, OLRdigital.)

Countdown to OHNY Weekend

The 2010 OHNY Weekend event guide will be available tomorrow as an insert in Time Out New York‘s September 29 issue! Or pick up a copy at these info centers.

Full site and program listings will be available tonight on ohny.org at 9 pm, as well as in an easy-to-print PDF format. However, sites and programs that require advance reservations will start at 9 am on Wednesday, September 29.

And get 2010 OHNY Weekend updates on the OHNY blog.

(Cover illustration by Hae-In Kim, Design by Jeff Hand.)



See More During OHNY Weekend!

Donate $150 to receive an OHNY Passport, which allows you and a guest front-of-the-line access at all sites and programs that do not require advance reservations.

For a special price, purchase the Passport and two tickets to OHNY Weekend Launch Party together. Click here for details.

Don’t miss this opportunity to make the most of your OHNY Weekend; make your $150 tax-deductible donation today!

(Image courtesy of Sascha Mombartz.)

2010 Focus on Architecture competition

Photograph your favorite OHNY sites during the 8th Annual OHNY Weekend and participate in the upcoming Focus on Architecture competition.

Submit your favorite photos to be reviewed by our award winning judges in four categories: building interiors, exteriors, details, people. See rules of entry here.

In addition, place your Weekend photos in the 2010 OHNY Weekend flickr pool for everyone to enjoy! During the Weekend, OHNY will highlight your excellent and eye-catching images on our blog. (Some sites have restrictions on interior photography, so please ask first.)

(Image courtesy of Timothy Vogel.)

8th Annual OHNY Weekend Preview:
architecturemoves

The Ukrainian Institute of America hosts the Tze Chun Dance Company’s theatrical performance “Parlor Games.” Drawing inspiration from traditional parlor games of the late 19th-century, the company incorporates the physicality and humor of these games into dance.

Perennial favorite Angels and Accordions by Dance Theatre Etcetera returns to The Green-Wood Cemetery. The cemetery’s rolling hills and woods come to life in this site-specific performance by dancers and accordion players.

Stop by the New York Marble Cemetery and stay for a performance organized by the Natasa Trifan Performance Group. Drawing upon the Greek myth of the Minotaur and Daedalus’s labyrinth, the choreography utilizes the cemetery’s space as labyrinth with music from Benjamin Britten’s operas.

(Image courtesy of Steven Schrieber.)

OHNY Weekend Launch Party
Friday, October 8, 2010

7-9pm

Join us and help kick off OHNY Weekend at the penthouse of The Centurion, located in Midtown and designed by Pei Partnership Architects with I.M. Pei. Drinks and light refreshments will be served. Purchase tickets here.

(Image courtesy of Scott Costanzo, OLRdigital.)

Get your Guide in Time Out New York!

The 2010 OHNY Weekend event guide will be available as an insert in Time Out New York‘s September 29 issue!

Full site and program listings will be available on ohny.org at 9 pm on Tuesday, September 28, as well as in an easy-to-print PDF format. However, sites and programs that require advance reservations will start at 9 am on Wednesday, September 29.

(Cover illustration by Hae-In Kim, Design by Jeff Hand.)


8th Annual OHNY Weekend Preview:
Performance Spaces

Stop by world-renowned Mark Morris Dance Center, directly across from BAM. Designed by Beyer Blinder Belle Architects, the Center houses seven rehearsal spaces, a theater, performance space and a school for students. They have collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma, Zaki Hussain and The Metropolitan Opera, among others.

Get the backstage tour of a legendary hot bed for contemporary performance. Housed in what was once an abandoned public school, transformed by “Fame” and legions of artists, Performance Space 122 shares three decades of performance lore and East Village history.

One of the world’s first performing arts facilities designed specifically for jazz performances, education and broadcast, Frederick P. Rose Hall is the home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. The facility is comprised of two concerts halls, a jazz club, education center, and much more.

(Image courtesy of Frank Stewart.)

See More During OHNY Weekend!

Donate $150 to receive an OHNY Passport, which allows you and a guest front-of-the-line access at all sites and programs that do not require advance reservations.

This year, OHNY is offering a package with the Passport and two tickets to the OHNY Weekend Launch Party on Friday evening, October 8 at The Centurion.

Don’t miss this opportunity to make the most of your OHNY Weekend; make your $150 tax-deductible donation today!

(Image courtesy of David Wharton.)

Register to Volunteer and Come to Happy Hour

Register to volunteer for the upcoming 8th Annual OHNY Weekend, October 9 & 10, 2010! Volunteer for a four hour shift and receive a signature OHNY button that allows front-of-the-line access at non-reservation sites and programs.

Come to the
2nd Annual Volunteer Recruitment Happy Hour tonight for a complimentary drink at SideBAR to find out more! Bring friends, family, co-workers and anyone who is interested!

(Image courtesy of Gaby Niemeier.)

8th Annual OHNY Weekend Preview:
NYC Parks

Explore Brooklyn Bridge Park from Pier 1 to Pier 6, including future sections of this remarkable 85-acre waterfront park. The park planners will highlight the sustainable aspects of the park’s design and reveal areas currently off-limits to the public.

Take a look at the currently off-limits, northernmost section of The High Line, the historic, elevated rail viaduct in Manhattan partially renovated and reopened as public city park in 2009.

Discover Teardrop Park South, with bluestone water features and seat-level bluestone slabs. Wooden bleachers offer a perch for performances and everyday relaxation while three heliostats track the sun, and reflect sunlight into the Park.

(Image courtesy of Julienne Schaer.)

8th Annual OHNY Weekend Preview:
South Bronx

Stop by 491 Fletcher Street and take an architect-led construction tour of the building described as a “wall around a garden.” Learn about their state of the art sustainable technologies including a green wall, innovative shading and insulation techniques, energy efficient heating/cooling systems and waste heat recapture.

Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education invites visitors to come explore their new 90,000 square foot educational and cultural center, designed by RMJM. The building is home to the organization as well as a NYC public school, gallery and performance space.

Discover the DreamYard Art Center, the largest arts education provider in the Bronx. This creative, artistic and educational laboratory uses the arts as a tool to support children in defining their futures. Bring your family to DreamYard’s Family Architecture Workshop and Tour: Morrisania, where kids will walk and sketch the neighborhood with teaching architect Ann deVere.

(Image courtesy of RMJM.)

Countdown Begins for the 2010 OHNY Weekend!

Get ready to explore over 350 sites and programs in all five boroughs during the 8th Annual openhousenewyork Weekend, October 9 & 10!

Encourage family and friends to send their contact information to info@ohny.org, to get the latest updates on the 2010 OHNY Weekend.

(Image courtesy of Paul Warchol.)

Thanks for a great OHNY Weekend!

Many thanks to our visitors and supporters who helped make the 7th Annual OHNY Weekend our biggest and best.

Your feedback is very important to us; please let us know what you thought by filling out our visitor and volunteer surveys.

Enjoyed your OHNY Weekend experience? Please donate to keep the event free for all! And mark your calendars for the 8th Annual openhousenewyork Weekend, October 9 & 10, 2010!

(Image courtesy of Sean Hemmerle.)

Last Chance to Enter OHNY Raffles

There is still time to enter the Behind the Scenes at the Woolworth Raffle and the Philippe Starck’s Kong Chair by Emeco Raffle, with a donation of $20 or more! Raffles close tonight, at 10 pm, and winners will be announced on Friday, October 16.

Ten winners will receive two tickets to an exclusive, behind the scenes tour of the Woolworth Building on Saturday, November 14 at 5 pm with resident historian Roy Suskin and Gail Fenske, author of The Skyscraper and the City: The Woolworth Building and the Making of Modern New York. Tour stops included Frank Woolworth’s original office, the 43rd floor observation deck and the indoor swimming pool, and includes drinks on the terrace at sunset.

One winner will receive a polished aluminum Kong chair, designed by Philippe Starck and valued at $2,595.

(Image courtesy of emeco.)

Share your photos!

Enter your OHNY Weekend photos into the 2009 focus on architecture competition! Load your photos into the 2009 OHNY Weekend flickr pool for all to see, and then select your favorites to submit to the competition. Deadline for the competition is Friday, October 23 – learn more about the rules and regulations here.

(Image courtesy of Diana Zuluaga.)

Get your Guide in Metro

The 2009 OHNY Weekend event guide will be available as an insert in Metro New York on Friday, October 2 and Monday, October 5. Full program listings will be available on ohny.org at 10 pm on Thursday, October 1. Sites and programs that require advance reservations will start at 9 am on Friday, October 2.

Click here for a map of OHNY site and program listings, including eating-out recommendations from Serious Eats.com!

Also, watch OHNY Weekend PSA’s on You Tube! Now airing on WABC and WFUV 90.7 FM and get updates on the OHNY blog.

(Image courtesy of Metro New York.)

Visual Acoustics Premiere

OHNY and The Architect’s Newspaper host a special film premiere of VISUAL ACOUSTICS, a documentary on the life and career of Julius Shulman, at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art’s new academic building designed by Thom Mayne of the Los Angeles firm Morphosis.

Co-sponsored by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union, the film will be introduced by director, Eric Bricker, and the screening is followed by a private reception. Proceeds from the event will go directly to support and sustain OHNY programming.

Watch the trailer and purchase tickets today!

(Image courtesy of J. Paul Getty Trust.)

Help Launch OHNY Weekend

Kick off OHNY Weekend with spectacular views of the New York harbor and lower Manhattan from an expansive 3,655 sq ft condominium in the Visionaire, highlighting architect Pelli Clark Pelli’s Platinum LEED certified residential design.

Purchase tickets here for the OHNY Weekend Launch Party at the Visionaire, in Battery Park City, on Friday, October 9.

(Image courtesy of the Visionaire.)

Behind the Scenes at the Woolworth Raffle

Enter OHNY’s raffle with a donation of $20 or more. Ten winners will receive two tickets to an exclusive, behind the scenes tour of the Woolworth Building on Saturday, November 14 at 5 pm.

Join resident historian Roy Suskin and Gail Fenske, author of The Skyscraper and the City: The Woolworth Building and the Making of Modern New York for an intimate evening that ends with drinks on the terrace at sunset.

(Image courtesy of Jeffrey Donenfeld.)

Philippe Starck’s Kong Chair Raffle

Enter OHNY’s newest raffle with a donation of $20 or more. One winner will receive a Kong chair, designed by Philippe Starck and valued at $2,595.

(Image courtesy of emeco.)

See More During OHNY Weekend!

Donate $150 to receive an OHNY Passport, which allows you and a guest front-of-the-line access at all sites and programs that do not require advance reservations.

This year, the Passport also includes two reservations to an OHNY participating site—such as the Woolworth Building, Radio City Music Hall, and The Standard, among others—or two tickets to the annual OHNY Weekend Launch Party on Friday evening, October 9 at The Visionaire.

Don’t miss this opportunity to make the most of your OHNY Weekend; make your $150 tax-deductible donation today!

(Image courtesy of Jessica Mak.)

7th Annual OHNY Weekend Preview:
Brooklyn Walking Tours

Litchfield Villa & Prospect Park

Join architectural historian Francis Morrone for a tour of Prospect Park’s Litchfield Villa, an Italianate-style country home built in 1857 by renowned architect A.J. Davis. The Villa stands on a hilltop with beautiful views of Long Meadow, the Gowanus Canal, and New York Harbor. Visit the Villa’s roof, interior spaces and surrounding environs.

Coney Island Talking Boardwalk

Clues to the former glory of Coney Island are woven into its current community. Learn about the social and physical architecture of Coney Island when it was the world’s most influential amusement area and the essence of American pop culture, on a tour led by Rich Garr of Gotham SideWalks.

Red Hook

Explore the transformations of Red Hook, from center of maritime trade to devastated inner city, to scenic, commercially revitalized village, with Walking Brooklynauthor Adrienne Onofri. Enjoy the 21st century artistic vibe amid 19th century architecture, along with parks, great waterfront views and history dating back to colonial times.

(Photo courtesy of Adrienne Onofri.)

7th Annual OHNY Weekend Preview:
Theaters

Apollo Theater

Constructed in Harlem in 1914 and most recently renovated in 2005, The Apollo Theater is on the National Registry of Historic Places. The venue has served as the launching point for some of the country’s most talented African American performers, including Bessie Smith, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, James Brown, Lauryn Hill, and countless others. As of 2009, the Theater operates as a non-profit and draws 1.3 million visitors annually.

Radio City Music Hall

Learn about the restoration and renewal of one of the nation’s most famous theaters, Radio City Music Hall. Hugh Hardy, Principal of H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture, will lead an intimate tour of the Art-Deco masterpiece and discuss the extensive restoration effort aimed at updating the infrastructure and returning the theater to its original glory.

The Wild Project

As New York City’s first “green” theater, The Wild Project utilizes low-flush toilets, solar panels, organic concessions, and even houses a 1,500-sq-ft thriving green roof. This gut renovation of an existing one-story manufacturing building transformed a makeshift theater into an 89-seat community-friendly performance space on the Lower East Side.

(Photo courtesy of Elliott Kaufman.)

2009 focus on architecture competition

Photograph your favorite OHNY sites during the 7th Annual OHNY Weekend and participate in the upcoming focus on architecture competition

Submit your favorite photos to be reviewed by our award winning judges in four categories: building interiors, exteriors, details, people.

In addition, place your Weekend photos in the 2009 OHNY Weekend flickr pool for everyone to enjoy! During the Weekend, OHNY will highlight your excellent and eye-catching images on our blog. (Some sites have restrictions on interior photography, so please ask first.)

(Image courtesy of V. L. Swan.)

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2 Comments to OHNY Weekend Updates

  1. Thora Wagner's Gravatar Thora Wagner
    February 21, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    I would like to receive information of tours that you give. Do you need to join?
    Thank you,
    Thora

  2. February 22, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    Hi Thora,

    Please send your email to info@ohny.org to sign up for our e-newsletter with information about our year-round programs. The 9th Annual OHNY Weekend will take place on October 15 & 16, 2011 and more information about participating sites and programs will be released via e-newsletter as well.

    Best,
    OHNY Staff

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