At 12:00 noon, tomorrow (Thursday, October 15), registration will close for all programs that require Advance Reservations. There are still spots left on some great tours, so take a look at the highlights below, and don’t miss your chance to sign up! OHNY Weekend only comes but once a year…

All tours listed in this post require Advance Reservations, and take place at the times noted.

 

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Bronx Community College: Robert F. Gatje in Conversation with Bernard Marson

3:00 pm

Modernism enthusiasts will have a unique opportunity to learn about the design and construction of the Bronx Community College’s Meister Hall, Carl Polowczyk Hall, and Colston Hall with architect Robert F. Gatje, FAIA, during OHNY Weekend. Mr. Gatje practiced architecture for fifty years, largely as a partner at the side of two AIA Gold Medal winners – Richard Meier and the great Marcel Breuer. In retirement, Bob authored and co-wrote three books in his field, including “Marcel Breuer: A Memoir” and “Great Public Squares, An Architect’s Selection.” CLICK HERE TO RESERVE NOW!

 

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Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning

1:00 pm & 2:00 pm

Explore this brand new tennis center, the recipient of the 30th Annual Award for Excellence in Design by the New York City Public Design Commission, with architects from GLUCK+! The new flagship for Arthur Ashe’s New York Junior Tennis & Learning program, the center will serve an estimated 30,000 students in the South Bronx. Conceptually, the venue is designed as a series of platforms-both for viewing tennis, from beginner to professional level-and metaphorically a platform to encourage afterschool learning-a project to create the opportunity for inner city kids to experience success on the tennis court as well as in life. CLICK HERE TO RESERVE NOW!

 

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Marcus Garvey Park & “caesura: a forum”

1:00 pm, 2:30 pm, & 4:00 pm

Marcus Garvey Park Tours, led by architect and preservationist, Angel Ayon, will begin by historically linking the surrounding neighborhood to the park’s evolution. The tour will continue through the park highlighting it’s features – including original pre-war landscape architecture, the pool, the Drum Circle, amphitheater and unique natural outcroppings. On the Acropolis, at the very top, the park’s iconic Fire Watch Tower – it’s history and current renovation plans – will be discussed. The tour will conclude with an artist / architect talkback with Jessica Feldman, Jerome Haferd & K Brandt Knapp to discuss and share the current public art installation, “caesura: a forum.” CLICK HERE TO RESERVE NOW!

 

 

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Stapleton Library Engineering Tour

1:00 pm & 2:00 pm

The Stapleton Branch of The New York Public Library is a graceful, single story, brick and limestone building constructed in 1907 with funds provided by Andrew Carnegie and designed by Carrére and Hastings. The library was closed in 2010 for extensive expansion and renovations, and reopened on June 11, 2013, to great fanfare. On OHNY Weekend, join structural engineers for the renovation from Gilsanz Murray Steficek, who will discuss the challenges of working with existing buildings and the design for the new addition. CLICK HERE TO RESERVE NOW!

 

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Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor

12:00 pm

This 21st century, fully climate-controlled museum facility is housed within the interior of a 19th century land marked structure that was built in 1879 to serve as a dormitory for “aged, worn out and retired seamen.” This expansion project, designed by Gluckman Tang Architects, achieved Gold LEED designation, including a geothermal well-field for heating and cooling for the Museum’s exhibitions of art, science, and historical objects. The Museum is NYC’s only actively collection general interest Museum, and the Fall of 2015 will be its debut season of exhibitions and programs. Tour the new space with Gluckman Tang’s James Lim, AIA, during OHNY Weekend. CLICK HERE TO RESERVE NOW!

 

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United Community Center – East NY Farms

11:00 am

East New York gardeners welcome you to see their rich world. You’ll find a united nations of food production for every taste and style. The tour will visit five East New York community gardens and visitors will learn about the history of how these once vacant lots were transformed into vibrant community gardens. Along the way, see greenhouses from the inside out, watch bees take flight from their beehives, and understand the construction of chicken coops and composting systems. Participants will also visit the New Lots Reformed Church and Cemetery. CLICK HERE TO RESERVE NOW!

 

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Urban Post-Disaster Housing Prototype

Saturday & Sunday, October 17-18, Every 20 minutes from 10:00 am5:00 pm

Through the Urban Post-Disaster Housing Prototype Program, the City is creating a multi-story, multi-family interim housing solution that will work in urban areas across the country. Interim housing is post-disaster housing. It is used after emergency sheltering, and before those affected by a disaster can move into housing they can sustain without post-disaster aid. The prototype is a three-story structure with two three-bedroom units and one one-bedroom unit. All three floors of the prototype (two residential units and a ground-floor gallery) will be available for viewing during OHNY Weekend. CLICK HERE TO RESERVE NOW!