Dear OHNY Friends:

The federal government shutdown on October 1 affects a limited number of federally-operated sites that are scheduled to be open during OHNY Weekend. On behalf of all of us at OHNY, I apologize for any confusion or inconvenience this may cause. A list of affected sites is below.

For OHNY, the most significant impact of the shutdown is that the Weekend Information Hub was scheduled to be located at the Alexander Hamilton US Custom House/Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian at Bowling Green, a federal museum that will be closed until the federal government reopens. If the shutdown continues into next week, an announcement will be made about a relocated Information Hub.

Our hope is that the shutdown will end quickly and that we will be able to add these venues back to the list of participating Weekend sites. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the most updated information. Announcements will also be available here on our blog,

Despite these unexpected changes, we have another incredible Weekend planned, with hundreds of sites open for tours and talks throughout all five boroughs, from the TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport to the Brooklyn Army Terminal to the many private residences open as part of Interior Design Magazine’s Designers’ Own Homes Series.

I hope you have a fantastic OHNY Weekend and thank you for your ongoing support of openhousenewyork.

Best regards,

Gregory Wessner
Executive Director


The following are federally-operated sites that were scheduled to participate in OHNY Weekend and will be closed for the duration of the federal government shutdown. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updated information about their participation.

Alexander Hamilton US Custom House/Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian
Sat & Sun 10 am – 9pm
Please note: This site was designated as the Weekend Information Hub. An announcement about a substitute information hub, if necessary, will be made by Wednesday, October 9.

26 Federal Plaza
Sat & Sun 9 am – 5 pm

African Burial Ground
Open access Sat & Sun 9 am – 5 pm
Advance reservations: Sat 1 pm; 6 pm tours

General Grant National Memorial “Tomb at Night Tour”
Advance reservations: Sun 6:30, 7:30 pm tours

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace
Advance reservations 6:30, 7:30 tours

An Evening at Hamilton Grange National Memorial
Open access Sun 6-8 pm