The majority of sites participating in the 12th Annual OHNY Weekend will provide “open access” hours on Saturday, Oct. 11, and/or Sunday, Oct. 12, when visitors can explore at their own pace, on a drop-in basis.

Wondering what there is to see? Here are some fantastic Open Access sites where New Yorkers go to PLAY.

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Photo: Shahar Azran

Apollo Theater

Harlem’s Apollo Theater is one of New York City’s and America’s most iconic and enduring entertainment venues. Visitors are invited to arrive and explore the theater from 10:15-11am, and stay for a lecture on the building’s architecture and 100-year history from 11am-12:30pm on Saturday, Oct 11. Click here to read more!


Photo: Michael Moran

Photo: Michael Moran

Highbridge Park Recreation Center

This WPA era pool house reopened in 2014 after a three-year collaboration between faculty and students of the Design Workshop at Parsons the New School for Design, and the Capital Projects professionals at NYC Parks. Students designed and constructed changing pavilions that make it possible to keep the gym open in the summer, and converted the breezeway into a lobby, community space and computer room. The Rec Center will be open on both Saturday and Sunday. Click here to read more!

Photo: Durston Saylor

Photo: Durston Saylor

Weylin B. Seymour’s

The 1875 Williamsburgh Savings Bank building was instrumental in shaping the trends of architectural design throughout the nation. Experience the spectacular interior of this architectural treasure, which recently underwent a painstaking restoration to become Weylin B. Seymour’s, a vibrant center for gatherings, cultural, and social events, on Sunday, Oct. 12. Click here to read more!