#InTheLoop | Visit Various Queens Gems During OHNY Weekend
BY QEDC It's In Queens
Open House New York facilitates explorations of hundreds of beautiful, historic, and industrial venues every October. The tradition, known as OHNY Weekend, continues this year with in-person tours, exhibitions, and virtual events on Oct. 16 and Oct. 17.
As always, OHNY Weekend is citywide with thousands of participants, but also as always, Queens has the best stuff. Some programs repeat, while others are offered only once or only during a set time period. All the Queens events follow.
Steinway Mansion: Virtual Tour with Greater Astoria Historical Society President Bob Singleton.
The Rowan, a newly completed condo complex: Group Tour with DXA studio’s Aaron Schlesinger and Chandler Oldham.
Historic Bowne House: Storytelling and Talk
Lewis Latimer House Museum: Exhibition, Group Tours, and Performance
Voelker Orth Museum: Group and Self-Guided Tours
Kew Garden Hills
Kew Garden Hills Public Library: Group Tour
Marine Air Terminal Rotunda: Art and History Self-Guided Tour
Terminal B: Architecture and Art Group Tour
Long Island City
Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm: Fall Festival and Performance
The Noguchi Museum: Exhibition
Douglaston and Little Neck Historical Society: Group Tour
Fort Totten Park: Group Tour
The Castle at Fort Totten Park: Virtual Tour
Onderdonk House: Exhibition
Ridgewood Reservoir East Causeway: Group Tour
Jacob Riis Park: Group Tour, Talk, and Camp Fire
Flight Center: Songs About Buildings and Moods Film
Hotel: Group Tour
The Open House concept started in London in 1992 as the brainchild of architecture expert Victoria Thornton OBE, HonFRIBA. New York was the second city to join what is now a worldwide movement. In 2019, almost 1 million people participated in Open House events with nearly 2 million site visits enhanced by more than 18,000 volunteers.