Since 2001, Open House New York has been providing New Yorkers with the opportunity to visit the city’s normally off-limit sites for a weekend.

You can check out famous landmarks, historic buildings, architectural classics, and even walking tours to see all the rest.

This year, OHNY is introducing the Metropolitan Opera House as its newest addition to the festival.

This year’s event will take place on October 15th and 16th, and participants will be given the chance to nose around Pier 17, Westbeth, the WABC-TV studio, the New York Wheel (which is only a construction site right now), and the Tabernacle of Prayer for All People.

These are all new additions to OHNY’s past festivities.

But wait, there’s more!

As Time Out reports, The National Park Service will be partnering with OHNY in celebration of its centennial anniversary. Twelve park sites will be open guided tours, historical reenactments, and general hiking/walking/exploring.


The NPS tours will include the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace, the General Grant National Memorial, the Hamilton Grange National Museum, and Ellis Island (at sunrise).

Curbed will also be partnering with OHNY this year (not for the first time), and will provide an inside look to residencies all over the city. You’ll get the chance to see the inside of the historic 70 Pine, The Charles, and the Clifton Residence.


Some oldies but goodies that will also be happening at OHNY this year: the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, the Brooklyn Army Terminal, Google, Masonic Hall, City Hall, Jefferson Market Library, Jeffrey Hook’s Lighthouse, the New York State Pavilion, and the Newton Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The full list of this year’s sites and events will be released on October 5th, and registration opens on October 6th. 

[via Time Out] [Feature Image Courtesy Instagram]