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Open House New York
FoundedMarch 12, 2002; 16 years ago (2002-03-12)[1]
FounderScott Lauer[2]
Legal status501(c)(3) nonprofit organization[3]
PurposeTo celebrate New York City's architecture and design; to promote a greater appreciation of New York City's built environment; to broaden public awareness by exposing a diverse audience to distinctive examples of architecture, engineering, and design; to educate and provoke discussion of issues of excellence in design, planning, and preservation; and to showcase outstanding new work as well as buildings and structures of historic merit.
Headquarters1133 Broadway, Suite 802,
New York, New York 10010, USA
Rob Rogers[2]
Karen Stonely[2]
Elizabeth Kubany[2]
Sara Lopergolo[2]
Revenue (2016)
Expenses (2016)$587,296[4]
Employees (2016)
Volunteers (2016)

Open House New York (OHNY) is a cultural nonprofit organization. It was founded in 2001 in New York City.


The organization hosts educational programs to promote awareness and appreciation of New York's architecture, design and cultural heritage. OHNY gives the public access to direct experiences and dialogue with architects, designers, planners and scholars. This interaction gives the public an opportunity to discover new work, restoration of city landmarks, construction of infrastructure, engineering works and neighborhood planning efforts.


Open House New York (OHNY) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.[3]


  • The first-ever OHNY Weekend took place on October 11 and 12, 2003.
  • The 7th Annual OHNY Weekend was held on October 10 and 11 in 2009. It had 185,000 visitors to 192 sites. OHNY offered 130 free of charge tours, workshops and onsite talks. 125 art, civic, educational and cultural organizations and 70 architecture and design firms participated. They opened their studios and project spaces to the public for interactive discussions. Media highlights included The Architects newspaper, Metropolis, MSNBC[5] New York Living, New York Magazine, The New York Daily News[6] The New York Post, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Time Out New York, Vanity Fair, NY1 TV[7] WNBC-TV, WABC-TV and WFUV.
  • The 8th Annual Weekend was held on October 9 and 10, 2010.
  • The 9th was October 15 and 16, 2011[8] with a $5 charge for those sites that require reservations.[9]
  • The 10th was Oct 6 and 7, 2012, without charge.
  • The 11th was Oct 12 and 13, 2013.[10]
  • The 12th was Oct 11 and 12, 2014.[11]
  • The 13th was Oct 17 and 18, 2015. It included a photo contest in partnership with Wikipedia. Three prizes were awarded.[12]
  • The 14th was Oct 15 and 16, 2016. It included another photo contest with Wikipedia.[13]
  • The 15th was Oct 14 and 15, 2017.
  • The 16th was Oct 12 — 14, 2018

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Openhousenewyork Inc". Entity Information. Division of Corporations. New York State Department of State. Retrieved December 20, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Board of Directors". Open House New York. Retrieved Dec 20, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Openhousenewyork Inc". Tax Exempt Organization Search. Internal Revenue Service. Retrieved December 20, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d "Form 990: Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax". Openhousenewyork Inc. Guidestar. December 31, 2016.
  5. ^ "Welcome! The door is open". 15 April 2010.
  6. ^ "This weekend, NYC one big 'Open House'".
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2010-06-17.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "9th Annual OHNY Weekend: October 15 & 16, 2011 - Your Destination Guide to New York City".
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-01. Retrieved 2011-10-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-05-07. Retrieved 2012-11-16.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "Open House New York Weekend October 15 and 16, 2016 | OHNY". 2012-01-02. Retrieved 2017-01-03.
  12. ^ "Announcing the Winners of the Wikipedia @ OHNY Weekend Photo Competition". Openhousenewyork. 13 November 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  13. ^ "2016 Photo Competition | Blog OHNY". Retrieved 2016-11-22.

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