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Sep 30, 2014

2014 Open House NY Weekend in Astoria, LIC, and Sunnyside

It’s almost that time again—time for Open House NY Weekend! These two days—October 11 and 12 this year, as well as October 10 for Factory Friday—where you get the chance (…)

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It’s almost that time again—time for Open House NY Weekend! These two days—October 11 and 12 this year, as well as October 10 for Factory Friday—where you get the chance to check out all sort of buildings, museums, centers, and more throughout the five boroughs. We’re going to focus on Western Queens—Astoria, LIC, and Sunnyside—which have some great options. Lots of really interesting things going on. And be sure to stop by Welling Court to see the OHNY-commissioned mural (pictured above).

Note: Tickets will go on sale at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 1. The RESERVE TICKET links will only work after that date/time.

FACTORY FRIDAY IN LIC

Factory Friday: MACHINEMADE
Friday, October 10: 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
RESERVE TICKETS

Factory Friday: Organic Food Incubator
Friday, October 10: 10:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m.
Director of OFI and owner of BAO Food and Drink, Mike Schwartz, will guide tours through the two-story space giving participants a thorough overview of what it takes to be a food manufacturer in NYC today.
RESERVE TICKETS

ASTORIA

Build It Green!NYC: Queens Reuse Center
Saturday, October 11: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
3-17 26th Avenue

Greater Astoria Historical Society
Saturday, October 11: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 12: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sat & Sun – Tours at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., & 3 p.m. will include a walk through of museum galleries and exhibits with GAHS director Bob Singleton.
35-20 Broadway

Queens Reuse Center Tour
Saturday, October 11: 9:30 a.m.
A tour of the Queens Reuse Center will explore the warehouse, including the site’s indoor lumberyard.
RESERVE TICKETS

Welling Court Mural Project
Saturday, October 11: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 12: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday – Tours at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. with neighborhood organizers and Ad Hoc’s co-founders will highlight pieces created by legends of the graffiti and street art movements, as well as the up-and-coming talents and discuss the impact on the neighborhood. Some artists will be on site to discuss their work. (45 minutes)
11-98 Welling Court

LONG ISLAND CITY

Composting Underneath the Queensboro Bridge
Saturday, October 11: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tours at 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. with Program Manager Gina Baldwin will include a comprehensive discussion about urban composting using aerated static pile (ASP) methods, and will illustrate why composting is integral to NYC’s green infrastructure.
10th Street and Queens Plaza South

Hunter’s Point Campus
Saturday, October 11: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tours every half hour from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Adjacent to Hunters Point South Park
RESERVE TICKETS

LIC Community Boathouse
Saturday, October 11: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 12: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Walkup paddling throughout the day at Anable Basin. Dogs are welcome to kayak, if well-behaved.
46-01 5th Street

Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass
Saturday, October 11: 11:00 a.m.
Tiffany glass. All attendees must be 14 years of age and older.
RESERVE TICKETS

Noguchi Museum
Mention OHNY Weekend for free admission.
Saturday, October 11: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 12: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
9-01 33rd Road

Noguchi Museum: Behind the Scenes Tour
Saturday, October 11: 1:00 p.m.
Take a behind-the-scenes tour with museum staff to learn about this vibrant cultural institution.
RESERVE TICKETS

NYDesigns
Saturday, October 11: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
45-50 30th Street

NYDesigns Tours
Saturday, October 11: 12:00 p.m.
On this tour, led by NYDesigns staff members John Harris and Quillian Riano, entrepreneurs from highlighted businesses will illustrate the facility’s range of designers, makers and entrepreneurs.
RESERVE TICKETS

SculptureCenter
Saturday, October 11: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 12: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Mention OHNY Weekend for free admission.
44-19 Purves Street

Smiling HogsHead Ranch
Saturday, October 11: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tour at 10:30 a.m. with Gil Lopez, Ranch co-founder and permaculture/landscape designer, will discuss the founding of the Ranch in 2011, the history of the abandoned Degnon Terminal MTA/LIRR rail spur that the Ranch now inhabits, and the bioremediation and permaculture practices at the Ranch. The farming practices and social impacts that Smiling HogsHead has on its community will also be explored.
25-30 Skillman Avenue

Socrates Sculpture Park
Saturday, October 11: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 12: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sat – Tour at 11 a.m. includes an overview of the history of the site and a walkthrough of the Emerging Artist Fellowship exhibition with Park staff.
32-01 Vernon Boulevard

Explore LIC Self-Guided Walking Tour
Saturday, October 11: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
This self-guided tour, curated by LIC Partnership, will lead you through buildings that showcase this diverse neighborhood in its transformation to a modern industrial hub, growing commercial center, emerging cultural circuit and booming residential community.
Modern Spaces, 47-42 Vernon Boulevard

Urban Landscapes Along the Water’s Edge in Long Island City
Saturday, October 11: 3:00 p.m.
RESERVE TICKETS

SUNNYSIDE

Sunnyside Gardens Historic District Tour
Saturday, October 11: 11:00 a.m.
Architect Laura Heim and urban historian Jeffrey Kroessler will lead a discussion on the history and current state of Sunnyside Gardens, followed by a tour of the historic district, including work completed since designation in 2007.
RESERVE TICKETS

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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All Your Open House New York Sites in Astoria, LIC, and Sunnyside | Brownstoner Queens

[…] Our love for Open House New York weekend runs deep, and we already gave you a preview of what will be happening in Queens on October 11th and 12th. Today at 11 am, OHNY opened up reservations for specific sites, which tend to fill up fast. (Many other events do not require reservations.) We Heart Astoria compiled an awesome list of all your options in Western Queens — Astoria, LIC and Sunnyside. Events include tours of the Greater Astoria Historical Society, the Welling Court Mural project (partially pictured above), Smiling HogsHead Ranch and the Sunnyside Gardens Historic District. Check out the full list, which includes around 20 sites, here. […]

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