Field Trip Friday: OHNY Sites to See

Here’s a few of the OHNY sites and tours that don’t require reservations this weekend.  Check the website for more listings in your neighborhood!

Image courtesy of Renee Choi

OHNY Tours: High Bridge Park

The Emerging NY Architects Committee, AIA New York Chapter, hosted an international ideas competition for High Bridge Park, 2009-2010. Tour with the organizers of the competition, and see what lies ahead for the district.

Address: NW corner, River Ave/ 167th St

Neighborhood: Hunts Point, Bronx

Website: http://www.enyacompetitions.org

Times: Saturday Oct. 9; 1, 2, 3, 4pm

Alexander Hamilton US Customs House Tour

Completed for the Customs Service in 1907, this Beaux-Arts landmark is now home to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian and federal agencies.

Address: 1 Bowling Green/ Broadway (at the southern tip of Broadway)

Neighborhood: Financial District, Manhattan

Architect: Cass Gilbert, 1907.

Website: http://www.oldnycustomhouse.gov

Times: Open Oct. 9 & 10, 10am – 5pm  Architecture/ History tours throughout the day. * Sat 1 – 4 pm access to the Collector’s office.

Grand Lodge of Masons

The ornately decorated rooms of the Freemasons’ meeting place reflect this ancient organization’s unique history and mission.

Address: 23rd Street and 6th Avenue

Neighborhood: Chelsea, Manhattan

Architect: H.P. Knowles, 1912

Website: http://www.nymasons.org/cms/

Times: Oct. 9 & 10, 10am – 3pm

Brooklyn Academy of Music-BAM

BAM which staged its first performance in 1861, BAM is a long-standing cultural anchor of NY with one of the finest examples of polychrome terracotta architecture in the US.

Address: 30 Lafayette Ave/ Felix Pl

Neighborhood: Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Architect: Henry B. Herts & Hugh Tallant, 1908; restoration H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture, 2008.

Website: www.bam.org

Times: Saturday Oct. 9, 2-4pm opendialoguenewyork start times 2, 3pm

LMCC Artists Studios Open House

In 2009, LMCC took over the space and Davis Brody Bond Aedas provided pro bono design services to transform the brick structure. Please join us as our visual artists-in-residence open their studios at Building 110: LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island for the closing weekend of the public access season.

Address: The Gallery at Building 110

Neighborhood: Governor’s Island, Manhattan

Website: www.LMCC.net/building110

Times: Oct 9 & 10, 11am-6pm

NY Marble Cemetery

NYC’s oldest non-sectarian burial ground is a half-acre garden oasis with 156 underground vaults. With no markers on the grass, only plaques on the walls indicate the family names

Address: 41 1/2 Second Ave/ 2nd St

Neighborhood: East Village, Manhattan

Website: http://www.marblecemetery.org

Times: Oct. 9 & 10; 10am – 5pm

NYCity Marble Cemetery

One of only two non-sectarian burial grounds in Manhattan, it contains 258 underground marble vaults and has seen the funerals of many distinguished citizens, including President James Monroe and many founders of city institutions. Originally built on farmland north of the city it now a green oasis in this downtown neighborhood.

Address: 52-74 E 2nd St/ 1st Ave (between 1st and 2nd Ave)

Architect: Perkins Nichols, 1831

Neighborhood: East Village, Manhattan

Website: www.nycmc.org

Times: Oct. 9 & 10; 10am – 5pm


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