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OHNY Weekend Comes to the Flatiron District (& NYC)

This month Open House New York (OHNY), a non-profit that offers guided tours of the city’s most significant architectural landmarks, will host OHNY Weekend for the 12th consecutive year. The event, taking place the weekend of October 11-12, will feature tours of over 300 sites across the city. OHNY has their office in the Flatiron District at 1133 Broadway, and the neighborhood will be well represented by the upcoming event.

Free tours of the Grand Lodge of Masons at 71 West 23rd Street will be offered both days between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The 102-year-old building still serves as the headquarters for New York’s Freemasons, and is notable both for its incredible architectural detail and rich cultural history. Located on the third floor is the Grand Lodge Room, a stunning multistory, 1,200 person meeting gallery paneled in gold leaf and stained glass.

The Flatiron District is also home to a number of more contemporary sites featured in OHNY Weekend. Wander through the offices of the Incorporated Architecture & Design Studio, located at 9 East 19th Street, anytime between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday or Sunday. Architects from the firm will be on hand to discuss the space and their work. Nearby, the renowned textile designer Lori Weitzner will offer tours of her own studio at 54 West 21st Street.

Also, as part of OHNY’S ongoing work for the Making It Here campaign, which advocates for local NYC manufacturing, factories and makerspaces throughout the city, the Visible Futures Lab will be opened to the public. The Visible Futures Lab is  a workshop at the School of Visual Arts that is normally only available to students. Visit the lab to learn more about the city’s Maker Movement and see its collection of high tech tools. Visits to both Visible Futures Lab and Wetizner Design Studio require $5 advanced reservations, available here.

The Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership is also making a contribution to OHNY Weekend with the Historic Flatiron Walking Tour that will provide a broader look at the neighborhood. Participants will learn about the architectural and cultural history of the district during the 90 minute guided walk, $5 advanced reservations are required, register here

In addition to OHNY weekend, the Historic Flatiron Walking tour is also offered for free every Sunday at 11 a.m.

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