The annual event, Archtober, will kick-off on October 1st featuring hundred of events, tours and exhibitions organized by more than 60 partners across all five boroughs.
With so many interesting events, talks and tours on their calendar, deciding what to add to your list won’t be easy. Here are a few things that caught our eye, beginning on October 1st with an AIANY Architecture Cruise around Manhattan.
October 4th ~ DRAW at Washington Square Park with fellow New Yorkers at an open-air art studio in the Northwest corner of the park, organized by The Uni Project and hosted by Washington Square Park Conservancy.
October 5th ~ AIANY Around Manhattan Historic Architecture Tour. The tour, which will last almost three hours, will focus on individual landmark buildings and historic districts, as well as monuments, bridges and landscapes.
October 6th ~ Saturday Sketching at the Guggenheim, with drawing materials available in the museum Rotunda.
October 7th ~ Underground Tour of the NYC Subway organized by Untapped Cities will give a comprehensive history of the NYC Subway system from its groundbreaking in 1901 until today.
October 10th ~ Bronx River Arts Center is the Building of the Day & we would love to visit.
October 12th marks the beginning of Open House New York Weekend! which runs from October 12-14.
Open House New York will announce new sites and series for New York’s largest architecture and design celebration on September 18th. Stay tuned.
In addition to Open House New York, October 13th also has a plethora of great tours, including two favorites ~ the Behind-the-Scenes Hard Hat Tour of the Abandoned Ellis Island Hospital AND a Tour of the Secrets of Grand Central Terminal, both organized by Untapped Cities.
October 15 ~ Architectural tour at Gracie Mansion organized by Historic House Trust of NYC
October 18th ~ The Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse is the Building of the Day!
October 27th ~ a VIP Tour of the Woolworth Building led by Cass Gilbert’s Great Grand-daughter, organized by Untapped Cities
October 31th ~ is World Cities Day