Get Ready for Archtober 2018 + Open House New York




The Shed (May 2017)

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.

DRAW ~ The Uni Project

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.

Classic Harbor Line AIANY Historic Architecture Tour

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.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

October 6th ~ Saturday Sketching at the Guggenheim, with drawing materials available in the museum Rotunda.

Image via Untapped Cities

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.

Bronx River Arts Center (BRAC)

October 10th ~ Bronx River Arts Center is the Building of the Day & we would love to visit.

Open House New York

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.

Grand Central Terminal

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.

Gracie Mansion

October 15 ~ Architectural tour at Gracie Mansion organized by Historic House Trust of NYC

Boathouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Location: Brooklyn NY, Architect: Murphy Architecture Research Office

October 18th ~ The Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse is the Building of the Day!

325 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn

October 24th ~ 325 Kent is the Building of the Day. It is the first building to be completed as part of SHoP’s Domino Sugar master plan.

Also held on October 24th ~ Archtober Trivia Night! organized by Center for Architecture, and held at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe on Crosby Street.

The Shed

October 26th ~ The Shed is the Building of the Day + Pumpkitecture! the architectural pumpkin carving competition.

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

Full calendar of events, talks, installations & tours on the Archtober Website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.