Would you like to see how the Bowne House Restoration is proceeding? Or how about checking out the Sri Maha Vallabha Ganapati Devasthanam, which is also known as the Hindu Temple Society of North America or the Bowne Street Temple? What about the TWA Flight Center, Smiling HogsHead Ranch, LIC Community Boathouse, Louis Armstrong House Museum, Noguchi, and the newly renovated SculptureCenter?
The 12th annual Open House New York Weekend will take place this Saturday and Sunday, and there are 36 listed nook and crannies to explore in Queens (although tours are starting to sell out…so hurry!)
For two days every October, Open House New York gives curious individuals access to a wide range of enrichment experiences at hundreds of sites across the five boroughs. With an emphasis on architecture, urban design, and civic life, activities include everything from touring an important building to learning about a craft to listening to a lecture. And as Queens is the most diverse county in the world, the local options stretch from the sublime to the outrageous. There’s composting under the Queensboro Bridge, a twilight concert to awaken the spirits in Maple Grove Cemetery, the Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass, and even a mural project at LIC’s Welling Court. Click here for all the Queens events.
Oh, there’s also some stuff in the other boroughs.
Top photo: LIC Boathouse; middle photo: Garrison Buxton; bottom photo: Richard Goodbody