LIC and the 2014 Open House NY Weekend

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in Arts and Culture, Long Island City


Going through the listings for this year’s Open House NY Weekend, I was really impressed by how many places and locations are participating from Long Island City! It starts on Friday, October 10 with a couple of Factory Friday participants, and goes all the way to the end of the weekend, October 12 with everything from access to museums, gardens, and walking tours. Here are the LIC-specific things happening during Open House NY Weekend.

Note: Tickets will go on sale at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 1. The RESERVE TICKET links will only work after that date/time.


Factory Friday: MACHINEMADE
Friday, October 10: 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.

Factory Friday: Organic Food Incubator
Friday, October 10: 10:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m.
Director of OFI and owner of BAO Food and Drink, Mike Schwartz, will guide tours through the two-story space giving participants a thorough overview of what it takes to be a food manufacturer in NYC today.

Composting Underneath the Queensboro Bridge
Saturday, October 11: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tours at 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. with Program Manager Gina Baldwin will include a comprehensive discussion about urban composting using aerated static pile (ASP) methods, and will illustrate why composting is integral to NYC’s green infrastructure.
10th Street and Queens Plaza South

Hunter’s Point Campus
Saturday, October 11: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tours every half hour from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Adjacent to Hunters Point South Park

LIC Community Boathouse
Saturday, October 11: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 12: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Walkup paddling throughout the day at Anable Basin. Dogs are welcome to kayak, if well-behaved.
46-01 5th Street

Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass
Saturday, October 11: 11:00 a.m.
Tiffany glass. All attendees must be 14 years of age and older.

Noguchi Museum
Mention OHNY Weekend for free admission.
Saturday, October 11: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 12: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
9-01 33rd Road

Noguchi Museum: Behind the Scenes Tour
Saturday, October 11: 1:00 p.m.
Take a behind-the-scenes tour with museum staff to learn about this vibrant cultural institution.

Saturday, October 11: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
45-50 30th Street

NYDesigns Tours
Saturday, October 11: 12:00 p.m.
On this tour, led by NYDesigns staff members John Harris and Quillian Riano, entrepreneurs from highlighted businesses will illustrate the facility’s range of designers, makers and entrepreneurs.

Saturday, October 11: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 12: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Mention OHNY Weekend for free admission.
44-19 Purves Street

Smiling HogsHead Ranch
Saturday, October 11: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tour at 10:30 a.m. with Gil Lopez, Ranch co-founder and permaculture/landscape designer, will discuss the founding of the Ranch in 2011, the history of the abandoned Degnon Terminal MTA/LIRR rail spur that the Ranch now inhabits, and the bioremediation and permaculture practices at the Ranch. The farming practices and social impacts that Smiling HogsHead has on its community will also be explored.
25-30 Skillman Avenue

Socrates Sculpture Park
Saturday, October 11: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 12: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sat – Tour at 11 a.m. includes an overview of the history of the site and a walkthrough of the Emerging Artist Fellowship exhibition with Park staff.
32-01 Vernon Boulevard

Explore LIC Self-Guided Walking Tour
Saturday, October 11: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
This self-guided tour, curated by LIC Partnership, will lead you through buildings that showcase this diverse neighborhood in its transformation to a modern industrial hub, growing commercial center, emerging cultural circuit and booming residential community.
Modern Spaces, 47-42 Vernon Boulevard

Urban Landscapes Along the Water’s Edge in Long Island City
Saturday, October 11: 3:00 p.m.

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