What is OHNY Weekend?

For two days each October, Open House New York Weekend unlocks the doors of New York’s most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city and meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York. From historic to contemporary, residential to industrial, hundreds of sites across the five boroughs are open to visit, with tours, talks, performances, and other special events taking place over the course of the Weekend. During the 2015 OHNY Weekend, The Final Mile will expand its reach to the tens of thousands of visitors who participate in the festival every year through two very special programmatic series.


BK-Breuckelen Distilling_credit Sarah Severson via Flickr

BK-Industry City_credit site

BK-Raaka Chocolate_credit site

Food Factory Friday

On Friday, October 16, the day before OHNY Weekend officially begins, food and beverage manufacturers across the city will open their doors for public tours. Discover one of New York City’s fastest-growing manufacturing sectors and learn about the people responsible for the unique products that define the city’s vibrant food culture. Food Factory Friday is organized by the manufacturing experts at the Pratt Center for Community Development. All participating factories are members of the Made in NYC network, a Pratt Center initiative that seeks to promote and strengthen the 6,500+ manufacturing businesses making products and creating jobs across New York City’s five boroughs. Tours require advance reservations; listings will go live on to the public on ohny.org on October 6, and reservations can be made beginning at 11:00am on October 7.

Participating Factories:

Brooklyn Roasting Company
DUMBO, Brooklyn

Breuckelen Distilling
Gowanus, Brooklyn

Industry City (Multiple Factories)
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Liddabit Sweets
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Li-Lac Chocolates
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Raaka Chocolate
Red Hook, Brooklyn

Tom Cat Bakery
Long Island City, Queens

Uncle Louie G’s
Tottenville, Staten Island

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Production Spaces

 A selection of urban farms and food business incubators will open to the public during Open House New York Weekend, October 17-18, giving the public opportunities to meet and talk to local food producers and farmers to learn about what they do and how their unique spatial needs are met in innovative ways in the city’s dense urban fabric. All production spaces will be Open Access, meaning that they are open to all on a drop-in basis during the times listed. Each site will have its own open hours, which will be available on ohny.org beginning on October 6.

Participating Production Spaces:

Bronx CookSpace at Urban Horizons
Morrisania, The Bronx

Brooklyn Grange
Long Island City, Queens

Entrepreneur Space Kitchen Incubator
Long Island City, Queens

Farm on Kent
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Hana Kitchens
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Umbrella House Rooftop Garden
Lower East Side, Manhattan

M-Umbrella House Rooftop Farm_credit Antigona Gonzalez

Photo credits, top to bottom, left to right: Sarah Severson via Flickr (Breuckelen Distilling); Industry City; Raaka Chocolate; Antigona Gonzalez (Umbrella House Rooftop Farm)