OHNY LIC Self-Guided Tour begins today

On October 11-12, OHNY Weekend unlocks the doors to 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.

Check out LIC Partnership’s OHNY self-guided tour suggestions of LIC’s buildings that showcase this diverse neighborhood in its transformation to a modern industrial hub, growing commercial center, emerging cultural circuit and booming residential community.

View the map, descriptions, and hours of participating open access sites, and see below for suggested itineraries. Stop by Modern Spaces on Vernon Blvd on Saturday, October 11 from 12-4PM to pick up a printed version of the map and get your self-guided tour started.

October 11, 12pm-4pm
Map pick-up location and LIC OHNY Hub: Modern Spaces, 47-42 Vernon Blvd
No registration required

Visit the following open access sites in Long Island City during OHNY weekend, and use our guide for suggested itineraries (be sure to details for hours and descriptions)

Suggested self-guided itineraries:

Itinerary 1: Vernon Boulevard, Center Boulevard and the LIC Waterfront

A. Open House New York LIC HQ: Modern Spaces on Vernon Blvd: Visit the OHNY LIC Hub for a printed map of all LIC Open House New York open access sites and neighborhood information
47-42 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11101
Modern Spaces is a professional Real Estate group that was founded and developed in Long Island City.
Hours:  Saturday, October 11 Only, 12pm-4pm

B. LIC Community Boathouse
46-01 5th Street, Long Island City, NY
The mission of the all-volunteer Long Island Community Boathouse is to provide western Queens residents, employees, and visitors with educational and recreational paddling programs. The programs raise awareness about estuary ecology with the goal of restoring the natural beauty and health of New York Harbor for today’s and future generations.
Hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

C. FIVE FORTYONE – New Condominium Property
5-41 47th Rd., Long Island City, NY 11101
FIVE FORTYONE is a truly unique and luxurious way of living. This exclusive, one of a kind boutique condominium building offers 3 spectacular residences in total. Each spacious home is comprised of 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths with their own fully appointed and perfectly landscaped private outdoor living spaces.
Hours: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Please wear closed-toe shoes and pants)

Itinerary 2: A Look into Queens Plaza & Court Square

D. NYC Compost Project under the Queensboro Bridge
10th Street and Queens Plaza South, Long Island City, NY, 11101
Check out what happens to your food scraps during an open house and tour of the NYC Compost Project hosted by Build It Green!NYC’s community compost site! The tours will include a comprehensive discussion about urban composting using aerated static pile (ASP) methods. We will also speak about other types of urban composting and how compost is integral to NYC’s green infrastructure.
Hours: Saturday, October 11 Only 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Tours at 12:30pm & 2:30 pm)

E. Museum Antique Frames Showroom with Diego Salazar
21-25 44th Avenue, Long Island City, NY
Diego Salazar is one of America’s premier dealers in museum-quality antique and fine quality replica frames, with a comprehensive collection of hundreds of European and American pieces dating from the 15th through the 20th centuries. In addition to his knowledge and experience in antique framing, he is an expert in frame restoration and conservation. His work can be found at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, El Museo del Prado, MoMA, Chicago Art Institute, Cummer Museum of Arts & Gardens, Parish Museum, Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Bonhams, as well as in private collections around the world.
Hours: Saturday, October 11 Only 12:00 – 4:00 pm

43-10 Crescent Street, Long Island City, NY
Linc LIC is Rockrose’s newest signature tower reflecting the fresh, creative pulse of the Long Island City neighborhood. What is unique about Linc LIC are its amazing amenities. Our on-site Leasing Agent will be giving tours at 1:00 and 3:00, where we will visit our world class fitness facilities including the area’s only indoor squash court, ½ basketball court, and 5,500+ sq ft duplex fitness center. From there you’ll be taken up to our roof deck, boasting great lawn and unparalleled 360 views. Linc LIC’s Architect was Avinash K. Malhotra Architects (AKM), and the interiors were designed by Moed de Armas & Shannon.
Hours: Saturday, October 11 only, Tours at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm

G. SculptureCenter
44-19 Purves St, Long Island City, NY 11101
SculptureCenter is a not-for-profit arts institution dedicated to experimental and innovative developments in contemporary sculpture. SculptureCenter commissions new work and presents exhibits by emerging and established, national and international artists.
Hours: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Itinerary 3: LIC Incubators: Design, Tech, & an Urban Farm

H. NYDesigns
45-50 30th St, Long Island City, NY 11101
NYDesigns is an economic development program of the City University of New York (CUNY) at LaGuardia Community College that catalyzes growth for small businesses and entrepreneurs in the design, fabrication, technology and maker spaces. NYDesigns pursues this mission by distributing their work across three fundamental concentrations: business incubation, workforce development and advocacy.
Hours: Saturday, October 11 Only 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

I. Falchi Building
31-00 47th Avenue, Long Island City, NY
An exciting new destination in Long Island City, the transformed Falchi Building is a landmark mixed-use building in the epicenter of a thriving neighborhood. Falchi has a number of new and exciting operations that combine food production with retail. You will be able to see the new state of the art Juice Press facility, the future homes of Doughnut Plant and L’Arte del Gelato, as well as the growing tech hub anchored by Coalition for Queens. Stop in now for a sneak peek at what will soon be one of the most exciting places in Long Island City to shop, eat, and observe food production facilities of all types.
Hours: Saturday, October 11 only, 12:00 – 4:00 pm

J. Smiling HogsHead Ranch (note: early tour)
25-30 Skillman Avenue
Smiling Hogshead Ranch is a volunteer led urban farm in Long Island City. Created in 2011, the ranchers are committed to demonstrating and promoting systems that encourage food and environmental justice.
Hours: Saturday, October 11 Only 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Tour at 10:30 am)

Itinerary 4: Find Art and Treasures in “LIC North”

K. Noguchi
9-01 33rd Rd, New York, NY 11106
The Noguchi Museum is dedicated to the understanding and appreciation of Isamu Noguchi’s art and legacy.
Hours: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm (Mention OHNY Weekend for free admission)

L. Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11106
Socrates Sculpture Park is the only site in the New York Metropolitan area specifically dedicated to providing artists with opportunities to create and exhibit large-scale sculpture and multi-media installations in a unique outdoor environment that encourages strong interaction between artists, artworks and the public. The park’s existence is based on the belief that reclamation, revitalization and creative expression are essential to the survival, humanity and improvement of our urban environment.
Hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

M. The Welling Court Mural Project
11-98 Welling Court, Long Island City, NY
The concept for the Welling Court Mural Project began when Ad Hoc Art was invited by members of the Queens community to slay some aesthetic blights in their neighborhood. The first mural was painted in December 2009 during artist MCity’s first visit to NYC. After planning and incubating over winter, the 1st Annual Welling Court Mural Project blossomed with over 44 murals in May 2010. Each year since, spectacular crews of legendary and groundbreaking artists have come together to transform this neighborhood into a robust creative celebration and stimulating public art experience. This year’s 5th anniversary saw over 130 murals painted; a remarkable 300% growth in just four years and a testament to the love and support from the community.
Hours: 10:00am – 7:00pm (Tours at 11:00am, 1:00 pm, & 3:00 pm)

N. Build it Green!
3-17 26th Ave. Astoria, NY 11102
Build It Green!NYC (BIG!NYC), is New York City’s only non-profit retail outlet for salvaged and surplus building materials. Our reuse centers have everything from panel doors to high end refrigerators, window shutters to reclaimed lumber, kitchen cabinet sets to salvaged flooring. BIG!NYC’s mission is to keep these materials out of the landfill, while offering deep discounts on their resale.
Hours: Saturday, October 11 Only 10:00am – 5:00pm

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