Friday, October 3, 2008

Open House New York Weekend and Other Things To Do In New York & Roosevelt Island This Weekend - Have Fun!

Looking for things to do on Roosevelt Island or in New York City this weekend? There's really only one must thing to do this weekend and that is to attend as many Open House New York (OHNY) events that you can possibly manage. It is that good. As described by the Daily News:
Attention, voyeurs! And trespassers, too. There's an event happening soon that's tailor-made for your obsessions.

"Open House New York" presents a dream opportunity for anyone who likes to peek at places where we're normally not allowed - or at least at areas we usually can't crash for free.

Now in its sixth year, this weekend-long event (Oct. 4 and 5) throws open the doors to hundreds of city landmarks, museums, park areas and homes - many of them otherwise shuttered, obscure or simply ignored. Essentially, OHNY operates like a monster-size treasure hunt, allowing anyone to find scores of pleasurable sights throughout the five boroughs. Along the way, you can poke into places of considerable historic worth, artistic importance or, if nothing else, eccentric flair.
There will be a Roosevelt Island Walk as part of OHNY on Saturday at 4:15 beginning from the Tramway station on 2nd avenue and 60th street (maximum of 25 people), a tour of Octagon and Lighthouse Park on Saturday and Sunday as well as a viewing of the Roosevelt Island Historical Society Kiosk. Also, if you happen to be on Roosevelt Island this Saturday, check out the Roosevelt Island Kidfest and the Run For the Congo Women 5K race/walk.

For other suggestions as to what to see during OHNY check out the Bowery Boys, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Interior Design.

Here are some other ideas on what to do in New York City this weekend from the NY Times Urban Eye, NY Post Weekend Calendar and Newyorkology.