Photo courtesy NYPL

The 2018 Open House New York (OHNY) Weekend will be quickly upon us this weekend, October 12-14. About 134 of the 277 participating sites this year are reservation only, which leaves over 140 open-access sites that can be visited without tickets. Two lucky winners of our VIP Badge Giveaway will be to cutting the line at any of these open access sites.

There are some great Open House New York sites to check out this year, and we’ve picked ten we don’t think you should miss!

1. Step Inside The Prison Ship Martyr’s Monument

The Prison Ship Marty’s Monument in Fort Greene Park is rarely opened up to the public but on Saturday, you can step into the base of the Stanford White-designed memorial and look up. The monument was built in 1908. Your guides, the Urban Park Rangers, will share stories of Fort Greene Park’s history, the Revolutionary War, and tales of those who perished. You can see a previous photograph inside the monument, in our guide to the Secrets of Fort Greene Park.

The Prison Ship Martry’s Monument will be open from 11 to 3 PM on Saturday, October 13th.