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Open House New York – Steinway Reformed Church
October 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
This will be the first time this legendary church will participate in Open House New York weekend. The church sanctuary will be open between the hours of 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM on Saturday, October 12, 2019.
In the 1800s, William Steinway, the president of piano manufacturer Steinway & Sons, donated land for the Steinway Reformed Church. The pipe organ from the legendary Steinway Hall was once installed in the sanctuary. The church has always played an important role in the community. It was the original home of the Greater Astoria Historical Society in the 1980s.
There will be ongoing tours and talks about the church, neighborhood, and Steinway legacy. Between 2:00 and 4:00 PM will be talks by Bob Singleton, public tour guide at the legendary Steinway Factory. He will discuss the history of the community and company.
The program will feature rare images from the personal collection of the late Henry Z. Steinway, the last family member to run Steinway & Sons.
For further information on the church go to: http://steinway.rcachurches.org/
About Open House New York
Open House New York provides broad audiences with unparalleled access to the extraordinary architecture of New York and to the people who help design, build, and preserve the city. Through its year-round programs and the annual OHNY Weekend, Open House New York celebrates the best examples of design and planning throughout the five boroughs, from historic to contemporary, and helps foster a more informed conversation about how architecture and urban design sustain New York as a vibrant place to live, work, and learn. Open House New York is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. For more info visit www.ohny.org.
Each October, Open House New York 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. From colonial 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. Through the unparalleled access that it enables, OHNY Weekend deepens our understanding of the importance of architecture and urban design to fostering a more vibrant civic life and helps catalyze a citywide conversation about how to build a better New York.