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Open House New York – Steinway Reformed Church

Open House New York – Steinway Reformed Church

The Steinway Reformed Church was built on land donated by William Steinway, the president of piano manufacturer Steinway & Sons – the pipe organ from the legendary Steinway Hall was once installed in the sanctuary. The church played a key role in the community, and was the original home of the Greater Astoria Historical Society in the 1980s.

This will be the first time this legendary church will participate in Open House New York 

The church sanctuary will be open between the hours of 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM on Saturday, October 12, 2019. There will be ongoing tours and talks about the church, neighborhood, and Steinway legacy. 

Municipal Art Society (with Bob Singleton of the Greater Astoria Historical Society) – Steinway Village

Municipal Art Society (with Bob Singleton of the Greater Astoria Historical Society) – Steinway Village

We’ll tour Steinway Village, a utopian ‘settlement’ open to everyone. The Steinways planned everything: the placement of factories, model housing, retail districts, water and sewers, schools, a post office and a fire company. Notable points on the tour include walking past the Steinway Piano Factory (it’s closed on weekends) and the unfortunate Steinway Mansion suffocated with 11 warehouses built just four feet from its walls in 2015.