What is Making it Here?

Through a series of tours, talks, and other programs, Making it Here will explore manufacturing in New York City today: what it looks like, how it works, and why it is so important to the future of the city. Making it Here is organized by Open House New York in partnership with New York City Economic Development Corporation.

Why are we doing it?

Today’s manufacturing sector is more diffuse, diverse, and dynamic than what many people might imagine. Making it Here is an opportunity for New Yorkers to visit contemporary manufacturing spaces across the five boroughs and learn, firsthand, what having manufacturing in their neighborhoods today really means.

How can you participate?

Making it Here will be comprised of a series of tours and events over the course of 2014. Tickets for individual tours will become available 2-3 weeks in advance. Watch the Schedule for updates and details as they become available. You can also follow along on the MIH Blog to learn more about how manufacturing occupies space in the city today.

Open House New York Weekend

Every October, OHNY Weekend unlocks the doors of 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 historic to contemporary, residential to industrial, hundreds of sites across the five boroughs are open to visit.

During this year’s 12th Annual OHNY Weekend, Making it Here will expand its reach to the tens of thousands of visitors who participate in the festival every year through two very special programmatic series.

Factory Friday
On Friday, October 10, the day before OHNY Weekend officially begins, factories across the city will open their doors for special, rarely offered factory tours.

A variety of makerspaces around the city will open to the public during this year’s OHNY Weekend, on Saturday and Sunday, October 11-12.

Click here to learn about Factory Friday and the Makerspaces track!