To celebrate New York’s architecture & design, the 10th-annual “openhousenewyork Weekend” will allow access to hundreds of sites talks, tours, performances and family activities in neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs. Included in the event is a tour of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5, on Saturday October 6, from 2-3 p.m.
Slated for (alleged) completion this fall, Pier 5 comprises three outdoor multi-purpose fields for soccer and other team sports. A “Picnic Peninsula” accessible from the main park promenade on the Pier 5 landslide will include banquet-length picnic tables for barbecues, a concession and children’s play equipment; while Pier 5′s perimeter will provide a waterfront esplanade for strollers, river viewers, sports spectators and fishing(!) Reservations for “openhousenewyork Weekend” are required. More info is here.