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Six Open House New York events that you can still get tickets to

By Jenny Singer
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Open House New York is almost here! Though tickets are already sold out for many events, you can still reserve spots on some tours before registration closes Thursday. Here are six cool places you can still go to:

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Kings County Distillery: This tour of New York City's oldest operating whisky distillery is like a DIY Drunk History. Your will start in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a National Historical Landmark, and make your way through 115 years of drunk patriotism, including a complementary tasting of Kings County's award-winning whiskey. (Oct 11 and 12, tours every 20 minutes between 10am and 2pm, $5)

Urban Post-Disaster Housing Prototype: In the wake of the destruction of Sandy, the Office of Emergency Management and Department of Design and Construction looked to local artists and designers for solutions to provide post-disaster shelter in high-density areas. Entries from the "What If New York City..." competition were used to help design the environmentally efficient interim housing that will be used in the event of future catastrophes. A prototype of the 2-unit, 3-story design is available for tours throughout the weekend. (Oct 11 and 12, tours every half hour 11am-4:30pm, $5)

Wall Street Photo Safari: Snap professional pics of the wolves of Wall Street and other wildlife with a professional architecture photographer, who will help you get the perfect shot of the Stock Exchange and other soaring edifices in the city's financial savannah. (Oct 11, tours every half hour 10am-5pm, $5)

New York University: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World: With a staircase to rival the Guggenheim, the NYU Ancient World institute, a turn of the century limestone townhouse on the Upper East Side, boasts beautiful Italian Renaissance architecture. Explore the extensive library and the modern adjustments made just a few years ago. (Oct 11, tours every hour, 12pm-5pm, $5) 

Louis Armstrong House Museum: The little red brick building in Corona, Queens looks unassuming, but it was  home of one of the late, great fathers of jazz. Tours of the Louis Armstrong House expose details of the man who recorded decades of hit songs, achieved international fame, and became an idol to millions of trumpet players. What a wonderful tour. (Oct 11 and 12, tours every hour, 12pm-4pm, $5)

Maple Grove Spirits Alive Twilight Concert: It's not uncommon to attend a concert featuring music by composers who are no longer alive, but it's not everyday that you can listen to the music near the composers' graves. On Saturday, you can visit Vincent Youmans, Jimmy Rushing, and the many other notables buried at Maple Grove Cemetery, and hear their music at the cemetery in the evening. (Oct 11, 6:30pm, Maple Grove Cemetery, Kew Gardens, $5. Cemetery Tours: Oct 11, 2pm-5pm)

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