The New York Army National Guard will host an open house Friday at Buffalo’s Masten Avenue Armory, 27 Masten Ave.

The event will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. and will allow the public as well as young men and women interested in joining the Army National Guard to learn more about what soldiers do.

There will be equipment on display and presentations about the National Guard’s history, missions and education benefits, as well as a rock-climbing wall, pizza and beverages.