Socrates Sculpture Park

Attractions , Parks and gardens Astoria Free
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Taken over by Mark DiSuvero in 1986, this is one of the few locations in the city specifically designated for artists to create outdoor works. The splendid Queens space looks out over the Manhattan skyline and is open 365 days a year.

Venue name: Socrates Sculpture Park
Address: 32-01 Vernon Blvd
Cross street: at Broadway
Opening hours: Daily 10am–sunset
Transport: Subway: N, Q to Broadway
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Brian M.

Outdoor park along East River in Astoria that has various installments each year.  Great for large scale projects and they frequently have interactive art, where one can touch, walk, and experience the piece.  One exhibit had made up subway station entrances that looked authentic, but led to no where.  Also have seen some interesting pieces that require wind to make them move.  A permanent exhibit is the view of Manhattan across the river too.  Always thrilling to see year round.  

Jessica R

What a beautiful park, with inspiring outdoor artwork and amazing views of the city! The park is always offering fun free programming throughout the year to get involved in too.