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Socrates Sculpture Park
Photograph: Courtesy Jeffrey Gibson/Scott Lynch/Sikkema Jenkins & Co./Kavi Gupta/Roberts Projects"Because Once You Enter My House It Becomes Our House" by Jeffrey Gibson
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Time Out Says

This 4.5-acre city park on a former landfill hosts large-scale sculpture exhibits year-round. Not only does it always have incredible sculptures, its art is set to the backdrop of the East River and the Manhattan skyline. It’s open 365 days a year, offering music and dance performances, movie screenings, yoga and more. “Monuments Now,” its summer/fall exhibition featuring a trio of artists—Jeffrey Gibson, Paul Ramírez Jonas and Xaviera Simmons—presenting large-scale objects that take the premise literally.

Written by
Shaye Weaver

Details

Address:
32-01 Vernon Blvd
Queens
11106
Cross street:
at Broadway
Transport:
Subway: N, W to Broadway; NYC Ferry to Astoria landing
Opening hours:
Daily 10am–sunset
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Halloween Harvest Festival at Socrates Sculpture Park

Head to LIC for the sculpture garden's Halloween Harvest Festival, featuring NYC's second largest doggie costume contest, pumpkin carving and catapulting competition (yes, you read that right), artist-led workshops, and the Shinbone Alley Stilt Band. The Flight of The Gourds starts at 2pm when two teams square off in a pumpkin carving competition: Kids Vs. Adults. The winning pumpkins will be yeeted into the sky. If that's not your jam, sign up for the palm leaf-making workshop at noon with artist Fellow Levan Mindiashvili.

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