In 1986, artists and activists created this 4.5-acre city park over a landfill. Now, it hosts large-scale sculpture exhibits year-round, and 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, with a Greenmarket, free yoga and tai chi classes and more.
|Venue name:||Socrates Sculpture Park||Contact:|
32-01 Vernon Blvd
|Cross street:||at Broadway|
|Opening hours:||Daily 10am–sunset|
|Transport:||Subway: N, Q to Broadway|
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A quiet haven right on the East River. There is tons of free programming here, like summer Met Opera performances, and the installations change regularly. It's a beautiful community space with lots of quiet nooks.
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.
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.