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Socrates Sculpture Park

Attractions, Parks and gardens Long Island City Free
5 out of 5 stars
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Socrates Sculpture Park
Socrates Sculpture Park

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, offering music and dance performances, movie screenings, yoga and more.

By: Dan Q Dao


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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Love the sculptures & taking my dog here on walks. Plus, they do free outdoor movies through the summer, they host fun outdoor events, and there is a green market and yoga here every Saturday.

Very beautiful and delicately cared for! The Art is grasping and consistently changing, keeping you interested and the suspense on whats next always keeps you on your toes!

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.