Socrates Sculpture Park

Sculpture, Park, Dog Run
3205 Vernon Blvd (at Broadway)
Astoria, NY 11106
Monday
9:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday
9:00am - 8:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday
9:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday
9:00am - 8:00pm

Tips

  • This spot is the quirky crown jewel of the Queens waterfront. Here, you can browse works by artists who labor for months to create larger-than-life pieces that invite you to interact and explore.
  • Once an abandoned landfill, in the 1980s this area was turned into an open studio and exhibition space for artists, as well as a neighborhood park.
  • Took a leisurely walk in the Park.
  • do it (outside), an exhibition curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, is a selection of artists' instructions interpreted by other artists. This exhibition is the first held in NYC. See it until July 7, 2013.
  • Her Nuclear Waters is an 11' x 28' image by Chitra Ganesh. Her works dissect mythologies and propose alternate views of femininity, sexuality and power through untold stories. On display until Aug. 5
  • For once kids are actually encouraged to touch the artwork. Stay to watch the sunset the parks website has a link to sunset times.Powered by ParentsConnect.com
  • Heather Rowe's Beyond the Hedges (Slivered Gazebo) inverts routine relationships with our surroundings by restructuring the familiar and reimagining architectural experiences. On display until July 7.
  • "tree wood" won Socrates Sculpture Park's "Folly" competition, which challenges architects and designers to build large-scale outdoors projects. On view through March 2014.
  • Drop off your kitchen scraps every Saturday, from nine to noon. #compost
  • Love the farmers market...saturdays through november
  • The non-permanent art sculpture installations here invite public interaction and the open space of the park allows you to sit, stand, lie down, take a nap, and just live alongside the art for a while.
  • watch free movies on Wednesdays in the summer.
  • Great place to let the kids run around and soak in some art and views while your better half is shopping at the Costco next door.
  • Love this park. It's clean and pretty!! not overly crowded.
  • Perfect for a bike adventure or combo visit w/ Noguchi Museum next door. Revolving sculpture selection can be hit-or-miss, but the riverside view and greenery are always worth it. Dogs allowed!
  • Perfect place to walk around and view art exhibits. Also great to sit by the water and read.
  • Long Island Citys most popular open lawn, playing host to summer film screenings, weekend green markets, and Hallet Coves most scenic canoe push-off point.
  • Always a pleasure to visit, but make sure to check out the great programming they have in the warmer months. Thanks to Socrates, I learned how to pickle!
  • An abandoned landfill until 1986, Mark di Suvero and a coalition of artists were able to create an open space for artists to display their work. Check out the Greenmarket here Saturdays between 8am-4!
  • Why does it say its also a Gym? Strange. Got a tip from a local! Sunday's (not sure what time, but she said mornigns are good) Dog's run free there! :)

Nearby places

9-01 33rd Rd (at Vernon Blvd)
3250 Vernon Blvd (at 31st Dr)
36 10th St (33rd Street)