Socrates Sculpture Park

Museum in The Queens area

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Socrates Sculpture Park was an abandoned riverside landfill and illegal dumpsite until 1986 when a coalition of artists and community members, under the leadership of artist Mark di Suvero, transformed it into an open studio and exhibition space for artists and a neighborhood park for local residents. Today it is an internationally renowned outdoor museum and artist residency program that also serves as a vital New York City park offering a wide variety of public services.

Socrates Sculpture Park is the only site in the New York Metropolitan area specifically dedicated to providing artists with opportunities to create and exhibit large-scale work in a unique environment that encourages strong interaction between artists, artworks and the public. The Park's existence is based on the belief that reclamation, revitalization and creative expression are essential to the survival, humanity and improvement of our
urban environment.

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No shopNo parkingNo restaurant/cafeNo Library/BookstoreNot accessible to disabled persons

Opening hours


Note:Open all year from 10am to sunset.

Fee

Free

Access

Address: 32-05 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, NY 11106
Phone: 718-956-1819 Fax: 718-626-1533

Subway: N or W to Broadway in Queens. Walk eight blocks along Broadway toward the East River.

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