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Address: 32-01 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11106
Phone Number: 718-956-1819
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You can admire the changing exhibits, or the spectacular view of Manhattan...

You can admire the changing exhibits, or the spectacular view of Manhattan in this park.

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Sculpture Art in LIC

A very unique place in Astoria, NY. Right on the water. A great place to bring a date. Always different exhibits every month or so. I really, really, enjoy this place. Plus it's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2015
Michael L
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

A very unique place in Astoria, NY. Right on the water. A great place to bring a date. Always different exhibits every month or so. I really, really, enjoy this place. Plus it's FREE!!! 8)

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Thank Michael L
Jersey City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

The park is an interesting destination, an artist space for outdoor creativity.. fun for kids and families

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Thank marie e
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

This is a great little park to hang out or play frisbee. It's not huge but the sculptures change pretty often and it's a cute little park.

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Thank KLF_1031
Old Greenwich CT
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48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

This place is strange. As other reviewers note, the view of Manhattan is great. The exhibits are not. The park itself is not well kept, despite what seem to be efforts otherwise. If you are nearby, at the Noguchi Museum, for example, it's worth 15 to 30 minutes. Beyond that, I'd skip it.

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Thank Nidawei
Queens, NY
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

This park is always mentioned as a place to visit in Queens , so since we’ve never been to it, we decided to check it out on a beautiful autumn day after being nearby. From reading the positive reviews on TA, we thought we were in the wrong place as soon as we stepped into the park. The entrance was... More 

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Thank wanderlustcrazy2
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Today I went to Socrates Sculpture Park,they had fall festival with food,music,and dog Holloween costium contest! Very nice!

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Thank 614agataz
Cumbria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Has NYC poured all its parks funding into newer popular parks like Brooklyn Bridge and the High Line? This place looked run down and lacked much in the way of sculpture as many installations seemed to be being constructed when we visited. I think the park needs some investment especially considering we'd traveled for forty minutes on the subway plus... More 

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Thank LakeDistrict27
Woodside
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

There are certainly some interesting sculptures there, but the entire park area really could use a little more TLC. But sure, worth a walk through.

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Thank Bernardo F
Astoria, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I walk here in ten minutes from my Astoria apartment. Been going for ten years now, it's a great park on the east river, and the art is always interesting. They have activities throughout the summer months, movies, farm stands, arts programs. It's a block away from the Noguchi Museum and next to Costco. Dogs welcome, a great place to... More 

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Thank Lincoln O
Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

I loved coming to this park because of the dogs allowed! There were so many dogs here and I had so much fun! It's a great place to go with friends or even bring your dog!

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