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Socrates Sculpture Park

130 Reviews

Socrates Sculpture Park

130 Reviews
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3201 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11106-4925
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Fran727 wrote a review Oct 13
Long Beach, NY1,942 contributions223 helpful votes
I went to Sophocles Sculpture Park after the Noguchi Museum. At the time of my visit (a Friday afternoon in October) the area resembled a construction site rather than a sculpture park. It all appeared to be a work in progress, except for a large pyramid structure by Jeffrey Gibson. The park has a nice view of Manhattan and the East River; not enough benches overlooking the view. Before going, check the website for the current or upcoming installations. As some reviewers have already mentioned, don’t go out of your way to see this park.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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hrobinson1114 wrote a review Jul 2020
Hopkinsville, Kentucky1,561 contributions71 helpful votes
This is a neat little park to see if you’re already in the area. When I chose to go, it was between exhibitions, and you could tell one sculpture had been damaged and was being repaired (the pyramid pictured). The ground is poorly kept, and it’s pretty gritty and muddy, but that might be because of the stress caused my rotating exhibits. As previously mentioned, the exhibits rotate, and you should check and see if anything is even there before you go. There are two or three small permanent sculptures (pictured). Again, I would support local artists, but wouldn’t trek from Manhattan or Harlem or something. Maybe make it part of a day where you go out to one of the many ethnic eateries in queens, see the park, maybe visit the Pepsi sign along the water.
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Date of experience: July 2020
Stacey D wrote a review May 2020
New York City, New York125 contributions25 helpful votes
As we are all itching to responsibly get out of the house for fresh air, I am happy to report Socrates Sculpture Park is open. It feature interesting modern sculptures, overlooks the water and offers some nice green space for solo exercise.
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Date of experience: May 2020
Kevin A wrote a review Oct 2019
Mexico City, Mexico212 contributions74 helpful votes
I thought this would be a great visit following the Noguchi museum, an unaffiliated extension, but I was sorely mistaken. A muddy open space with a few sculptures, it was a disappointment.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Aviva F wrote a review Oct 2019
48 contributions15 helpful votes
The stretch of land in front of the waterfront is ugly. The sculptures were in the process of being renovated whuch is fine, but then dont post on your website that there are still sculptures to see, because there werent. We came and left pretty quickly. In timeout magazine it listed this park as a reason to come to this part of queens, - i don't think so! Gantry state park,which i have reviewed ,is much better. This is slight. Not well kept either. In september the grass should not look washed out.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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