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Socrates Sculpture Park

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3201 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11106-4925
+1 718-956-1819
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You can admire the changing exhibits, or the spectacular view of Manhattan in this park.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good32%
  • Average22%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible9%
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“small park” (4 reviews)
“east river” (12 reviews)
“fresh air” (3 reviews)
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3201 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11106-4925
+1 718-956-1819
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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Bottom line, it was a massive disappointment. My teen found this place on the internet as someplace to visit as part of my requirement she get out of the house for some air and adventure. She thought it looks "really interesting" from the Google pictures...More

1  Thank ShanRich
Reviewed August 8, 2017

I love this park that's quiet, peaceful, and yet full of events..and things to take in! Enjoy a water view walk, or sit and enjoy the the artwork and the ambiance.

Thank maureenm825
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

From May to September, there are so many free events at this park. I joined Metropolitan Opera recital and jazz concert. Both started early evening, it was good time going with little children picking. We brought picnic snacks and drinks. After the events, when sun...More

Thank Natsuko I
Reviewed May 25, 2017

Fun, relaxing and interesting. Bus stop at park. Free parking at Costco next to park. Artist wrkingon new projects at park. Dress warmly for wind off East River chilly. Good place to visit in rsin for quiet and the Broadway Diner on 21street is a...More

Thank Danton M
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

Patchy overgrown park with lots of sculptures of goats. Views of Manhattan but there are other places. There was a little market with a few food stalls which were nice.

Thank Penny3226
Reviewed May 11, 2017

The sculptures in this park change. This time, there were a series of goats. The view of Manhattan is wonderful. Also there is a book drop/share station. Lots of things going on in the park for the local community

Thank Cassandra M
Reviewed May 4, 2017 via mobile

Visited Socrates sculpture park with my dog today. It's a small park under development with an odd collection of Goat sculptures. Good to see local community support and involvement but not worth going out of your way to visit.

Thank movingon014
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

In Feb., the gardens are not in blume, but I can imagine this small park being great in summer, Easy to access with the Metro, wort a visit, if you are interested in modern a large pieces. No admission and also possibilities to view artists...More

Thank Ger C
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Interesting changing sculpture shows in an attractive park with many places to sit. Smallish, but felt like a friendly neighborhood place, and it's impressive that they change the sculpture shows each year.

Thank gettin_there
Reviewed January 24, 2017

the sculpture park is purely a local delight. It's basically a park with a rotating stock of sculpture art. Kids and animals can run around (although dogs aren't technically allowed off leash, but if they are behaved people don't care) and adults can sit and...More

1  Thank Rudy R
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