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Socrates Sculpture Park

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You can admire the changing exhibits, or the spectacular view of Manhattan in this park.
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3201 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11106-4925
+1 718-956-1819
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Reviewed November 16, 2018

This is one of my favorite parks to visit. It has huge sculptures and ever changing installations. It is great to have a picnic or just look at art. I stop here a lo when I am biking just to see the new art.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank hillaryguz
Reviewed September 24, 2018

I caught the ferry to Astoria one day to check out this park as I had heard a lot about it. I arrived to find all the sculptures had been removed, and there were some guys doing some welding. I went over to ask one...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

I don't know how to explain my love for this place. I stumbled upon this place around noon on a cold, rainy February day. I didn't have an umbrella, my headphones weren't working and I was in a terrible mood. After walking in, looking at...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Kiara A
Reviewed July 28, 2018

If you have the time, I recommend walking in. Great pieces. They switch out artists. Great view of the city also

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 20, 2018

Worth the visit to see 'Built', an exhibition by Virginia Overton. Great space, brilliant sculptures and ideal for a picnic (bring your own). You can take a ferry along the river afterwards.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Marea J
Reviewed June 22, 2018

Highly recommend making a trip to LIC to see this world class outdoor sculpture park! Great exhibits and views of Manhattan..

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 17, 2018

This park is located next to the COSTCO parking lot, however, Socrates Park has stimulating art and waterside tranquility on most days.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TCinTheBigCity
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon this Park on the way from Astoria Boat Ferry Terminal which is close by. Perhaps not at it’s best and needing some TLC. However, in fairness there were a number of people about, and it hosts a number of local events.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

nice local park, nice work by local artists, lots of free events in the summer. great for local sand visitors alike.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed December 1, 2017 via mobile

This little known treasure is technically Long Island City , but is a short walk from my daughter apt in Astoria. There are rotating exhibits. Park is on the river easily reached by nyc Ferry and bus. It is not a large park , 10-20...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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