Socrates Sculpture Park

Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City: Hours, Address, Socrates Sculpture Park Reviews: 3.5/5

Socrates Sculpture Park
3.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Parks
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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You can admire the changing exhibits, or the spectacular view of Manhattan in this park.
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Jemlnlx
Bronx, NY4,491 contributions
Small free park with some open space and a few sculptures.

Arrived here at about 2pm on a nice Sunday and was able to get street parking about 2 blocks away.

A bunch of people laid out on the open space on beach/park towels or lawn chairs. Not too much else to do or see...unless they hold events there.
Written July 15, 2022
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Kudoku_11
Escondido, CA113 contributions
We stopped by right after visiting the Noguchi Museum, since it is right in front of the bldg. Nice breezy park with water views. when we visited, it was not crowded at all (weekday, around 4pm?) We sat under the trees (shades) and watched the river. Quite nice.
Written July 3, 2022
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nycmom22
New York City, NY2,651 contributions
Family
It feels like a large park on the river. Young kids can run around. Not that much sculpture to view. Portasans rather than bathrooms.
Written September 4, 2021
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Elizabeth C
9 contributions
Family
we can’t here and there was only one big sculpture and two sad sculptures. it was very hot too. not worth the walk here……..
Written August 10, 2021
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Chi2me
Chicago, IL11 contributions
Couple this with a visit the Noguchi Museum and a water taxi ride and you'll have a great day. The park was a bit sad and muddy when we visited in late March but that didn't stop lots of people for picnicking and enjoying the lovely early spring weather. Definitely worth a trip especially when coupled with a visit to the Noguchi Museum and/or MOMA PS1.
Written March 30, 2021
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Fran727
Long Beach, NY2,068 contributions
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.
Written October 13, 2020
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hrobinson1114
Nashville, TN2,552 contributions
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.
Written July 15, 2020
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Stacey D
New York City, NY126 contributions
Solo
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.
Written May 18, 2020
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Kevin A
Pretoria, South Africa219 contributions
Solo
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.
Written October 18, 2019
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Aviva F
49 contributions
Couples
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.
Written October 4, 2019
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