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Socrates Sculpture Park

  • 32–01 Vernon Blvd. Map It
  • Long Island City
  • Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

Updated 02/20/2014

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In 1986 local artist Mark di Suvero and other residents rallied to transform what had been an abandoned landfill and illegal dump site into this 4.5-acre waterfront park devoted to public art. Today a superb view of the East River and Manhattan frames changing exhibitions of contemporary sculptures and multimedia installations. Free public programs include art workshops and an annual outdoor international film series (July and August, Wednesday evenings). Socrates is open

365 days a year, but the best time to visit is during warmer months. Check online for a list of current and upcoming exhibitions.

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32–01 Vernon Blvd., at Broadway, New York, New York, 11106, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • 10 am–Sunset

Updated 02/20/2014


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