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Socrates Sculpture Park

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.
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good34%
  • Average22%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible8%
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“east river” (11 reviews)
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3201 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11106-4925
+1 718-956-1819
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 21 May 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 12 May 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 5 May 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 9 March 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 2 March 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 24 January 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
Reviewed 4 January 2017

this is a cool place to come in and get some relaxation time, sometimes free yoga happen there and sometimes just sun bathing is enough. also dogs can run leash free(but they are very nice dogs so dont worry) and ofc dont forget that the...More

Thank 502ericaf
Reviewed 29 November 2016

A lovely place to relax and chill. Somewhere for children to run around and enjoy a safe area in a busy part of town.

Thank Anastasia4820
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Very peaceful place especially in summer to enjoy reading a book or just to walk around. It's worth popping in and often they have lots of events that run through the summer including movies in the evening.

Thank sarahbannister2012
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