Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Boulevard at Broadway, Long Island City (Queens), NY 11106 (718) 956-1819
http://www.socratessculpturepark.org

CUArts Word on the street…
Socrates Sculpture Park was an abandoned riverside landfill and illegal dumpsite until 1986 when a coalition of artists and community members, under the leadership of artist Mark di Suvero, transformed it into an open studio and exhibition space for artists and a neighborhood park for local residents. Today it is an internationally renowned outdoor museum and artist residency program that also serves as a vital New York City park offering a wide variety of public services. Socrates Sculpture Park is the only site in the New York Metropolitan area specifically dedicated to providing artists with opportunities to create and exhibit large-scale work in a unique environment that encourages strong interaction between artists, artworks, and the public. The Park's existence is based on the belief that reclamation, revitalization, and creative expression are essential to the survival, humanity, and improvement of our urban environment.
Directions:
Subway: 1 to 42nd St. then N to Broadway stop in Queens

 

Hours:
Daily, 10am to sunset
Nearby Museums
The Noguchi Museum
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