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Socrates Sculpture Park

3201 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11106-4925
+1 718-956-1819
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Nice sculpture park , local artists

This little known treasure is technically Long Island City , but is a short walk from my daughter... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2017
Houston, Texas
via mobile
Local Park

Stayed at a hotel up the street and just stumbled in to this by accident - there was a fresh market... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Palm Beach Gradens
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You can admire the changing exhibits, or the spectacular view of Manhattan in this park.
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good35%
  • Average21%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible9%
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“east river” (12 reviews)
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3201 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11106-4925
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Reviewed 1 December 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

Thank BBQPhil
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Stayed at a hotel up the street and just stumbled in to this by accident - there was a fresh market going on that say ( Saturday) - lots of kids and locals- there area looks like it could use some maintenance but over all...More

Thank DD2PalmBeachGradens
Reviewed 24 September 2017

It was a very hot afternoon when I visited the park which apparently is used by schools for art purposes at times. The exhibits change as well I gather. While there was nothing absolutely unmissable it was stimulating and fun to roam among the whimsical...More

Thank CMBernadette
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Bottom line, it was a massive disappointment. My teen found this place on the internet as someplace to visit as part of my requirement she get out of the house for some air and adventure. She thought it looks "really interesting" from the Google pictures...More

1  Thank ShanRich
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I love this park that's quiet, peaceful, and yet full of events..and things to take in! Enjoy a water view walk, or sit and enjoy the the artwork and the ambiance.

Thank maureenm825
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

From May to September, there are so many free events at this park. I joined Metropolitan Opera recital and jazz concert. Both started early evening, it was good time going with little children picking. We brought picnic snacks and drinks. After the events, when sun...More

Thank Natsuko I
Reviewed 26 May 2017

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 11 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 4 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
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