Socrates Sculpture Park

Workshops: Teens

In collaboration with our local middle schools and high schools, Socrates hosts the following workshops, designed to foster and highlight the creative expression of our community’s youth. Free and open to ages 11-18 year old. For more information, please call: 718.956.1819.

In collaboration with Minor Miracles and City Year, participants will work on weekly lessons plans relating to exciting and rewarding careers in the New York City Police Department (NYPD), New York City Fire Department (FDNY) and Emergency Medical Services Division (EMT), the Urban Park Rangers, and the United States Coast Guard (USCG). This 6 week, creative arts workshop will intertwine career exploration, fitness, life skills, and self-empowerment, introducing participants to NYC’s most courageous professionals. Participants will to meet face-to-face with decorated professionals to hear about life on the job and to celebrate the bravery of hometown heroes.

Days of Heroes Schedule:  April 11 - May 18 • 3:30 - 5:30 PM

Hosted by Socrates, these peer-to-peer workshops are led by students of LeAp’s Public Art Program. LeAp’s young artist activists, whose issue-based work will be on exhibit in NYC parks citywide this summer, will conduct workshops with other youth to create two large-scale artworks that address critical community issues. LeAp’s Public Art Program empowers young people to have a voice in their communities by expressing themselves on major social issues through the creation and public exhibition of art. LeAp's Public Art Program is a project of Learning through an Expanded Arts Program (LeAp). To learn more about LeAp’s programs, please visit:

LeAP Schedule:
 - Tuesday, May 28 • 10 AM - 1 PM: Led by students of Robert F. Kennedy School 169M
Wednesday, May 29 • 10 AM - 1 PM: Led by students of Robert E. Peary School 75Q
 - Thursday, May 30 • 10 AM - 1 PM: Led by students of Mark Twain School for the Gifted & Talented 239K
Friday, May 31 • 10 AM - 1 PM: Led by students of New Venture Academy 219X

Presented in partnership with Norte Maar and in conjunction with our new dance program, Dance at Socrates, the Young Choreographers Program offers four young choreographers (ages 14-18) an opportunity to make a new short dance with guidance from a Norte Maar choreographer in residence at the Park. These gifted youth will be selected by review of an open call for proposals. The dances created by the young choreographers will then be featured in a performance at the end of each week.  To apply and for more information, please visit:

Young Choreographers Schedule:  Saturdays in August • 3 - 4:30 PM (weather permitting)