Socrates Sculpture Park

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Tours and Group Visits

Private Workshops
Conducted in the Park or in schools, these workshops are customized to meet the interests of groups ranging from special needs to younger children and adults. Workshops include basic introduction to sculpture making while addressing themes relating to environmental issues in artmaking. Workshops offered are taught by exhibiting artists and are inspired by the exhibition on view. Please call 718.956.1819 x 10 for rates.

Tour Programs
Artist-led tours of Socrates Sculpture Park focus on the accessibility of contemporary sculpture while contextualizing the ideas behind viewing art in an outdoor setting. Past and present exhibiting Socrates Sculpture Park artists conduct the tours through open discussions with the visiting group. Topics include: the history of the Park, information about the current exhibitions and creating artwork in a public space. Available year round (pre-registration required). Please call 718.956.1819 x 10 for rates.

Socrates Sculpture Park Access and Facilities

Access and Facilities

The Park is committed to remaining free and open to the public, every day of the year. There are two entrances on the North and South sides of the Park, which are open daily, 10am - sunset.

The Park is roughly 4.5 acres and has a paved pathway around its perimeter to allow for easy wheelchair access. Individuals or groups with special needs are always welcome and are encouraged to contact the Park with any specific questions regarding your visit: 718-956-1819

Parking is available on the streets surrounding the Park. No parking is permitted directly on the premises unless arranged in advance.

In the Summer, there are port-o-potties available on the grounds, to the left of the main (north gate) entrance.

The Park does not currently operate a daily concession stand. However, there are a number of wonderful restaurants and bars, both within a short walking distance and within a short drive from the Park. For a list of our recommendations and their websites, click here.

Please note that there is limited sheltered space within the Park. Bring your umbrella on rainy days; remember your sunscreen on sunny ones!

Alcohol and BBQing are not permitted. Dogs must be leashed at all times.

Park Hours

Socrates is open 365 days a year from 10am until sunset
Click here for sunset times: www.timeanddate.com
Admission is FREE.

Office Hours

Monday - Friday, 10 AM - 6 PM

Directions to Socrates Sculpture Park

SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK
32-01 Vernon Boulevard at Broadway
Long Island City (Queens), NY 11106
Tel: 718-956-1819

The Park is located in Long Island City, Queens at the intersection of Broadway and Vernon Boulevard. The Administrative Offices are located directly across the street from the Park's Broadway entrance at the intersection of Broadway, Vernon Boulevard and 11th Street.


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BY SUBWAY
Monday through Friday take the N or Q train to the Broadway stop in Queens and walk eight blocks west on Broadway (toward the East River) to the intersection of Vernon Boulevard. On Saturday and Sunday, take the N train to the Broadway stop.

BY BUS
Q103, Q104 to Broadway and Vernon Boulevard
Q19A to Broadway and 21st Street

DRIVING DIRECTIONS
From the Queensboro Bridge: Take the upper level, exit at 21st Street. Turn right onto 21st Street and continue approximately one mile and make a left on Broadway. Continue to the intersection of Vernon Boulevard and Broadway.

From the Midtown Tunnel: Stay right as you exit the tunnel and take Exit 14: "21st St./Long Island City". Follow 21st St. and make a left at the fourth traffic light, 46th Ave. Go two blocks and make a right onto Vernon Blvd. Follow Vernon Boulevard for approximately a mile and a half to the intersection of Broadway.

From the Long Island Expressway Westbound: Take Exit 15 "Van Dam St." (This is the last exit before the tollbooth for the Midtown Tunnel). Make a right at the 1st light, Van Dam St. Go one block and then make a left onto Hunter's Point Ave. Proceed along Hunter's Point Avenue and make a right onto 21st St. Follow 21st St. to 46th Ave and make a left. Go two blocks and make a right onto Vernon Blvd. Follow Vernon Boulevard for approximately a mile and a half to the intersection of Broadway.

From the Brooklyn Queens Expressway Eastbound: Take the McGuiness Avenue exit. At the bottom of the exit ramp make a left onto McGuiness Avenue North. Continue on McGuiness Avenue across the Pulaski Bridge. As you come off the bridge, go straight onto 11th Street for five blocks to 46th Ave and make a left. Go one block to Vernon Boulevard and make a right. Follow Vernon Boulevard for approximately one and a half miles to the intersection of Broadway.

From the Brooklyn Queens Expressway Westbound: Exit at the Long Island Expressway Westbound. Continue to Exit 15: "Van Dam St.", the last exit before the tollbooth for the Midtown Tunnel. Make a right at the 1st light, Van Dam St. Go one block and then make a left onto Hunter's Point Ave. Continue along Hunter's Point Avenue and make a right onto 21st St. Follow 21st St. to 46th Ave and make a left. Go two blocks and make a right onto Vernon Blvd. Follow Vernon Boulevard for approximately a mile and a half to the intersection of Broadway.

FOR MORE CUSTOMIZED DIRECTIONS
www.hopstop.com (for public transportation) or www.mapquest.com (for driving).