Socrates Sculpture Park: Art Fit for Queens

A testament to the bohemian grit of the Long Island City artistic community, Socrates Sculpture Park is the result of a 1986 effort by American sculptor Mark di Suvero to transform an illegal dumping ground into an outdoor public space for local artists. The beautifully manicured 4-acre park that you see today hosts a broad array of fun and inspiring summer activities for tourists and longtime New Yorkers alike. Throughout the summer, you can catch free yoga classes under the sun on Saturdays and Sundays, or bring your blanket on Wednesday evenings in July and August for screenings of critically acclaimed international films beneath the stars. The main arts exhibition on display in the park right now is Nari Ward: G.O.A.T., again. It features six large-scale installations by up-and-coming local artist Nari Ward, whose work promises “new insight into the exploration of identity, social progress, the urban environment, and group belonging.”

Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Boulevard, Astoria, Queens, NY 11106