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Park Events and Exhibitions
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.
It is open from 10am to sunset 365 days a year
- By subway take the N or W train to Broadway (Queens)
Walk 8 blocks west on Broadway to the intersection of Vernon
- For driving directions, visit their web site www.socratessculpturepark.org
Kite Flight at Socrates
Annual Kite Making Workshop at Socrates Sculpture Park Sunday, April 30 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Rain or shine!
Socrates Sculpture Park and The Noguchi Museum are pleased to present their ninth annual kite making and flying event. This free hands-on workshop will take place at Socrates Sculpture Park and welcomes children of all ages to build and decorate a kite out of recycled materials, and then fly it in the park. Advance registration is not required, but space is limited, so come early! The workshop is free and all materials and supplies will be provided. Read more about this event at the official page.
May 7 Plaster Casting the Fantastic with Lars Fisk
Using clay and plaster, make fantastical, whimsical objects that can be painted, decorated, carved or multiplied. Wowzers!
May 14 Rock, Paper, Scissors with McKendree Key
A Socrates classic! Using recycled and natural materials, learn the basics of papermaking and create beautiful handmade paper.
Fourth Annual LIC Bike Parade Saturday, June 11
Free / Weather Permitting 11:00 am - 1:00 pm: Hallets Cove Playground: Bike Swap/Safety Instruction/Helmet Fitting & Giveaway Noon: Parade Registration Begins at Socrates Sculpture Park Noon - 3:00 pm: Socrates Sculpture Park: Bike Decorating Workshops 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm: Parade along Vernon Boulevard (leaving from Socrates' Broadway gate) 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Waterfront Celebration at Queensbridge Park
Back by popular demand, this FREE family and community event will invite children of all ages to explore the creative and functional potential of adaptive reuse, by using recycled materials to repair and decorate their bikes.
Advance registration is not required, but space is limited. Please arrive early! All workshops are free and supplies will be provided. Participants are required to bring their own bicycles.
In preparation for the parade, children and families are invited to Hallets Cove Playground from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, where they can get free helmets and fittings with the NYC Department of Transportation; receive riding safety tips with Bike New York and have their bikes repaired with Recycle-A-Bicycle. Participants will learn how to properly fit and wear their helmets before receiving them. One must be present in order to receive a helmet. A parent or legal guardian must be present to sign a waiver for children under 18 years old. Adults over 18 years old, must also sign a waiver. Based on availability, the NYC DOT will continue the free helmet fittings and distribution at Socrates Sculpture Park alongside the bike decorating workshops.
Socrates Sculpture Park's second annual
CINEMA SOIRÉE! Tuesday, June 14, 2011 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
AT HELL GATE SOCIAL
12-21 ASTORIA BOULEVARD (b/w 12th St. & 14th St.), ASTORIA, NY
MUSIC BY DJ LUZ MOB (AFRICAN, CARIBBEAN, GYPSY, FUNK)
Enter our raffle to win dining certificates to local favorites: Bistro 33, Hell Gate Social, Ovelia, Pachanga Patterson, The Sparrow Tavern, Sweet Afton, and more!
Free Admission / Donations Requested
Cash Bar/ $5 Margaritas All Night Long!
You Must Be 21 Or Over To Enter. All Proceeds Will Benefit Outdoor Cinema 2011 At Socrates Sculpture Park.
Be A Star!
Donations Of $25 Or More Will Get Your Name On The Outdoor Cinema Screen And Make You A Socrates Cinema Star! Cinema Stars Will Also Get A Free Soirée Cocktail!
Makers market Preview Benefit Event Thursday, June 23, 5:00 - 8:00 pm / $50
Be among the first to shop Makers Market and enjoy cocktails by St-Germain, wine-tastings by Robert Do of East Coast Services, and hors d'oeuvres with Breadbox Café, as the sun sets over the Manhattan skyline. Click here to purchase tickets online.
Halloween Harvest Festival Saturday, October 22, 2011
11:00 am - 3:00 pm (rain or shine)
Come to the 11th annual Halloween Harvest Festival with your friends and family to make a costume with Socrates Sculpture Park artists; listen to live music; enjoy special artmaking workshops with Socrates artists; enter your dog in the annual Canine Costume Contest; and try harvest foods from local restaurants.
Celebrate Electric Boogaloo style with Socrates Sculpture Park artists!