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Extended to March 25th!

Amy Khoshbin & Anne Carson

ON VIEW NOW: Broadway Billboard


For Part-Time, Seasonal Positions


We have extended The Socrates Annual exhibition to March 25, 2018!

We’re Hiring

Apply now for part-time, seasonal positions at Socrates. CLICK HERE for more information.

Times Square Midnight Moment

Socrates Annual collaborating artists Tali Keren and Alex Strada will be screening their short film ‘Save the Presidents’ in Times Square every night in February as part of the Midnight Moment series!

EAF Artists in Cultured Magazine

Sable Elyse Smith (’16), Doreen Garner (’17), and Madeline Hollander (’16) are featured in Cultured Magazine’s list of 30 Young Artists to Watch in 2018>>

Open Call Due Jan 8, 2018

With the Architecture League of NY, we are now accepting proposals for Folly / Function 2018: SEATS. Learn more about how to apply HERE —>

New Billboard Opens

“Word on the Street: Love Not Hatred” by Amy Khoshbin and Anne Carson is now on view. Learn more >


We are now accepting applications for our 2018 Emerging Artist Fellowship Program and Annual Exhibition. To find out how to apply CLICK HERE>>

Open House New York Weekend!

On Sunday, Oct 15 at 3PM, join the Architectural League of NY and Eva Jensen Design for a special tour & talk on Circle Shade – 2πR4 as part of Open House New York Weekend. Learn more ->

Exhibition Opening Celebration

The opening celebration for The Socrates Annual exhibition is Sunday, October 1st from 3-6PM! The Park’s Director of Exhibitions, Jess Wilcox, will lead a guided tour at 4PM.

New Facebook Live Video!

Learn more about Socrates Annual artist Rit Premnath’s piece ‘Only One Way’ in a Facebook Live interview with the Park’s Director of Exhibitions Jess Wilcox. WATCH NOW

Nari Ward on 99.5FM

Listen to the Sept 2nd episode of “State of the Arts NYC” on WBAI 99.5FM, when host Savona Bailey-McClain spoke to Nari and our Director of Exhibitions, Jess Wilcox. LISTEN NOW ->



Nari Ward: G.O.A.T., again closes September 4th. Take a curator-led AUDIO TOUR or read the PUBLICATION to experience the exhibition.

Norte Maar’s Dance at Socrates Line-Up Announced!

Participating dancers and choreographers will be performing at Socrates throughout the month of August. Learn more >


To listen our FREE Nari Ward: G.O.A.T., again audio guide, download the free app Otocast for iPhone or Android

Circle Shade – 2πR4

On June 21st we unveiled Eva Jensen Design’s winning FOLLY/FUNCTION, Circle Shade – 2πR4, now in action throughout the summer! Learn More ->


We just released the winners of our billboard competition: On July 4th Welcome by Guillaume Légaré will open, followed by Amy Khoshbin and Anne Carson’s  Word on the Street: Love Not Hatred, opening on Election Day 2017.

In the News


Eva Jensen Design, in collaboration with Laufs Engineering Design, designed the 2017 winning project. Learn more –>

Open Call / Call to Action

Socrates is now accepting image proposals for the 2017 Broadway Billboard series, due April 15th.


We’re wishing all our visitors, artists, and supporters a happy holiday season! Remember, the Park is open everyday until sunset.

A Letter from our Director

We’re Hiring!


W Train Resumes Service

As of Nov 7, take N/W train to Broadway to get to Socrates. The Q train no longer makes stops in Queens.


Now through Jan 9, we are accepting applications for 2017 Emerging Artist Fellowships.

Mark di Suvero in New York Times

Read T Magazine’s recent profile on the Park’s founder – his work & community.

New #SocratesProfile

Our latest EAF16 Artist Profile on Andrew Brehm is now live!

Halloween at Socrates 10/29

Join us this Saturday for a circus-themed Halloween Harvest Festival!

Inclement weather cancellation

Both Dylan Gauthier and Madeline Hollander performances for 10/23 are rescheduled for 10/29.

Accidental Flight

In this week’s #SocratesProfile learn more about Dylan Gauthier‘s #EAF16 kite experiment.

Madeline Hollander Performs

Read our latest EAF16 Artist Profile and join us for the artist’s upcoming performance on Sat 10/15 at 5:15PM.

EAF16 Artist Profile

Learn more about Dachal Choi & Mathew Suen‘s inspiration for their futuristic EAF16 project.

Final Weekend LIC Art Bus

Catch the LIC Art Bus this Saturday & Sunday to visit Socrates, Noguchi Museum, Sculpture Center, MoMA PS1!

Labor Day Paddle

Join us for the last paddle of the season on Mon Sept 5 at Hallets Cove!

Writing & Moving Workshops

Join Ghost Card co-creator for these free workshop exploring writing & movement this Sat & Sun.

Last chance for LANDMARK

Join us for a closing performance by Abigail DeVille & The HawtPlates Sunday 8/28 at 4PM.

Final Film Tonight!

Join us tonight at 7PM for a trip through the Colombian jungle with ‘Embrace of the Serpent’!

Dance at Socrates Continues

Catch the final performance this Saturday 8/20 at 4PM!

Tonight’s screening is still on!

Grey skies won’t stop Outdoor Cinema – join us tonight for a screening of ‘Suzhou River.’

Dance at Socrates Continues

Gleich Dances and GREYZONE are our choreographers-in-residence at the park this week.

Announcing EAF16

Get to know our 2016 Emerging Artist Fellows here!

Celebrate Louis Armstrong

Join us for an evening of jazz in honor of Satchmo’s birthday!

Dance at Socrates returns!

Norte Maar programs three weeks of choreographers-in-residence and new dance.

Opera in the park!

The Metropolitan Opera presents a summer recital tonight (7/11) at 7PM.

Saturday Storytime

Guerrilla Storytime returns to the park Saturdays in July & August from 2 to 4PM starting this weekend!


Brown Rice Family Band will kick off tomorrow’s LIC Bike Parade & lead the parade down Vernon Boulevard!

LIC Bike Parade this Saturday

Join us for bike decorating workshops, learn-to-ride classes, and a parade down Vernon Blvd!

Apply Now: Suite Summer Festival

In-Sight Dance Company is currently accepting applications from dance companies to participate this summer’s festival.

Cinema Under the Stars

Our Outdoor Cinema 2016 line-up is now live – check out the full schedule and mark your calendars!


Socrates & Noguchi team up for a walking tour this Sunday, May 15th: PURCHASE TIX.


Our 30th Anniversary Exhibition opens today from 3-6 PM.

Earth Day, Every Day

Yousif Dawud, our Resident Horticulturalist, is spending Earth Day working in the garden with local students.

Folly 2016 Announced

Hou de Sousa’s inventive design, ‘Sticks,’ is this year’s Folly winner.

2016 Season Announced!

It’s our 30th anniversary. See what’s happening this year.

Want to intern at Socrates?

We are accepting applications for a (paid) intern: apply here!

Socrates announces Landmark

As part of the park’s 30th anniversary, we are pleased to announce LANDMARK, a series of artist projects that transform the land.

Did you miss the EAF15 Exhibition?

Experience all fifteen artworks through our EAF15 Artist Profiles!

EAF15 Closes Sunday March 13th

Be sure to make a visit to the park part of your weekend plans.

Tactile Formation

Artist Melanie McLain explores the intersection of public and private in her EAF15 installation.

EAF15 Closes March 13th

On March 5th, join Socrates and The Armory Show for a closing tour, performance & reception.

The Door of No Return

EAF15 Artist Torkwase Dyson explores  architecture as a window onto the lived experience of slavery. Read more in our latest Artist Profile.

Displaced Corners

EAF15 artist Kirsten Nelson’s installation reflects the changing nature of the neighborhood. Read the whole story in our latest Artist Profile.

Artist asks public to participate

EAF15 Artist Carla Edwards asks visitors to leave an object in the cluster of grottos that make up her ‘Gain and Cost.’ Find out more in our latest Artist Profile.

Seaworthy Sculpture

Interested in learning more about the intricate camouflage on Aaron Sugg’s ‘Untitled (Dazzle Dinghy)’? Read our most recent EAF15 Artist Profile.

Transforming data into art

EAF15 artist Noa Younse makes data visible in his installation, ‘The Ant Ensemble,’ find out how in our latest Artist Profile.

~~~ Socrates is Open! ~~~

Winter Storm Jonas dropped almost two feet of snow – come by to see our EAF15 exhibition in this winter wonderland! Tag your photos #SocratesInSnow

‘Master Work: Astoria Houses, Building 24’

EAF15 artist Kenseth Armstead wanted to create a link between the park and nearby Astoria Houses, find out more in our latest Artist Profile.

Final Call: Apps Due 1/25

EAF16 and FOLLY 2016 competitions will close on Monday, Jan 25th. APPLY NOW.

‘Dessert Babes’ Asks us to love our bodies just as they are

Read more about Charlotte Hyzy’s outlook on figure and form in our latest EAF15 Artist Profile.

Socrates Receives Inaugural Grant

The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation just announced their first Arts & Social Justice grantees, and will support our 30th anniversary public art program!

Meet our new Director of Exhibitions, Jess Wilcox

Our latest EAF15 Artist Profile

Find out what inspired artist José Carlos Casado’s beautiful and mysterious “raw diamonds.”

Latest folly catalogue is out!

FOLLY 2015: Featuring interviews, essays, and notable entries, this catalogue is a MUST READ for those interested in applying for 2016.

‘Inclusions’ by Davey Hawkins

Surfing and sculpture collide in our most recent Artist Profile – read on!

Park takes an ‘Active Turn’

Discover Freya Powell’s spinning EAF15 project in our latest Artist Profile


Now is a great time to support Socrates Sculpture Park with a tax-deductible year-end gift.

Lena Henke’s ‘Stand Back’

Explore Henke’s modern Romanticism in her EAF15 Artist Profile.

Coming to you live from Miami

Socrates Director John Hatfield will discuss Justin Randoph Thompson’s work on Wynwood Radio’s special programming for UNTITLED. Tune in Thursday Dec 3 at noon!

Music is in the air

Discover the story behind David Horvitz’s installation, part of EAF15.

Behind EAF15’s “Another Land”

In our latest profile, learn more about Leah Raintree’s process and concept behind her EAF15 work, Another Land

2016 Call for Proposals Open

We are thrilled to announce open calls for Folly 2016 and EAF16!

Our Latest Park Profile

Resident horticulturalist Yousif Dawud has cared for the park’s gardens for the last decade…

Last Chance: The Living Pyramid

See Agnes Denes’s monumental work, ArtForum’s Critic’c Pick, thru Oct 31

Voted best public art this fall!

ArtNet named Duke Riley’s Broadway Billboard as top ten outdoor art installations in NYC!

We’re hiring!

Socrates is looking for a Director of Exhibitions.

SkowheganPerforms Cancelled

Due to inclement weather, SkowheganPerforms has been cancelled.

SkowheganPerforms this Sat

Alumni from the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture will activate the park through site-specific performances on from 1-5PM

EAF15 now open

Miss the opening for EAF15 on Sunday? Check out this video of the event and stop by the park to see all 15 new installations!

last weekend for lic art bus

Visit four LIC museums on this free shuttle

circus amok returns this sat

Join us in the park on September 12 for juggling, acrobatics, & performance art!

Suite Summer Fest Announced!

Check out the 11 amazing dance companies scheduled to perform at the park over Labor Day weekend!

interview with Heide fasnacht

Watch an interview with the artist about the inspiration for her sinkhole sculpture on view until August 30.

Living Pyramid On View thru Oct

Agnes Denes’ iconic Living Pyramid has been extended and will remain on view in the park through October 31st!

Interview with IK Studio

IK Studio in conversation with Elissa Goldstone – read the interview here and visit the park to see Torqueing Spheres, now in its final week!

lic block party

We will be at the LIC Block Party this Saturday from 12 to 5PM – visit us and many other LIC arts and cultural orgs!

2015 annual benefit gala

Join us on September 21st as we honor Nancy A. Nasher and Melvin Edwards. To purchase tickets or make a contributions, click here.

Heide Fasnacht interview

Check out this current Socrates artist’s in-depth interview about her sculpture, Suspect Terrain, on view in the park through August.

New Catalog available now

Agnes Denes, The Living Pyramid is now available here!

Our Latest Profile

In the fourth profile of our series, read about choreographer in residence Randy James as he kicks off the third season of Dance at Socrates.

Dance at Socrates Kicks Off

Norte Maar’s annual monthlong dance program is happening in August.

Hip to Hip Theatre on Sundays!

Free Shakespeare returns this month with two full productions and kid-friendly activities.


Due to inclement weather, Outdoor Cinema will extend to our rain date 8/26.

Come Work with Us!

We are seeking an energetic & experienced Director of Public Programs: View the job description.

We Want to Hear From You

Please take a moment to complete our online survey, and thanks!


On, check out a photo essay & discussion on the creation of ‘Torqueing Spheres’ with folly winners IK Studio.

Our Latest Profile

In the 2nd installment of our profile series, read about Eric Mathews, who leads our Days of Heroes program.

Outdoor Cinema 2015 is Here!

Every Wednesday in July & August. Click here for the full schedule.

Solstice Profile

Learn more about Urban Shaman Mama Donna as part of our new profile series.

Saturday Sculpture Workshops

Drop by any Saturday from 12-3 to work with a Socrates artist and create your own artwork! Great for kids and their families. Here is the schedule.

Outdoor Cinema Announced

The 2015 summer line-up kicks off July 1st, and can be found here.

New Public Art On View Now

Experience new works by Agnes DenesHeide FasnachtGabriela AlbergariaVera Lutter, and a folly by IK Studio.

LIC Bike Parade on June 6

Our annual festival returns with bike swaps, helmet fittings, and a parade! Learn more…

We’re Hiring!

Seeking artist/fabricator to become the park’s full time Studio & Park Manager.

Agnes Denes at Socrates

We are thrilled to announce a new commission by visionary artist Agnes Denes. Learn more.

Two Artists Will Shake Ground!

Announcing Heide Fasnacht & Gabriela Albergaria for Spring.

IK Studio Wins Folly 2015

Socrates and ArchLeague announce the winner of FOLLY 2015. Learn More.

Visit our Digital Archives

Peruse over 1,000 artist alumni by searching past exhibitions or artists.

Meet our EAF14 Artists

15 new works by Emerging Artist Fellows on view. Learn more…

2014 Gala was a Success!

Click here for photos…

Dance at Socrates Begins

Norte Maar & Socrates launch a month of dance. Learn more

Socrates Opens Backyard Pool in Court Square

Tamara Johnson’s pool opens Aug 2 at The Lot. Learn more…


Rain date is Wed, August 27th.

Socrates + Film Forum Announce 2014 Line-Up

Our 16th international film fest kicks off July 2. Read more…

Whitney Museum Donates Studio to Socrates

The Whitney Museum will donate its freestanding educational studio, designed by LOT-EK, to the park for adaptive reuse. Read More…

Art in America on Scarecrow:

“It’s an altogether profound experience that brings together art and nature, ” writes Faye Hirsch. Read full article

Free Shuttle Launches May 10

Learn more about LIC Art Bus


Four new solo presentations open on May 11th from 2-6PM


Register now to build your own Noguchi-inspired furniture!

Folly 2014 Winner Announced

Austin+Mergold, selected from 170+ proposals, wins 3rd annual Folly competition with SuralArk.


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