We are incredibly grateful to every donor who has contributed to Socrates Sculpture Park. Thanks to the leadership of our supporters, we are able to offer free access to the park for everyone, everyday, and provide a dynamic roster of free programming, from opera and jazz to film, dance, theater and arts education.

Our 2016 season is made possible by the generosity of the following:

Milton and Sally Avery Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Booth Ferris Foundation, Charina Endowment Fund, ConEdison, Paula Cooper, Dr. Jonathan T. Deland and Emme Deland, Mark di Suvero, Deutsche Bank of Americas Foundation, Sidney E. Frank Foundation, Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation for Art, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Agnes Gund, Jerome Foundation, The Kayden Family, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, Family of Phyllis and Bill Levin, the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, Ronay and Richard Menschel, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Ivana Mestrovic, Nancy Nasher and David Haemisegger, The New York Community Trust, The Pincus Family Foundation, Joel Shapiro and Ellen Phelan, Plant Specialists, Leonard and Louise Riggio, Shelley and Donald Rubin, the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, Silvercup Studios, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Smith, Spacetime C. C., and our generous Board of Directors.

Additional funding has been provided by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

Logos: major supporters

Over the last three decades, Socrates has established a broad network of partnerships to engage our audiences and help bring a dynamic roster of multi-disciplinary programming to the park. Our 2016 partners include:

The Academy for Careers in TV & Film
Agostino Arts
The Architectural League of New York
Baccalaureate School for Global Education
Batala NYC
BIG Reuse
Capoeira Nago Queens
Circus Amok
City Harvest
City Parks Foundation
City Vet
Film Forum
Frank Sinatra School of the Arts
Free Style Arts Association
Friends of Queensbridge Park
Goodwill Industries
Green Shores NYC
Hellgate Farm
Hip to Hip Theatre Company
In-Sight Dance Company
Jacob A. Riis Settlement House
The Jazz Foundation of America
Long Island City Community Boathouse
Long Island City Cultural Alliance
Long Island City High School
Louis Armstrong House Museum
Materials for the Arts
The Metropolitan Opera
The Minor Miracles Foundation
The Noguchi Museum
Norte Maar
NYC Department of Transportation
NYC Parks
Partnerships for Parks
Plant Specialists
Pooches Sport & Spa
PS 993
Queens Action Council
Queens Community Board 1
Rooftop Films
Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture
Spacetime C.C.
Studio in a School
Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA
Transportation Alternatives
Two Coves Advisory Council
Urban Librarians Unite
Urban Upbound
Young Dancemakers Company
Zone 126
Zut Alors!

We’d also like share a special thanks to the City of New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Queens Borough President Melinda R. Katz, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, City Council Members Jimmy Van Bramer and Costa Constantinides, the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Commissioner Mitchell Silver, and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl.

PO Box 6259, 32-01 Vernon Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11106
T 718 956 1819 / F 718 626 1533
Socrates is open 365 days a year from 10am to sunset.
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Socrates is open 365 days a year from 10am to sunset.