We are incredibly grateful to every donor who has contributed to Socrates Sculpture Park. Thanks to our supporters, we are able to offer free access to the park for everyone, everyday, and present more than 200 days of free programming. Our 2015 season is made possible by major donations from:
Milton and Sally Avery Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Charina Endowment Fund, ConEdison, Dr. Jonathan T. Deland and Emme Deland, Mark di Suvero, Sidney E. Frank Foundation, Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Agnes Gund, Jerome Foundation, Herbert J. Kayden M.D., Lambent Foundation, Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, Family of Phyllis and Bill Levin, Ronay and Richard Menschel, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Ivana Mestrovic, The New York Community Trust, The Pincus Family Foundation, Plant Specialists, Shelley and Donald Rubin, Silvercup Studios, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Smith, Spacetime C. C., and Robert and Christine Stiller.
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.
Over the last two 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 2015 partners include:
The Academy for Careers in TV & Film
The Architectural League of New York
Baccalaureate School for Global Education
Build It Green!NYC
City Parks Foundation
Community Board 1
FDR Four Freedoms Park
Free Style Arts Association
Friends of Queensbridge Park
Green Shores NYC
Hip to Hip Theatre Company
Jacob A. Riis Settlement House
Long Island City Community Boathouse
Long Island City Cultural Alliance
Long Island City High School
Materials for the Arts
The Metropolitan Opera
The Minor Miracles Foundation
The Noguchi Museum
NYC Department of Transportation
Partnerships for Parks
Pooches Sport & Spa
Queens Action Council
Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture
Spacetime C. C.
Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA
Two Coves Advisory Council
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.