Earth Day, Every Day
April 22, 2016
Yousif Dawud, our Resident Horticulturalist, is spending Earth Day working in the garden with local students.
Folly 2016 Announced
April 19, 2016
Hou de Sousa’s inventive design, ‘Sticks,’ is this year’s Folly winner.
2016 Season Announced!
April 12, 2016
It’s our 30th anniversary. See what’s happening this year.
Want to intern at Socrates?
April 1, 2016
We are accepting applications for a (paid) intern: apply here!
Socrates announces Landmark
March 15, 2016
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
March 11, 2016
Be sure to make a visit to the park part of your weekend plans.
February 29, 2016
Artist Melanie McLain explores the intersection of public and private in her EAF15 installation.
EAF15 Closes March 13th
February 24, 2016
On March 5th, join Socrates and The Armory Show for a closing tour, performance & reception.
The Door of No Return
February 23, 2016
EAF15 Artist Torkwase Dyson explores architecture as a window onto the lived experience of slavery. Read more in our latest Artist Profile.
February 17, 2016
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
February 9, 2016
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.
February 2, 2016
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
January 26, 2016
EAF15 artist Noa Younse makes data visible in his installation, ‘The Ant Ensemble,’ find out how in our latest Artist Profile.
~~~ Socrates is Open! ~~~
January 25, 2016
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’
January 20, 2016
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
January 13, 2016
Read more about Charlotte Hyzy’s outlook on figure and form in our latest EAF15 Artist Profile.
Socrates Receives Inaugural Grant
January 8, 2016
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
Read the announcement in ArtForum.
Our latest EAF15 Artist Profile
January 5, 2016
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
December 22, 2015
Surfing and sculpture collide in our most recent Artist Profile – read on!
Park takes an ‘Active Turn’
December 16, 2015
Discover Freya Powell’s spinning EAF15 project in our latest Artist Profile
HELP US GROW
December 11, 2015
Now is a great time to support Socrates Sculpture Park with a tax-deductible year-end gift.
Lena Henke’s ‘Stand Back’
December 9, 2015
Explore Henke’s modern Romanticism in her EAF15 Artist Profile.
Coming to you live from Miami
December 1, 2015
Music is in the air
Discover the story behind David Horvitz’s installation, part of EAF15.
Behind EAF15’s “Another Land”
November 20, 2015
In our latest profile, learn more about Leah Raintree’s process and concept behind her EAF15 work, Another Land…
2016 Call for Proposals Open
November 19, 2015
Our Latest Park Profile
November 17, 2015
Resident horticulturalist Yousif Dawud has cared for the park’s gardens for the last decade…
Last Chance: The Living Pyramid
October 22, 2015
See Agnes Denes’s monumental work, ArtForum’s Critic’c Pick, thru Oct 31
Voted best public art this fall!
October 16, 2015
ArtNet named Duke Riley’s Broadway Billboard as top ten outdoor art installations in NYC!
October 15, 2015
Socrates is looking for a Director of Exhibitions.
October 2, 2015
Due to inclement weather, SkowheganPerforms has been cancelled.
SkowheganPerforms this Sat
September 30, 2015
Alumni from the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture will activate the park through site-specific performances on from 1-5PM
EAF15 now open
September 29, 2015
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
September 11, 2015
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!
August 28, 2015
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
August 27, 2015
Agnes Denes’ iconic Living Pyramid has been extended and will remain on view in the park through October 31st!
Interview with IK Studio
August 25, 2015
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
August 18, 2015
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
August 17, 2015
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
August 12, 2015
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
August 6, 2015
Dance at Socrates Kicks Off
August 3, 2015
Norte Maar’s annual monthlong dance program is happening in August.
Hip to Hip Theatre on Sundays!
July 29, 2015
Free Shakespeare returns this month with two full productions and kid-friendly activities.
GAINSBOURG POSTPONED TO 8/26
July 15, 2015
Due to inclement weather, Outdoor Cinema will extend to our rain date 8/26.
Come Work with Us!
July 14, 2015
We are seeking an energetic & experienced Director of Public Programs: View the job description.
Our Latest Profile
July 13, 2015
We Want to Hear From You
July 9, 2015
Please take a moment to complete our online survey, and thanks!
July 6, 2015
On archleague.org, check out a photo essay & discussion on the creation of ‘Torqueing Spheres’ with folly winners IK Studio.
Our Latest Profile
July 3, 2015
Outdoor Cinema 2015 is Here!
July 2, 2015
Every Wednesday in July & August. Click here for the full schedule.
June 19, 2015
Learn more about Urban Shaman Mama Donna as part of our new profile series.
Saturday Sculpture Workshops
June 16, 2015
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
June 2, 2015
The 2015 summer line-up kicks off July 1st, and can be found here.
New Public Art On View Now
May 1, 2015
LIC Bike Parade on June 6
April 30, 2015
Our annual festival returns with bike swaps, helmet fittings, and a parade! Learn more…
Seeking artist/fabricator to become the park’s full time Studio & Park Manager.
Agnes Denes at Socrates
February 9, 2015
We are thrilled to announce a new commission by visionary artist Agnes Denes. Learn more.
Two Artists Will Shake Ground!
November 11, 2014
IK Studio Wins Folly 2015
November 10, 2014
Socrates and ArchLeague announce the winner of FOLLY 2015. Learn More.
Visit our Digital Archives
November 9, 2014
Meet our EAF14 Artists
September 2, 2014
15 new works by Emerging Artist Fellows on view. Learn more…
2014 Gala was a Success!
August 29, 2014
Click here for photos…
Dance at Socrates Begins
August 5, 2014
Norte Maar & Socrates launch a month of dance. Learn more…
7/23 SCREENING CANCELLED
July 23, 2014
Due to anticipated storms, we will reschedule Umberto D
Socrates Opens Backyard Pool in Court Square
July 22, 2014
Tamara Johnson’s pool opens Aug 2 at The Lot. Learn more…
PUSSY RIOT RESCHEDULED
July 2, 2014
Rain date is Wed, August 27th.
Socrates + Film Forum Announce 2014 Line-Up
May 20, 2014
Our 16th international film fest kicks off July 2. Read more…
Whitney Museum Donates Studio to Socrates
May 15, 2014
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:
May 10, 2014
“It’s an altogether profound experience that brings together art and nature, ” writes Faye Hirsch. Read full article
Free Shuttle Launches May 10
May 9, 2014
Learn more about LIC Art Bus
SPRING SHOW OPENS MAY 11
April 8, 2014
Four new solo presentations open on May 11th from 2-6PM
BUILD YOUR OWN FURNITURE
April 1, 2014
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.
GAP ECOLOGY by DAVID BROOKS
November 15, 2013
As part of Marfa Dialogues/NY, Socrates presents a new installation by artist David Brooks, on view through the end of October. Learn more here.