Plan Your Visit

*There is no formal exhibition on view at the Park from September 4 – October 6, 2018. LEARN MORE>>

HOURS
Socrates is open 365 days a year from 9AM – sundown

ADMISSION
Admission to the Park’s grounds, exhibitions, and programs is FREE.

LOCATION
The Park’s address is 32-01 Vernon Boulevard / Long Island City, NY 11106. Our main entrance is located at the intersection of Vernon Boulevard and Broadway. You can also enter through the gate at the north end of the Park on Vernon Boulevard.

Our Beach at Hallets Cove is located at 31-10 Vernon Boulevard. You can only access the beach from Vernon Boulevard.

TRANPORTATION OPTIONS

BY SUBWAY:
Take the N/W train to the Broadway stop in Queens and walk eight blocks west on Broadway (toward the East River) to the intersection of Vernon Boulevard. *

*The N/W stop at Broadway closed for construction on July 2, 2018 and will reopen in February 2019. The next closest stop to the Park is the N/W station at 30th Avenue. From the 30th Avenue station, walk west on 30th Ave to Main Avenue and turn left. Main Avenue becomes Vernon Boulevard after it crosses over Welling Court. (Alternatively, we recommend turning left onto Welling Court from 30th Avenue to view The Welling Court Mural Project – a community sourced street beautification effort through graffiti art – then turn left onto Vernon Boulevard). The north entrance to the Park is located on Vernon Boulevard between 31st Drive and 31st Avenue.

Check the MTA’s website for updates on train service.

BY BUS:
Take the Q103 or Q104 to Broadway and Vernon Boulevard. Take the Q69 or Q100X to Broadway and 21st Street. Check the MTA’s website for updates on bus service.

BY FERRY:
NYC Ferry by Hornblower service extends to Astoria Landing, located about a five minute walk north of the Park.

BY CITI-BIKE:
There are multiple Citi Bike stations within walking distance of the Park. To plan your ride visit Citi Bike’s website>>

BY CAR:
Please Note – There is no parking available on-site at Socrates with the exception of one handicap accessible spot outside the main gate at the intersection of Vernon Blvd and Broadway. Street parking is available in the neighborhood around the Park. 

From the Queensboro Bridge:
Take the upper level, exit at 21st Street. Turn right onto 21st Street and continue approximately one mile and make a left on Broadway. Continue to the intersection of Vernon Boulevard and Broadway.

From the Midtown Tunnel:
Stay right as you exit the tunnel and take Exit 14: “21st St./Long Island City”. Follow 21st St. and make a left at the fourth traffic light, 46th Ave. Go two blocks and make a right onto Vernon Blvd. Follow Vernon Boulevard for approximately a mile and a half to the intersection of Broadway.

From the Long Island Expressway Westbound:
Take Exit 15 “Van Dam St.” (This is the last exit before the tollbooth for the Midtown Tunnel). Make a right at the 1st light, Van Dam St. Go one block and then make a left onto Hunter’s Point Ave. Proceed along Hunter’s Point Avenue and make a right onto 21st St. Follow 21st St. to 46th Ave and make a left. Go two blocks and make a right onto Vernon Blvd. Follow Vernon Boulevard for approximately a mile and a half to the intersection of Broadway.

From the Brooklyn Queens Expressway Eastbound:
Take the McGuiness Avenue exit. At the bottom of the exit ramp make a left onto McGuiness Avenue North. Continue on McGuiness Avenue across the Pulaski Bridge. As you come off the bridge, go straight onto 11th Street for five blocks to 46th Ave and make a left. Go one block to Vernon Boulevard and make a right. Follow Vernon Boulevard for approximately one and a half miles to the intersection of Broadway.

From the Brooklyn Queens Expressway Westbound:
Exit at the Long Island Expressway Westbound. Continue to Exit 15: “Van Dam St.”, the last exit before the tollbooth for the Midtown Tunnel. Make a right at the 1st light, Van Dam St. Go one block and then make a left onto Hunter’s Point Ave. Continue along Hunter’s Point Avenue and make a right onto 21st St. Follow 21st St. to 46th Ave and make a left. Go two blocks and make a right onto Vernon Blvd. Follow Vernon Boulevard for approximately a mile and a half to the intersection of Broadway.

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SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK
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 9am to sunset.
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Socrates is open 365 days a year from 10am to sunset.