Covid 19 Updates
Image by 2016 Socrates Artist Fellow Collaborators Dachal Choi and Mathew Suen for their project ‘AQ625: Site on the Move.’
The best way to stay up-to-date with the Park during this uncertain time is by subscribing to our eblasts (below) and following us @socratespark on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You can also explore the Park virtually with our digital guide on the free Bloomberg Connects app for smartphones and tablets! Download Bloomberg Connects Now–>
Socrates is adhering to the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation’s guidelines regarding our operations during the Covid 19 pandemic. The NYC Parks Department’s approach to public safety during the Covid-19 pandemic is responsive to city, state, and federal policies.
Hours & Operations
Socrates remains open to the public at regular hours — every day from 9am — sunset, continuing to provide the community with essential access to public art and nature! Plan Your Visit–>
Health & Safety Rules
• Do not visit the Park if you are feeling unwell.
• You must maintain a distance of at least six feet from other visitors while at the Park.
• You must wear a mask covering your nose and mouth with a mask at the Park unless you can guarantee that you remain at least six feet away from other visitors at all times. Children under the age of two are exempt.
• All regular Park rules and regulations also remain in effect during this time. In particular, dogs must remain on a leash at all times at Socrates. Those found in violation of this rule will be fined.
Socrates is presenting two major exhibitions in 2021: ‘Planeta Abuelx‘ by Guadalupe Maravilla from May 15 – September 6 and ‘The Socrates Annual: Sanctuary‘ by the Socrates Artist Fellows beginning in October.
Events, & Activities
The Park offers a wide variety of FREE activities and events that celebrate our diverse community and embrace our beautiful natural waterfront setting.
All of Socrates’ 2021 events and activities are designed with health & safety in mind and are responsive to changing conditions.
Support Your Park
Socrates does not charge admission for any of its programs, and relies on your generosity to continue thriving. Your support is needed more than ever at this time to help keep #SocratesStrong. Please consider making a contribution–>
Socrates’ staff and board are extremely thankful to these foundations for contributing critical funds to a consortium of mid-sized NYC arts organizations presenting the work of living artists, including Socrates, that have been negatively affected by the Covid 19 crisis:
The Willem de Kooning Foundation
The Jill and Peter Kraus Foundation
The David Teiger Foundation
The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation
The Cy Twombly Foundation
The Fox Aarons Foundation
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation
Blavatnik Family Foundation
The Henry Luce Foundation
We are also incredibly grateful for generous support from the NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust.