The homely old man of Greek philosophy may have enjoyed walking about with his pupils in this four-and-a-half-acre park, using the artworks (from the whimsical to the monumental), created by a varying roster of artists, to Examine Life or just the remains of a tattered soul. In the informal haven of SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK, the pieces look comfortable, inviting you to examine them at your leisure. And nothing beats the backdrop to do so—Manhattan across the East River, surely the mother of all sculpture gardens. Broadway at Vernon Boulevard, Queens, 718-956-1819

Location Details

32-01 Vernon Blvd.
Long Island City NY 11106
718-956-1819