Journey to Socrates Sculpture Garden in Long Island City

audience (1 of 1)-11

When venturing around Long Island City in Queens – be sure to grab bike and peddle to Socrates Sculpture Park. Located right smack on the East River, Socrates Sculpture Park is dedicated to large-scale sculpture and multimedia installations in a park built on a former landfill site. Yes, this cool artistic hub was once an ugly abandoned riverside landfill and illegal dumpsite. All that changed in 1986, when a coalition of artists and community members transformed the eye-sore into an exhibition space and neighborhood park for local residents. Hurrah!

Currently, the sculpture exhibition on display at Socrates is: Nari Ward: G.O.A.T, again. Ironically (or not), the exhibition features lots of sculptures of goats – mixed among the regular sculpture exhibits. The afternoon I was there also begot Shakespeare in the park.

Here’s a little photographic tastes of the Socrates Sculpture Park experience in NYC:

20369897_10155534021100477_8031707630174918478_o

audience (1 of 1)-4

audience (1 of 1)-10

audience (1 of 1)-3

audience (1 of 1)-7

audience (1 of 1)-14

audience (1 of 1)-8

audience (1 of 1)-9

audience (1 of 1)-12

audience (1 of 1)-16

audience (1 of 1)-5

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *