Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Summer Begins

I'm embarrassed to write that in all the years I have lived in Queens, today was only my second visit to Long Island City and my first time at Socrates Sculpture Park.

All I can say about this place is WOW!!! The view of Manhattan is phenomenal and the pieces of art along the way are great. My favorite part of the art was that there were no guards around warning you not to touch. Children ran freely through the sculptures, clearly having a wonderful time.

Kids playing on a tugboat

This sign must mean something.

This vise was in an artist work area as were the next few pictures.

Arm wrestling.

We hit the park today because of an article about a Craft Makers Fair. There were three tents set up with the work of various artisans around the city. I wish I could afford to buy what they sold because there stuff was so great. At least I had a chance to view it and take a few picture.

This stool is made of recycled egg cartons.

After viewing the sculptures and the crafts we walked along the waters edge. I LOVE NY.

Park and playground area.

East River views
Fishing for striped bass. I'm told they are safe to eat but, I don't think I would try.
You really don't have to spend a lot of money (or any money) to have a good time in this city. You just have to know where to look.


Anonymous said...

If I ever get the opportunity to visit NY, I'm going to get you to be my tour guide!

Abstract Randomizer said...

I totally agree with Tortuga.
One of these days...

Pissedoffteacher said...

I'm ready! I love showing off the city I love.

mathman42 said...

Used to work in Hunters Point, can't be too far. Worth checking out. Thanks.