Socrates Sculpture Park

Over the weekend, we took a drive to Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City.  Long Island City is in Queens, and it’s one of those places where, if you make a wrong turn, you will find yourself on a bridge heading into Manhattan.  I know this because this happened to me.  So, needless to say, this was a family outing, since I refuse to now drive in Long Island City!

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The park is about four acres or so, and there really are some lovely views of Manhattan from the park.

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We also let the dogs climb all over the art.

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And we hung around for a little while….took in the art, people and dog-watched, practiced our double sit (I’d say we are getting a little bit better, yes?), and had a nice little outing!

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Now today you can find Finnie and Wally and Charley and Sammy at Mollie’s Second birthday bash! I really need to thank Wally’s assistant for helping the pack pick out their costumes! And, I know Finn is super excited to see her Wally again! I am sure when she gets home tonight, she will be on cloud 9….

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26 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. cafall
    Apr 02, 2013 @ 06:56:44

    We will see you at Mollies!

    The park looked super fun!

    Sam

  2. Molly The Wally
    Apr 02, 2013 @ 07:26:10

    Pawsome park and we like the fact you can climb on the art. We are off to wish Mollie Happy Birthday now.
    Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. cecilia07
    Apr 02, 2013 @ 07:27:29

    Hey Girlfriend aka Director of Parks and Recreation!!
    Socrates Sculpture Park is beautiful and with a billion dollar view!! We had no idea it was there.
    Thank you for yet another great Park tour.
    Yes indeed you and Charley are doing good with your double sit!! Your peeps are very devoted to the love and care of you both!!
    Hugs your BFFF
    Madi

  4. Whisppy
    Apr 02, 2013 @ 07:54:20

    What a super fun park! And a big bonus that you can climb on the art!

  5. astanya
    Apr 02, 2013 @ 07:58:49

    What a lovely way to spend the day togethew..pawfect. Mommi’s been sick so much, I nevew even knew of the pawty boo hooo..i hopes evewyone had a mawveloos time
    smoochie kisses
    ASTA

  6. Reilly and Denny
    Apr 02, 2013 @ 08:00:23

    What a cool place to go for a walk. Mom can’t even imagine what it would be like to walk there in New York let alone drive there…major freak out 🙂

  7. 2browndawgs
    Apr 02, 2013 @ 08:03:26

    That looks like a lovely park with lovely views. The double sit is very very nice!

  8. Katie and Coccolino
    Apr 02, 2013 @ 08:15:15

    Looks like a fun day! See you at the party 🙂

    Piggy kisses,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

  9. Eileen and Annie
    Apr 02, 2013 @ 09:06:05

    Wonderful that you could climb over the art! Lovely park walk.
    You two look really good together 🙂

  10. tarynft
    Apr 02, 2013 @ 09:27:32

    Definitely a nice skyline view!

  11. Casey the Boxer
    Apr 02, 2013 @ 09:39:15

    You have a grreat double-sit!

  12. acd6pack
    Apr 02, 2013 @ 09:47:43

    Looks like you got out and enjoyed the nice weather too! Your double sit is coming along nicely. We do the sit thing with six. Sometimes it works and as a bonus, sometimes all six are even looking at the camera at the same time!

  13. harrispen
    Apr 02, 2013 @ 10:10:06

    What a nice walk you all had. Have fun at the party.

    Millie

  14. Goose
    Apr 02, 2013 @ 10:55:33

    I’ve always said art is for climbing on.
    Blessings,
    Goose

  15. Gizmo
    Apr 02, 2013 @ 14:01:55

    What a fun and different place to take a dog walk…Nothing like that anywhere near us…Thanks for sharing

  16. robynwp
    Apr 02, 2013 @ 14:04:12

    Hey Finnie & Chuck!!

    What a grrreat outing – we can see why Mayoress Madi made you Director of Parks & Recreation.

    I am SOOOOOO excited about seeing you at Mollie’s pawty today…for some reason our photo’s didn’t upload for her poll but don’t worry mom said she will help me post them on our blog later.

    Mom says we must keep an eye on Sammy & Charley today – this being Charley’s first big pawty and all *BOL*.

    See you at the pawty!!

    LIIIIIIIICKS!!!
    Wally
    xoxoxoxox

    and

    Sammy

    • finnhoward
      Apr 02, 2013 @ 14:14:20

      Oh Wally, I am so nervous about it being Charley’s first party. I saw him over by the punch bowl howling at some of the lady doggies and now I can’t find him anywhere! *sigh* I am so glad you’re here with me, I missed you!

      • robynwp
        Apr 02, 2013 @ 14:33:13

        Don’t worry Finnackles, mom sewed little GPS thingys into Charley and Sammy’s costumes so we can’t lose them *BOL* – we must just make sure they don’t hook up with Goose, Pip and Puddles!

        *BLUSH* I missed you too!! I loves the extra long furs mom gave you for your hippy costume 🙂

  17. Daisy
    Apr 02, 2013 @ 16:03:54

    What a great place….with great views. SHE once took a wrong turn in Austria and ended up in Italy!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  18. Urban Hounds
    Apr 02, 2013 @ 19:53:06

    Looks very cool

    urban hounds

  19. bichonpawz
    Apr 03, 2013 @ 03:24:33

    What an awesome trip you had! How fun!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  20. Lassiter chase and Benjamin
    Apr 03, 2013 @ 04:18:11

    Instead of the movie “Muppets Take Msnhattan” you two could star in “Golden Retrievers Take Manhattan”

  21. mollieandalfie
    Apr 03, 2013 @ 06:47:56

    Oh what a wonderful park, you guys sure have some fun 🙂 xx00xxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  22. cecilia07
    Apr 03, 2013 @ 09:54:16

    yAY FINN…I’M SO GLAD YOU MET GIZMO MY OUTDOOR/WOODSMAN GUIDE. WALKING THROUGH THE WOODS IS FOR SURE A BOY AND YOU CAN KEEP YOUR LOVELY PAWS CLEAN!!!
    VERY EXCITING IT WILL BE A FUN SPRING FOR SURE.
    HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

  23. Thor and Jack
    Apr 03, 2013 @ 11:41:35

    What a fun walk you had in that beautiful park!

  24. Lily Belle
    Apr 03, 2013 @ 17:49:33

    Beautiful day for the park. Mommy loved the skyline pic of NYC. Makes her homesick.

    Good job on the double sit!

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle

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