Visit Directions

Purves Street is between 44th Drive and 43rd Ave in Long Island City. If you have any issues finding us feel free to call 718-361-1750 for directions.


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By Subway

E or M to Court Square/23rd Street
Exit at front of train at the Citicorp Tower. Turn left onto Jackson Avenue and walk two blocks. Turn right onto Purves Street. (Note: the M train does not run on weekends)

G to Court Square
Exit at front of train at (Court Square / Citicorp Tower). Turn left onto Jackson Avenue and walk three blocks. Turn right onto Purves Street (immediately after 44th Drive).

7 to Court Square
Exit onto Jackson Avenue, turn left and walk two blocks. Turn right onto Purves Street.

N or Q to Queensboro Plaza
Exit at front of train onto Queens Boulevard. Turn right on 27th Street and walk two blocks. Turn left on 43rd Avenue and walk one block to Jackson Avenue. Cross Jackson Avenue. Jog to the right onto Purves Street.

For current information about MTA service changes please visit MTA.info or call 511 the new MTA hotline.

By Car

From the Mid-town Tunnel:
Stay to the right in the tunnel. Take the Van Alst exit (which is immediately after the toll booth) to 21st Street. Follow 21st Street 2 blocks to Jackson Avenue. Right on Jackson Avenue about 1/3 mile. Pass Citicorp tower on left and Purves Street is two blocks further on your right (just past Dyke's Lumber). SculptureCenter is halfway down on left side.

From Queensboro/59th Street Bridge:
Take the upper level and follow signs for Jackson Avenue. At the light, turn right onto Thomson Avenue. Turn right on 44th Drive and right on Jackson Avenue. Take first right onto Purves Street. SculptureCenter is halfway down on left side.

From the Triboro Bridge:
Exit at Hoyt Avenue. Continue southbound and turn right on 31st Street. Merge onto northern Boulevard, which turns into Jackson Avenue. Turn right onto Purves Street.

From Long Island/Eastern Queens:
LIE (495) West. Exit at Van Dam Street (the last exit before Midtown Tunnel). Turn right on Van Dam and make a left onto Thomson Avenue. At Jackson Avenue, turn right. Purves Street is the second right.

By LIC Art Bus

All summer, Long Island City's cultural institutions are linked via a free weekend shuttle bus which will stop at the entrances of Socrates Sculpture Park, The Noguchi Museum, SculptureCenter, and MoMA PS1. The bus runs on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, through September 14, from noon to 6PM. The bus holds twenty-five passengers, seated on a first come, first served basis.  Each Museum is open until 6PM; Socrates Sculpture Park closes at sunset. SculptureCenter will be closed on the following weekends: 8/3, 8/910, 8/1617, 8/2324, 8/3031, 9/67, 9/1314.

Socrates Sculpture Park The Noguchi Museum SculptureCenter MoMA PS1
12:00 12:05 12:20 12:30
12:45 12:50 1:05 1:15
1:30 1:35 1:50 2:00
2:30 2:35 2:50 3:00
3:15 3:20 3:35 3:45
4:00 4:05 4:20 4:30
5:00 5:05 5:20 5:30

This free service is made possible by generous support from Shelley and Donald Rubin, and is a partnership between Socrates Sculpture Park, The Noguchi Museum, SculptureCenter, and MoMA PS1.

By Bus

To get to SculptureCenter by bus from Brookyln, take the B61 to the stop at the intersection at Jackson Avenue and Court Square. Walk up Jackson Avenue 3 blocks and turn right onto Purves Street.

Parking

There is metered street parking available along Jackson Avenue and a public parking garage available 3 blocks away at Court Square.