In New York City, warmer weather brings street fairs, festivals, and lots of free, large-scale art popping up all over town. This year brings a dancing bronze hippo, a concrete outdoor ballroom, a mesmerizing whirlpool and more. Click through for highlights of the fresh public art on display this spring and summer, plus a couple classics.

G.O.A.T., again

The Socrates Sculpture Park is full of wonderful artworks year-round, but a new seasonal exhibit brings an work that's the Greatest of All Time — aka G.O.A.T.. Among a gathering of goats, in groups and standing solo, the piece also features the "Scapegoat" — a 40-foot long hobby toy — and a large APOLLO sign. Kids will be engaged by the life-like goat sculptures that the artist unleashes on the park, and parents will enjoy the social commentary these creatures provide.

Apr. 29 - Sept. 4
Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Boulevard
Long Island City
Online: socratessculpturepark.org

Photo: Mitch Cope via the Socrates Sculpture Park

What’s your favorite piece of public art in NYC? Let us know in the comments below!

—Yuliya Geikhman