East River State Park, otherwise known as the Williamsburg Waterfront, is not fancy: stage, concrete, water. But the view of Manhattan is breathtaking, and the neighborhood (even engulfed in new condos) is textbook Williamsburg. Families can relax amongst historic rail yard remnants, and in the summer, take in family-friendly music and film series. Be sure to leave Fido and your bicycle at home—neither are allowed in the space.
|Venue name:||East River State Park|
90 Kent Ave
|Cross street:||at North 8th St|
|Transport:||Subway: L to Bedford Ave|
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This large space in Williamsburg is barely a park and more of a large open space. New buildings keep springing up around the area but the space remains the same. For a few summers, they did have outdoor concerts here. It was large enough to host bands like Primus and Faith No More, although the sound got lost in the wide open area. They also had a "drinking" area which was far, far from the stage. The "park" does offer fantastic views of Manhattan and is a quiet place to take a break while biking along Kent Ave. The park consists of more cement than grass, so don't expect to run barefoot through the fields of green.