Of Manhattan's many parks that provide an escape from its hustle and bustle, is the East River Park, located in the lower east part of the borough. Spread across 57 acres (20 hectares), the park offers a whole range of activities for all age groups. Kids can play soccer, baseball, basketball and tennis on the athletics field while adults enjoy walks along the river taking in views of the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. A lot of families come here during summers for picnics. For art aficionados, the City Parks Foundation organizes a plethora of events like concerts, dance shows, theater, etc. at the park amphitheater. Past performers include artists like Fiery Furnaces and Willie Colon. Visit their website to know more.