Binghamton

Special Events

Explore all the fun and exciting things to do in Binghamton, New York. From family events to festivals and attractions, enjoy the best of what Binghamton has to offer.

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Monthly Events

August


  • Aug 2 - Woodstock Tribute Weekend - Woodstock Tribute Weekend at McGirk’s August 2, 3 and 4! In honor of the monumental festival, Woodstock at 50 years old, we’re curating an outstanding lineup of musicians from our region who will be performing music from the original bands of the 1969 Woodstock Lineup, with their own flare! Lineup of bands and ticket info coming soon.
  • Aug 2 - First Friday Binghamton - Presented by Gorgeous Washington Street Association, the First Friday Art Walk is our signature event highlighting the area's growing arts community.First Friday patrons enjoy gallery hopping, art openings, music and theater shows, fine dining, cafes, entertainment and merchant's special events. Held on the first Friday of each month from 6-9 PM, the First Friday Art Walk features rotating venues ranging from 30-40 locations downtown and throughout the city's neighborhoods. The First Friday schedule is subject to change without notice.
  • Aug 3 - Tom Besom Exhibition - Join us Saturday August 3rd from 1PM-3PM for the opening of an art exhibition featuring the work of Tom Besom. The exhibition will be on display through Saturday September 21st. "My work represents the intersection of two movements in art history: minimalism and neo-surrealism. When I started doing sculpture in the early 1980s, I caught the tail end of minimalism. Following the precepts of the movement, I tried to make pieces that were “cool” rather than “emotional.” I emphasized simple…
  • Aug 4 - Extreme Ravine 5K/15K - Keeping with NEWBSANITY core values, the Extreme Ravine will be the gnarliest 5K you have ever done! We will also feature a 15K division that will complete 3 laps of the 5Kk course. The course is laid out on the southern trail system of the NEWBSANITY Adventure Center. Expect radical elevation changes on varying terrain, creek crossings, swamps, rocks, roots, ruts, and oh, did we mention extreme elevation changes? Standard Course Length: 5K/15K.
  • Aug 5 - TCO Apprentice Painters - TCO Apprentice Painters with AmarA & jk NEW 5-day apprenticeship! Welcome to TCO’s paint dock! Teens (age 13-18) work alongside TCO’s scenic designers, AmarA*jk, to learn the art of scenic painting. Includes painting technique lessons, individual and group project. Paints and canvases provided. Students should bring images they are interested in using for inspiration, or they can choose from a selection provided for their individual work. Students may also bring brushes. Clothes, including shoes, socks, and hats WILL get paint…
  • Aug 7 - Mini-Maker Workshop: What Does Your Imagination Look Like? An engaging, multi-media self portrait experience to encourage children to think about what their imagination may look or feel like. Emailed portrait of child required!*** Workshops run each Wednesday in August from 3:00pm-4:30pm and are $15 individually/$50 for all four weeks. Snack provided, messes to be made and fun to be had! To register, contact Jessica by phone at (607) 760-5917 or by email at jessicapetrylak@hotmail.com.
  • Aug 8 - Family Fun Night in the Park: North Side Park - Join us Thursdays in August for Family & Community Nights in the Parks! Games, Snacks, Giveaways, Local Mascots, Entertainment, Information & Resources, Fun, Family, and Friendship! Cost is free! More Info For more information contact Maria Fabrizi at 607.778.1005 or email mfabrizi@co.broome.ny.us Sponsored by: Prevention Coalition of Broome County https://www.facebook.com/PreventionCoalitionBC/
  • Aug 10 - Meals on Wheels 5K Run/Walk - The Meals on Wheels 5K Run/ Walk will take place Saturday, August 10th, 9:00am at the Vestal Coal House. Proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels of Western Broome. This is a USATF certified 5k. There is also an option for a 1 mile and 2 mile walk. Awards will be given out for the most funds raised. The cost to participate is $20 and includes a t-shirt. Register at MealsonWheels5K.ItsYourRace.com. With any questions, please call 607-221-3727.
  • Aug 11 - Relocation and Rebirth: Music Benefit for House-Fire Victims - On the night of June 25th, a devastating fire broke out at 30 Cedar Street, located right on the Bundy Museum complex, displacing three of the Bundy staff, as well as a 9 year old boy. While they made it out with their lives, they lost mostly everything they owned, including a beloved pet. Please join us and have a good time as we rock out to some awesome music and raise money to help out some really hardworking and…
  • Aug 14 - Mini-Maker Workshop: Marshmallow Painting - Now here is a time to play with food! Paint, layer, stack sculpt with the sugary treat. Workshops run each Wednesday in August from 3:00pm-4:30pm and are $15 individually/$50 for all four weeks. Snack provided, messes to be made and fun to be had! To register, contact Jessica by phone at (607) 760-5917 // by email at jessicapetrylak@hotmail.com.
  • Aug 16 - The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra at The Bundy - The Bundy Museum Presents The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra Friday August 16th. Doors at 7:00PM Show time 7:30PM $10.00 ticket/door cover Located in the Bundy Museum Annex Theatre (Behind the Museum) The GCO covers many genres in their crazy eclectic music mix and it all falls under ART-ROCK JAZZ FUSION. Subgenres: JAMGRASS ART-ROCK | JAZZGRASS ART-ROCK | EXPERIMENTAL ROCK Call it what you will, but its artsy is hell and it ROCKS! The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra has been freakin’ minds for…
  • Aug 17 - Author’s Showcase: Artist Talk & Demo with Dave Porter - Join us for an Author’s Showcase: Artist Talk & Demonstration with artist Dave Porter of Artisan Gallery’s August exhibition, “Vibrant Ground”. Porter will share his creative process and concept of his work such as where he finds natural materials, how he transforms a piece in nature into a piece of art with his dual background in engineering and studio art, and what tools he would use to create the effect he looks for, etc. Porter will do a wood carving…
  • Aug 19 - “Main Street Rising” Film Screening - Join Be Local Broome and award-winning filmmaker Brian Frey for our screening of “Main Street Rising.” This new documentary chronicles the history, successes, and struggles of several Southern Tier communities and how they are now approaching the revitalization of their downtowns. Enjoy refreshments, the one-hour documentary, and finally, a panel of community members prepared to tie the film to revitalization efforts in Broome County. Free to the public; suggested donation $10. When: Monday, August 19th | 5-7 PM Where: Koffman…
  • Aug 21 - Feast with the Beasts at Ross Park Zoo Tame your hunger at the Binghamton Zoo's 28th annual Feast with the Beasts! This event will showcase more than 25 New York and Pennsylvania restaurants and wineries, a silent auction and basket raffle, plus live music.
  • Aug 23 - Antique Gas & Steam Engine Show - Annual show featuring antique engines, related equipment, economy engines and economy power king tractors, flea market, tractor parades, food, and live music.
  • Aug 24 - Windsor Corn Festival & Tractor Show - 3rd Annual Windsor Corn Festival & Tractor Show Saturday, August 24, 2019, Noon till 5pm Come and enjoy all things related to CORN! Corn Dogs, Roasted Corn, Popcorn, Caramel Corn, Kettle Corn, Walk-Away-Taco’s, Cotton Candy, Fried Dough, Hand Cut French Fries, Sno-Cones and more! Also Live music, Tractor Display, Chicken BBQ, Corn Husking contest, History of Corn, Corn Crafts, Face Painting, Windsor Partners Duck Race on the creek, Spin Art, Games for Kids of all ages!! Admission to the festival…
  • Aug 25 - Binghamton Porchfest - A free celebration of community, music, and togetherness, Porchfest is the grassroots collaborative effort of hundreds of individual musicians and dozens of resident hosts of the West Side neighborhood of Binghamton (specifically the including and directly surrounding the historic Abel Bennett Tract) who get together on the last Sunday of every August to boogie down with their neighbors to the sounds of over 100 musical acts, presented on the front porches, stoops, and lawns of volunteering homes and businesses.
  • Aug 29 - Family Fun Night in the Park: Klumpp Park - Join us Thursdays in August for Family & Community Nights in the Parks! Games, Snacks, Giveaways, Local Mascots, Entertainment, Information & Resources, Fun, Family, and Friendship! Cost is free! More Info For more information contact Maria Fabrizi at 607.778.1005 or email mfabrizi@co.broome.ny.us Sponsored by: Prevention Coalition of Broome County https://www.facebook.com/PreventionCoalitionBC/
  • Aug 30 - LIVE MUSIC at Oquaga Creek State Park - Live Music on the beach! At Oquaga Creek State Park!! Mike Davis and Tom Westcott - acoustic show. $5/ car cover charge

Special Deals

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