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

October


  • Oct. 3 - In the Zone: Preserving Rod Serling’s Hometown Legacy - The Rod Serling Archive at the Bundy Museum Presents In the Zone: Preserving Rod Serling’s Hometown Legacy Thursday, October 3 2019 6:00PM Doors at 5:30PM Located in the Bundy Museum Annex Theatre (Behind the Museum) Hosted by Michael Pipher (Serling Archivist & Historian) IN THE ZONE PROGRAM SCHEDULE See what Binghamton has done to help preserve Rod's legacy. SCREENING: 1986 dedication of Historic marker with Helen Foley 1986 First Rod Serling Film Festival 1987 Rod Serling Celebrity Auction Rod Serling…
  • Oct. 4 - Serling Fest 2019: The TZ at 60 - To commemorate the 60th anniversary of The Twilight Zone's 1959 debut, the Rod Serling Memorial Foundation presents: SERLING FEST 2019: The TZ @ 60, a three-day celebration in Rod Serling's adopted hometown of Binghamton, New York. Confirmed guests include Rod's daughter, Anne Serling (author of AS I KNEW HIM: MY DAD, ROD SERLING); Mark Olshaker (co-author of MINDHUNTER, inspiration for the acclaimed Netflix series); Mark Dawidziak (author of EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN THE TWILIGHT ZONE); Nicholas…
  • Oct. 4 - First Friday - 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.
  • Oct. 5 - Howloween at the Zoo - Join us for Howloween at the Zoo, a not-so-scary event where kids of all ages can see the zoo and enjoy Halloween. This event features fun games and activities without the fright of ghouls and goblins. Kids can participate in pumpkin bowling, a pirate ring toss, and numerous other activities to win coins for prizes and candy.
  • Oct. 6 - Harpur Cinema presents ‘The Guardians / Les Gardiennes’ – Xavier Beauvois – France – 2017 - With the men off fighting in the trenches of WW1, the work on the farm is left to the women, the Guardians of the title, who tend the earth. The film’s tragedy, fiercely acted, unfolds on the home front sumptuously photographed by Caroline Champetier with her painterly and serene compositions of the women laboring in the fields and the changing seasons. “A rewarding and rich film, which offers a delicate and often troubling insight into the lives of those left…
  • Oct. 7 - enJOY JAZZ NightEnjoy a relaxing evening while listening to some of the area’s best jazz musicians. Curated by Mike Carbone, the revamped Jazz Night will feature a special invited guest performer. Date: 10/7. Time: 7-9 PM Tickets: $10. Purchase tickets at www.goodwilltheatre.net or 607-772-2404 x 301.
  • Oct. 10 - Southern Tier Young Proffessional Summit - YOUNG PROFESSIONAL SUMMIT The YP Summit is not your average conference! Young Professionals will be surrounded by like-minded millennials discussing how they take their place in the Greater Binghamton business community and make a difference. The unique aspects included in the YP Summit are critical to the retention of young professionals in the Greater Binghamton region. The structure of the day allows for meaningful conversations and connections made between attendees, as well as building business and leadership skills.
  • Oct. 11 - Witch-Crafts - Every Friday in October, Roberson’s Activity Lab transforms into the Witches Lair, where parents and kids can engage in a fun paper crafts! (Perfect for kids grades 1st – 8th) Plus, explore the dark void of space this October with a special tour of the stars in the Planetarium. Admission is $8; $6 for students, seniors, and military; free for children 4 and under and members. Planetarium shows are an additional $4.
  • Oct. 11 - Friday Night Frights Film Series – Grabbers - The BAD (Binghamton After Dark) Movie Club Presents Friday Night Frights Grabbers (2012) "Residents of an island off the coast of Ireland learn that the only way to survive an invasion of blood-sucking aliens is to stay drunk." $5 Donation Doors at 7:00pm Movie starts at 7:30.
  • Oct. 12, 13 - Path Through History Weekend - Guided Tours of Downtown Binghamton presented by Phelps Mansion Museum 191 Court Street, Binghamton on Saturday October 12th and Sunday October 13th. Museum Hours: 11AM – 5PM. Tours begin at 9:30AM. The Phelps Mansion Museum will offer historic walking tours of downtown Binghamton. Participants will learn about some of Binghamton’s most historic buildings during this 1.5-hour tour. The tours will leave from the museum at 9:30AM both days and will be limited to 18 people each day.
  • Oct. 12 - Boys & Girls Club Pumpkin Run 5K - The 2nd Annual Boys & Girls Club Pumpkin Run 5K Run/Walk comes to the Vestal Coal House on Saturday, October 12, 10:00am. Proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Western Broome. This is certified course on the Rail Trail with official results. Pumpkins and medals will be awarded to overall and age group winners. Prizes for best pumpkin costumes. There will be a Pumpkin decorating contest – Paint, carve, or decorate a pumpkin and bring it to the race—there…
  • Oct. 12 - Heart Like A Wheel-Linda Ronstadt Tribute - LlNDA RONSTADT TRIBUTE: HEART LIKE A WHEEL Rita Harvey’s ‘Heart Like A Wheel’ – A Tribute to the Music of Linda Ronstadt celebrates one of the most beloved and versatile pop singers of the past five decades. Hear the hits that Linda Ronstadt helped make famous (“You’re No Good,” “Blue Bayou,” “When Will I Be Loved,” “It’s So Easy,” “That’ll Be the Day,” “Desperado,” “Heat Wave” and many others) as well as stories behind the songs. These timeless favorites are…
  • Oct. 16 - Social Justice Film Series at The Bundy: SIR! NO SIR! - Social Justice Film Series at The Bundy: SIR! NO SIR! Sir! No Sir! is a 2005 documentary by Displaced Films about the anti-war movement within the ranks of the United States Armed Forces during the Vietnam War. The film was produced, directed, and written by David Zeiger. The film had a theatrical run in 80 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada in 2006, and was broadcast worldwide on: Sundance Channel, Discovery Channel, BBC, ARTE France, ABC Australia, SBC Spain, ZDF…
  • Oct. 17 - The Life and Times of Beethoven Come and marvel at the fascinating life of one of the greatest composers of all time as told by the man himself. Ludwig Van Beethoven, aka Philip Cali, will touch upon the tragedies and triumphs of his life and also play excerpts from his most famous compositions! Audience participation is encouraged.Come join us for our Beethoven Book Club! We will meet and discuss the different books that are based upon Beethoven’s life. Admission is Free Refreshments are available for purchase
  • Oct. 18 - Binghamton Chicken Tender Fest - You know who loves chicken tenders? Everybody. You know who eats chicken tenders? Everybody. You know who makes the best chicken tenders in our area? We're about to find out! We'd like to personally invite you to be a part of our First Annual Binghamton Chicken Tender fest. Restaurants from across the area will come together to decide once and for all who has the best take on this iconic menu staple. They will compete to win a variety of…
  • Oct. 18 - Boo at the Zoo - Come see what lies within the Binghamton Zoo after dark at the 28th annual Boo at the Zoo. Embark on this haunted self-guided tour and you’ll surely run into zombies, clowns, and a few other monsters in scenes set up along the path. You could just find yourself being chased by the chainsaw or trying to fight your way out of a zombie hoard…
  • Oct. 19 - Hannah’s Heart & Soles 5K - The 2nd Annual Hannah Hearts & Soles 5K will take place on Saturday, October 19, 11:00am. Proceeds benefit the Hannah E. Meyn Nursing Scholarship for inspiring nurses from SUNY Broome. Post race awards, refreshments, and 50/50 raffle. Register at Hannahs5k.itsyourrace.com or VestalCoalHouse.com
  • Oct. 20 - Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Binghamton - At Making Strides, the Southern Tier comes together to celebrate survivors, have fun, and raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society's efforts to save lives from breast cancer. Join us as we celebrate the 24th year of Making Strides in Binghamton! http://makingstrideswalk.org/binghamton
  • Oct. 20 - Fall Festival & Trunk or Treat - As we enter into the autumn season, we are pleased to announce the Broome County Fall Festival & Trunk or Treat, to take place at Otsiningo Park, October 20th, from 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Trunk or Treat will take place from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. The event will include food, kids activities, music, dog costume contest, trunk or treat and face painting. Admission is FREE! Questions can be directed to bcparks@co.broome.ny.us or call 607-778-2193.
  • Oct. 24 - The Vienna Boys Choir - For over five centuries, The Vienna Boys Choir has astounded audiences across the globe with its gifted harmonies & angelic voices. Their welcome return to Binghamton will leave a smile on your face and a song in your heart.
  • Oct. 25 - Wizards’ and Witches’ Masquerade Ball - Prepare for a night of elagance, opulence and enchantment at the Wizards' and Witches' Masquerade Ball ! Tickets $25 per person, $40 couples, $20 for student/ID Featuring the Spellbinding music of *Peaches and Crime (cabaret crime magicians) *Frenchy and the Punk ( world class wizards of fae punk) *The Bardo Brothers (magical musicians and ballroom bards) Enjoy transformative face and body Art by Binghamtons "Living Canvas' artists Shara Meltzer and Erika Downey. The recent Art and Masks of E.L. Downey…
  • Oct. 26 - Family Halloween Spooktacular - Trick or treat through Roberson in your cutest or spookiest costume! This is sure to be a day filled with fun Halloween activities. Stop into the Activity Lab to learn the art of Witch-Craft (paper crafts). Take a tour of the Roberson Mansion and learn of its haunting lore. Planetarium shows of the night sky during this most spookiest of seasons. Plus, Haunted Mansion tours will be given every half-hour from 1:30PM – 3:30PM Admission is $8 for adults; $6…
  • Oct. 27 - Heroes and Villains Run - The 6th Annual Heroes and Villains 5K takes place on Sunday, October 27th, 11:00am, at the Vestal Coal House! This is a USATF certified 5K NY14087JG. Dress up as a hero or villain and run, walk, or fly to the finish line. Every participant receives a special finisher medal. There will be prizes for best costumes! Also, there will be overall and age group awards. Don’t forget to recharge your superpowers with post-race refreshments and live music! Register at HeroesAndVillains5K.ItsYourRace.com…

Special Deals

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