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Binghamton Events

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May


  • May 1 - Southern Tier Startup Summit 2019 - Join together with entrepreneurs from across the region for the 2019 Southern Tier Startup Summit & Chloe Capital Pitch Event. The Startup Summit brings together innovators, business professionals, founders, investors, and economic catalysts to celebrate entrepreneurship of all forms in the Southern Tier. Hosted by Binghamton University’s Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships and held at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator in downtown Binghamton, this is the hot ticket event for business innovators across the state.
  • May 2 - Pasta dinner Benefit for Children’s Summer Lunch Program - See some of the Nicest Cars in the Area And Enjoy a Very Special Italian Dinner (Pasta, Meatballs, Salad, Bread & Dessert) THURSDAY, MAY 2nd 2019 4:30 to 7:00 PM Sons of Italy Lodge, 126 Odell Ave - Endicott, NY Tickets $10 per person/ Children under 5 Free.
  • May 3 - First Friday Opening: Scott Yurko, A Painter’s Snapshots - Artist Scott Yurko and BCAC present A Painter’s Snapshots, a series of “confrontational portraits”: instead of just examining paintings, visitors to this exhibition will find the paintings looking directly at them. For Yurko, this is a way to create an emotional dialog between the art and the viewer. Hopefully, as one confronts each individual piece the viewer will get a sense of who the subject is as well as the specific emotional state they may emote.
  • May 3 - 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.
  • May 4 - I Love My Park Day - I Love My Park Day, held the first Saturday in May, attracts thousands of volunteers from across the state to participate in cleanup, improvement, and beautification events at New York State parks and historic sites. Join us to celebrate New York's park system by cleaning up park lands and beaches, planting trees and gardens, restoring trail and wildlife habitat, removing invasive species, and working on various site improvement projects.
  • May 5 - Bridge Run Half-Marathon & 5KThe Greater Binghamton Bridge Run is a half-marathon and 5K that showcases four of the area's historic bridges.
  • May 6 - Jazz Session at the Firehouse Stage - Jazz Sessions at the Firehouse Stage occur on select Monday evenings from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Each 2-hour Session will have a featured musician and/or vocalist and be recorded for an eventual compilation CD. All Jazz Sessions are hosted by Mike Carbone. Musicians must pre-register with Mike Carbone at mcarbone@stny.rr.com in order to jam. Monday, May 6, 2019 at 7 PM. Tickets: $10.
  • May 7 The Screenwriting Biz Film Series - From the Studio System to writing on spec, this film series will show the art and business of screenwriting. It shows the struggles that screenwriters face trying to write; dealing with writer’s block, screenplay readers, directors, producers, agents, and others while keeping their sanity and solvency. Most people take screenwriting for granted. These films will show just how hard it is to be a working screenwriter and how great the rewards can be.
  • May 8 - Social Justice Film Series at The Bundy: Ban the 24-Hour Workday - The Social Justice and Labor Film Series Presents: Ban the 24-Hour Workday This short film follows the struggles and victories of the home care workers leading the Ain't I A Woman?! Campaign. These working-class women of color in New York State are being forced to work 24-hour shifts, and are only paid for 13 of the 24 hours. The workers are coming together to fight these sweatshop conditions for themselves and others! Visit aintiawoman.org to learn more about the campaign
  • May 9 - AVRE’s Dining in the Dark - Join us for our 2nd Annual Dining in the Dark! Dining in the Dark is a fundraising and awareness event that gives guests a first-hand glimpse into the lives of those who are visually impaired or completely blind, by taking them on an unforgettable blindfolded dining experience. Guests will first enjoy a cocktail hour featuring a silent auction, wine wall, appetizers, and cash bar. During the meal, guests will use special light-blocking masks to simulate blindness while receiving…
  • May 10 - Bravo Broadway - Back by popular demand, Opera does Broadway in this musical revue! Our top-notch Resident Artists sing their farewell evening of Broadway favorites! We’re shaking up the format (again!) to offer Broadway for Everyone! We’ll shuffle a deck of songs and you’ll vote to choose the final set in our Show Tune Shuffle: $1 for 1 vote or $10 for an arms length! Hear your favorite musical theatre numbers in this gem of a performance – one night only!
  • May 11 - National Train Day at Ross Park Zoo - Celebrate National Train Day with us at the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park. Enjoy FREE rides on the Binghamton Zoo Express presented by Valley Dental Pediatrics, and a free giveaway for kids! TRAIN RIDE HOURS • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • May 12 - Mother’s Day Tutu Run - The Fourth Annual Mother’s Day Tutu Run returns to the Coal House on Saturday, May 11th, 2019! The 2.2 Mile Run/Walk will begin at the Coal house at 11:00am. Proceeds benefit Mom’s House. There will be official results with awards for overall and team winners and prizes for best tutus! Post-race refreshments and award ceremony. Register at TutuRun.itsyourrace.com. With questions, please call 607-221-3727.
  • May 13 - Monday’s at the Museum Music from the late 1800’s Performed by Musicians : Charlene Thompson, Jeff Branfield, and Julian Shepherd Lunch: Tomato Soup, Chicken Caesar Salad, Croissant, Dessert- Fruit Cup Note: Vegetarian alternative: Vegetable Lasagna (no cheese) and dessert Lunch and Program $20 Program only: $5.00 Reservations for lunch should be made by Friday May 10th – call 607-722-4873
  • May 15 - Broadway In Binghamton presents: The Sound of Music
  • May 16 - Cocktails with Creatives - Cocktails with Creatives Come network, talk shop, collaborate with like minds in a relaxed, low-key atmosphere. Creatives of all genres welcome! Grab your favorite evening beverage and join the conversation.
  • May 17 - Margarita Masquerade Run - The Margarita Masquerade Run take place on Friday, May 17, 6:00pm at Endwell Greens. This event is presented by the Vestal Coal House and Endwell Greens. The 5K course will be take you through the golf greens – a unique new running course. Runners are encouraged to dress up in masquerade, there will be a post-race masquerade dance party. Also, prizes will be awarded for best masquerade costumes. Register as an individual or a team!
  • May 18 - Binghamton Zoo Flea Market - Stop by our lower parking lot and browse local vendors. Yard sale items, crafts, and business vendors will be set up. The flea market is free to attend, and will be open from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. Admissions to the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park is open 10:00 am - 4:00 pm and is general admission pricing. ZOO FUNDRAISER Yard sale items will be for sale inside of the Binghamton Zoo's Education Center.
  • May 19 - The Cutler Flea Market - A Curated Indoor Market of Quality Antiques, Vintage Collectibles And One-of-a-Kind Artisan Finds with Select Food and Beverage Vendors held at the Broome County Regional Farmers Market FREE Admission
  • May 20 - Jazz Session at the Firehouse Stage - Jazz Sessions at the Firehouse Stage occur on select Monday evenings from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Each 2-hour Session will have a featured musician and/or vocalist and be recorded for an eventual compilation CD. All Jazz Sessions are hosted by Mike Carbone. Musicians must pre-register with Mike Carbone at mcarbone@stny.rr.com in order to jam. Monday, May 20, 2019 at 7 PM. Tickets: $10. Purchase tickets at www.goodwilltheatre.net or 607-772-2404x301.
  • May 25 - Tie Dye 5k - Join us for the 2nd Annual Tie Dye 5K Run/Walk on May 25, 11:00am. This fun run/walk benefit the Chenango River Theater. This race includes Tie Dye shirts, refreshments, and prizes for best tie dye outfits. Come on down for a good cause. Register at TieDye5K.ItsYourRace.com. With questions, please call 607-221-3727
  • May 27 - Binghamton Memorial Day Parade - The annual Memorial Day Parade will begin at 2:00 pm. The parade will start at the American Legion Post 80, 76 Main Street, and end at the Broome County Court House.
  • May 31 - Face It! Theatre Reads Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar - Face It! Theatre Reads Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar Face It! members read Pulitzer prize winning play depicting a successful corporate lawyer painfully forced to consider why he has for so long camouflaged his Pakistani Muslim heritage. May 31st and June 1st, starts at 7 pm. Admission is free.
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