9 Awesome Things to Do in Binghamton this Spring
Posted by Samantha Schoenfeld on February 16, 2017
After a long winter, #Springhamton is just around the corner. To celebrate the warmer weather and extra sunshine ahead, here are some fun things you can do in Binghamton this spring.
Have one last hurrah before finals at Spring Fling 2017
This year’s Spring Fling takes place May 6 on the Student Wing enclave, the spine and the Peace Quad. Spring Fling features attractions, performances and loads of free stuff. Performers have not yet been announced, but you can like us on Facebook and be the first to know. It’s sure to be one of the best events of the semester. In the meantime, check out this video from last year's event.
Say “cheese” at the Mac & Cheese Fest
Binghamton’s 2nd Annual Mac & Cheese Fest is happening at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30. Cheese lovers, do not miss this event! The festival will feature mac and cheese from over 30 participating restaurants.
Attend a Theatre Department production
You can see A Lie of the Mind, a play about two families shaken by sudden violence and their journey toward healing, on Feb. 24-25 and March 11-12. Additionally, Lady Windermere's Fan, a comedy about a socialite who suspects her husband of cheating, has performances April 28-30, May 5 and May 7. Student tickets are $10, or $5 on opening night.
Catch one of the first Rumble Ponies games
After 25 years as the Binghamton Mets, the local Mets Double-A Affiliate will play its inaugural season as the Binghamton Rumble Ponies in 2017. The new name is a nod to the Triple Cities' status as the "Carousel Capital of The World". Catch the Binghamton University Go Green game on April 20 at NYSEG Stadium.
Browse the new fashion exhibit at the Phelps Mansion Museum
The historical Phelps Mansion Museum is featuring an exhibition titled "Progressive Fashion 1893-1921," curated by Julia Adams, ‘06. Student tickets are only $5.
Explore the food scene during Restaurant Week
Restaurant Week is coming! Spring 2017 Restaurant Week will take place March 21-30. Feast on multiple courses from a fixed price menu -- just make sure you arrive with an empty stomach.
Get wild during College Discount Day at the Ross Park Zoo
Since the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park opened to the public in 1875, it has been a staple of the local community. The zoo is home to over 100 animal species and one of six operational carousels throughout the Binghamton Metropolitan area. You can visit on May 7 for College Discount Day, where you’ll be able to purchase half-priced student tickets.
Stay woke with India Arie
Join the Black Student Union for its Black History Month keynote address by India Arie at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, in the Anderson Center Chamber Hall. Arie, a singer-songwriter, actress, musician and record producer, will speak on what it means to celebrate blackness unapologetically. Some of Arie's hits include I Am Not My Hair, Little Things, and Video.
Enjoy live comedy by Natasha Leggero
Actress, writer and standup comic Natasha Leggero will perform at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, in the Anderson Center. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for community members. You can purchase your ticket in the MarketPlace from noon-4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, or at the Anderson Center box office/website.
Samantha Schoenfeld is a senior from Commack, N.Y. with an individualized major in integrated marketing communications. She is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi and the Binghamton University Marketing Association. She loves traveling, Broadway and popcorn.
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