May 24, 2024
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11 Fun Things to Do in Binghamton This Spring

From falling in love to jamming out to music, there are countless activities to partake in this Springhamton! Make sure to come out and attend the exciting upcoming events in store for you!

Celebrate Black History Month

Hair Show

The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is hosting multiple events to honor and celebrate the history of Black American arts and artisans for Black History Month. Make sure to also check out what BSU has to offer each day throughout February!

Honor the Year of the Dragon

Lantern in Breezeway

Celebrate Lunar New Year with some friends at the New Year Celebration at Appalachian Dining Hall, or attend an event where you can create your own unique lantern with the Taiwanese American Student Coalition (TASC), or show up to CASU and VSA’s annual Lunar Festival event!

Watch the Super Bowl

Get together with friends and catch some football! The Super Bowl is being hosted in Las Vegas this year for the first time ever. From watching my dad amped up throughout the season, to my friends getting hyped for Usher headlining the Halftime Show this year, it’s sure to be a great game. As Binghamton University has been undefeated since 1946, it’s up to us to cheer on our favorite team!

Fall in love

Student making a heart

Love is in the air with Valentine’s Day around the corner. For singles and lovebirds alike, the campus is hosting a range of romantic events, from making Pipe Cleaner Flowers to Make a Date to Hike. JUMP is also hosting its very own “Love Is Blind” Love Games Event! Off campus, mix up horror and romance with a Valentine’s Day Musical Murder Mystery Dinner.

Rock out at the Battle of the Bands

From the Bronx

One of my personal favorite events! Listen in as some of the most talented students at Binghamton duke it out in the Union Undergrounds in the hopes of being named Spring Fling’s opener. With From The Bronx winning last year’s battle, the competition will be intense.

Delight yourself with the Mac and Cheese Fest

Mac and Cheese Fest

It’s time for the 9th Annual Mac and Cheese Fest in downtown Binghamton! Watch, eat and vote as restaurants compete to be crowned champion.

Prepare to be amazed

Rob Lake act

The Anderson Center is inviting back The Red Hot Chilli Pipers to play some Celtic rock. Also mark your calendars for The Magic of Rob Lake, America’s Got Talent quarter-finalist magician, to witness mind-bending illusions.

Laugh with friends

red curtains

The Annual Spring Comedy Show is the perfect event to hang out and have a laugh with your friends, and this year’s show is on for late March. Past acts include Chris Redd, Chris Distefano, Devon Walker, Michael Longfellow, Pete Davidson and more! Stay tuned for this year’s act announcement!

Eat well with Restaurant Week

thai time

This time of year means delicious food with excellent prices throughout Downtown Binghamton for Restaurant Week. Some of my absolute favorite restaurants are Pappi Arepas, Saké Tumi and Thai Time.

Enjoy DCP shows

DCP spelling bee play

The Dickinson Community Players is Binghamton University’s oldest student-run theatre group, and they will be presenting two exciting shows this spring: The Picture of Dorian Gray and Zombie Prom.

Have a blast at Spring Fling

spring fling

Spring Fling is one of Binghamton’s most noteworthy events of the year, with awesome food, club tabling, music and amusement rides to thrill you. A special concert will be held in the evening. I’m excited to find out who will perform this year!

Lauren Woodring is an intern for the Office of Media and Public Relations, and a senior double majoring in English and psychology. She’s looking forward to starting her career after graduation, and in her spare time she can be found playing board games with friends, earning her cat’s love with treats and writing poetry.

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