Whether you are traveling to Binghamton or live here, rest assured there is plenty to see and do on the weekend.
One of the greatest attractions of the city is its carousels. Binghamton has six of the last 150 carousels left in the world, earning it the nickname “The Carousel Capital.” You can find six of these carousels scattered around the parks of the Greater Binghamton Area. Enjoy a ride on the classic beauties located at Recreation Park and the Ross Park Zoo.
Enjoy live theater? Your first stop is The Forum Theatre. This historic 1,500-seat performing arts theatre is home to Broadway In Binghamton, the Tri-CitiesOpera, and the Binghamton Philharmonic. The Forum hosts a wide variety of other events, including concerts, comedians, conventions, talent competitions, and recitals. If you like smaller productions, you can check out Cider Mill Playhouse, KNOW Theater and productions presented by the Binghamton University Theater. If you feel adventurous, take part in the annual Galumpha! The Galumpha is a acrobatic dance and comedy event with hilarious antics and astonishing feats.
Get Outside! Binghamton is known for its bicycling and walking clubs, facilities, and trails. The Binghamton River Trail starts at Confluence Park and travels alongside the Chenango River to Cheri A. Lindsey Park. It's a great place for a walk!
Enjoy the beauty of the Cutler Botanic Garden and the fascinating displays at the Bundy Museum of History and Art and at the Roberson Mansion.
Does your idea of fun include sports? Binghamton's got you covered. For baseball, there is the Binghamton Rumble Ponies baseball team, and for hockey, there are the Binghamton Devils who play their home games at Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena. Recreation Park hosts its own cycling races, as well as its own tennis challenge.
The arts scene in Binghamton is booming. The historic Downtown area contains a large cluster of art galleries and shops. These galleries present the First Friday Art Walk monthly.
The Binghamton Community Orchestra performs only three times each season while the Binghamton Philharmonic provides a wider variety of music year round including classical, pops, chamber music and special Holiday programs.
Other "must visit" places for the kids include the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park, the Kopernik Observatory & Science Center and the interactive, child-oriented Discovery Center.
Catch a film at the Art Mission and Theater downtown. This is an independent theater is housed in a former railroad depot. For modern movies, there is Cinema Saver on Madison Avenue, AMC Vestal Townsquare 9, and Regal Binghamton Stadium 12 Cinemas on Front Street.
As you can see, this is a diverse city with a range of eclectic entertainment. There is plenty to enjoy in Binghamton, even beyond the six legendary carousels!