Much has happened in and around Binghamton since my last post. Granted, some of the events were unexpected and not pleasant; however, I will leave it up to our local media outlets to cover those.
As for the positive things that happened in our area, there are just too many for one person to attend. Here is a snapshot of a few of the events I had the pleasure of attending these past two weeks.
Binghamton's Office of Economic Development takes over the Chenango River Promenade and Peacemaker's Stage for an outdoor Binghamton Music and Arts Series, Live on the Waterfront, on certain Fridays during the summer months. Friday, July 17th was no exception. You can stroll among the artist tables, grab a bite to eat from several food trucks or even sample some local craft beer while listening to a local band playing on the stage. The next scheduled Live on the Waterfront event is Friday, July 31st. More information can be found on the official event page here.
The Southern Tier AIDS Program (STAP) held its annual Doggone Fun on the Run at Otsiningo Park. The very successful event raised in excess of $13,000 in support of the programs offered by STAP to the community. For more information on The Southern Tier AIDS Program and the services it provides, click here.
Surely one of the biggest fundraising events of the year for the Broome County Humane Society has to be its annual Duck Derby. This year, they were not going to let high water and strong currents in the Chenango River put a damper on the event. The organizers, along with the Binghamton Fire Department, put their heads together and designed, created and successfully executed the largest water slide in Binghamton history; to the delight of those who adopted close to 10,000 rubber ducks. The Broome County Humane Society is a local nonprofit that survives on donations without the help of government funding. For more information on how you can help, please click here.
These are just a few of the events that happen here in Binghamton on a regular basis benefiting both its economic development and the organizations serving members of the community. It is impossible for one person to attend each and every event. If you are interested in what is happening on any given day, make sure you check out the list of events at What's Goin' On Binghamton? and BingPop. You can also find listings on various local media websites, in the weekly Good Times section of the Press & Sun Bulletin and the monthly calendar of events page in Triple Cities Carousel.