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The Binghamton Area

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Binghamton University is located in New York's Southern Tier, an area known for its river valleys and gentle mountains.

The Binghamton area offers an inspiring landscape and lively urban environment that's easy to navigate. The University's suburban and downtown campuses are just minutes from Binghamton's downtown, as well as the neighboring communities of Vestal, Endicott and Johnson City.

For the University-maintained list of community links, including arts, entertainment and restaurant options, click here.

Arts & Entertainment

Binghamton has a fine regional opera company and symphony, and the University sponsors a wide variety of music, dance and theater performances. In addition, if you want to visit some of the nation's best museums and theaters, there are relatively inexpensive weekend packages (bus and hotel) to New York City.

Arts and Entertainment in Binghamton

Recreation & Weather

On the edge of the state's snow belt, Binghamton experiences moderate summers, breathtakingly beautiful spring and fall seasons, and cold, snowy winters ideal for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. If you enjoy outdoor recreation, there are a wide variety of state, county and city parks for hiking, biking, skiing and picnicking, including a 900-acre nature preserve on campus. In the summer and fall, visit one of the many local berry farms and apple orchards to pick fresh produce. You can also watch Binghamton University's Division 1 Bearcats basketball teams in our Events Center, as well as Double A baseball and AHL hockey in downtown Binghamton.


Binghamton graduate students enjoy attending the area's many events, from the monthly First Friday Art Walk to the Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally in August. Browse some of our most popular events, or go to the Binghamton Convention and Visitors Bureau for a complete list.

Balloon Launch at the Spiedie Fest

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  • First Friday Art Walk
  • Johnson City Field Days
  • July Fest
  • Broome County Fair
  • St. Patrick's Day Parade
  • Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally
  • Recreation Park Music Festival
  • Window on the Arts Festival
  • Two Rivers Arts and Crafts Festival 


Additional Links

Use the links below to continue exploring all that the Binghamton area has to offer.

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Last Updated: 3/18/15