Most students complain that there’s nothing to do in Binghamton except for puking into your own hands while downing liquid cocaine shots on State Street. But really, they just aren’t looking in the right places. The Binghamton community is reaching out to students on social media, and they’re assuring us that there is plenty to do around here.
Here’s a list of websites that boast events and resources to make your Binghamton experience more immersive. If you “like” the Facebook pages and visit the websites, you’ll get all the updates on your News Feed. Next to all the pictures of people passed out at JT’s Tavern, of course.
365 Binghamton’s goal is to post 365 unique things to do in the Binghamton area. Like the page, and you’ll learn about everything from Oct. 25’s Fantasmagorical Freakshow Ball in Johnson City to theater auditions and shows in the community.
BingSpot is an online guide to Downtown Binghamton and is even open to submissions. If you know of any Downtown events, they encourage you to email email@example.com with details, which also makes it useful if you’re planning an event. Now, because of BingSpot, you know that Laveggio Roasteria is serving a Nutella latte, and hey, you might even have just learned that there is a Laveggio in the first place.
The Binghamton Business Review is dedicated to informing you about everything local. Before you knock Downtown Binghamton, be sure to check the site for stores and farmers’ markets you would have never known existed.
It always amazes us that there are so few Binghamton University students who know about the coolest day in Binghamton — First Friday. Get to know the community, and enjoy free food, wine and art. Can it get any better?
How would you know about the new frozen yogurt shop Downtown before it even opened? Because the CommuniKey’s website — beautifully redesigned — is a resource that tells you absolutely everything going on in Binghamton, and as a member, you get great deals and promotions at local businesses — and those savings definitely add up.
Did you know that Binghamton not only has parks, but also an accessible farmers’ market? Sure, it’s cool to take your business to the Ithaca Farmers’ Market an hour and a half up, but it’s even cooler if you support business and food justice here in Binghamton. So go.
Like BingSpot, this website keeps track of events going on in the area. But what makes it special is the “Lost History” section, which teaches you the forgotten stories of this historically important — yet still vibrant — city. It can be easy to forget but Binghamton does have a lot goin’ on, and these websites will help you stay on top of it all!