Binghamton Parade Day 2014 Information
Are you ready? Binghamton’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is right around the corner!
Binghamton’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicks off with an 11:30am Mass at St. Mary’s Church on the corner of Court and Fayette on Saturday, March 1st. The parade steps off at 1:30 pm at St. Mary’s and will head down Court and Main Streets to Arthur Street. If you’re looking for a spot to park your rear or your chair, here’s a map of the parade day route:
Legal Stuff You Need to Know:
Open alcoholic container laws will be enforced by city police. The City of Binghamton is reminding people that they will not tolerate any disorderly conduct, interference with parade participants or open containers of alcohol in undesignated public areas. Designated public areas for open containers will include parts of State Street that will be identified the day of the parade. The Campus/Community Coalition—which includes City officials, BU’s Off-Campus College, local business owners and residents—has coordinated to urge acceptable behavior by everyone at the parade.
Tips to Enjoy Parade Day:
Dress warm and wear comfy shoes. After watching the parade, everyone rushes to the bars and they get absolutely packed. Even the inflatable bar outside gets filled, so be prepared to be hanging out outside for most of the day. Wear shoes that are comfortable. You’ll be on your feet all day and don’t want sore feet to ruin your day.
Be careful with your choice of drinks. Irish Car Bombs might be tempting, but whatever you do- don’t do three Irish Car Bombs after drinking beer all day. Vomiting on the street is so uncool.
Rest up. If you’re planning on going out on the night of Parade Day, you might want to consider taking a nap if you plan to be up the whole night. Nothing brings down the fun faster than a sleepy, grumpy person.
- Pre Parade Party For Cancer Research on Friday February 28th at the Holiday Inn Arena at 8 Hawley Street in Binghamton from 5pm-10pm. Admission is $25. with all proceeds going directly to established promising cancer research programs. Entertainment includes local band “OLD FRIENDS”, The Philadelphia Police & Fire Pipes & Drums Band, The Edward P. Maloney Memorial Pipe Band, Donal O’Shaughnessy, The Carle School Of Irish Dance and m.C. Officer Bill Grace. Learn more at www.letsfirecancer.org
- 8th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Party– put on by the Endicott Firefighters Emerald Society and featuring the Edward P. Maloney Pipe Band happens at Terra Cotta from 4pm-10pm. The $30 tickets are expected to sell out quickly, so if you’d like to go, call 585-209-3337 and leave a message.
- The Ranch Bar and Grill at 299 Conklin Ave in Binghamton will open their doors at 8am on parade day and will serve ham and cabbage all day.
Call a Cab. Don’t Drink and Drive!
Yeah- it’ll cost you a couple bucks, but that’s nothing when you consider it could save not only your life, but the lives of others, right? If you have a little too much fun, please do yourself and everyone else a favor and call one of these local cab companies:
Broome Taxi Svc- (607) 773-2227
Owl Taxicab Svc- (607) 722-3447
Checker Cab of Upstate NY- (607) 722-2227
Endicott Cab- (607) 723-8389
Yellow Cab Incorporated- (607) 723-2536
Triple Cities Taxi Incorporated- (607) 724-8294
Whalen’s Taxi Co- (607) 723-8388
Yellow Taxi- (607) 722-2322
BC Cab- (607) 217-4773