On March 9, 2017, we unveiled The Mansion: A Community Center at Walnut St. as our new center-point for the Neighborhood Heritage and Sustainability Project. In partnership with Broome County HEARS and the United Way, we opened our doors for a free meal and gave community members the chance to look over all we have gathered over the past two years. Programming is continuing to evolve, but we are very excited at the great turnout! Food was from Jrama’s. Continue reading
On October 26, 2016 the Neighborhood Heritage and Sustainability Project hosted (along with Binghamton University’s student affairs office, Safe Streets, Binghamton City School District, Horizons Federal Credit Union, Sam’s Club, and J & K Plumbing and Heating) the Fall Festival at Walnut Street Park for children from the neighborhood and across the city. Autumn being the season of mellow fruitfulness – the event was full of food, pumpkin decorating, and games. Students from Binghamton University organized events while those from Binghamton High School provided the music. Continue reading
We are facilitating the creation of the North of Main Street Neighborhood Plan. Our goal is to build sustained neighborhood capacity through a community-based collaborative planning process. The process involves residents: (1) identifying neighborhood assets and challenges; (2) developing strategies and projects to tap existing resources and encourage new investment; and (3) implementing these strategies and projects. Continue reading
We partnered with the United Way of Broome County and FreshCycles to bring a Bicycle Repair Clinic to Walnut Street Park. FreshCycles repaired about 20 bikes in the park and we raffled off 10 bikes donated by employees of J&K Plumbing & Heating and rehabbed by FreshCycles. Approximately 30 people participated. Continue reading
On two Saturdays in July 2016, the project hosted well-attended neighborhood lunch meetings to discuss the strengths and challenges facing the neighborhood and the aspirations of participants.
On October 15, 2015 the Neighborhood Heritage and Sustainability project co-sponsored (along with Safe Streets, Binghamton PTA Council, Binghamton City School District, and J & K Plumbing and Heating) a fall festival at Walnut Street Park for children from the neighborhood and across the city. Students from Binghamton University organized events while those from Binghamton High School provided the music.
Check out these photos of students exploring the neighborhood on a walking tour in September of 2015. Continue reading
Photos from our experience exploring our local community!