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2023 Public Events


The Binghamton German Club hosts many public events over the course of the year.  All of them are open to members and to the public.  Don your Lederhosen and Dirndls and join us for one or all (or just come as you are)!

Burying the Bass
Burying the Bass

Lamenting the end of music and revelry as Lent begins

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Burying the Bass
Burying the Bass

Lamenting the end of music and revelry as Lent begins

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Lumpenball

Saturday, February 18th: 3:00p-7:00p

The German Club opens for a night in midwinter for our Lumpenball. Known in Germany as Karneval or Fasching, and most commonly as Mardi Gras in the US, our Lumpenball ("rag ball") is the last party of the carnival season just before Lent begins.

The German Club joins together for this event with the Czechoslovak Moravian Club of Endicott, NY, who provide the food and a presentation of traditional Czech dances. The highlight of the evening is always the burial of the string bass, representing an end to revelry as we enter the solemn season of Lent.

 

A la carte menu: Holupki, Schnitzel, Kielbasa and a variety of side dishes and desserts.

Cash bar: A full bar of beer, wine, mixed drinks and soft drinks will be available.

Admission (food and beverages extra):

   $8 adult German Club member

   $10 adult non-member

   Children 6-12 are half price

Food
Food

Eggs, sausage and all-you-can-eat pancakes are the core of each breakfast

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Pancake Line
Pancake Line

Hard at work cooking and serving pancakes

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Food
Food

Eggs, sausage and all-you-can-eat pancakes are the core of each breakfast

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Breakfast in the Woods

Mon, May 29th, Tue, July 4th, Mon, September 4th: 8:00a-11:00a

On the mornings of the summer holidays: Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day, the German Club serves up a delicious outdoor breakfast in our wooded Picnic Grounds.

Menu: Scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, bread and all-you-can-eat buttermilk pancakes; along with unlimited coffee and tea.

Breakfast (cash) bar:  Bloody Mary’s, Mimosas, Wine and an assorted selection of your favorite German “breakfast” Biers.

Breakfast tickets:

  $10 adult German Club member

  $12 adult non-member

  Children 12 and under are half price

Come and experience… “Little Germany in the Woods of Binghamton.” – the only outdoor breakfast in Broome County!

Brats
Brats

Brats on the grill

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Pretzelman
Pretzelman

What goes better with brats and beer than pretzels

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Brats
Brats

Brats on the grill

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Brats ‘n Brews

Friday, May 19th, June 16th, July 21, August 18th, September 22nd: 5:00p-10:00p

Join us for our monthly celebration of the iconic German combination of sausages and beer.  Our Picnic Grounds will be open. There’s plenty of room for all, with over 30 picnic tables under our big tents!

A dinner consisting of Bratwurst and side dishes will be available starting at 6:00pm. The cost is $10 for German Club members, $12 for non-members. A desert will also be available for $3.

There will be a cash bar serving delicious German beer, wine, mixed drinks and soft drinks.

Beer
Beer

A variety of tasty beers are on tap

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Venue
Venue

The tents provide protection from the elements

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Music
Music

A German band spin the tunes

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Beer
Beer

A variety of tasty beers are on tap

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Sommer Biergarten

Saturday July 15th: 2:00p-8:00p

Bier, bier, bier… (pronounced – ‘beer’).  Enjoy a summer afternoon and evening of German beer, German food, and live German entertainment at our own club Picnic Grounds …Rain or Shine!!!


A la carte menu: An assortment of wursts (vegan options), German side dishes and desserts will be available. View the full menu on our Facebook Page.

Cash bar: In addition to our club selections we’ll have a large selection of German Brews (wine, mixed drinks and soft drinks will also be available).

 

Admission (food and beverages extra):

   $8 adult German Club member

   $10 adult non-member

   Children 6-12 are half price

   Children 5 and under are free

Travel to Germany without the air fare, and enjoy German entertainment in Binghamton’s backyard!

Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest

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Stein hoisting contest
Stein hoisting contest

A highlight of the festival is the beer stein hoisting contest

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Food
Food

Oktoberfest eats

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Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest

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Oktoberfest

Saturday, September 16th: 2:00p-8:00p

 

The best and most famous German festival of the year comes to Binghamton as we join with Munich and celebrate Oktoberfest.

A la carte menu: An assortment of wursts (vegan options), German side dishes and desserts will be available.

 

Cash bar: A variety of German beers, wine and soft drinks will be served.
 

Activities:

  • Bier Stein hoisting contest!  …Traditional Bavarian!

  • Wear your favorite Lederhosen and Dirndl!

Admission (food and beverages extra):

  $8 adult German Club member

  $10 adult non-member

  Children 6-12 are half price

  Children 5 and under are free

Prost!

Hundaween
Hundaween

The treat tables

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Mummy dogs
Mummy dogs

Mummy dogs for the kids (or kisa at heart)

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Hundaween
Hundaween

The treat tables

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Hundaween

Friday, October 27th: 5:00p-10:00p

Join us for a special Friday event celebrating Halloween and Dogs. The dinner is served at 6:00p and will benefit the Boome County Humane Society.  Table-to-table trick or treating in our upstairs ballroom for kids and dogs.  Doggie costume contest (bring your dog)!

 

No entry fee.  

 

A dinner will be available starting at 6:00p. The cost is $10 for German Club members, $12 for non-members. Children 12 and under are half price

 

There will be a cash bar serving delicious German beer, wine, mixed drinks and soft drinks.

Harvest Festival
Harvest Festival

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Venue
Venue

The upstairs ballroom

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Jail
Jail

Land in jail if you get caught stealing candy

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Harvest Festival
Harvest Festival

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Harvest Festival

Saturday, November 4th: 5:00p-9:00p

Our Harvest Festival rounds out our annual parties. Delight in a Germanic atmosphere in our upstairs ballroom, complete with a wooden dance floor. A live band will spin the tunes and a full dinner will be served.

The ever popular Thieves Dance returns! We create a canopy of tree branches within arms reach above the dance floor.  Within this canopy are hidden many goodies.  Dancers will delight as they can easily reach up and gather these prizes, however they must be wary of the ever watching eyes of the Polizei (police). The Polizei are ever vigilant, so don’t get caught filching the goods otherwise you’ll get arrested and locked up in the Germania Jail.  Bring friends…!  …you’ll need them to bail you out!

Menu: Sauerbraten, German side dishes and dessert.

 

Cash bar: A full bar of beer, wine, mixed drinks and soft drinks will be available.

Admission:

  $25 German Club member dinner and admission

  $20 German Club member dinner only

  $8 German Club member admission only (no dinner)

  Non-members pay $2 extra

  Children are half price

Breakfast in the Woods
Brats and Brews
Sommer Biergarten
Oktoberfest
Harvest Festival
Lupenball
Hundaween
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