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)!

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Breakfast in the Woods

Mon, May 30th, Mon, July 4th, Mon, September 5th: 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.

Admission: $10/adult, $5/child 12 and under
 

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.

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

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Brats ‘n Brews

Friday, May 20th: 5:00p-10:00p

Join us as we celebrate spring and the up-coming summer season with the opening of our Picnic Grounds. There’s plenty of room for all, with over 30 picnic tables!

A dinner consisting of Bratwurst, potato salad and sauerkraut will be available for $10 starting at 6:00pm. Apple strudel and soft pretzels will also be available for $3 each.

Cash bar: German Brews (wine and soft drinks) will be available.

Looking forward to seeing everyone for the first outdoor party of the season!

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Sommer Biergarten

Saturday July 23rd: 5:00p-11:00p

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 and soft drinks will also be served).

 

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

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Oktoberfest

Saturday, September 24th: 4:00p-10:00p

 

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 Biers, wine and soft drinks will be served.
 

Activities:

  • Bier Stein hoisting contest!  …Traditional Bavarian!

  • Wear your favorite Lederhosen and Dirndl!

Admission:

   $8 adult

   $4 child 12 and under

   Free for 4 and under

Prost!

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Harvest Festival

Saturday, November 5th: 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!

Admission:

  $17 in advance (beverages and dessert extra)

  $20 at-the-door (beverages and dessert extra)

  $7 admission only (no dinner)

  $1 discount for German Club members on at-the-door admission

Menu: Roast pork, German side dishes. Dessert is available as an extra purchase.

 

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

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Lumpenball

Due to the difficulties posed by COVID-19, the Lumpenball will not be held in 2022.

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.

Admission: $5 (food and beverages extra)

 

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.