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A Family Bazaar, July Fest, Sundae Safari & Ukrainian Festival - Oh My!

With summer, comes all sorts of things to do in the Southern Tier of New York. Let's take this weekend for example. What are your plans? I know of at least four things that will be fun to head out to this weekend.

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Phot

July Fest Takes Over Downtown Binghamton July 12th, 13th & 14th

The weekend will begin early this week, as Binghamton welcomes the 59th Annual July Fest and Binghamton Music and Jazz Festival. Court Street and a portion of Washington Street will be filled with all sorts of things to see, do, and eat.

Hours for July Fest will be from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Several art and craft vendors will be set up and there will be plenty of choices for food. There will be lots of music from several bands and performers throughout the three-day weekend on the July Fest stage. For more information, visit the July Fest website.

Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)
Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)

It's Hot, You Need Ice Cream, And The Ross Park Zoo Has Your Scoop On Saturday

The Ross Park Zoo’s Sundae Safari is back again and will be this Saturday, July 13th from 5 to 8 p.m. The Zoo, located on Morgan Road, Binghamton, notes that fantastic frozen fantasies will be available for the public to taste and judge.

Several community agencies will be on hand to tempt your taste buds with their creative ice cream sundaemaking skills. It's kind of a friendly competition to come up with the best sundaes inspired by animals that call the Ross Park Zoo home. Guests will walk from animal habitat to habitat, tasting each creation, before deciding on a winner.

For more information about Saturday's Ross Park Zoo Sundae Safari, visit the Ross Park Zoo website.

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You Are Invited To the Ukrainian Day Festival On Saturday

The St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church Festival is Saturday, July 13th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., located at 1 Saint John's Parkway in Johnson City. Join the church as they celebrate their heritage and culture; and honor the valor and resolve of their brothers and sisters in Ukraine as they fight to preserve their independence, democracy, territorial integrity, and our shared American values.

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Enjoy music throughout the day, and of course, delicious Ukrainian food including Holubtsi, Pirohy, Halushsky, and baked goods. There will be kid's games and church tours, plus the gift shop will be open. WNBF's Bill Flynn will be making an appearance at the festival on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, visit the St. John Ukrainian Orthodox Church website.

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The Family Bazaar Is Back At The Church Of The Holy Family For 3 Days

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the Church of the Holy Family, at 3600 Phyllis Street in Endwell is looking forward to your visit for their annual Family Bazaar.

The Church of the Holy Family Bazaar will feature live music all three days, along with food, drinks, bingo, kid's games, and raffles among other events. On Sunday, the chicken BBQ will be from Noon to sold out.

WNBF's Bill Flynn will be at the Family Bazaar during the Polka Show on Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. Shuttles will be available from the Delta Engineering parking lot on Hooper Road. For more information, visit the Church of the Holy Family website.

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