Action News On The Road - Binghamton Part 3

September 5, 2013 Updated Apr 3, 2014 at 8:32 AM EST

If you’re looking for something fun to do you’re going to want to check out our next stop Uncorked Creations “You come in bring your own bottle of wine, and a local artist will teach you to paint on canvas what he or she is painting so you go home at the end of the night with some fun memories and a cool piece of artwork for your house,” said Owner Alise Pierson.

Even if you’ve never painted before Uncorked Creations makes it easy to leave with a beautiful piece of art.

“It’s really an easy process for beginners because the painting is sketched on the canvas before you get here so anybody can come, even if you have no experience it’s really good for beginners,” Pierson said.

They offer kids classes and adult classes and coming up in September they are even offering a wreath making class and wine glass painting class. It’s a great idea for a night out with the girls, a kid’s birthday party or just a creative date night.

Now the classes can accommodate up to 24 people but they fill up fast, so you want to go online or call to reserve your seat.

http://uncorkedbinghamton.com/Home.aspx

 

We’re on the road in Greater Binghamton, actually we’re on the road at the 5th oldest zoo in the country, The Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park. The Binghamton Zoo at Ross park officially opened in 1875 and is celebrating their 138th season. 

“Currently we have 92 species of animals here, 228 individuals about 40% of them are SSPs rare endangered animals, so things like the Amir Tiger, the Amir leopard, we also have porcupines, African black footed penguins. There are many animals that you wouldn’t normally see in small zoos,” said Animal Curator Dave Orndorff.

The zoo also recently had a new addition...

“Just recently on the 18th of June we had a red panda born, first time it’s ever happened here,” Orndorff said. “She is a first time mother and a first time father. We weren’t sure what they were going to do but so far they’re doing everything they are supposed to do.”

Even though summer is coming to an end the fall is a great time to visit. 

“The cooler temperatures are bringing the animal’s activity levels up,” Orndorrf said. “So you never know what you’re going to see. You’re going to see animals running and romping and playing and having a good time, whereas in the summer time they may kind of be in the shade more. So moving forward this is the best time to visit the zoo.”

And there’s still plenty of things to do at the zoo.

 “Zoo Brew is an adult oriented event and it actually doesn’t take place in the zoo,” said Volunteer Coordinator, Melissa Grippin. “It takes place in the zoo pavilions which are located outside of the zoo and it’s where we have local breweries come by and give out samples of their brew and we are being catered this year by Terra Cotta which is exciting.”

Now Zoo Brew takes place mid September and tickets are $30 for members and $35 for non-members.  For more information log on to wbng.com and this is actually our last stop on the road this season, thanks for watching.

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