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"Paint The Town Purple" Event Raises Awareness on Domestic Violence

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -

You might see a lot of purple in Downtown Binghamton this month. That's because October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

On Friday, the Crime Victims Assistance Center (CVAC) hosted an awareness event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Washington Street. 

The event will have live music, a photobooth, and countless of purple giveaways. You can also learn about resources in the community and how you can help out in the cause. 

"We’re hoping to just raise awareness and support so that way maybe will reach them on maybe someone who may be experiencing this will hear what’s going on and learn about services and know that everyone is here to support them," said Jennifer Spencer, Education and Outreach Supervisor. 

Friday night's event serves as a kick off event. All month long, business and organizations will be taking part in "Paint the Town Purple."

Many buildings will be glowing with purple light and restaurants and bars will be serving up purple drinks, with a portion of the proceeds supporting CVAC.  

Participating restaurants include: 

  • Lost Dog Cafe Binghamton
  • Lost Dog Cocktail Lounge
  • Social on State
  • Citrea Restaurant and Bar
  • The Garage
  • Craft Bar & Kitchen
  • Sake-tumi
  • 205 Dry
  • Spotlight
  • Tom & Marty’s

A number of businesses will also be selling purple bracelets with 100-percent of the proceeds going to CVAC. 

Purple Bracelet Sales:

  • Tesorina Boutique
  • Mabel D. Orr
  • Water Street Brewing Company
  • Binghamton Yoga
  • Chroma Bakery
  • Stephen’s Vintage
  • Kitty Kat Waxing
  • Binghamton Hots
  • Imagicka Gift Shop
  • The Good Bao
  • Strange Brew Café
  • Laveggio Roasteria

CVAC will also be hosting a Week Without Violence from October 14th to the 18th. 

We’re partnering with the YWCA as well as a number of other agencies in our community to really imagine what would the world look like without violence," said Spencer.