A three-day outdoor festival sponsored by the Broome County Urban League is closing down two streets in downtown Binghamton.

Organizers of the Empire Festival say portions of Hawley Street and Washington Street will be shut down for vehicular traffic through Sunday evening.

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

A mobile stage and rides for the festival were parked on Hawley Street, just west of the Governmental Plaza this afternoon.

Event organizers say in addition to rides, the festival will feature music, food and games. They say there also will be a three-on-three basketball tournament.

A concert featuring Bro Safari is scheduled to be held at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday.

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