GENESEO CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Geneseo provides residents and visitors with a wide variety of activities that appeal to all ages and interests. Please browse through our many events, which we attempt to keep as current as possible. Our sister website, www.geneseony.org, contains schedules of governmental organizations and meetings.

If you would like to submit an event, click HERE.

Oct
24
Tue
Matter of Balance Fall Prevention Class @ Wadsworth Library
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Matter of Balance Fall Prevention Class @ Wadsworth Library

An award winning program designed for those 60 and older to manage falls and increase activity levels.

Participants will learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, exercise to increase strength and balance, and make changes to reduce fall risks.

Held Tuesdays, 1-3 PM, for eight weeks beginning September 26.

Oct
25
Wed
Opening Reception: Beyond a Bowl of Rice by Chee Wang Ng @ Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery in Brodie Hall, SUNY Geneseo
Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Exhibit Dates: October 25 – December 9, 2017

Opening Reception: October 25, 5 – 7 PM

Artist Talk in Gallery at 5:30 PM

“This street photography series focuses on the greater consciousness of the silent voices of Chinese diaspora as minority that is untold, forgotten, and hidden which need to be known, validated, and made permanent. How we relate to photography is far beyond the early days of the staged wet plate collodion print, personal memento, street documentation, and even the social media. We pride them more than “self-evidence” of capturing a frozen decisive moment but a rich visual record of events and evidence that we needed to be reminded, and in providing us with that transformative context to propel us even further. Together they form an aesthetic compendium, an archive of cohesive context in readdressing history and cultural signifiers from a fresh perspective for the more intelligent future. For we cannot travel back in time to encapsulate the past, we supplemented this essay with vintage ephemera.” This quote is from “Dinner Time: Chinese Diaspora Livelihood” by artist Chee Wang Ng.

These photographs are part of an ongoing series documenting the Chinese diaspora through small business enterprise that human beings cannot do without. Food. These restaurants ensure the survival of the community in our contested capitalist society. This exhibit of photographs is but one part of Ng’s exhibit. Included is a video, an installation piece from the series “Cow Creamers” and four large scale photographs from the series “Eaten Your Fill of Rice.” Chee Wang Ng will attend the opening reception and will discuss his work.

All exhibits are free and open to the public.

For more information call Lori Houtz at 245-4841.

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday & Thursday: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Oct
31
Tue
Matter of Balance Fall Prevention Class @ Wadsworth Library
Oct 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Matter of Balance Fall Prevention Class @ Wadsworth Library

An award winning program designed for those 60 and older to manage falls and increase activity levels.

Participants will learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, exercise to increase strength and balance, and make changes to reduce fall risks.

Held Tuesdays, 1-3 PM, for eight weeks beginning September 26.

Nov
2
Thu
Ecumenical Book Review @ Wadsworth Library
Nov 2 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

ebrNovember 2 Book Review – Lincoln’s Avengers: Justice, Revenge, and Reunion after the Civil War by Elizabeth D. Leonard will be reviewed by Vince DiSalvo.

Reviews are scheduled on the first Thursday of each month and are presented in the Community Room of Wadsworth Library (lower level).

• The program begins at Noon preceded by a brown bag lunch at 11:30.
• Host church provides cookies and coffee.

Nov
7
Tue
Matter of Balance Fall Prevention Class @ Wadsworth Library
Nov 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Matter of Balance Fall Prevention Class @ Wadsworth Library

An award winning program designed for those 60 and older to manage falls and increase activity levels.

Participants will learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, exercise to increase strength and balance, and make changes to reduce fall risks.

Held Tuesdays, 1-3 PM, for eight weeks beginning September 26.

Nov
14
Tue
Matter of Balance Fall Prevention Class @ Wadsworth Library
Nov 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Matter of Balance Fall Prevention Class @ Wadsworth Library

An award winning program designed for those 60 and older to manage falls and increase activity levels.

Participants will learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, exercise to increase strength and balance, and make changes to reduce fall risks.

Held Tuesdays, 1-3 PM, for eight weeks beginning September 26.

Nov
15
Wed
Gallery Lecture: “Spray to Smoke: Frederick Law Olmsted in the Genesee Valley” @ Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery in Brodie Hall, SUNY Geneseo
Nov 15 @ 2:30 pm

Fall 2017 Art History Faculty Lecture Series 

Speaker: Charles Burroughs, Adjunct Professor of Art History

As a relatively short-term resident of Rochester with a long-term interest in landscape and environmental history, Charles Burroughs has been working on a previously neglected aspect of Frederick Law Olmsted’s park planning in Rochester, with a particular emphasis on his response to the gorge of the Genesee River, where he planned North (later Seneca) Park. Burroughs argues that Olmsted’s conception, as in Central Park, NY, of a mainly pastoral, rather elitist landscape as an enclave completely removed from the urban world gave way to an approach more accepting of contemporary, including popular, interests and activities.

Charles Burroughs is Adjunct Professor of Art History at SUNY Geneseo. He retired as Smith Professor of Humanities in the Departments of Classics and Art History at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Formerly he taught at Binghamton University, UC Berkeley (School of Architecture), and Northwestern University. He has a BA from Balliol College, Oxford; and M.Phil and PhD from the Warburg Institute, University of London. He has published extensively on Italian art, architecture, and urbanism of the Renaissance. 

All events are free and open to the public.

Nov
19
Sun
LCHS Program: History of Immigration in Livingston County @ Livingston County Historical Society and Museum
Nov 19 @ 1:30 pm

This program, presented by Dr. Kathy Mapes of the SUNY Geneseo History Department, will focus on the important role that immigration has played in the history of Livingston County.
• Light refreshments and beverages provided.
• Additional parking available in church lot next door.
• Free and open to the public.

2017 Program of the Livingston County Historical Society and Museum

Dec
5
Tue
William Morris and 19th Century Stained Glass Design @ St. Michael's Episcopal Church
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm

Presented by Lynette Bosch, Chair of Art History, SUNY Geneseo

Co-sponsored by the Association for the Preservation of Geneseo (APOG) and the SUNY Geneseo Department of Art History and Museum Studies

Dec
7
Thu
Ecumenical Book Review @ Wadsworth Library
Dec 7 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

ebrDecember 7 Book Review – The Market as God by Harvey Cox will be reviewed by Dr. William Cook.

Reviews are scheduled on the first Thursday of each month and are presented in the Community Room of Wadsworth Library (lower level).

• The program begins at Noon preceded by a brown bag lunch at 11:30.
• Host church provides cookies and coffee.