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,, contains schedules of governmental organizations and meetings.

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

Homecoming & Family Weekend @ SUNY Geneseo
Sep 22 all-day

SUNY Geneseo will host a combined Homecoming and Family Weekend, Sept. 21 –22. Alumni and parents registering for the celebration will enjoy plenty of opportunities to catch up with classmates, students, faculty and staff, as well as catch a glimpse of what life’s like at SUNY Geneseo.

Geneseo Student & Faculty Performances @ Rochester Fringe Festival at The Lyric Theatre
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am

Geneseo students and faculty will offer a day of free entertainment at this year’s Rochester Fringe Festival. Scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Lyric Theatre at 440 East Ave. in Rochester.

Geneseo’s schedule of free events at the Lyric Theatre:
• 11 AM Geneseo String Quartet
• 11:30 AM Geneseo Chamber Music
• 1:15 PM Geneseo String Band
• 2:30 PM Creative Writing @ Geneseo
• 3:45 PM Gajjda Bhangra
• 4:00 PM Geneseo Honors Recital
• 5:15 PM Geneseo’s All A Cappella Hour
• 6:30 PM Music from the South
• 7:30 PM “The Pets: A Staged Reading”
• 9 PM “Songs in Stories”
• 10:15 PM Allison Leah

See The Livingston County News article here.

Geneseo Autumn Wing Festival a.k.a. “Wing Fest” @ Center and Main Streets
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join the Association for the Preservation of Geneseo in a day of chicken wings, live entertainment and autumn – themed activities! Tickets can be purchased online (to sample wings from each restaurant).

Hope to see you there!

Geneseo Garden Club Harvest & Holiday Sale @ Geneseo Autumn Wing Festival
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Find gifts for all occasions at the Harvest & Holiday Sale, presented by Geneseo Garden Club at APOG’s Wing Fest. Very reasonable prices.
• Hand crafted items by Club members include bird feeders, stone art, succulents, garden and outdoor decorations, wine cork décor, lavender, wheat and more.
• Proceeds support Clubs programs (Village & Town plantings, scholarships, holiday Village fountain decorations). Free entry.

Sip & Shop @ Deer Run Winery
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Deer Run Winery will open its doors to local independent businesswomen who will be selling their wares!  Stop in for an afternoon of shopping and wine tasting.  We will also have some free food pairings for you to sample along with our wines! 

The businesses joining us are:

  1. NYR Organic 
  2. Rachel’s Custom Creations 
  3. Dazzling Pearls 
  4. Nowex
  5. Lemongrass Spa
  6. Young Living Essential Oils
  7. Skip ‘n’ Stitches 
  8. Portage Road Craftique & Consignment
Exhibition – Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil @ Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Exhibition Dates: September 5 – October 19, 2018
• Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 5, 5-7 PM
• Curator’s Talk at 5:45 PM

Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints explores how the ancient cultures of Africa blended with indigenous and colonial Portuguese traditions to form the vibrant and complex cultural mosaic of modern Brazil. Engaging photographs and works of popular art, including sculptures, paintings, prints, religious objects, toys, and booklets of poetry will draw visitors into the complex and vibrant culture of the Northeast of Brazil and introduce the festivals, heroes, and spiritual traditions that give shape and meaning to the daily lives of the Nordestinos, common people of Brazil’s Northeast. The exhibition explores how diverse traditions come together in the region and uses work by historical and contemporary artists to illuminate a fascinating history that reaches into modern Brazil.

Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil was curated by Marion E. Jackson, Ph.D. and Barbara Cervenka, O.P., Curators, Con/Vida–Popular Arts of the Americas, and organized by Con/Vida–Popular Arts of the Americas and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI, in partnership with NEH on the Road/Mid-America Arts Alliance, Kansas City, MO.

Exhibitions are free and open to the public. We look forward to your visit to the gallery.

Gallery Hours:
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Fridays & Saturdays: 1:00 – 5:00 PM

For more information contact Lori Houtz at 585-245-5841 or Cynthia Hawkins at 585-245-5813.

Public Programs (will take place in the Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery unless otherwise noted)

Wed., Sept. 5 – Curator’s Talk at 5:45: “Ordinary Art, Extraordinary Story: Popular Art of Brazil’s Northeast,” by Barbara Cervenka and Mame Jackson, Co-Curators of Bandits and Heroes, Poets and Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil

Wed., Sept. 12 – Lecture at 2:30: “Marriage, Divorce, and Distress in Northeast Brazil: Black Women’s Perspectives on Love, Respect, and Kinship,” Melanie Medeiros. Assist. Prof. of Anthropology at SUNY, Geneseo

Wed., Sept. 19 – Lecture at 2:30: Keisha-Khan Perry, Assoc. Prof. Africana Diaspora Feminisms and Anthropology, and Affiliate of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, Brown University

Wed., Sept. 26 – Lecture at 2:30: “Bandidos e herois, poetas e santos: Brazilian Northeastern Literatures and National Imaginaries,” Wesley Costa de Moraes, Assist. Prof., Languages and Literatures at SUNY Geneseo

Wed., Oct. 3 – Performance at 2:30: In Doty Hall Recital a performance by MPB.3 Brazilian Music, led by Armenio Suzano, Prof. Music at Houghton College




Honors Recital @ Doty Recital Hall
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm

The SUNY Geneseo Department of Music will proudly present two recitals featuring the winners of the 2018 Honors Competition. The recitals will take place at 1:00 PM in Doty Recital Hall, as part of SUNY Geneseo’s Family Weekend Events and 4:00 PM at The Lyric Theater, as part of the Rochester Fringe Festival.

Selected by a panel of professional judges, the winners of the 2018 Honors Competition are: Jay Bang, violin, Katelyn Brooks, mezzo soprano, Brett Hammes, tenor, Grant McElheny, cello, Erica Milliman, soprano, Sarah Ploof, soprano, Sara Stoner, clarinet, Shotaro Toyoda, violin, Evelyn Welch, violin and Eric Wang, cello. The students will be assisted by faculty pianists Dr. Yoshiko Arahata, Dr. Kevin Nitsch and Mr. Corey Silberstein.

Songs of New York State with Dave Ruch @ Wadsworth Library
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Take a musical trip across New York State! You’ll learn to sing in an Iroquois language, laugh at the lyrics of authentic NY State children’s songs and rhymes, hoist the sails together with Dave while singing a Great Lakes chantey, and much more! Open to children ages 4 and up.*

*This event is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature administered by the Genesee Valley Council on the Arts at the Livingston Arts Center, a member-supported organization.

See all Fall Children’s Programs at this link.

Limelight & Accents: Recycled Percussion @ Wadsworth Auditorium
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm

Limelight & Accents Performing Arts Series 2018 – 2019


Now known as JUNK ROCK, Recycled Percussion is an interactive twist never experienced before. During every show, the band mixes their gritty assault on buckets, power tools or anything else they can get their sticks on with a sense of humor and gravity defying athleticism.

Oktoberfest @ Deer Run Winery
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Deer Run Winery will host an Oktoberfest this Sunday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm with live music provided by The Frankfurters, Western NY’s most popular German Band since 1982! German-style concessions will be available from Red Osier.  Deer Run Winery will have wine, wine slushies, and locally brewed beers available for sale!  Admission is free and all are welcome!!    We hope to see you!  Wir hoffen, Sie zu sehen!