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
16
Tue
Exhibit: Woman Suffrage in Livingston County @ Livingston County Government Center
Oct 16 all-day

Peruse this exhibit highlighting some people and events associated with the rich history of woman suffrage in Livingston County. 2017 marked the centennial of women’s voting rights victory in New York State, and 2020 will commemorate one hundred years since the passage of the Federal amendment to the constitution recognizing women’s suffrage rights.

Exhibit runs October 9 – November 7, 2018 and is on view in the Lobby of the Government Center during the hours that the building is open.

Fall Storytime Programs: Books & Babies @ Wadsworth Library
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

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Books & Babies is a lap-sit program designed to introduce children (6 months – 2 years of age) to language and early literacy. Babies sit with their caregivers and model the activities presented through simple finger plays, songs, stories and nursery rhymes. Registration is required and begins August 27.

September 11, 18, 25
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 27
December 4, 11, 18

See all Fall Children’s Programs at this link.

Fall Preschool Storytime on Tuesdays @ Wadsworth Library
Oct 16 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am

Preschool Storytime is directed at children ages 3-5 and includes books, songs, poetry, finger plays, and crafts. Registration is required.

September 11, 18, 25
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 27
December 4, 11, 18

See all Fall Children’s Programs at this link.

Oct
17
Wed
Exhibit: Woman Suffrage in Livingston County @ Livingston County Government Center
Oct 17 all-day

Peruse this exhibit highlighting some people and events associated with the rich history of woman suffrage in Livingston County. 2017 marked the centennial of women’s voting rights victory in New York State, and 2020 will commemorate one hundred years since the passage of the Federal amendment to the constitution recognizing women’s suffrage rights.

Exhibit runs October 9 – November 7, 2018 and is on view in the Lobby of the Government Center during the hours that the building is open.

Fall Storytime Programs: Toddler Tales @ Wadsworth Library
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

children-bannerThe Toddler Tales program is a blend of Books & Babies and Preschool Storytime activities. A variety of stories are combined with songs, rhymes, finger plays, crafts and free play. This program is appropriate for children ages 2-3 years old. Registration is required.

September 12, 19, 26
October 3, 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14, 28
December 5, 12, 19

See all Fall Children’s Programs at this link.

Fall Preschool Storytime on Wednesdays @ Wadsworth Library
Oct 17 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Preschool Storytime is directed at children ages 3-5 and includes books, songs, poetry, finger plays, and crafts. Registration is required.

September 12, 19, 26
October 3, 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14, 28
December 5, 12, 19

See all Fall Children’s Programs at this link.

Exhibition – Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil @ Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo
Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Exhibition Dates: September 5 – October 18, 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

 

 

 

1968: 50 Years Later @ Newton Hall Room 204, SUNY Geneseo
Oct 17 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Political assassinations, war, protests against racial inequality, a counter-cultural celebration of sex and rebellion, student protests, the coming of age of the baby-boom generation: for better or worse, the momentous events of 1968 profoundly shaped the world in which we live today.

Join the History Department for this panel reflecting on the events of ’68 in the US and around the world. Panelists will include Professors Ryan Jones, Jovana Babović, David Tamarin, and Jordan Kleiman.

Free and open to the public – see event post here.

Candidates Forum @ MacVittie College Union Ballroom, SUNY Geneseo
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm

The Livingston County News, SUNY Geneseo Task Force on Voter Engagement and the Center for Community at SUNY Geneseo are sponsoring a forum for candidates in the upcoming 2018 General Election.

The forum will be moderated by Dr. Andrew Herman, chair of the Communication Department and associate professor at SUNY Geneseo.

Each candidate will have an opportunity to offer an opening statement, respond to written questions from the audience that will be asked by the moderator, and offer a closing statement.

The following candidates have confirmed their attendance:
Nate McMurray (Congress NY-27)
Larry Piegza (Congress NY-27)
Barbara A Baer (NYS Assembly 133rd)
Majorie Byrnes (NYS Assembly 133rd)
Christopher S. Ciaccio (NYS Supreme Court JD (7th))
Ann Marie Taddeo (NYS Supreme Court JD (7th))

The event is open to the campus and the Geneseo community.

PARKING: Lot K (normally reserved for faculty and staff) will be open to the public after 4:30 PM See this link for campus parking map.

Candidates or their staff or volunteers will also be able to staff a table from noon to 4 PM earlier in the day, in the College Union Lobby as part of a “Meet and Greet the Candidates” event. The event will provide candidates an opportunity to meet and discuss their candidacy with students, faculty and staff at the college, and community members that may stop by.

Full LCN article here 

Oct
18
Thu
Exhibit: Woman Suffrage in Livingston County @ Livingston County Government Center
Oct 18 all-day

Peruse this exhibit highlighting some people and events associated with the rich history of woman suffrage in Livingston County. 2017 marked the centennial of women’s voting rights victory in New York State, and 2020 will commemorate one hundred years since the passage of the Federal amendment to the constitution recognizing women’s suffrage rights.

Exhibit runs October 9 – November 7, 2018 and is on view in the Lobby of the Government Center during the hours that the building is open.