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.

Jan
29
Wed
Opening of Concurrent Exhibitions – Stories from the Attic: A Handful of Geneseo Histories / Preservation Project Exhibit: Portrait of Eliza Tooke Martin and Portrait of a Lady @ Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo
Jan 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Exhibit Dates: January 29 – March 11, 2020

Stories from the Attic: A Handful of Geneseo Histories

Stories from the Attic explores aspects of Geneseo and Livingston County that might not be evident to students of the university. Spanning as far back as the Treaty of Big Tree, students will be able to see and touch an actual part of the ancient oak–while also being able to learn about slightly more recent things, such as the largest manufacturer of croquet sets in the United States and the Geneseo Normal School. Stories from the Attic will also explore Geneseo salt mines–one of the most important in the US–and the little known existence of German Prisoner of War camps that existed during World War II.

Concurrent Exhibit in Gallery B2
Preservation Project Exhibit: Portrait of Eliza Tooke Martin and Portrait of a Lady

This preservation project was made possible with support from the Office of the Provost.

Exhibitions are free and open to the public. We look forward to your visit to the gallery. For more information contact Lori Houtz at 585-245-5841 or Cynthia Hawkins at 585-245-5813.

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

Jan
30
Thu
Concurrent Exhibitions – Stories from the Attic: A Handful of Geneseo Histories / Preservation Project Exhibit: Portrait of Eliza Tooke Martin and Portrait of a Lady @ Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo
Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Exhibit Dates: January 29 – March 11, 2020

Stories from the Attic: A Handful of Geneseo Histories

Stories from the Attic explores aspects of Geneseo and Livingston County that might not be evident to students of the university. Spanning as far back as the Treaty of Big Tree, students will be able to see and touch an actual part of the ancient oak–while also being able to learn about slightly more recent things, such as the largest manufacturer of croquet sets in the United States and the Geneseo Normal School. Stories from the Attic will also explore Geneseo salt mines–one of the most important in the US–and the little known existence of German Prisoner of War camps that existed during World War II.

Concurrent Exhibit in Gallery B2
Preservation Project Exhibit: Portrait of Eliza Tooke Martin and Portrait of a Lady

This preservation project was made possible with support from the Office of the Provost.

Exhibitions are free and open to the public. We look forward to your visit to the gallery. For more information contact Lori Houtz at 585-245-5841 or Cynthia Hawkins at 585-245-5813.

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

Jan
31
Fri
Concurrent Exhibitions – Stories from the Attic: A Handful of Geneseo Histories / Preservation Project Exhibit: Portrait of Eliza Tooke Martin and Portrait of a Lady @ Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo
Jan 31 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Exhibit Dates: January 29 – March 11, 2020

Stories from the Attic: A Handful of Geneseo Histories

Stories from the Attic explores aspects of Geneseo and Livingston County that might not be evident to students of the university. Spanning as far back as the Treaty of Big Tree, students will be able to see and touch an actual part of the ancient oak–while also being able to learn about slightly more recent things, such as the largest manufacturer of croquet sets in the United States and the Geneseo Normal School. Stories from the Attic will also explore Geneseo salt mines–one of the most important in the US–and the little known existence of German Prisoner of War camps that existed during World War II.

Concurrent Exhibit in Gallery B2
Preservation Project Exhibit: Portrait of Eliza Tooke Martin and Portrait of a Lady

This preservation project was made possible with support from the Office of the Provost.

Exhibitions are free and open to the public. We look forward to your visit to the gallery. For more information contact Lori Houtz at 585-245-5841 or Cynthia Hawkins at 585-245-5813.

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

Geneseo Community Players Presents “The Sunshine Boys” @ Ivan F. Hilfiker Auditorium at York Central School
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm

The winter show for Geneseo Community Players is THE SUNSHINE BOYS by legendary comedy writer Neil Simon! The play centers around two retired vaudville performers who worked together for over forty years, but haven’t spoken in over a decade. Will they reunite for one last performance or will old disagreements keep them apart? The script is clever, fun and absolutely hilarious!

Tickets are $10 and available online and at David Mann Jewelers, 86 Main Street, Geneseo.

Show Dates
• Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1 at 7:00 PM
• Saturday, February 1 at 2:00 PM

Venue: Ivan F. Hilfiker Auditorium at York Central School

Ken Luk, Faculty Guitar Recital @ Doty Recital Hall at SUNY Geneseo
Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm

The SUNY Geneseo Department of Music presents a guitar faculty recital by Ken Luk on Friday, January 31 at 7:30 PM in the Doty Recital Hall.

As a guitarist, teacher, and an arranger, Ken Luk actively performs in different solo and chamber music settings. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Ken studied with Dr. Nicholas Goluses and finished his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Eastman School of Music. This first half of the recital will feature solo guitar works of the Brazilian musical tradition, and the second half will feature Trio Ghidorah – a classical guitar trio formed by Dr. Luk and two fellow Eastman graduates – Dr. Erik Gibelyou and Dr. Bernardo Marcondes Rodrigues. The trio will perform compositions and arrangements from the classical canon, contemporary works, and Latin American music.

Admission is free / all are welcome.

Feb
1
Sat
Concurrent Exhibitions – Stories from the Attic: A Handful of Geneseo Histories / Preservation Project Exhibit: Portrait of Eliza Tooke Martin and Portrait of a Lady @ Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Exhibit Dates: January 29 – March 11, 2020

Stories from the Attic: A Handful of Geneseo Histories

Stories from the Attic explores aspects of Geneseo and Livingston County that might not be evident to students of the university. Spanning as far back as the Treaty of Big Tree, students will be able to see and touch an actual part of the ancient oak–while also being able to learn about slightly more recent things, such as the largest manufacturer of croquet sets in the United States and the Geneseo Normal School. Stories from the Attic will also explore Geneseo salt mines–one of the most important in the US–and the little known existence of German Prisoner of War camps that existed during World War II.

Concurrent Exhibit in Gallery B2
Preservation Project Exhibit: Portrait of Eliza Tooke Martin and Portrait of a Lady

This preservation project was made possible with support from the Office of the Provost.

Exhibitions are free and open to the public. We look forward to your visit to the gallery. For more information contact Lori Houtz at 585-245-5841 or Cynthia Hawkins at 585-245-5813.

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

Geneseo Community Players Presents “The Sunshine Boys” @ Ivan F. Hilfiker Auditorium at York Central School
Feb 1 @ 2:00 pm

The winter show for Geneseo Community Players is THE SUNSHINE BOYS by legendary comedy writer Neil Simon! The play centers around two retired vaudville performers who worked together for over forty years, but haven’t spoken in over a decade. Will they reunite for one last performance or will old disagreements keep them apart? The script is clever, fun and absolutely hilarious!

Tickets are $10 and available online and at David Mann Jewelers, 86 Main Street, Geneseo.

Show Dates
• Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1 at 7:00 PM
• Saturday, February 1 at 2:00 PM

Venue: Ivan F. Hilfiker Auditorium at York Central School

Geneseo Community Players Presents “The Sunshine Boys” @ Ivan F. Hilfiker Auditorium at York Central School
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm

The winter show for Geneseo Community Players is THE SUNSHINE BOYS by legendary comedy writer Neil Simon! The play centers around two retired vaudville performers who worked together for over forty years, but haven’t spoken in over a decade. Will they reunite for one last performance or will old disagreements keep them apart? The script is clever, fun and absolutely hilarious!

Tickets are $10 and available online and at David Mann Jewelers, 86 Main Street, Geneseo.

Show Dates
• Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1 at 7:00 PM
• Saturday, February 1 at 2:00 PM

Venue: Ivan F. Hilfiker Auditorium at York Central School

Geneseo String Band Square Dance @ MacVittie College Union Ballroom
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Square Dance with the Geneseo String Band
• 7 – 10 PM
• Jim Kimball, Director
• Everyone welcome, no experience required
• General Admission $3, students & spectators $1, 12 and under free
• Cash only, sold at the door.
• Refreshments available (enjoy the Union Starbucks)
• Parking free in any of the faculty lots
• Old-time Eastern style dancing and basic instruction will be offered.

Sponsored by the SUNY Geneseo Music Department.

Feb
5
Wed
Concurrent Exhibitions – Stories from the Attic: A Handful of Geneseo Histories / Preservation Project Exhibit: Portrait of Eliza Tooke Martin and Portrait of a Lady @ Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo
Feb 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Exhibit Dates: January 29 – March 11, 2020

Stories from the Attic: A Handful of Geneseo Histories

Stories from the Attic explores aspects of Geneseo and Livingston County that might not be evident to students of the university. Spanning as far back as the Treaty of Big Tree, students will be able to see and touch an actual part of the ancient oak–while also being able to learn about slightly more recent things, such as the largest manufacturer of croquet sets in the United States and the Geneseo Normal School. Stories from the Attic will also explore Geneseo salt mines–one of the most important in the US–and the little known existence of German Prisoner of War camps that existed during World War II.

Concurrent Exhibit in Gallery B2
Preservation Project Exhibit: Portrait of Eliza Tooke Martin and Portrait of a Lady

This preservation project was made possible with support from the Office of the Provost.

Exhibitions are free and open to the public. We look forward to your visit to the gallery. For more information contact Lori Houtz at 585-245-5841 or Cynthia Hawkins at 585-245-5813.

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

Opening Reception – Recent Collages: Go Back and Fetch It @ Lockhart Gallery in SUNY Geneseo McClellan House
Feb 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

In Luvon Sheppard’s new work he continues to use the visual elements that have always played a significant role in his arduous pursuit to understand and experience visual relationships as applied to his studio method, processes, and materials. It involves both juxtapositions and reflections that relate to ideas, shapes, color, places, characters, and its narrative actions and poetics. This work process aides in the development of comparisons and contrasts to provoke an unexpected mix of historic and contemporary elements.

“The collage for me is a natural bridge for integration of history, culture, time chance and is a natural synthesis for my work in watercolor. The transparency of watercolor mixed with the mirrored paper, printed negatives and positives, and photo mixed media allows me the freedom of juxtaposition, mirroring and expression, and the freedom to work with form in a traditional manner or blend watercolor and found material. Sheppard’s major concern and studio practice involve the study of artists such as Joseph Turner, John Singer Sargent, and Winslow Homer, plus bi-weekly Plein-air painting. Special consideration is painting reflective elements, objects, and the water’s reflection on lake and ponds.

Luvon Sheppard is a professor of art at Rochester Institute of Technology and formerly taught watercolor painting in SUNY Geneseo’s art department. He has mentored hundreds of students and exhibits his paintings throughout New York. He and his partner Frances own the Joy Gallery in Rochester. We are pleased to present his latest work to the Geneseo community.

All exhibits are free and open to the public. We look forward to your visit to the gallery. For more information contact Lori Houtz at 585-245-5841 or Cynthia Hawkins at 585-245-5813.

Exhibition dates: February 5 – March 11, 2020
Opening Reception: February 5, 5 – 7 PM

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

Feb
6
Thu
Concurrent Exhibitions – Stories from the Attic: A Handful of Geneseo Histories / Preservation Project Exhibit: Portrait of Eliza Tooke Martin and Portrait of a Lady @ Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo
Feb 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Exhibit Dates: January 29 – March 11, 2020

Stories from the Attic: A Handful of Geneseo Histories

Stories from the Attic explores aspects of Geneseo and Livingston County that might not be evident to students of the university. Spanning as far back as the Treaty of Big Tree, students will be able to see and touch an actual part of the ancient oak–while also being able to learn about slightly more recent things, such as the largest manufacturer of croquet sets in the United States and the Geneseo Normal School. Stories from the Attic will also explore Geneseo salt mines–one of the most important in the US–and the little known existence of German Prisoner of War camps that existed during World War II.

Concurrent Exhibit in Gallery B2
Preservation Project Exhibit: Portrait of Eliza Tooke Martin and Portrait of a Lady

This preservation project was made possible with support from the Office of the Provost.

Exhibitions are free and open to the public. We look forward to your visit to the gallery. For more information contact Lori Houtz at 585-245-5841 or Cynthia Hawkins at 585-245-5813.

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

Exhibition – Recent Collages: Go Back and Fetch It @ Lockhart Gallery in SUNY Geneseo McClellan House
Feb 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In Luvon Sheppard’s new work he continues to use the visual elements that have always played a significant role in his arduous pursuit to understand and experience visual relationships as applied to his studio method, processes, and materials. It involves both juxtapositions and reflections that relate to ideas, shapes, color, places, characters, and its narrative actions and poetics. This work process aides in the development of comparisons and contrasts to provoke an unexpected mix of historic and contemporary elements.

“The collage for me is a natural bridge for integration of history, culture, time chance and is a natural synthesis for my work in watercolor. The transparency of watercolor mixed with the mirrored paper, printed negatives and positives, and photo mixed media allows me the freedom of juxtaposition, mirroring and expression, and the freedom to work with form in a traditional manner or blend watercolor and found material. Sheppard’s major concern and studio practice involve the study of artists such as Joseph Turner, John Singer Sargent, and Winslow Homer, plus bi-weekly Plein-air painting. Special consideration is painting reflective elements, objects, and the water’s reflection on lake and ponds.

Luvon Sheppard is a professor of art at Rochester Institute of Technology and formerly taught watercolor painting in SUNY Geneseo’s art department. He has mentored hundreds of students and exhibits his paintings throughout New York. He and his partner Frances own the Joy Gallery in Rochester. We are pleased to present his latest work to the Geneseo community.

All exhibits are free and open to the public. We look forward to your visit to the gallery. For more information contact Lori Houtz at 585-245-5841 or Cynthia Hawkins at 585-245-5813.

Exhibition dates: February 5 – March 11, 2020
Opening Reception: February 5, 5 – 7 PM

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

Feb
7
Fri
Concurrent Exhibitions – Stories from the Attic: A Handful of Geneseo Histories / Preservation Project Exhibit: Portrait of Eliza Tooke Martin and Portrait of a Lady @ Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo
Feb 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Exhibit Dates: January 29 – March 11, 2020

Stories from the Attic: A Handful of Geneseo Histories

Stories from the Attic explores aspects of Geneseo and Livingston County that might not be evident to students of the university. Spanning as far back as the Treaty of Big Tree, students will be able to see and touch an actual part of the ancient oak–while also being able to learn about slightly more recent things, such as the largest manufacturer of croquet sets in the United States and the Geneseo Normal School. Stories from the Attic will also explore Geneseo salt mines–one of the most important in the US–and the little known existence of German Prisoner of War camps that existed during World War II.

Concurrent Exhibit in Gallery B2
Preservation Project Exhibit: Portrait of Eliza Tooke Martin and Portrait of a Lady

This preservation project was made possible with support from the Office of the Provost.

Exhibitions are free and open to the public. We look forward to your visit to the gallery. For more information contact Lori Houtz at 585-245-5841 or Cynthia Hawkins at 585-245-5813.

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

Exhibition – Recent Collages: Go Back and Fetch It @ Lockhart Gallery in SUNY Geneseo McClellan House
Feb 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

In Luvon Sheppard’s new work he continues to use the visual elements that have always played a significant role in his arduous pursuit to understand and experience visual relationships as applied to his studio method, processes, and materials. It involves both juxtapositions and reflections that relate to ideas, shapes, color, places, characters, and its narrative actions and poetics. This work process aides in the development of comparisons and contrasts to provoke an unexpected mix of historic and contemporary elements.

“The collage for me is a natural bridge for integration of history, culture, time chance and is a natural synthesis for my work in watercolor. The transparency of watercolor mixed with the mirrored paper, printed negatives and positives, and photo mixed media allows me the freedom of juxtaposition, mirroring and expression, and the freedom to work with form in a traditional manner or blend watercolor and found material. Sheppard’s major concern and studio practice involve the study of artists such as Joseph Turner, John Singer Sargent, and Winslow Homer, plus bi-weekly Plein-air painting. Special consideration is painting reflective elements, objects, and the water’s reflection on lake and ponds.

Luvon Sheppard is a professor of art at Rochester Institute of Technology and formerly taught watercolor painting in SUNY Geneseo’s art department. He has mentored hundreds of students and exhibits his paintings throughout New York. He and his partner Frances own the Joy Gallery in Rochester. We are pleased to present his latest work to the Geneseo community.

All exhibits are free and open to the public. We look forward to your visit to the gallery. For more information contact Lori Houtz at 585-245-5841 or Cynthia Hawkins at 585-245-5813.

Exhibition dates: February 5 – March 11, 2020
Opening Reception: February 5, 5 – 7 PM

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