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.

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Knitting Group @ Wadsworth Library
Apr 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm



Interested yarn-crafters of all ages and levels are invited to join us in the library’s downstairs community room (accessible by elevator). Beginners are welcome and supplies and instruction are available.





Sponsored by Friends of Wadsworth Library

Presentation on Protecting Our Water Quality @ Watershed Education Center at Vitale Park
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm
Book Club @ Wadsworth Library
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm
Book Club @ Wadsworth Library | Geneseo | New York | United States

Join us for Wadsworth Library Book Club at 7 pm to discuss a different book each month. The group meets on Wednesdays in the downstairs meeting room. Everyone is welcome! Sponsored by the Friends of Wadsworth Library. Meeting dates and books are listed below.
January 23 – Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
February 27 – News of the World by Paulette Jiles
March 27 – American War by Omar El Akkad
April 24 – Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood
May 22 – The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
June 26 – Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton and/or O! Pioneers by Willa Cather


Geneseo Veterans Civil War Dedication @ Civil War Monument
Apr 25 @ 3:00 pm

Geneseo Veterans Civil War Dedication
Honoring those who died 1861-1865
Rain date is Thursday, May 2.

16th Annual American Rock Salt Lecture – The Origin of Modern Birds: New Cretaceous Fossil Discoveries from China and Antarctica @ Newton Hall Room 202 at SUNY Geneseo
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm

Paleontologist Matthew Lamanna, Ph.D., the principal dinosaur researcher at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, will deliver the sixteenth Annual American Rock Salt lecture in Geology on Thursday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Newton Hall Room 202, on the SUNY Geneseo Campus. Lamanna’s talk, “The Origin of Modern Birds: New Cretaceous Fossil Discoveries from China and Antarctica,” is free and open to the public.

Expeditions led by Lamanna and his colleagues have uncovered dozens of exquisitely-preserved avian fossils, many of them including soft-tissues such as feathers and skin from 120 million-year-old lake sediments in the Changma Basin of northwestern Gansu Province, China. More recently, Lamanna and a group of collaborators have conducted expeditions to latest Cretaceous exposures in the James Ross Basin of the Antarctic Peninsula in search of what may be the world’s most ancient neornithines. For his talk, Lamanna will chronicle his teams’ discoveries of Chinese and Antarctic Cretaceous fossils and their implications for the rise of modern birds.

“Matt Lamanna is living the dream of every child — finding and studying dinosaurs, living and dead,” said Jeffrey Over, professor of geological sciences at SUNY Geneseo. “We are delighted to have him visit Geneseo and share his findings that are relevant to classes and faculty in Geology and Biology.”

As the associate curator of vertebrate paleontology at Carnegie Museum of Natural history, Lamanna helps to oversee one of the world’s largest dinosaur collections. Lamanna served as lead scientific advisor for the museum’s $36 million Dinosaurs in Their Time exhibition, in which the museum’s historic Dinosaur Hall was expanded and updated based on current scientific understanding of dinosaur biology and Mesozoic biodiversity. The exhibition is home to the nation’s third largest display of mounted original dinosaur skeletons.

“Matt’s work in Antarctica has been very important for helping us understand the role this enigmatic continent played in the evolution and migration of vertebrate animals at the end of the Age of Dinosaurs,” said Sara Burch, assistant professor of biology.

Lamanna received an M.S. and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Earth and Environmental Science. His research focuses on dinosaurs, birds, and crocodilians that lived during the Cretaceous Period, the third and final period of the Mesozoic Era, or Age of Dinosaurs.

The SUNY Geneseo Department of Geological Sciences has been partners with the American Rock Salt Company LLC since 2003, as the first American Rock Salt Lecture on geology was held in 2004. Through the partnership, the company offers its support to Geneseo not only through the annual lecture, but also through undergraduate research and an undergraduate internship, where Geneseo students can intern at American Rock Salt and tour the extensive mine.

SUNY Geneseo Media Contact:
Monique Patenaude, PhD
Director of Media Relations
(585) 245-5056

Knitting Group @ Wadsworth Library
Apr 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm



Interested yarn-crafters of all ages and levels are invited to join us in the library’s downstairs community room (accessible by elevator). Beginners are welcome and supplies and instruction are available.





Sponsored by Friends of Wadsworth Library

Unwind with Slime @ Wadsworth Library
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm

It’s not just for kids! Adults can have fun with slime too. Learn about the chemistry of slime and make your own with Dr. Demo. This session is designed for people 18 and over, so please share with anyone you think may be interested.

We will be making slime in the Wadsworth Library meeting room. Registration is required, so we know how many to prepare for. Call the library at 585-243-0440 or email us at to sign up. We’ll need your name, email address and a phone number where we can reach you.

Watershed Education Center: iMapInvasives Training @ Watershed Education Center at Vitale Park
May 1 @ 6:00 pm
Ecumenical Book Review @ Wadsworth Library
May 2 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

ebrScheduled Review
May 2 – Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson by Gordon S. Wood; reviewer: Myra Herlihy.

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.

May Day Sip & Stroll @ Geneseo Main Street District
May 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

May Day Sip & Stroll, brought to you by Geneseo Community Main Street!

Join us for our 6th Annual! Merchants will have wines, beers and ciders for tasting as well as food and music. Start at registration to receive a Registration Card/Map, Tasting Glass, and Wrist Band. (Event for ages 21+. Must present ID).

Tickets: $15 / $20 day-of.
Online Tickets Sales are live! (credit card)
Print tickets available at Touch of Grayce, David Mann Jewelers & Valley Liquor Shop (cash or check)

Rain or shine.

Registration begins at 4:30 pm.

Participants will be entered to win amazing Raffle Baskets!

A portion of the proceeds will go to charity.

This event usually sells out, thanks for registering early!

$15 tickets pre-sale, $20 day of (if not sold out)