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.

Aug
23
Fri
Geneseo Summer Concert Series – Panloco Steel Band @ Geneseo Village Park
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Eleventh Annual Geneseo Summer Concert Series is being presented to provide musical entertainment to the Geneseo Community at no cost to those attending. We are building on the success of past seasons, which contributed to the lifestyle of our community, as well as bringing people to our downtown area during a traditionally quiet time of the year. The series will begin on Friday June 21st, 2019 in the Village Park from 7 – 9 PM. The remaining concerts will be on consecutive Fridays, with the final concert on August 30th. Each performance will be from 7-9 PM in the Village Park. Food & Drinks from the Café Shiloh are available in the Park. New restrooms in the park are open.

 

Panloco Steel Band – one of Western New York’s most versatile steel bands, was formed in 1995. Led by percussionist Ted Canning, Panloco explores the unique musical qualities of the steel pan from its traditional Caribbean roots to pop, jazz, classical, and world musics.

Aug
28
Wed
My First Day of Kindergarten @ Wadsworth Library
Aug 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

If you’re starting kindergarten this year, this program’s for you!

Celebrate the first day of school with specially-selected stories and a craft.

Registration begins June 1. Space is limited.

A Universe of Stories
• Here’s the complete brochure.
• Wadsworth Library’s website
• Wadsworth Library’s Facebook page
Summer Reading Calendar

Aug
29
Thu
Blackout Poetry Workshop @ Wadsworth Library
Aug 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Poems are hidden on every printed page. Uncover poems and discover your inner poet by joining us at this special workshop. Participants will use discarded book pages and markers to create their own poetry by blacking out the words they don’t need. This program is best for ages 13 and up. Registration is required! Sponsored by Friends of Wadsworth Library.

Aug
30
Fri
Geneseo Summer Concert Series – Dady Brothers & The Sláinte Irish Dancers @ Geneseo Village Park
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Eleventh Annual Geneseo Summer Concert Series is being presented to provide musical entertainment to the Geneseo Community at no cost to those attending. We are building on the success of past seasons, which contributed to the lifestyle of our community, as well as bringing people to our downtown area during a traditionally quiet time of the year. The series will begin on Friday June 21st, 2019 in the Village Park from 7 – 9 PM. The remaining concerts will be on consecutive Fridays, with the final concert on August 30th. Each performance will be from 7-9 PM in the Village Park. Food & Drinks from the Café Shiloh are available in the Park. New restrooms in the park are open.


John and Joe Dady are The Dady Brothers, and as audiences in the U.S., Canada, and Ireland know, the name is synonymous with fine musical talent and fun!
Founded in 2011, Sláinte (slahn-chə) Irish Dance has already grown tremendously on the SUNY Geneseo campus, as well as in the Geneseo Community. The dancers are varied in level, including several regional, national, and World Champion dancers.

Sep
4
Wed
Opening of Concurrent Exhibitions – Alison Weld: Earthly Abstract / Selected Figure Drawings and Watercolor Painting @ Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo
Sep 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Alison Weld, From the Forests to the Fields, oil on linen, 2019

Exhibition Dates:
September 4 – October 12, 2019

Alison Weld: Earthly Abstract

Alison Weld paints abstractly and the works in this exhibit encompass several different series of works. However, each series is a visual plastic treatise on the organic. That is, from considerations of nature, the Adirondack landscape, forests, stars, clouds, day/night, color, and music. Weld considers her work to be “declarations of beauty.” Paintings like Silent Music of Time and Color of Time, are vertical oriented and allude to the human figure. Yet, she writes, “the color captures the earthly abstract,” meaning, nature has been reoriented, transformed; natures elements are mixed and matched. Weld is committed to the idea of “abstraction as visual philosophy” and the paintings “surface as a film,” layer of the conscious.  For her, these two concepts “articulate my sense that at the core of my art is an effort to think about, understand, and express how I experience myself and the world.”

During Weld’s career of forty plus years, she has exhibited extensively in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions and the South East. Institutions include University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, Roland Gibson Gallery, at SUNY Potsdam, Radford University Museum, VA, Art Museum of the University of Memphis, TN, Rider University Art Gallery, NJ, Robert Steele Gallery, NY, Ben Shahn Gallery, William Paterson University, NJ,  and many others.

Concurrent Exhibit in Gallery B2
Selected Figure Drawings and Watercolor Painting by Geneseo Art Students

These works were completed under the guidance of Prof. Thomas McPherson. Artists: Kayla Stein, Rachel Dorr, Sunny Krupnicki, Brandon Rivera, Paige Karras, Shannon Keenan, Jacob Tschiderer, Sara McKiernan, Katherine Bensburg, Marguerite Bosco, Rose McMichael, Raina Schoen, and Hanna Meda.

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

Sep
5
Thu
Concurrent Exhibitions – Alison Weld: Earthly Abstract / Selected Figure Drawings and Watercolor Painting @ Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo
Sep 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Alison Weld, From the Forests to the Fields, oil on linen, 2019

Exhibition Dates:
September 4 – October 12, 2019

Alison Weld: Earthly Abstract

Alison Weld paints abstractly and the works in this exhibit encompass several different series of works. However, each series is a visual plastic treatise on the organic. That is, from considerations of nature, the Adirondack landscape, forests, stars, clouds, day/night, color, and music. Weld considers her work to be “declarations of beauty.” Paintings like Silent Music of Time and Color of Time, are vertical oriented and allude to the human figure. Yet, she writes, “the color captures the earthly abstract,” meaning, nature has been reoriented, transformed; natures elements are mixed and matched. Weld is committed to the idea of “abstraction as visual philosophy” and the paintings “surface as a film,” layer of the conscious.  For her, these two concepts “articulate my sense that at the core of my art is an effort to think about, understand, and express how I experience myself and the world.”

During Weld’s career of forty plus years, she has exhibited extensively in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions and the South East. Institutions include University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, Roland Gibson Gallery, at SUNY Potsdam, Radford University Museum, VA, Art Museum of the University of Memphis, TN, Rider University Art Gallery, NJ, Robert Steele Gallery, NY, Ben Shahn Gallery, William Paterson University, NJ,  and many others.

Concurrent Exhibit in Gallery B2
Selected Figure Drawings and Watercolor Painting by Geneseo Art Students

These works were completed under the guidance of Prof. Thomas McPherson. Artists: Kayla Stein, Rachel Dorr, Sunny Krupnicki, Brandon Rivera, Paige Karras, Shannon Keenan, Jacob Tschiderer, Sara McKiernan, Katherine Bensburg, Marguerite Bosco, Rose McMichael, Raina Schoen, and Hanna Meda.

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

Sep
6
Fri
Concurrent Exhibitions – Alison Weld: Earthly Abstract / Selected Figure Drawings and Watercolor Painting @ Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo
Sep 6 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Alison Weld, From the Forests to the Fields, oil on linen, 2019

Exhibition Dates:
September 4 – October 12, 2019

Alison Weld: Earthly Abstract

Alison Weld paints abstractly and the works in this exhibit encompass several different series of works. However, each series is a visual plastic treatise on the organic. That is, from considerations of nature, the Adirondack landscape, forests, stars, clouds, day/night, color, and music. Weld considers her work to be “declarations of beauty.” Paintings like Silent Music of Time and Color of Time, are vertical oriented and allude to the human figure. Yet, she writes, “the color captures the earthly abstract,” meaning, nature has been reoriented, transformed; natures elements are mixed and matched. Weld is committed to the idea of “abstraction as visual philosophy” and the paintings “surface as a film,” layer of the conscious.  For her, these two concepts “articulate my sense that at the core of my art is an effort to think about, understand, and express how I experience myself and the world.”

During Weld’s career of forty plus years, she has exhibited extensively in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions and the South East. Institutions include University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, Roland Gibson Gallery, at SUNY Potsdam, Radford University Museum, VA, Art Museum of the University of Memphis, TN, Rider University Art Gallery, NJ, Robert Steele Gallery, NY, Ben Shahn Gallery, William Paterson University, NJ,  and many others.

Concurrent Exhibit in Gallery B2
Selected Figure Drawings and Watercolor Painting by Geneseo Art Students

These works were completed under the guidance of Prof. Thomas McPherson. Artists: Kayla Stein, Rachel Dorr, Sunny Krupnicki, Brandon Rivera, Paige Karras, Shannon Keenan, Jacob Tschiderer, Sara McKiernan, Katherine Bensburg, Marguerite Bosco, Rose McMichael, Raina Schoen, and Hanna Meda.

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 Summer Concert Series – Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra @ Geneseo Village Park
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Eleventh Annual Geneseo Summer Concert Series is being presented to provide musical entertainment to the Geneseo Community at no cost to those attending. We are building on the success of past seasons, which contributed to the lifestyle of our community, as well as bringing people to our downtown area during a traditionally quiet time of the year. The series will begin on Friday June 21st, 2019 in the Village Park from 7 – 9 PM. The remaining concerts will be on consecutive Fridays, with the final concert on August 30th. Each performance will be from 7-9 PM in the Village Park. Food & Drinks from the Café Shiloh are available in the Park. New restrooms in the park are open.

 

The Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra was established to foster the preservation, education, and celebration of music known as big band. The band performs favorites such as Count Basie and Duke Ellington as well as well-known standards sung by Ella Fitzgerald and Natalie Cole.

Sep
7
Sat
Concurrent Exhibitions – Alison Weld: Earthly Abstract / Selected Figure Drawings and Watercolor Painting @ Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo
Sep 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Alison Weld, From the Forests to the Fields, oil on linen, 2019

Exhibition Dates:
September 4 – October 12, 2019

Alison Weld: Earthly Abstract

Alison Weld paints abstractly and the works in this exhibit encompass several different series of works. However, each series is a visual plastic treatise on the organic. That is, from considerations of nature, the Adirondack landscape, forests, stars, clouds, day/night, color, and music. Weld considers her work to be “declarations of beauty.” Paintings like Silent Music of Time and Color of Time, are vertical oriented and allude to the human figure. Yet, she writes, “the color captures the earthly abstract,” meaning, nature has been reoriented, transformed; natures elements are mixed and matched. Weld is committed to the idea of “abstraction as visual philosophy” and the paintings “surface as a film,” layer of the conscious.  For her, these two concepts “articulate my sense that at the core of my art is an effort to think about, understand, and express how I experience myself and the world.”

During Weld’s career of forty plus years, she has exhibited extensively in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions and the South East. Institutions include University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, Roland Gibson Gallery, at SUNY Potsdam, Radford University Museum, VA, Art Museum of the University of Memphis, TN, Rider University Art Gallery, NJ, Robert Steele Gallery, NY, Ben Shahn Gallery, William Paterson University, NJ,  and many others.

Concurrent Exhibit in Gallery B2
Selected Figure Drawings and Watercolor Painting by Geneseo Art Students

These works were completed under the guidance of Prof. Thomas McPherson. Artists: Kayla Stein, Rachel Dorr, Sunny Krupnicki, Brandon Rivera, Paige Karras, Shannon Keenan, Jacob Tschiderer, Sara McKiernan, Katherine Bensburg, Marguerite Bosco, Rose McMichael, Raina Schoen, and Hanna Meda.

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

Sep
8
Sun
Where We Lived: A History of ResLife in the Early Years 1871-1950 @ MacVittie College Union Hunt Room at SUNY Geneseo
Sep 8 @ 1:30 pm

Meg Reitz, Associate Director of SUNY Geneseo’s Residential Life Program will speak about the evolution of dorms on the Geneseo campus.

Dr. Reitz will talk about the progression from life on the third floor of Geneseo’s first campus building, Old Main, to the development of private boarding houses for women, to the opening of Valley Hall in the aftermath of WWII.  The presentation will be co-sponsored by the College ResLife Program and the Association for the Preservation of Geneseo (APOG).

Sep
11
Wed
Concurrent Exhibitions – Alison Weld: Earthly Abstract / Selected Figure Drawings and Watercolor Painting @ Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo
Sep 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Alison Weld, From the Forests to the Fields, oil on linen, 2019

Exhibition Dates:
September 4 – October 12, 2019

Alison Weld: Earthly Abstract

Alison Weld paints abstractly and the works in this exhibit encompass several different series of works. However, each series is a visual plastic treatise on the organic. That is, from considerations of nature, the Adirondack landscape, forests, stars, clouds, day/night, color, and music. Weld considers her work to be “declarations of beauty.” Paintings like Silent Music of Time and Color of Time, are vertical oriented and allude to the human figure. Yet, she writes, “the color captures the earthly abstract,” meaning, nature has been reoriented, transformed; natures elements are mixed and matched. Weld is committed to the idea of “abstraction as visual philosophy” and the paintings “surface as a film,” layer of the conscious.  For her, these two concepts “articulate my sense that at the core of my art is an effort to think about, understand, and express how I experience myself and the world.”

During Weld’s career of forty plus years, she has exhibited extensively in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions and the South East. Institutions include University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, Roland Gibson Gallery, at SUNY Potsdam, Radford University Museum, VA, Art Museum of the University of Memphis, TN, Rider University Art Gallery, NJ, Robert Steele Gallery, NY, Ben Shahn Gallery, William Paterson University, NJ,  and many others.

Concurrent Exhibit in Gallery B2
Selected Figure Drawings and Watercolor Painting by Geneseo Art Students

These works were completed under the guidance of Prof. Thomas McPherson. Artists: Kayla Stein, Rachel Dorr, Sunny Krupnicki, Brandon Rivera, Paige Karras, Shannon Keenan, Jacob Tschiderer, Sara McKiernan, Katherine Bensburg, Marguerite Bosco, Rose McMichael, Raina Schoen, and Hanna Meda.

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 Exhibition – Roberta Sanford: Grayscaled @ Lockhart Gallery in SUNY Geneseo McClellan House
Sep 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Roberta Rainey, Fearless, acrylic on canvas, n.d.

Roberta Rainey, a Rochester area artist, is self-taught and continues to perfect her chosen craft. Rainey is committed to portrait painting, and her focus is African American women and girls. Capturing her sitter’s emotions whether cool and serious, the sitter’s laughter or capturing the individual in conversation. Rainey relishes the challenge of catching the swift changes in expression and the qualities that can tell the viewer so much about the person. She prefers painting in neutral tones of gray, black and white, and occasionally add color for contrast. Rainey has exhibited around Rochester and has received many commissions; she also teaches elementary school.

The gallery is pleased to present this Rochester, New York artist as part of our new initiative to exhibit the work of artists from Western New York.

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: September 11 – October 12, 2019

Opening: September 11, 5 – 7 PM

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

Sep
12
Thu
Concurrent Exhibitions – Alison Weld: Earthly Abstract / Selected Figure Drawings and Watercolor Painting @ Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo
Sep 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Alison Weld, From the Forests to the Fields, oil on linen, 2019

Exhibition Dates:
September 4 – October 12, 2019

Alison Weld: Earthly Abstract

Alison Weld paints abstractly and the works in this exhibit encompass several different series of works. However, each series is a visual plastic treatise on the organic. That is, from considerations of nature, the Adirondack landscape, forests, stars, clouds, day/night, color, and music. Weld considers her work to be “declarations of beauty.” Paintings like Silent Music of Time and Color of Time, are vertical oriented and allude to the human figure. Yet, she writes, “the color captures the earthly abstract,” meaning, nature has been reoriented, transformed; natures elements are mixed and matched. Weld is committed to the idea of “abstraction as visual philosophy” and the paintings “surface as a film,” layer of the conscious.  For her, these two concepts “articulate my sense that at the core of my art is an effort to think about, understand, and express how I experience myself and the world.”

During Weld’s career of forty plus years, she has exhibited extensively in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions and the South East. Institutions include University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, Roland Gibson Gallery, at SUNY Potsdam, Radford University Museum, VA, Art Museum of the University of Memphis, TN, Rider University Art Gallery, NJ, Robert Steele Gallery, NY, Ben Shahn Gallery, William Paterson University, NJ,  and many others.

Concurrent Exhibit in Gallery B2
Selected Figure Drawings and Watercolor Painting by Geneseo Art Students

These works were completed under the guidance of Prof. Thomas McPherson. Artists: Kayla Stein, Rachel Dorr, Sunny Krupnicki, Brandon Rivera, Paige Karras, Shannon Keenan, Jacob Tschiderer, Sara McKiernan, Katherine Bensburg, Marguerite Bosco, Rose McMichael, Raina Schoen, and Hanna Meda.

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 – Roberta Sanford: Grayscaled @ Lockhart Gallery in SUNY Geneseo McClellan House
Sep 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Roberta Rainey, Fearless, acrylic on canvas, n.d.

Roberta Rainey, a Rochester area artist, is self-taught and continues to perfect her chosen craft. Rainey is committed to portrait painting, and her focus is African American women and girls. Capturing her sitter’s emotions whether cool and serious, the sitter’s laughter or capturing the individual in conversation. Rainey relishes the challenge of catching the swift changes in expression and the qualities that can tell the viewer so much about the person. She prefers painting in neutral tones of gray, black and white, and occasionally add color for contrast. Rainey has exhibited around Rochester and has received many commissions; she also teaches elementary school.

The gallery is pleased to present this Rochester, New York artist as part of our new initiative to exhibit the work of artists from Western New York.

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: September 11 – October 12, 2019

Opening: September 11, 5 – 7 PM

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

Sep
13
Fri
Concurrent Exhibitions – Alison Weld: Earthly Abstract / Selected Figure Drawings and Watercolor Painting @ Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo
Sep 13 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Alison Weld, From the Forests to the Fields, oil on linen, 2019

Exhibition Dates:
September 4 – October 12, 2019

Alison Weld: Earthly Abstract

Alison Weld paints abstractly and the works in this exhibit encompass several different series of works. However, each series is a visual plastic treatise on the organic. That is, from considerations of nature, the Adirondack landscape, forests, stars, clouds, day/night, color, and music. Weld considers her work to be “declarations of beauty.” Paintings like Silent Music of Time and Color of Time, are vertical oriented and allude to the human figure. Yet, she writes, “the color captures the earthly abstract,” meaning, nature has been reoriented, transformed; natures elements are mixed and matched. Weld is committed to the idea of “abstraction as visual philosophy” and the paintings “surface as a film,” layer of the conscious.  For her, these two concepts “articulate my sense that at the core of my art is an effort to think about, understand, and express how I experience myself and the world.”

During Weld’s career of forty plus years, she has exhibited extensively in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions and the South East. Institutions include University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, Roland Gibson Gallery, at SUNY Potsdam, Radford University Museum, VA, Art Museum of the University of Memphis, TN, Rider University Art Gallery, NJ, Robert Steele Gallery, NY, Ben Shahn Gallery, William Paterson University, NJ,  and many others.

Concurrent Exhibit in Gallery B2
Selected Figure Drawings and Watercolor Painting by Geneseo Art Students

These works were completed under the guidance of Prof. Thomas McPherson. Artists: Kayla Stein, Rachel Dorr, Sunny Krupnicki, Brandon Rivera, Paige Karras, Shannon Keenan, Jacob Tschiderer, Sara McKiernan, Katherine Bensburg, Marguerite Bosco, Rose McMichael, Raina Schoen, and Hanna Meda.

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