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.

Mar
23
Tue
Virtual Presentation and Public Forum – Lead for the Planet: Five Practices for Confronting Climate Change
Mar 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Georgia College, in partnership with the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) and the Management & Organizational Behavior Teaching Society (MOBTS), will host a national forum with Dr. Rae André, professor emeritus at Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business.

André will present and facilitate a public forum on Tuesday, March 23rd from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Part of Georgia College’s Inspire! series on leadership, André will lead a discussion on sustainability leadership. “Growth is finite, natural capital is priceless, and human progress must be measured in terms of both economics and the quality of life,” says André. The forum will be hosted virtually and will be open to the public.

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Mar
25
Thu
Phi Beta Kappa Zoom Lecture: The Long Term Prospects of Science
Mar 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

This year’s visiting scholar for Phi Beta Kappa is Dr. Martin Gruebele, who holds an endowed chair in Chemistry at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He will speak via zoom – registration link.

Talk Summary from Dr. Gruebele: When Einstein’s paper on general relativity came out in 1915, who would have thought the equation would be programmed into our cell phones 100 years later to they can accurately guide us to our dinner restaurant? When Berzelius discovered the new element silicon around 1823, who would have thought it was critical to the chips in the same cell phones? When Ivanovsky in 1892 discovered the first virus that infected tobacco plants, who would have thought that in 2006 the FDA would approve a vaccine against a human cancer. And when Picasso painted Nude, Green Leaves and Bust, who would have thought it would sell for $100+ million 85 years later? Scientific discovery, like art, often takes time to show its full value. The strange things we find out about nature, whether it is the 14+ billion year age of the universe, the odd little ways in which fish go about swimming around, or the fact that fat, protein and genes absorb infrared light from a toaster oven in slightly different ways, could all lead to the next cure or billion dollar industry, but not likely in just a couple of years. I’ll discuss a few examples of interesting open questions, as well as some of the hurdles science faces in answering them.

Apr
15
Thu
American Rock Salt Zoom Lecture: Short Scientific Stories from the Galapagos Islands
Apr 15 @ 6:30 pm

Sierra Negra in the Galapagos Islands

This year’s American Rock Salt Lecture at SUNY Geneseo will feature volcanologist Karen Harpp, professor of geology and peace conflict studies at Colgate University.

Harpp’s lecture, “Short scientific stories from the Galapagos Islands,” is on April 15 at 6:30 p.m., and offered over Zoom to the Geneseo community and public. Attendees are asked to register by emailing gsci@geneseo.edu. Registered attendees will receive a Zoom link the day before the event.

“The Galapagos Islands, known as Las Islas Encantadas (the Enchanted Islands), are renowned for their amazing flora and fauna, including ocean-going reptiles, giant tortoises, and birds that gave up flying for swimming,” says Harpp. “But the islands are also geologically remarkable, the site of beautiful lava flows, volcanic eruptions, and drowned islands. Together, we will explore the origins of these volcanic islands and how they relate to the interior of the Earth, as well as several examples of how geology and biology are intimately intertwined to produce this remarkable (and still nearly pristine) part of our planet.” Full article at this link.

Apr
21
Wed
Genesee Valley Rural Innovation Institute Official Kick-Off Virtual Event
Apr 21 @ 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Join the Center for Integrative Learning (CIL) for a virtual panel discussion with rural leaders from across the country and western New York, to kick-off the CIL’s new Genesee Valley Rural Innovation Institute.

Building Rural Innovation Ecosystems
Learn about the exciting potential and opportunities emerging from rural America and the ways higher education institutions are partnering with local communities to develop the ecosystems and talent needed to create sustainable and dynamic 21st century rural economies.

Guest speakers:
• Matt Dunne, Founder and Executive Director of the Center on Rural Innovation (CORI)
• Benya Kraus, Co-founder of Lead For America and Executive Director of Lead For Minnesota
• Ian Coyle, Administrator for Livingston County, New York

Apr
24
Sat
Spring Cleaning / Overstock Bazaar Sale @ Geneseo United Methodist Church
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Geneseo United Methodist Women present a Spring Cleaning / Overstock BAZAAR Sale, featuring a variety of high-quality, unique, hand-made crafts, all at 25% off the marked prices!
• Saturday, April 24, 2021
• 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
• 4520 Genesee Street (Route 63 and Court Street in Geneseo)

In order to observe social distancing, we will limit the number of people entering at one time, and face masks will be required.

Credit & debit cards are accepted for your convenience. Our building is completely accessible with free off-street parking.

Jun
4
Fri
Postponed until 2022: Reunion Weekend @ SUNY Geneseo
Jun 4 all-day

Block Party Photos by Ben Gajewski

Reunion 2020 was postponed until June 4 & 5, 2021 for a combined commemoration. Registration will open April 2021. See website for more.

Reunion 2020 will celebrate SUNY Geneseo class reunions from the 75th to the 5th! Class years include:

1940, 1945, 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970 (50th)
1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995 (25th)
2000, 2005, 2010 (10th)
2015

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Jun
5
Sat
Postponed until 2022: Reunion Weekend @ SUNY Geneseo
Jun 5 all-day

Block Party Photos by Ben Gajewski

Reunion 2020 was postponed until June 4 & 5, 2021 for a combined commemoration. Registration will open April 2021. See website for more.

Reunion 2020 will celebrate SUNY Geneseo class reunions from the 75th to the 5th! Class years include:

1940, 1945, 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970 (50th)
1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995 (25th)
2000, 2005, 2010 (10th)
2015

See more…