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
9
Wed
Plastics Walk @ Bear Fountain
Oct 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Dr. Sherri  “Sam” Mason, a chemistry professor at Penn State Behrend whose research has focused on plastic microbead / microfiber pollution in the Great Lakes and has won a Heinz Award, will
• lead a “Plastics Walk” from noon to 1:30 p.m. from the bear fountain on Main Street (Main & Center) through campus to the Genesee River to connect on-campus actions to ecological consequences*
*In addition to bagging what we find along the way, we’ll pause at certain places (a dining hall, sewage treatment plant, etc) to connect on-campus actions to ecological consequences.
• give a talk, “The Perils of Plastic,” from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Doty Tower Room about her research and how to take effective actions.

Press release

Journeys Bereavement Support Group @ Saint Timothy Lutheran Church
Oct 9 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

The program is free to individuals who have suffered the loss of a loved one. Prior registration is not required for attendance.
Sponsored by Livingston County Hospice of the Livingston County Department of Health

Public Talk on The Perils of Plastic @ SUNY Geneseo Doty Tower Room 300
Oct 9 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Dr. Sherri  “Sam” Mason, a chemistry professor at Penn State Behrend whose research has focused on plastic microbead / microfiber pollution in the Great Lakes and has won a Heinz Award, will
• lead a “Plastics Walk” from noon to 1:30 p.m. from the bear fountain on Main Street (Main & Center) through campus to the Genesee River to connect on-campus actions to ecological consequences
• give a talk, “The Perils of Plastic,” from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Doty Tower Room about her research and how to take effective actions.

Press release

Oct
10
Thu
Geneseo Farmers Market @ Lower Center Street
Oct 10 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm

FarmersMarket
9th Year of the Market!
• Thursdays June 20 – October 17
• 3:00 – 6:30 PM
• Lots of activities, local vendors and musicians

Check for updates on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/geneseofarmersmarket

Geneseo Festival Singers @ Doty Recital Hall at SUNY Geneseo
Oct 10 @ 7:30 pm

Thursday 10/10 at 7:30 PM in Doty Recital Hall
Admission is free and all are welcome.

Take a mid-term study break and come hear the Geneseo Festival Singers perform an evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein! The concert, featuring favorite choruses from the musicals of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, will be led by Director, Dr. Gerard Floriano, and accompanied on the piano by Dr. Brock Tjosvold.

The program will include selections from The King and I, The Sound of Music, Oklahoma, Carousel, and State Fair, and will feature solos by student and community members of the choir including Benjamin Bernstein, Tim Dickinson, Elizabeth Kimball, Beth Eberhardt, Kim Martello, Aeryn Massenza, Katharina Nieves, Christopher Smith (aka “Smitty”), and Rika Yokoji.

Oct
11
Fri
Annual “Trash to Treasure” Sale @ St. Luke's Parish Center
Oct 11 @ 8:00 am – 2:30 pm

Shop:
Friday, October 11: 9 AM – 2:30 PM
Saturday, October 12: 9 AM – 12 Noon – Bag Sale
To benefit St. Luke the Evangelist Parish (of which St. Mary is part)

Accepting donations of household items, small furniture, books, collectibles, dishes, toys, games, serviceable and clean used clothing starting Sunday, October 6. (No TV’s, electronics, exercise equipment or encyclopedias, please.)

Oct
12
Sat
Annual “Trash to Treasure” Sale @ St. Luke's Parish Center
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Shop:
Friday, October 11: 9 AM – 2:30 PM
Saturday, October 12: 9 AM – 12 Noon – Bag Sale
To benefit St. Luke the Evangelist Parish (of which St. Mary is part)

Accepting donations of household items, small furniture, books, collectibles, dishes, toys, games, serviceable and clean used clothing starting Sunday, October 6. (No TV’s, electronics, exercise equipment or encyclopedias, please.)

Genesee Valley Hunt Races & Fall Festival @ Race Grounds
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

stevensprint2007The Genesee Valley Hunt Races and Fall Festival is a great way for the entire family to spend the day in a beautiful outdoor setting just north of Geneseo, NY. The Hunt Races have been hosted here for over 120 years, and some of the finest steeplechase trainers on the eastern seaboard bring their horses here to race in this pastoral setting.

But the Hunt Races and Fall Festival isn’t just about horses—it’s about dogs and canine events, too. There are Terrier and wiener dog races, a jumping contest, agility courses, sled dog demos, and of course the Parade of the Genesee Valley Hunt foxhounds. Leashed dogs are more than welcome to attend the event, and some people say that dog-watching is just as much fun as watching the horses!

There’s lots for the kids to do (including stick horse races and pony rides), food and drink vendors, wine and craft beer tasting, shopping, music and more. It’s like an old-fashioned country fair with a race track instead of a midway, and there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

Purchase tickets at Wegmans or via web at this link.

Follow the Facebook event posting.

A Night of Music: John Dady and John Ryan with Bob Bunce and Rural Delivery @ The Geneseo Riviera
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Dady and Ryan : The “Dady Brothers” is a well known and beloved name to folks in this area of the country. For the better part of 45 years it has been synonymous with great Irish and American folk entertainment, as John and his brother Joe performed more than 7000 concerts from Alaska to Florida and from the Caribbean Islands to Ireland. Together, they produced 13 albums of their own music and produced or performed on the productions of scores of artist including Pete Seger’s final album, “The Storm King”.

Since Joe’s untimely death in May of 2019, John has continued to bring his unique blend od Irish and American folk and original compositions, to appreciative audiences young and old. He has recently been joined by a fine young musician, John Michael Ryan, on button accordion, tin whistle and bodhran.

Bob Bunce has recorded 5 CD’s of original music, with influences as varied as improv jazz, roots rock, Chicago blues and country corn. With the Band Rural Delivery they are now performing in support of the 2019 release of ” Mixed Messages”.  Their music can be heard at www:bobbunce.com, Bob Bunce and Rural Delivery/facebook, www.reverbnation.com.

” While songs like ” Giddy Up” carry a jug band sensibility of the 60’s, Bunce isn’t afraid to shove aside the gentle mandolins for some Alman Brothers styled blues guitar.” Jeff Spevak

” The band is unique and plays all original music written by Bob Bunce. The music is a delightful blend of rock-a-billy, jazz, country and rock and roll”. Livingston Countty News

Oct
14
Mon
Journeys Bereavement Support Group @ Saint Timothy Lutheran Church
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The program is free to individuals who have suffered the loss of a loved one. Prior registration is not required for attendance.
Sponsored by Livingston County Hospice of the Livingston County Department of Health

Oct
17
Thu
Geneseo Farmers Market @ Lower Center Street
Oct 17 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm

FarmersMarket
9th Year of the Market!
• Thursdays June 20 – October 17
• 3:00 – 6:30 PM
• Lots of activities, local vendors and musicians

Check for updates on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/geneseofarmersmarket

Oct
19
Sat
Amy’s Walk @ Highland Park
Oct 19 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Registration begins at 8 AM
Runners start at 9 AM
Walkers start at 9:15 AM

Call 585-658-3940 for more information and to register.

Our annual charity 5K walk in memory of Amy Sayle, a local victim who lost her life to domestic violence in 2006. By participating in this event you will be assisting individuals affected by dating violence, domestic violence, family violence, sexual assault and abuse, stalking and homelessness.

Happening rain or shine!

Hosted by Chances & Changes

Fanatics Presents: Mary Fahl in Concert @ The Geneseo Riviera
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm

“Sounding like no other singer of her generation” (Allmusic.com), Mary Fahl is an expressive, emotional singer/songwriter who first achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s NYC- based chamber-pop group October Project. The hallmark of their sound was Mary Fahls awe-inspiring power vocals over gorgeous melodies played with passion and sophistication. As a solo artist, Mary has released several compelling albums, including the fantastic re-working of Pink Floyds Dark Side of the Moon for V2 Records and her wonderful, original studio album The Other Side of Time on Sony Odyssey.  She has also written and performed songs for several major motion pictures, including the lead song (Going Home) for the Civil War epic Gods and Generals.  Her most recent album Live at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, winner of the Indie Acoustic Album of the Year award, is a collection of twenty-four tracks recorded live at one of Americas oldest vaudeville theaters that captures the soaring, soul-permeating vocals and musical breadth that makes the Mary Fahl concert experience what the Portland Press called soul-permeating.  The show was filmed for PBS and is currently airing on PBS affiliates around the country. Fahl’s elegant, cinematic songs draw on classical and world music sources, American art song, as well as thinking mans folk-pop which she performs with an earthy, viscerally powerful contralto that Boston Globe critic Steve Morse calls a voice for the gods that can transport listeners to other realms. Her music appeals to a wide range of musical enthusiasts, including a large, loyal fan base of Mary Fahl evangelists.

Doors open at 6 PM (show 7 PM) / service fee with online purchase
General admission $30 in advance or $34 at the door.
VIP admission $35 with table service – $39 at the door.

Facebook event

Oct
20
Sun
CANCELLED: Seeking the Story of the Groveland Shakers @ Livingston County Historical Society and Museum
Oct 20 @ 1:30 pm

Come learn the history of the Groveland Shaker religious community (1826 – 1892), who resided on the land where the Groveland Correctional Facility now stands. Fran Kramer is a historian who has long been researching and teaching about the Sodus/Groveland Shakers.
• Additional parking available in church lot next door.
• Free and open to the public.

2019 Program of the Livingston County Historical Society and Museum

Geneseo Wind Ensemble, Wind Quintet and the Eastman Community Music School Wind Ensemble @ Wadsworth Auditorium at SUNY Geneseo
Oct 20 @ 2:15 pm