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.

Dec
5
Thu
Exhibit – Photography: The Landscape: Exterior/Interior @ Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo
Dec 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ken White, Dunwarden, n.d.

Exhibition Dates:
October 30–December 7, 2019

Photography: The Landscape: Exterior/Interior

Artist Panel Discussion at 5:30 PM on October 30 during Opening Reception

The SUNY Geneseo Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery is pleased to present this photographic group exhibition about the landscape. It includes both the physical and spiritual interpretations of and in the American landscape. The exhibiting artists are: Denis Defibaugh, Robert Doyle, Carl Hazelwood, Joanna Jennings, John Reuter , Kristine Tenalio, Andy Smith, Dick Thomas, and Edward (Ken) White.

At this exhibit the visitor will experience a range of photographic experiences, from the panoramic views of Robert Doyle’s views of New York to Denis Defibaugh’s Norwegian village Uummanq in Greenland. From Joanna Jennings’ psychological spiritual renderings of historical memory to John Reuter’s sometimes surreal polaroid photographs to Carl Hazelwood’s ubiquitous travel photos from studio windows. What the audience witnesses here is the continuing extension of photography in the hands of and through the eye of mature artist photographers.

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 – Hand-Picked: Art Expressions of Farmworkers Who Feed Us @ Lockhart Gallery in SUNY Geneseo McClellan House
Dec 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

From June – October 2018, a series of three art workshops, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, was conducted for migrant farmworkers in eight counties of Western New York. These workshops culminated in an exhibit entitled, “Hand Picked: Art Expression of Farmworkers Who Feed Us.”

So often farmworkers are an invisible population in this country, yet they are invaluable to our communities and our economy, These workshops produced a gestalt of various aspects of the individual artists themselves, to pull away the veil, so that they can truly be seen as deeply feeling human beings who are gifted and talented, and dedicated to their families, communities, and their work. This vision for a traveling exhibit was designed to raise the awareness of all viewers toward a clear understanding of the inner and outer lives of migrant farmworkers in eight counties of Western New York. This exhibit also features six poems by Mexican and Puerto Rican participants in our literature program that was funded by the New York State Council on the Arts.

This exhibition is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts.

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: October 23 – December 7, 2019
On loan from and curated by the Geneseo Migrant Center

Opening: October 23, 5 – 7 PM

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

Dec
6
Fri
Exhibit – Photography: The Landscape: Exterior/Interior @ Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo
Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Ken White, Dunwarden, n.d.

Exhibition Dates:
October 30–December 7, 2019

Photography: The Landscape: Exterior/Interior

Artist Panel Discussion at 5:30 PM on October 30 during Opening Reception

The SUNY Geneseo Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery is pleased to present this photographic group exhibition about the landscape. It includes both the physical and spiritual interpretations of and in the American landscape. The exhibiting artists are: Denis Defibaugh, Robert Doyle, Carl Hazelwood, Joanna Jennings, John Reuter , Kristine Tenalio, Andy Smith, Dick Thomas, and Edward (Ken) White.

At this exhibit the visitor will experience a range of photographic experiences, from the panoramic views of Robert Doyle’s views of New York to Denis Defibaugh’s Norwegian village Uummanq in Greenland. From Joanna Jennings’ psychological spiritual renderings of historical memory to John Reuter’s sometimes surreal polaroid photographs to Carl Hazelwood’s ubiquitous travel photos from studio windows. What the audience witnesses here is the continuing extension of photography in the hands of and through the eye of mature artist photographers.

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 – Hand-Picked: Art Expressions of Farmworkers Who Feed Us @ Lockhart Gallery in SUNY Geneseo McClellan House
Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

From June – October 2018, a series of three art workshops, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, was conducted for migrant farmworkers in eight counties of Western New York. These workshops culminated in an exhibit entitled, “Hand Picked: Art Expression of Farmworkers Who Feed Us.”

So often farmworkers are an invisible population in this country, yet they are invaluable to our communities and our economy, These workshops produced a gestalt of various aspects of the individual artists themselves, to pull away the veil, so that they can truly be seen as deeply feeling human beings who are gifted and talented, and dedicated to their families, communities, and their work. This vision for a traveling exhibit was designed to raise the awareness of all viewers toward a clear understanding of the inner and outer lives of migrant farmworkers in eight counties of Western New York. This exhibit also features six poems by Mexican and Puerto Rican participants in our literature program that was funded by the New York State Council on the Arts.

This exhibition is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts.

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: October 23 – December 7, 2019
On loan from and curated by the Geneseo Migrant Center

Opening: October 23, 5 – 7 PM

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

Friday Afternoon Recital @ Doty Recital Hall at SUNY Geneseo
Dec 6 @ 4:00 pm

Free Admission / all are welcome.

Geneseo Wind Ensemble @ Wadsworth Auditorium at SUNY Geneseo
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm

Join the Geneseo Wind Ensemble and guest faculty artist Andrew Brown, as they perform McAllister’s “Black Dog” for clarinet and wind ensemble!
• Dr. Leah McGray, Conductor
• Admission is free and open to the public.

Dec
7
Sat
Christmas in the Village @ Geneseo Main Street District
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

☆☆☆ Christmas in the Village ☆☆☆

☆ All day: Shops will have open houses and specials.

☆ All day: Crafters will be located in various businesses.

☆ Cookie Stroll: 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Tickets online or in-store at Sweet Arts Bakery and Envy

☆ FREE Horse Drawn Wagon rides: 2 – 4 PM

☆ Strolling Carolers: 2 – 4 PM

☆ Lower Center St closed with food vendors/trucks and free hot chocolate: 2 – 4 PM

☆ Santa & Mrs. Claus strolling around town and in businesses: 4 – 8 PM!

☆ Lighting of the Tree: Village Park, 6 PM

☆ Parade to Bear Fountain, after tree lighting.

☆ ChristmaSing: Caroling at the Bear Fountain

☆ Cookies & Hot Chocolate with Santa at Touch of Grayce following caroling.

Check Geneseo Community Main Street for more details on this year’s event.

Exhibit – Photography: The Landscape: Exterior/Interior @ Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Ken White, Dunwarden, n.d.

Exhibition Dates:
October 30–December 7, 2019

Photography: The Landscape: Exterior/Interior

Artist Panel Discussion at 5:30 PM on October 30 during Opening Reception

The SUNY Geneseo Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery is pleased to present this photographic group exhibition about the landscape. It includes both the physical and spiritual interpretations of and in the American landscape. The exhibiting artists are: Denis Defibaugh, Robert Doyle, Carl Hazelwood, Joanna Jennings, John Reuter , Kristine Tenalio, Andy Smith, Dick Thomas, and Edward (Ken) White.

At this exhibit the visitor will experience a range of photographic experiences, from the panoramic views of Robert Doyle’s views of New York to Denis Defibaugh’s Norwegian village Uummanq in Greenland. From Joanna Jennings’ psychological spiritual renderings of historical memory to John Reuter’s sometimes surreal polaroid photographs to Carl Hazelwood’s ubiquitous travel photos from studio windows. What the audience witnesses here is the continuing extension of photography in the hands of and through the eye of mature artist photographers.

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 – Hand-Picked: Art Expressions of Farmworkers Who Feed Us @ Lockhart Gallery in SUNY Geneseo McClellan House
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

From June – October 2018, a series of three art workshops, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, was conducted for migrant farmworkers in eight counties of Western New York. These workshops culminated in an exhibit entitled, “Hand Picked: Art Expression of Farmworkers Who Feed Us.”

So often farmworkers are an invisible population in this country, yet they are invaluable to our communities and our economy, These workshops produced a gestalt of various aspects of the individual artists themselves, to pull away the veil, so that they can truly be seen as deeply feeling human beings who are gifted and talented, and dedicated to their families, communities, and their work. This vision for a traveling exhibit was designed to raise the awareness of all viewers toward a clear understanding of the inner and outer lives of migrant farmworkers in eight counties of Western New York. This exhibit also features six poems by Mexican and Puerto Rican participants in our literature program that was funded by the New York State Council on the Arts.

This exhibition is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts.

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: October 23 – December 7, 2019
On loan from and curated by the Geneseo Migrant Center

Opening: October 23, 5 – 7 PM

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

Dec
8
Sun
Geneseo Chamber Singers and Spectrum Women’s Ensemble @ St. Michael's Episcopal Church
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm


Don’t miss the Geneseo Chamber Singers and Spectrum Singers in a festive holiday-themed choral concert, with the Geneseo Baroque Players. 

Admission is free and all are welcome.

Dec
9
Mon
SUNY Geneseo Percussion Ensemble @ Wadsworth Auditorium
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Drums, drums, drums! (And maybe even sleigh bells)

The Geneseo Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Jim Tiller will present a Showcase Concert on Monday, December 9th at 7:30 pm. The concert is free and will take place in Wadsworth Auditorium on campus. Hear music of Rouse, Rosauro, Cirone and more!

Dec
16
Mon
Audition for “The Sunshine Boys” @ York Central School
Dec 16 @ 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!

Auditions for THE SUNSHINE BOYS will be held at York Central School on Monday, December 16 at 7:00 PM. Nothing to prepare ahead of time.
Click HERE for the cast of characters

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

Venue: York Central School

Dec
31
Tue
New Year’s Eve Party w/ Johnny Rawls & The Love Machine @ The Geneseo Riviera
Dec 31 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Ring in 2020 with Johnny Rawls and the Love Machine.
Tickets include Hor ‘dourves. Cash bar available.
Opening with Griffith and Martino

Doors open at 6, Music at 7
Tickets: General admission – $30
Tickets no longer available online.

Quality Inn & Suites will be offering rooms for $79 tonight with shuttle service to and from The Geneseo Riviera.

Facebook event page

Jan
16
Thu
Geneseo Central School Fine Arts Festival @ Geneseo Central School
Jan 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

An evening of performances showcasing student talent at Geneseo Central School.
• From 6-7 PM enjoy the K-12 Art Exhibition and Music Stroll featuring small string ensemble performance groups in the school foyer.
• Beginning at 7 PM the event moves into the McCarthy Auditorium for performances by the Middle School and High School Jazz Bands, Middle School Show Choir and The Pitchforks High School A Capella group.
• Specialty desserts and beverages will be available for purchase during intermission.
• Raffle tickets will be available for a chance to win tickets to upcoming performances at local arts venues (GEVA Theater, RPO, Finger Lakes Opera, Bristol Valley Theater, Geneseo Community Players and more).

Jan
22
Wed
Musical Theatre – Assassins @ Wadsworth Auditorium at SUNY Geneseo
Jan 22 @ 7:30 pm

The Department of Music’s Musical Theatre Program proudly presents Assassins.

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by John Weidman
Director: Melanie Blood
Music Director: Don Kot
Stage Manager: Catie Henzel, assisted by Emma Brune and Sandra Kralik
Scene Designer: Brodie McPherson
Costume Designer: Janice Ferger
Sound Designer: Dave LaDue
Lighting designer: Casey McNamara
Technical Director: Sean McGrath.

Wednesday 1/22 through Saturday 1/25 at 7:30 PM and Sunday 1/26 at 2:00 PM

General Admission $15.00 / Geneseo students $10.00

Tickets can be purchased from www.geneseo.edu/bbo/tickets (service fee applies) or at the Wadsworth Auditorium Box Office two hours before each show.

Summary: Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman bring together the historical figures of the four successful assassins of U.S. presidents and five more who attempted to assassinate a president. In a thoughtful, provoking, and often funny ninety-minute musical, Sondheim and Weidman muse on American rights and freedoms and how these assassins felt they were denied rights and turned those feelings violently toward a national stage. The show also demonstrates how America’s violent criminals study and copycat earlier crimes, especially in shootings, and prefer notoriety to invisibility, as the nine assassins interact in the fictional stage space.

Cast: Will Snyder as John Wilkes Booth; Patrick Jones as Charles Guiteau; Rocky Nardone as Leon Czolgosz; Jacob Anspach as Giuseppe Zangara; Brett Hammes as Lee Harvey Oswald and Balladeer; Josh DeBell as Sam Byck; Annie Levine as Squeaky Froome; Kelsey Roberts as Sarah Jane Moore; Ben Bernstein as John Hinckley; Tristan Strasser as Proprietor; Kat Berton as Emma Goldman and others; Carl Treiber as David Herold and others; Mick Elliott as Billy Moore and others; and Sydney Lyons as Housewife and others.