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
5
Thu
Exhibition – Recent Collages: Go Back and Fetch It @ Lockhart Gallery in SUNY Geneseo McClellan House
Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In Luvon Sheppard’s new work he continues to use the visual elements that have always played a significant role in his arduous pursuit to understand and experience visual relationships as applied to his studio method, processes, and materials. It involves both juxtapositions and reflections that relate to ideas, shapes, color, places, characters, and its narrative actions and poetics. This work process aides in the development of comparisons and contrasts to provoke an unexpected mix of historic and contemporary elements.

“The collage for me is a natural bridge for integration of history, culture, time chance and is a natural synthesis for my work in watercolor. The transparency of watercolor mixed with the mirrored paper, printed negatives and positives, and photo mixed media allows me the freedom of juxtaposition, mirroring and expression, and the freedom to work with form in a traditional manner or blend watercolor and found material. Sheppard’s major concern and studio practice involve the study of artists such as Joseph Turner, John Singer Sargent, and Winslow Homer, plus bi-weekly Plein-air painting. Special consideration is painting reflective elements, objects, and the water’s reflection on lake and ponds.

Luvon Sheppard is a professor of art at Rochester Institute of Technology and formerly taught watercolor painting in SUNY Geneseo’s art department. He has mentored hundreds of students and exhibits his paintings throughout New York. He and his partner Frances own the Joy Gallery in Rochester. We are pleased to present his latest work to the Geneseo community.

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: February 5 – March 11, 2020
Opening Reception: February 5, 5 – 7 PM

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

Alan Lutkus International Film Series: Call Her Ganda @ The Geneseo Riviera
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm

WHAT: FREE Screening of Call Her Ganda (U.S., P.J. Raval, 2018)

WHEN: 7:00 PM Thursday March 5, 2020

WHERE: The Geneseo Riviera, 4 Center Street, Geneseo, NY

WHO: Presented by SUNY Geneseo Associate Professor of English and Film Studies, Jun Okada

Synopsis: A documentary telling the story of a transgender Filipina woman who is found dead in a motel room and the leading suspect is a U.S. Marine. Following this is a firestorm of grassroots activism demanding accountability. The ensuing case lays bare political tensions between the United States and the Philippines.

With support from the SUNY Geneseo Provost’s Office and the Department of English

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Mar
6
Fri
Concurrent Exhibitions – Stories from the Attic: A Handful of Geneseo Histories / Preservation Project Exhibit: Portrait of Eliza Tooke Martin and Portrait of a Lady @ Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo
Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Exhibit Dates: January 29 – March 11, 2020

Stories from the Attic: A Handful of Geneseo Histories

Stories from the Attic explores aspects of Geneseo and Livingston County that might not be evident to students of the university. Spanning as far back as the Treaty of Big Tree, students will be able to see and touch an actual part of the ancient oak–while also being able to learn about slightly more recent things, such as the largest manufacturer of croquet sets in the United States and the Geneseo Normal School. Stories from the Attic will also explore Geneseo salt mines–one of the most important in the US–and the little known existence of German Prisoner of War camps that existed during World War II.

Concurrent Exhibit in Gallery B2
Preservation Project Exhibit: Portrait of Eliza Tooke Martin and Portrait of a Lady

This preservation project was made possible with support from the Office of the Provost.

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 – Recent Collages: Go Back and Fetch It @ Lockhart Gallery in SUNY Geneseo McClellan House
Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

In Luvon Sheppard’s new work he continues to use the visual elements that have always played a significant role in his arduous pursuit to understand and experience visual relationships as applied to his studio method, processes, and materials. It involves both juxtapositions and reflections that relate to ideas, shapes, color, places, characters, and its narrative actions and poetics. This work process aides in the development of comparisons and contrasts to provoke an unexpected mix of historic and contemporary elements.

“The collage for me is a natural bridge for integration of history, culture, time chance and is a natural synthesis for my work in watercolor. The transparency of watercolor mixed with the mirrored paper, printed negatives and positives, and photo mixed media allows me the freedom of juxtaposition, mirroring and expression, and the freedom to work with form in a traditional manner or blend watercolor and found material. Sheppard’s major concern and studio practice involve the study of artists such as Joseph Turner, John Singer Sargent, and Winslow Homer, plus bi-weekly Plein-air painting. Special consideration is painting reflective elements, objects, and the water’s reflection on lake and ponds.

Luvon Sheppard is a professor of art at Rochester Institute of Technology and formerly taught watercolor painting in SUNY Geneseo’s art department. He has mentored hundreds of students and exhibits his paintings throughout New York. He and his partner Frances own the Joy Gallery in Rochester. We are pleased to present his latest work to the Geneseo community.

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: February 5 – March 11, 2020
Opening Reception: February 5, 5 – 7 PM

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

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

Join the Geneseo Wind Ensemble on Friday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m., in our exploration of Asian traditional music by authentic voices, and reflected in Western society. Music by Chen Yi, D.I.D. Choi, Donald Coakley, Bernard Rogers, and James Barnes Chance shows North American and authentic homages to the diverse musical traditions of Asia. SUNY Geneseo, Wadsworth Auditorium, admission is free and open to the public!

Mar
7
Sat
Concurrent Exhibitions – Stories from the Attic: A Handful of Geneseo Histories / Preservation Project Exhibit: Portrait of Eliza Tooke Martin and Portrait of a Lady @ Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo
Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Exhibit Dates: January 29 – March 11, 2020

Stories from the Attic: A Handful of Geneseo Histories

Stories from the Attic explores aspects of Geneseo and Livingston County that might not be evident to students of the university. Spanning as far back as the Treaty of Big Tree, students will be able to see and touch an actual part of the ancient oak–while also being able to learn about slightly more recent things, such as the largest manufacturer of croquet sets in the United States and the Geneseo Normal School. Stories from the Attic will also explore Geneseo salt mines–one of the most important in the US–and the little known existence of German Prisoner of War camps that existed during World War II.

Concurrent Exhibit in Gallery B2
Preservation Project Exhibit: Portrait of Eliza Tooke Martin and Portrait of a Lady

This preservation project was made possible with support from the Office of the Provost.

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 – Recent Collages: Go Back and Fetch It @ Lockhart Gallery in SUNY Geneseo McClellan House
Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

In Luvon Sheppard’s new work he continues to use the visual elements that have always played a significant role in his arduous pursuit to understand and experience visual relationships as applied to his studio method, processes, and materials. It involves both juxtapositions and reflections that relate to ideas, shapes, color, places, characters, and its narrative actions and poetics. This work process aides in the development of comparisons and contrasts to provoke an unexpected mix of historic and contemporary elements.

“The collage for me is a natural bridge for integration of history, culture, time chance and is a natural synthesis for my work in watercolor. The transparency of watercolor mixed with the mirrored paper, printed negatives and positives, and photo mixed media allows me the freedom of juxtaposition, mirroring and expression, and the freedom to work with form in a traditional manner or blend watercolor and found material. Sheppard’s major concern and studio practice involve the study of artists such as Joseph Turner, John Singer Sargent, and Winslow Homer, plus bi-weekly Plein-air painting. Special consideration is painting reflective elements, objects, and the water’s reflection on lake and ponds.

Luvon Sheppard is a professor of art at Rochester Institute of Technology and formerly taught watercolor painting in SUNY Geneseo’s art department. He has mentored hundreds of students and exhibits his paintings throughout New York. He and his partner Frances own the Joy Gallery in Rochester. We are pleased to present his latest work to the Geneseo community.

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: February 5 – March 11, 2020
Opening Reception: February 5, 5 – 7 PM

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

Mick Elliot’s Senior Recital @ Doty Recital Hall at SUNY Geneseo
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm
Geneseo String Band Pre-Saint Patrick’s Day Concert @ Wadsworth Auditorium at SUNY Geneseo
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm

Music and Dance in the Celtic Tradition

The Geneseo String Band, under the direction of James Kimball, will give its annual Pre-Saint Patrick’s Day Concert – Saturday, March 7, at 7:00 PM in Wadsworth Auditorium on the SUNY Geneseo campus. 

This is a program of mostly Irish music and dance, performed by the Geneseo String Band with SUNY Geneseo’s Sláinte Irish Dancers, and guest musicians, singers and dancers from Rochester’s very musical Irish community.

Guest performers will include the Drumcliffe Dancers, Ted McGraw, Brian Clancy, Mary Lester, John Ryan, Bill Henrie, Adie Maher, uilleann piper Tim Benson, Mitzie Collins, John Heyer and more.

General Admission $10.00; seniors and Geneseo students $5.00; 12 and under free. Tickets available (cash please) at the door only.

SUNY Geneseo Department of Music 2020 Spring Concert Series

Mar
8
Sun
Geneseo Chamber Singers and Spectrum Women’s Ensemble @ Central Presbyterian Church
Mar 8 @ 3:00 pm

Come be inspired by the fabulous Geneseo Chamber Singers and Spectrum Singers in a free concert
• Sunday, March 8 at 3 PM
• Central Presbyterian Church
This concert will feature choral music of Amy Beach, Francis Poulenc, Gioachino Rossini, Eric Whitacre, Morten Lauridesen, and others.

The Geneseo Chamber Singers will be singing their last song, “You Will Be Found” from Dear Evan Hanson to help raise awareness of Mental Health Month, which is coming up in May, and to help increase public knowledge about this important health issue.

Come to support a great cause and to hear some great music!

Mar
12
Thu
Geneseo Festival Singers @ Doty Recital Hall at SUNY Geneseo
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm


Please join the SUNY Geneseo Festival Singers
• Thursday, March 12
• 7:30 PM
• Doty Recital Hall
• Program: Opera Choruses and Medley of Hits from Les Misérables

The concert is free and all are welcome.

 

Mar
14
Sat
Murder Mystery Dinner Theater @ Deer Run Winery
Mar 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for an interactive evening of live dinner theater provided by The Mystery Game as you try to solve the mystery of a murder that has taken place. 6:30-9 PM includes a buffet dinner

March 14 Dinner Menu (catered by Beachcomber)
Bourbon Chicken
Garlic Smashed Potatoes
Vegetable Lasagna
Tossed salad
Dinner rolls

April 18 – BBQ Dinner Buffet catered by 3 Legged Pig

Dessert
Max Black Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Cash Bar
Deer Run wine available by the glass or by the bottle
Beer and cocktails available by the glass

Mar
20
Fri
Canceled until further notice: Geneseo Central School Drama Club: “Almost Maine” @ Geneseo Central School McCarthy Auditorium
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm

Activities canceled until further notice. See this site for updates.

Tickets:
• $8 adults / $5 students and seniors
• Reservations available by calling 585-243-8088; at foyer desk during school hours; and at the box office at performances.

Mar
21
Sat
Canceled until further notice: Geneseo Central School Drama Club: “Almost Maine” @ Geneseo Central School McCarthy Auditorium
Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm

Activities canceled until further notice. See this site for updates.

Tickets:
• $8 adults / $5 students and seniors
• Reservations available by calling 585-243-8088; at foyer desk during school hours; and at the box office at performances.

Mar
28
Sat
Canceled: Murder Mystery Dinner Theater @ Deer Run Winery
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Please note that the March 28 dinner is canceled.

Join us for an interactive evening of live dinner theater provided by The Mystery Game as you try to solve the mystery of a murder that has taken place. 6:30-9 PM includes a buffet dinner

April 18 – BBQ Dinner Buffet catered by 3 Legged Pig

Dessert
Max Black Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Cash Bar
Deer Run wine available by the glass or by the bottle
Beer and cocktails available by the glass