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.

Sep
16
Mon
Honey Tasting with Alyssa Cope @ Wadsworth Library
Sep 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Sample and learn about local honey with Alyssa Cope, owner of Honeygirl Gourmet in Geneseo. Space is limited. Registration is required. This program is best for ages 13 and up. A “Mainly Main Street Series” event sponsored by Friends of Wadsworth Library.

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Sep
17
Tue
Fall Storytime Programs: Books & Babies @ Wadsworth Library
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Books & Babies is a lap-sit program designed to introduce children (birth – 2 years of age) to language and early literacy. Babies sit with their caregivers and model the activities presented through simple finger plays, songs, stories and nursery rhymes. Registration is required and begins August 26.

September 10, 17
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19, 26
December 3, 10, 17

See all Fall Children’s Programs at this link.

Fall Preschool Storytime on Tuesdays @ Wadsworth Library
Sep 17 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am

Preschool Storytime is directed at children ages 3-5 and includes books, songs, poetry, finger plays, and crafts. Registration is required.

September 10, 17
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19, 26
December 3, 10, 17

See all Fall Children’s Programs at this link.

Sep
18
Wed
Fall Storytime Programs: Toddler Tales @ Wadsworth Library
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

The Toddler Tales program is a blend of Books & Babies and Preschool Storytime activities. A variety of stories are combined with songs, rhymes, finger plays, crafts and free play. This program is appropriate for children ages 2-3 years old. Registration is required.

September 11, 18
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
November 6, 13, 20, 27
December 4, 11, 18

See all Fall Children’s Programs at this link.

Fall Preschool Storytime on Wednesdays @ Wadsworth Library
Sep 18 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am

Preschool Storytime is directed at children ages 3-5 and includes books, songs, poetry, finger plays, and crafts. Registration is required.

September 11, 18
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20, 27
December 4, 11, 18

See all Fall Children’s Programs at this link.

Concurrent Exhibitions – Alison Weld: Earthly Abstract / Selected Figure Drawings and Watercolor Painting @ Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo
Sep 18 @ 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 18 @ 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

Expressions of Life in Colored Pencil @ Wadsworth Library
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Learn color pencil art technique then practice & complete a small project at this special class. This program is best for adults. Space is limited. Registration is required! Facebook Event

Wadsworth Lecture: Martha Raddatz @ Wadsworth Auditorium at SUNY Geneseo
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm

Martha Raddatz, chief global affairs correspondent for ABC News (Image provided)

Award-winning journalist Martha Raddatz, ABC News chief global affairs correspondent and co-anchor of ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, will deliver the James Jeremiah Wadsworth Endowed Lecture. Raddatz’s talk, “From the White House to the Middle East,” will be followed by a Q&A. The event is free and open to the public. Full press release

Sep
19
Thu
Concurrent Exhibitions – Alison Weld: Earthly Abstract / Selected Figure Drawings and Watercolor Painting @ Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo
Sep 19 @ 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 19 @ 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

Geneseo Farmers Market @ Lower Center Street
Sep 19 @ 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

The Next Chapter @ Wadsworth Library
Sep 19 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

A storytime event for the school age crowd! We meet one Thursday afternoon each month from 3:30-4:30 pm. We’ll enjoy picture books, chapter books, literacy, art, and science activities, all for the school age crowd! Open to children in K-3rd grade. Registration is not required.

September 19 – Intro to The Next Chapter
October 24 – Graphic Novels & Wordless Books
November 21 – Snowflake Science

Genesee Valley Photography Society @ Wadsworth Library
Sep 19 @ 6:30 pm
Genesee Valley Photography Society @ Wadsworth Library

Advance your photography skills with the Genesee Valley Photography Society.  Meetings are the first and third Thursdays of the month, September through April.

Sponsored by Friends of Wadsworth Library

Sep
20
Fri
Homecoming & Family Weekend @ SUNY Geneseo
Sep 20 all-day

SUNY Geneseo will host a combined Homecoming and Family Weekend, Sept. 20 –21. Alumni and parents registering for the celebration will enjoy plenty of opportunities to catch up with classmates, students, faculty and staff, as well as catch a glimpse of what life’s like at SUNY Geneseo.

Check the schedule here.