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
26
Wed
Exhibition/Program – Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil @ Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo
Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Exhibition Dates: September 5 – October 19, 2018
• Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 5, 5-7 PM
• Curator’s Talk at 5:45 PM

Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints explores how the ancient cultures of Africa blended with indigenous and colonial Portuguese traditions to form the vibrant and complex cultural mosaic of modern Brazil. Engaging photographs and works of popular art, including sculptures, paintings, prints, religious objects, toys, and booklets of poetry will draw visitors into the complex and vibrant culture of the Northeast of Brazil and introduce the festivals, heroes, and spiritual traditions that give shape and meaning to the daily lives of the Nordestinos, common people of Brazil’s Northeast. The exhibition explores how diverse traditions come together in the region and uses work by historical and contemporary artists to illuminate a fascinating history that reaches into modern Brazil.

Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil was curated by Marion E. Jackson, Ph.D. and Barbara Cervenka, O.P., Curators, Con/Vida–Popular Arts of the Americas, and organized by Con/Vida–Popular Arts of the Americas and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI, in partnership with NEH on the Road/Mid-America Arts Alliance, Kansas City, MO.

Exhibitions are free and open to the public. We look forward to your visit to the gallery.

Gallery Hours:
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Fridays & Saturdays: 1:00 – 5:00 PM

For more information contact Lori Houtz at 585-245-5841 or Cynthia Hawkins at 585-245-5813.

Public Programs (will take place in the Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery unless otherwise noted)

Wed., Sept. 5 – Curator’s Talk at 5:45: “Ordinary Art, Extraordinary Story: Popular Art of Brazil’s Northeast,” by Barbara Cervenka and Mame Jackson, Co-Curators of Bandits and Heroes, Poets and Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil

Wed., Sept. 12 – Lecture at 2:30: “Marriage, Divorce, and Distress in Northeast Brazil: Black Women’s Perspectives on Love, Respect, and Kinship,” Melanie Medeiros. Assist. Prof. of Anthropology at SUNY, Geneseo

Wed., Sept. 19 – Lecture at 2:30: Keisha-Khan Perry, Assoc. Prof. Africana Diaspora Feminisms and Anthropology, and Affiliate of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, Brown University

Wed., Sept. 26 – Lecture at 2:30: “Bandidos e herois, poetas e santos: Brazilian Northeastern Literatures and National Imaginaries,” Wesley Costa de Moraes, Assist. Prof., Languages and Literatures at SUNY Geneseo

Wed., Oct. 3 – Performance at 2:30: In Doty Hall Recital a performance by MPB.3 Brazilian Music, led by Armenio Suzano, Prof. Music at Houghton College

 

 

 

All College Hour Speaker Series: Karl Shallowhorn @ MacVittie College Union Ballroom
Sep 26 @ 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

All-College Hour is 2:30 -3:45 PM on Wednesdays.

9/26/2018 – Karl Shallowhorn
Topic – Mental Health 101: Lessons Learned Along the Way

Karl Shallowhorn is the Education Program Coordinator at the Community Health Center of Buffalo

As a high school student, Karl Shallowhorn had big dreams, however they were all shattered by a disabling bipolar episode at the age of 18 while he was a freshman in college. After struggling for years, Karl was able to overcome this challenge by utilizing a variety of tools that have enabled him to become a leading mental health advocate on both a local and national level. Karl will be sharing both his experience of living with a co-occurring mental health and addiction disorder as well as practical tips on staying emotionally healthy during one’s college years.

The mission of SUNY Geneseo is to combine a rigorous curriculum and a rich co-curricular life in order to create a learning-centered environment. It is this marriage of academics and campus life that has propelled Geneseo to be a nationally-recognized public liberal arts college.

The All-College Hour Speaker Series supports the College mission and embodies the principles of The Bringing Theory to Practice Project. The aim of the series is to provide integrative opportunities for the campus community to come together to engage in learning that promotes cognitive, emotional, and civic development. The topics of the series are intended to challenge thinking, spur self-reflection, encourage civil discourse, and promote social responsibility. The series is sponsored by Student and Campus Life. All sessions take place during the All-College Hour (2:30-3:45 PM).

 

Sep
28
Fri
Living History Weekend @ National Warplane Museum
Sep 28 all-day

Fun filled weekend of events for all ages. Plane rides, WWII military camp with reenactors, military vehicle display, Swing dance on Saturday, Chicken BBQ & Corn roast on Sunday, “Bombs & Blooms” staged reading on Friday & Saturday, museum tours, authentic D-Day briefings, and more!

Walter Harding Lecture @ Doty Recital Hall at SUNY Geneseo
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm

Professor of History and distinguished public historian Dr. Spencer Crew will deliver the 2018 Walter Harding Lecture. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Dr. Crew’s lecture is titled, “Civil Disobedience, the Underground Railroad, and Thoreau.”

The Harding Lecture is sponsored by the English Department with support from the Office of the Provost and the Office of the President.

Sep
29
Sat
Living History Weekend @ National Warplane Museum
Sep 29 all-day

Fun filled weekend of events for all ages. Plane rides, WWII military camp with reenactors, military vehicle display, Swing dance on Saturday, Chicken BBQ & Corn roast on Sunday, “Bombs & Blooms” staged reading on Friday & Saturday, museum tours, authentic D-Day briefings, and more!

Sep
30
Sun
Living History Weekend @ National Warplane Museum
Sep 30 all-day

Fun filled weekend of events for all ages. Plane rides, WWII military camp with reenactors, military vehicle display, Swing dance on Saturday, Chicken BBQ & Corn roast on Sunday, “Bombs & Blooms” staged reading on Friday & Saturday, museum tours, authentic D-Day briefings, and more!

Oct
3
Wed
Exhibition/Program – Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil @ Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo
Oct 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Exhibition Dates: September 5 – October 19, 2018
• Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 5, 5-7 PM
• Curator’s Talk at 5:45 PM

Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints explores how the ancient cultures of Africa blended with indigenous and colonial Portuguese traditions to form the vibrant and complex cultural mosaic of modern Brazil. Engaging photographs and works of popular art, including sculptures, paintings, prints, religious objects, toys, and booklets of poetry will draw visitors into the complex and vibrant culture of the Northeast of Brazil and introduce the festivals, heroes, and spiritual traditions that give shape and meaning to the daily lives of the Nordestinos, common people of Brazil’s Northeast. The exhibition explores how diverse traditions come together in the region and uses work by historical and contemporary artists to illuminate a fascinating history that reaches into modern Brazil.

Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil was curated by Marion E. Jackson, Ph.D. and Barbara Cervenka, O.P., Curators, Con/Vida–Popular Arts of the Americas, and organized by Con/Vida–Popular Arts of the Americas and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI, in partnership with NEH on the Road/Mid-America Arts Alliance, Kansas City, MO.

Exhibitions are free and open to the public. We look forward to your visit to the gallery.

Gallery Hours:
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Fridays & Saturdays: 1:00 – 5:00 PM

For more information contact Lori Houtz at 585-245-5841 or Cynthia Hawkins at 585-245-5813.

Public Programs (will take place in the Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery unless otherwise noted)

Wed., Sept. 5 – Curator’s Talk at 5:45: “Ordinary Art, Extraordinary Story: Popular Art of Brazil’s Northeast,” by Barbara Cervenka and Mame Jackson, Co-Curators of Bandits and Heroes, Poets and Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil

Wed., Sept. 12 – Lecture at 2:30: “Marriage, Divorce, and Distress in Northeast Brazil: Black Women’s Perspectives on Love, Respect, and Kinship,” Melanie Medeiros. Assist. Prof. of Anthropology at SUNY, Geneseo

Wed., Sept. 19 – Lecture at 2:30: Keisha-Khan Perry, Assoc. Prof. Africana Diaspora Feminisms and Anthropology, and Affiliate of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, Brown University

Wed., Sept. 26 – Lecture at 2:30: “Bandidos e herois, poetas e santos: Brazilian Northeastern Literatures and National Imaginaries,” Wesley Costa de Moraes, Assist. Prof., Languages and Literatures at SUNY Geneseo

Wed., Oct. 3 – Performance at 2:30: In Doty Hall Recital a performance by MPB.3 Brazilian Music, led by Armenio Suzano, Prof. Music at Houghton College

 

 

 

Oct
13
Sat
Genesee Valley Hunt Races & Fall Festival @ Race Grounds
Oct 13 @ 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.

Oct
14
Sun
Geneseo Symphony Orchestra @ Wadsworth Auditorium
Oct 14 @ 3:00 pm

The Geneseo Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Leah Gray

Please join the Geneseo Symphony Orchestra in their program of “Unfinished” music including the Symphony No. 8 by Franz Schubert, Edvard Grieg’s *Peer Gynt Suite No. 1*, and Johannes Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture. The ensemble will also be premiering *Scamper (for Orchestra) *written by former conductor and Distinguished Service Professor of Music, James Walker! 

Admission is free.

Oct
19
Fri
Geneseo Wind Ensemble @ Wadsworth Auditorium at SUNY Geneseo
Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm

Please join the Geneseo Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Leah McGray.

The Geneseo Wind Ensemble is proud to be partnering with Fairport High School for their first concert of the season. “Transforming Waters” is the program that features the transforming properties of music and the natural elements, including the combined bands performing high energy works by contemporary composers John Mackey and Benjamin Dean Taylor. The Wind Ensemble will be giving the New York premier performance of the emerging Toronto composer, Cait Nishimura’s evocative *Lake Superior Suite. 

The concert is free and open to the public.