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.

Feb
17
Mon
Presidents’ Day Observed
Feb 17 all-day

Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on February 22—Washington’s actual day of birth—the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present.

From History.com

Feb
18
Tue
Winter Storytime Programs: Books & Babies @ Wadsworth Library
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Books & Babies is a lap-sit program designed to introduce children (6 months – 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 is open now.

January 7, 14, 21, 28
February 4, 11, 18
March 3, 10, 17, 24

See all children’s winter programs here.

Winter Preschool Storytime I @ Wadsworth Library
Feb 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.

January 7, 14, 21, 28
February 4, 11, 18
March 3, 10, 17, 24

See all children’s winter programs here.

The Animal Guys @ Wadsworth Library
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Snakes, lizards, and frogs…oh my! The Animal Guys and their reptile friends are visiting the Wadsworth Library! Appropriate for children ages 5 and up. Registration is not required.

Winter programs link.

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Feb
19
Wed
Winter Storytime Programs: Toddler Tales @ Wadsworth Library
Feb 19 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

children-bannerThe 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.

January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 5, 12, 19
March 4, 11, 18, 25

See all children’s winter programs here.

Winter Preschool Storytime II @ Wadsworth Library
Feb 19 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

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

January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 5, 12, 19
March 4, 11, 18, 25

See all children’s winter programs here.

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
Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 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
Feb 19 @ 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

Let It Snow Magic Show @ Wadsworth Library
Feb 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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Join us for this entertaining comedy magic show embracing the joys of winter. Great audience participation and lots of laughter! Registration is not required.

Winter program link

Feb
20
Thu
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
Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 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
Feb 20 @ 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

The Next Chapter @ Wadsworth Library
Feb 20 @ 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.

January 16 – author illustrator Mo Willems
February 20 – American Sign Language
March 19 – Fairytale Engineering
April 16 – Poetry
May 21 – Build and Blocks

See complete brochure of winter children’s programs here.

Indoor Farmers Market @ MacVittie College Union Lobby at SUNY Geneseo
Feb 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

The market is located inside the MacVittie College Union Lobby.

PARKING: Lots B & K are closest to MacVittie Union and are open to the public after 4:30 PM. See this link for the campus parking map and this link for visitor parking information.

Teen/Tween Pizza and Movie Night @ Wadsworth Library
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for this special movie night! We will be watching Detective Pikachu and enjoying delicious pizza and refreshments! Please RSVP at (585) 243-0440 or stop by the service desk so that we know how much pizza to order.

Genesee Valley Photography Society @ Wadsworth Library
Feb 20 @ 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