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,, contains schedules of governmental organizations and meetings.

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All College Speaker Series Presents: Heather Lester @ MacVittie College Union Ballroom
Jan 24 @ 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

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

1/24/2018 – Heather Lester

Topic: Crossing the Ironman Finish Line

Heather Lester is a personal trainer and life coach who will share her story of crossing the Ironman finish line. Her journey started in 2008 when she weighed over 200 pounds and was struggling with depression. With two young children to care for, she knew it was time to come back to life and set a goal to complete a 5k race. The thought of running the 3.1 miles seemed daunting, especially to a self proclaimed ‘gym class dropout’, but half way through her 5k training, she watched the Ironman Kona Championships on TV and knew it was time to set an even bigger goal- to complete the Ironman herself. This is the story of crossing the first 5k finish line and running all the way to 140.6 miles in Lake Placid. It is also the story of personal struggle, motivation, and reaching your goals no matter how big.

Opening Reception: Coded Messages @ Lockhart Gallery in SUNY Geneseo McClellan House
Jan 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Lockhart Gallery is pleased to announce its first exhibit of 2018 – Coded Messages by Washington, D.C. artist Joyce Wellman. Coded Messages opens Wednesday January 24 at 5 PM, and the artist will discuss her work at 5:30 in the gallery.

This exhibition is exuberant and color laden. Wellman, an abstract artist uses various material and mediums to create paintings and prints. This exhibit hosts two bodies of work Hidden Hands and Number Works. Adrian Childs writes “these paintings map the world through codes, symbols, signs, and abstract forms informed by the memory of [Joyce’s] mother’s passion for numbers and her philosophical views of humanity.” What is important to Wellman is ‘creating a poetic and meaningful art practice’ that is accessible to a variety of audiences. In these paintings and drawings there is the implication of narrative and storytelling that engages the viewer suggesting the natural and supernatural that is available through Joyce Wellman’s visual art practice.

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: January 24 – March 8, 2018
Opening Reception: January 24, 5 – 7 PM with Artist Talk at 5:30 PM

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

Faculty Recital: Andrew Bergevin, Violin @ Doty Recital Hall
Jan 27 @ 3:00 pm

SUNY Geneseo Department of Music Spring 2018 Concert Series

Program: Andrew Bergevin, Faculty Violin Recital with guest artists Timna Mayer, violin and Jeong-Eun Lee, piano
• Kristapor Najarian’s: A Tale of Two Violins
• Eugene Ysaye: Sonata in E minor for solo violin, Op. 27/4
• Gabriel FauréSonata in E minor for violin and piano, Op. 108
Free admission / all are welcome. 
Opening Reception – Victor Davson: Luminaria @ Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo
Jan 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Exhibition Dates: January 31 through March 8, 2018

Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 31, 5-7 PM / Artist talk at 5:30 PM

The Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo is pleased to present to the college and western NY community the exhibition Victor Davson: Luminaria—both earlier and more recent work. Davson emigrated from Georgetown, Guyana to the United States in 1973; he studied art at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and is the founding director of Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art (1983–2016) in Newark, New Jersey. Included in this solo exhibit are works from several ongoing series which began in 2007 and are a response to strong memories of a Guyana folk performance in which masqueraders went from house to house on Christmas Day. These carnivalesque characters are metaphors for the resilient people of the African diaspora. Works in the exhibition include paintings on canvas, paper and also on long playing record album covers.

His new work however, is situated apart from much of the figure-based work of past years. In Luminaria the marks in paintings from the Bad Cow Comin’ series have evolved to take a leading role in surface treatment in works from his Dub Factor: Heroes series. And in Luminaria’s most recent mixed media works, glitter materials take precedent, leaving the figure aside—changing the location of the work from the earth bound and grounded, to ‘out there’ or perhaps to a deeper, ‘in there’ space. The materials used in this soup of mixed media, now reside on the surface of the paintings and appear to illuminate the picture plane.

Luminaria in its entirety is more than light, more than an allusion to galactic space. For Davson this is an evocation of loss, desire and of personal and collective history. It too is a path of evolving consciousness and renewed spirit.

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.

Storytelling for Adults @ Wadsworth Library
Feb 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Kelley Kucaba will be back in town to entertain us with more stories and music. It’s a storytime for grownups!

Kelley will entertain her audience with an interactive mix of stories and tin flute music in the downstairs meeting room.

Kelley was inspired to become a storyteller by the power of story to enchant and entertain, to impart wisdom and even to heal—regardless of age or walk of life. She lives with her husband in Germany and tells stories in both English and German.

Geneseo String Band Square Dance @ MacVittie College Union Ballroom
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm

Square Dance with the Geneseo String Band
• 7 – 10 PM
• Jim Kimball, Director
• Everyone welcome, no experience required
• General Admission $3, students & spectators $1, 12 and under free
• Tickets can be purchased at the door.
• Refreshments available (enjoy the Union Starbucks)
• Parking free in any of the faculty lots
• Old-time Eastern style dancing and basic instruction will be offered.

Sponsored by the SUNY Geneseo Music Department.

Limelight Performance: Socks in the Frying Pan @ Wadsworth Auditorium
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm

Limelight & Accents Performing Arts Series 2017 – 2018

Socks in the Frying Pan are a multi-award winning trio from County Clare on the West coast of Ireland, the universal  hub of Irish traditional music. One of the most sought after groups in Irish music today, the worldwide ‘Sock invasion’ continues!


SUNY Geneseo Wind Quintet @ Doty Recital Hall
Feb 4 @ 3:00 pm

The SUNY Geneseo Wind Quintet presents its spring concert and invites you to join us as we look forward to spring with explorations of nature through music!

Featuring: Maura McCune Corvington, horn; Emlyn Johnson, flute; Megan Kyle, oboe; Ernest Lascell, clarinet and Martha Sholl, bassoon

Eric Ewazen’s Roaring Fork depicts three scenes in the valley of the Roaring Fork River in Colorado, while Vincent Persichetti’s Pastoral is a more general evocation of country life. Petite Suite by Claude Debussy was inspired by poems by Paul Verlaine describing 18th-century aristocratic countryside excursions. Finally, Alberto Ginastera’s Duo for Flute and Oboe has a bright, lively energy and a middle-movement Pastorale that urges us through the last few weeks of winter.

Admission is free / all are welcome.

All College Speaker Series Presents: Kate J. Fowler @ MacVittie College Union Ballroom
Feb 14 @ 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

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

2/14/2018 – Kate J. Fowler

Executive Director, It Happened to Alexa Foundation

Dr. Fowler studied at the University at Buffalo, where she directed the UB Kids Voting WNY program, a K-12 democracy based program that allowed students to participate in their own mock elections that mirrored actual ballots. Additionally, she built and expanded university and community partnerships to engage students throughout the educational spectrum in areas of community service, academic excellence, and international development. As co-founder of the Buffalo-Tanzania Education Project, Kate oversaw fundraising initiatives to construct classroom buildings, outfit a medical clinic, build a playground, and purchase sewing machines for a women’s vocational training program. Dr. Fowler’s responsibilities will include conducting community outreach, providing direct assistance to victims, increasing donor engagement and planning and coordinating events. In addition, she will also be seeking opportunities for organizational growth through the creation of a new strategic plan, developing expanded educational outreach programs that target college age students, and increasing victim assistance initiatives. More here.

Chocofrolic @ Main Street District
Feb 17 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hold the date with more to come!