Events

Cheers to 30 Years: Leap Day Bonfire
Cheers to 30 Years: Leap Day Bonfire

Join us under the Oaks of Geneseo for a giant bonfire to celebrate our 30th anniversary AND the leap year!

We’ve arranged for special access to this privately owned property. Its your chance to see the giant Oak Trees of Geneseo up close!

A .25mi hike across a field is required to reach the bonfire. Dress warm. Bring skies or snowshoes if you wish to tour the giant oaks dotting the field during the event.

All are welcome. Free. Free warm drinks!

Geneseo is home to our second ever conservation project and a town with more than 5,000 protected acres!

Event runs 4-6pm

  • Date:
  • Time:
  • Location:
  • February 29, 2020
  • 4:00 PM
  • The Oneida Lot
    Park on the top of Nations Road hill
    Geneseo, NY 14454
  • Requires a .25mi hike to the bonfire location.
Cheers to 30 Years: Dublin Corners
Cheers to 30 Years: Dublin Corners

Join us in Linwood as we celebrate 30 years of local conservation on Maple Weekend with a special beer inspired by maple syrup!

All are welcome. Free. Free food!

Bring $30 to buy a limited edition Conservancy mug: 7 colors available!

  • Date:
  • Time:
  • Location:
  • March 29, 2020
  • 4:00 PM
  • 1906 Main Street (NYS Route 36)
    Linwood, NY 14486
  • BEER RELEASE
    Try their special Maple Weekend inspired beer!
Genesee Valley Landowner Workshops
Genesee Valley Landowner Workshops

Click here for complete details.

An evening of 9 workshops for landowners to learn about various topics surrounding land ownership and management.

(Registration is not-yet open)

  • Date:
  • Time:
  • Location:
  • April 8, 2020
  • 5:00 PM
  • Genesee Valley Educational Partnership (BOCES)
    100 Lackawanna Dr.
    Mount Morris NY
  • Registration is required!
Cheers to 30 Years: Office Open House
Cheers to 30 Years: Office Open House

Join us at our office to see where we work, tour our new solar system, and see the space we’ve used to accomplish 30 years of work.

All are welcome. Free. Free food and drinks.

Bring $30 to buy a limited edition Conservancy mug: 7 colors available!

  • Date:
  • Time:
  • Location:
  • April 30, 2020
  • 5:00 PM
  • Genesee Valley Conservancy
    1 Main Street
    Geneseo, NY 14454
Bluebell Hike - AM
Bluebell Hike - AM

Join us for a 3.5 mile round-trip hike (~1.5-2hrs) over fields and uneven and muddy trails to see bluebell flowers on the protected Culvert Farm.

Please carpool, wear boots, arrive early (this is a VERY popular hike and we leave promptly), and bring $5 for a bluebell print raffle (1 for $5, 3 for $10).

Because we are on private property and will have large numbers, we will need everyone to sign in and travel as a group.

There is no transportation available. Participants must be able to complete the round trip.

The hike takes place on private property. Please help us continue this event by only visiting during these scheduled times.

  • Date:
  • Time:
  • Location:
  • May 9, 2020
  • 10:00 AM
  • park on north roadside
    3432 Nations Road
    Geneseo
Bluebell Hike - PM
Bluebell Hike - PM

Join us for a 3.5 mile round-trip hike (~1.5-2hrs) over fields and uneven and muddy trails to see bluebell flowers on the protected Culvert Farm.

Please carpool, wear boots, arrive early (this is a VERY popular hike and we leave promptly), and bring $5 for a bluebell print raffle (1 for $5, 3 for $10).

Because we are on private property and will have large numbers, we will need everyone to sign in and travel as a group.

There is no transportation available. Participants must be able to complete the round trip.

The hike takes place on private property. Please help us continue this event by only visiting during these scheduled times.

  • Date:
  • Time:
  • Location:
  • May 9, 2020
  • 2:00 PM
  • park on north roadside
    3432 Nations Road
    Geneseo, NY 14454
Game of Logging - Level 1
Game of Logging - Level 1

Level 1 focuses on introducing the participant to open face felling and the development of techniques to safely use it. Topics covered include personal protective equipment, chainsaw safety features, chainsaw reactive forces, bore cutting, pre-planning the fell, and understanding hinge wood strength.

LIMIT of 10 participants: to sign up: chainsawsafety@bassett.org or 800-343-7527

  • Date:
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  • Location:
  • May 13, 2020
  • 8:00 AM
  • Mill Creek Nature Preserve
    Wayland, NY.
  • This program is hosted by the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health
  • Date:
  • Time:
  • Location:
  • September 6, 2020
  • 8:00 AM
  • Geneseo Central School
    4050 Avon Road
    Geneseo NY 14454
  • Registration opens June 1.
Genesee Valley Hunt Races
Genesee Valley Hunt Races

The Genesee Valley Hunt Races 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 compete for over $30,000 in prize money. Trainers, owners, and jockeys agree that the Genesee Valley Hunt Races are one of the most anticipated meets of the entire season.

  • Date:
  • Time:
  • Location:
  • October 10, 2020
  • 10:00 AM
  • 3320 Nations Road
    Geneseo NY 14454
  • Takes place on protected land.
Genesee Valley Quiz Night
Genesee Valley Quiz Night

Gather your team of 8. Registration will open this fall.

Reserve your table online here >> in the fall.


Quiz Night information page is here >>

  • Date:
  • Time:
  • Location:
  • November 13, 2020
  • 7:00 PM
  • Big Tree Inn
    46 Main Street
    Geneseo, NY 14454
  • Registrations will open in the fall.
Painters Only Preview
Painters Only Preview

Join us to preview the Genesee Valley 100 as we thank you for your contributions to creating this community art project.

  • Date:
  • Time:
  • Location:
  • November 17, 2020
  • 5:00 PM
  • Silver Lake Brewing Project
    14 Borden Ave
    Perry, NY 
14530
  • Painters!
Genesee Valley 100 at Silver Lake Brewing Project
Genesee Valley 100 at Silver Lake Brewing Project

Visit the Silver Lake Brewing Project in Perry to view the Genesee Valley 100: A Community Painting Project from November 18-December 31 during their normal business hours.

Wed/Thur 5pm to 9pm

Friday/Sat 12pm to 10pm

Sunday 12pm to 6pm

  • Date:
  • Time:
  • Location:
  • November 18, 2020
  • 12:01 PM
  • Silver Lake Brewing Project
    14 Borden Ave
    Perry, NY 
14530
  • During brewery hours.
Opening Reception
Opening Reception

Join us for the opening of the Genesee Valley 100: A Community Painting Project to see 100 artists interpretations of the Genesee Valley!

Preview works to buy and enjoy a local brew!

  • Date:
  • Time:
  • Location:
  • November 22, 2020
  • 5:00 PM
  • Silver Lake Brewing Project
    14 Borden Ave
    Perry, NY 
14530
Cheers to 30 Years: Closeout Party
Cheers to 30 Years: Closeout Party

Join us at Silver Lake Brewing Project as we closeout our 30th anniversary in style!

All are welcome. Free. Cash bar.

Your final chance to view the Genesee Valley 100 paintings!

  • Date:
  • Time:
  • Location:
  • December 30, 2020
  • 5:00 PM
  • Silver Lake Brewing Project
    14 Borden Ave
    Perry, NY 14530
  • BEER RELEASE
    Details TBD