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Welcome to Chautauqua Institution

Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. Over the course of nine weeks, more than 100,000 visitors will stay at Chautauqua and participate in programs, classes and community events for all ages—all within the beautiful setting of a historic lakeside village.

Theater: New Play Workshop — Guadalupe
Guadalupe by Carol Carpenter On the first night of the annual harvest, the Northrip-Valle family f...
Location: Bratton Theater
Sat Aug 02 @ 2:12PM -
Ken Gormley
Ken Gormley Dean, Duquesne University School of Law Ken Gormley is dean and professor at Duquesne ...
Location: Hall of Philosophy
Sat Aug 02 @ 3:00PM -
Opera Pops Concert with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra; Stuart Chafetz, guest conductor
Opera Pops Concert with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra Stuart Chafetz, guest conductor Photo: P...
Location: Amphitheater
Sat Aug 02 @ 8:15PM -

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Annual Fund Day

IheartCHQ thumb 304x205Come to Bestor Plaza on Tuesday, August 5 and celebrate the important role of philanthropy at Chautauqua. Enjoy the Community Band at 12:15 pm, bring a picnic, help the kids with a lemonade stand, share your CHQ promise, and more! Activities for children...

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Week Nine :: August 18 - 22, 2014

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Chautauqua Institution and LECOM have set the stage for dynamic discussion and debate on solutions to our nation’s health care challenges. Providers, clinicians, insurers and CEOs will share Chautauqua’s renowned platforms for discourse and deliberation.

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2015 Season :: June 27 – August 30

2015lectures thumbJoin us in our 142nd season for an exciting series of speakers and events. Every Summer Chautauqua is host to nine weeks of lecturers and entertainment. A central theme anchors the dialog of the week. Most lecture platforms and much of our entertainment is based directly on, or is tied into the week's theme.

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