What moments have defined your Chautauqua experience?

We're all looking forward with immense anticipation to the time we can all assemble again, in groups and venues big and small, creating memories we'll never forget. While we dream about that day, we thought we'd remember together: What moments have defined your Chautauqua experience? These can be big moments, like seeing or even meeting a favorite author or performer, or quiet moments, like meals with family on the porch or reading a book on a lakeside bench — and everything in between. We invite you to share the Chautauqua moments that you revisit again and again, so that we all might bask in their collective joy and warmth. 
 
Submit a photo, a short video and/or a brief written story on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #MyCHQMoment, or below. Over the coming weeks, we will share and highlight submissions on our main Chautauqua social media accounts and in future e-newsletters, and through May 15 we'll select one entrant per week to receive $100 in merchandise from the Chautauqua Bookstore, or to pay that amount forward through a donation in their name to the Chautauqua Fund or a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of their choice.
 
Thank you for contributing to this community effort to lift spirits as we all navigate a particularly difficult moment. We are in this, and will get past this, together.


Think your dog is the cutest canine around? We all do. Now you can prove it with Chautauqua Institution’s Poster Pup Contest!

Share a photo of your four-legged friend with the hashtag #CHQPosterPup for the chance to have your dog featured on our 2020 Old First Night Run/Walk poster, and make them an instant Chautauqua celebrity! The winner will be determined by which photo has the most votes by the submission deadline at 5 p.m. Thursday, November 14. May the best dog win!

The rules:

  • Photo must be posted to the Chautauqua Institution Facebook event, Twitter or Instagram between Thursday, October 31 and Thursday, November 14, 2019. We recommend that Facebook users, and individuals who do not have a social media account, submit their entry via the form below.
  • Caption must include the hashtag #CHQPosterPup
  • Entries must be original, unpublished and not copyrighted by any third party
  • Only one entry per person

Submit your pup via the form below!

If you're here to vote, click or tap Vote to view our contenders.

Explore new passions.
Rethink the world.
Recharge your spirit.

A summer retreat for the mind, body and soul unlike any other, Chautauqua Institution is a unique lakeside destination mixing small-town charm with big-city culture – not to mention the most beautiful 36 holes in the area. For an unforgettable experience that truly has something for everyone, plan your perfect visit today.

 

Escape to exploration.

2019 Events and Activities at a Glance

 

Far more than a
room with a view

With amenities like fine-dining, quaint shops and charming gardens, many options are available for the over 100,000 annual visitors to Chautauqua Institution. With on-grounds accommodations ranging from hotels, inns, guest houses, single- and multi-family homes, condominiums and apartments, guests are able to choose a unique experience that suits them.

 

Start Planning Your Visit

Whether it's a weekend getaway or a week-long vacation, it's time to experience everything the Chautauqua Institution has to offer.

 

Performed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
8:15 p.m. Thursday, August 22, 2019 • Amphitheater

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State-of the-art Video Platform.
Virtual Porch.
Online Classroom.
Chautauqua Visual Arts.
Poetry Makerspace.

Chautauqua Institution is delighted to introduce to you the CHQ Assembly, the online expression of our mission.

 

CHQ Assembly Platforms

See 2020 CHQ Assembly Calendar

 

Start Planning Your Online Experience Today

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