The following is a list of community services and amenities available at Chautauqua Institution:

Pre- and Post-Summer Season

Banking Services

Check-cashing and safekeeping deposit accounts are available in the Financial Services office on the second floor of the Colonnade building. During the off season, the office is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon and Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. (716) 357-6224. ATMs are located in the Main Gate Welcome Center, in the Colonnade building lobby and at the Athenaeum Hotel. Money orders are available at the Post Office on Bestor Plaza. The nearest full-service banks, an M&T branch and a Jamestown Savings Bank, are located in Mayville, approximately four miles north of the Institution.

Chautauqua Bookstore

Chautauqua Bookstore is located in the lower level of the Chautauqua Post Office building on Bestor Plaza and is open daily 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the off-season. (716) 357-2151

Business Center

Dr. Robert R. Hesse Welcome and Business Center (located at Main Gate). The business center transforms a substantial portion of the Institution’s existing Main Gate Welcome Center into a modern, adaptable workspace that will allow those on vacation at Chautauqua to stay remotely connected to their offices.

Groceries

The Plaza Market, located in the Colonnade building, offers limited convenience store-type items and is open Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m.–2 p.m. through October. Full-service supermarkets include Lighthouse Point Grocery in Mayville, Tops in Mayville and Jamestown, and Wegmans in Lakewood.

Fitness Center

Chautauqua Health and Fitness is a full-service exercise and strength training facility with two sites: Turner Community Center (year-round) and Heinz Beach (summer only). (716) 357-6430

Police/Fire

Chautauqua Police Department, now located at 7 Massey Avenue adjacent to Chautauqua Fire Department, is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the season. (716) 357-6225. After 5 p.m., Main Gate security may be contacted at (716) 357-6279. In case of emergency, phone 911.

Post Office

A full-service post office is located on Bestor Plaza and is open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.–noon on Saturday. Closed Sundays. (716) 357-3275

Wi-Fi

Wireless Internet is now offered on the Institution grounds with “hot spots” on Bestor Plaza and at the Main Gate, Hall of Missions, Athenaeum Hotel, Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall, Bratton Theater, the Arts Quad, Bellinger Hall, Youth Activities Center and Smith Memorial Library. A map is available in the Colonnade Lobby.

WiFi Map (PDF)

Amenities

Dining & Shopping

Smith Memorial Library