On Saturday, April 21, NOW Generation volunteers are organizing events in 9 cities spanning the country to bring “CHQNearYou.”

Each gathering features a different vibe—be it a brewery tour, "open mic" event, lecture, or a family-friendly tour of the ballpark—and you’re invited! With NOW Gen hosts designing these gatherings, we are excited to bring Chautauquans together in person, and further connect the NOW Gen community through social media.

Host cities for “CHQNearYou” include:

Boulder, CO
Washington, DC
Chicago, IL
Boston, MA
Brooklyn, NY
Portland, OR
Philadelphia, PA
Pittsburgh, PA
Dallas, TX

Keep scrolling for details, by city, or click on the list above.

Please invite your friends and fellow Chautauquans living across the country to participate by sharing these events on Facebook!

Share your photos, videos, and more! Hashtag: #CHQNearYou 

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Boulder, CO

You're invited to our sister Chautauqua for a scenic hike followed by dinner at the Chautauqua Dining Hall. The hike is weather-dependent, however dinner will be held at 5 pm regardless of the elements as it is indoors.

3:00–7:00 p.m. MT

Colorado Chautauqua Association
900 Baseline Road
Boulder, CO 80302

RSVP: Kate McKee Simmons, NOW Gen Advisory Council: or 303.917.2248

Audience:All ages are welcome to attend this gathering.

Additional Details: There is no fee for the hike. Each person is responsible for purchasing their own dinner.


Washington, DC

You're invited to a reception and special presentation by Sacha M. Rosen, who will speak about Social Sustainability in Urban Development in DC and the surrounding area.

2:00–5:00 p.m. ET

Smith Commons (3rd floor)
1245 H Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

RSVP: Katie Prechtl Cooke, NOW Gen Advisory Council Chair: or 410.279.5907

Host Committee: Philip Bermel Katie Prechtl Cooke • Hannah Goldberg • Sheri Lockwood  Kyle Oliver • Stephanie Schuerman  Taylor Shomo • Megan Reeve Snair

Audience: Appropriate for ages 21+.

Additional Details: There will be complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. There is no cost beyond purchasing your beverages.


Chicago, IL

Enjoy a tour of Moody Tongue Brewery! Tours include a culinary brewing discussion, a full tour of the brewhouse and barrel aging room, a complimentary Perennial beer, as well as a Moody Tongue logo glass to take home.

3:00–5:00 p.m. CT

Moody Tongue Brewing Company
The Glass Factory, Building 3
2136 S Peoria St.
Chicago, IL 60608

RSVP: Brigid Gallagher: or 773.308.5194

Audience: Appropriate for ages 21+.

Additional Details: There is a $20 fee for the brewery tour. Additional refreshements are available for individual purchase.


Boston, MA

You're invited to a private tour of Major League Baseball's oldest ballpark, the historic Fenway Park. Following the tour, make your way to Boston Beer Works for lunch.

11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. ET

Fenway Park
4 Yawkey Way
Boston, MA 02215
Website (ballpark)
Website (restaurant)

RSVP: Mhoire Murphy, NOW Gen Advisory Council: or 248.891.3402

Host committee: Annie Steadman Hamill• Mhoire Murphy • Betsy Odland• Kat Orlov

Audience: All ages are welcome to attend this gathering.

Additional Details: There is a $20 fee for the tour (same price for adults & children). RSVPs are strongly encouraged as tickets will need to be purchased in advance through the contact listed above. The restaurant is within walking distance from Fenway, and each person is responsible for purchasing their own lunch.


Brooklyn, NY

You're invited to Prospect Heights for a "CHQ Open Mic" gathering. Join fellow Chautauquans and bring your friends for light refreshments and fun. No specific musical or performance talent is required, as amateurs, professionals and spectators alike are welcome!

2:30–5:00 p.m. ET

Home of Mamie Kanfer-Stewart and Justin Stewart
Address to be provided upon making your reservation.

RSVP: Mamie Kanfer-Stewart: or 347.541.5474

Host committee: Brian Goehring, NOW Gen Advisory Council • John Haskell, NOW Gen Advisory Council Will McEvoy, NOW Gen Advisory Council Jennifer Rapoport Amy Schiller, NOW Gen Advisory Council Vice-Chair • Mamie Kanfer-Stewart Justin Stewart

Audience: All ages are welcome to attend this gathering. Babysitter services will be provided for those who have children too young to partake in the festivities. For planning purposes, please indicate if you will be bringing young guests.

Additional Details: There is no cost to attend.


Portland, OR

Enjoy libations at the iconic Back Stage Bar at the Bagdad Theater & Pub! From its 1930s vaudeville behind-the-scenes area to 1970s arthouse and hippie hangout, there's lots to experience.

4:00–6:00 p.m. PT

Back Stage Bar at Bagdad Theater & Pub
3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214

RSVP: Russell Bermel, NOW Gen Advisory Council: or 716.983.0423

Host committee: Russell Bermel • Brian Digel • Matt Digel • Helen Mead

Audience: Appropriate for ages 21+.

Additional Details: Food and drink are available for individual purchase.


Philadelphia, PA

Come to Yard Brewery's new taproom to enjoy 20 different beers on tap and pub fare. No tours are currently being offered due to recent construction, but if that changes we'll update you here!

2:00–4:00 p.m. ET

Yards Brewing Company
500 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123

RSVP: Jakob Dobrowolski, NOW Gen Advisory Council: or 772.559.1077

Host committee: Jakob Dobrowolski • Dan McKiernan

Audience: Appropriate for ages 21+.

Additional Details: Food and drink are available for individual purchase.


Pittsburgh, PA

Enjoy a tour at Southern Tier Brewery's PA location, and stay to enjoy a pint with friends at the taproom! Food is available for individual purchase from their full menu of options.

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. ET

Southern Tier Pittsburgh
316 N Shore Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

RSVP: Liz Curry Watkins: or 864.918.3800

Host committee: Peter Greb • Erin Potts• Liz Curry Wakins

Audience: Appropriate for ages 21+.

Additional Details: There is no cost for the tour. Food and drink are available for individual purchase.

Dallas, TX

You're invited to an afternoon in Kylde Warren Park, with a Dallas Skyline 360 tour with DCFA, followed by time to play games at the Reading Room games cart, a game of croquet & a few swings at the putting green, ending with drinks at the park's gastropub, Savor.

RAIN PLAN: Meet at the entrance to the DMA and take a self-guided tour of DMA favorites (click here for tour details). Enjoy time at the museum followed by drinks at Savor.

2:15–5:15 p.m. CT

Klyde Warren Park
2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway
Dallas, TX 75201

RSVP: Emily Kiracofe Loessberg: or 330.501.9912

Host committee: Carrie Zachry Oliver, NOW Gen Advisory Council • Emily Kiracofe Loessberg• BJ Loessberg

Audience:Appropriate for ages 21+.

Additional Details: There is no cost to attend beyond purchasing your beverages or refreshments. Meet at the Reading Room at 2:15 pm CT for the tour (see map).