From the President: You're Invited to CHQ Assembly

Chautauqua Proudly Launches the New Online Expression of Its Mission

June 22, 2020

Dear Chautauquans,

It is with great enthusiasm that I invite you to join us for CHQ Assembly, the online expression of Chautauqua’s mission that will host our 2020 Summer Assembly programs and experiences — and keep us connected and engaged year-round.

CHQ Assembly creates a way for us to gather and engage this summer for the 147th Chautauqua Assembly, when we are unable to attend Chautauqua face-to-face due to COVID-19 concerns. It is composed of five separate but interconnected digital properties — think of them as online venues — where video content, online conversations, master and enrichment classes, and virtual experiences will be offered and presented.

The five components of CHQ Assembly are:

CHQ Assembly Video Platform |

Virtual Porch |

Online Classroom |

Chautauqua Visual Arts |

Poetry Makerspace |

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Status of Chautauqua Institution Facilities and Amenities (Updated 7/5/20)

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Open, with restrictions
Closed, but in process of opening
Closed, but may reopen pending regulations and ability to staff and operate safely
Closed, with no plan to open during season at this time

Institution Facilities/Amenities

Athenaeum Hotel
Smith Memorial Library
Chautauqua Post Office
Chautauqua Bookstore
Main Gate Welcome Center
Plaza Market
Afterwords Café (takeout)
Heirloom Restaurant (takeout/porch dining)
Brick Walk Cafe and Coffee Gazebo
Gallery Café
Visual Arts Galleries
Pier Building
Shaw Laundry

Recreation Facilities/Activities

Chautauqua Health & Fitness at Turner Community Center
Turner Community Center Pool
Chautauqua Health & Fitness at Heinz Beach
Institution Docks
Children's Beach
All other Institution Beaches
Ritacco Playground
 All other Institution Playgrounds
Institution Parks/Greenspaces
Chautauqua Golf Club
Chautauqua Golf Club Learning Center
Chautauqua Tennis Center
 Coyle Tennis Courts (Club campus)
Turney Sailing Center
Chautauqua Sports Club (kayak/paddleboat rentals)
Boys' and Girls' Club buildings


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