Week 1: On Friendship (June 24 - July 1)
Week 2: Games: A Celebration of Our Most Human Pastimes (July 1 - 8)
Week 3: Can the Center Hold? -- A Question for Our Moment (July 8 - 15)
Week 4: The State of Believing (July 15 - 22)
Week 5: Infrastructure: Building and Maintaining the Physical, Social, and Civic Underpinnings of Society (July 22 - 29)
Week 6: A Life of Literature (July 29 - August 5)
Week 7: The National Parks: How America's 'Best Idea' is Meeting 21st Century Challenges (August 5 - 12)
Week 8: Freedom of Expression, Imagination, and the Resilience of Democracy (August 12 - 19)
Week 9: The Global South: Expanding the Scope of Geopolitical Understanding (August 19 - 27)
The Chautauqua Institution is a not-for-profit, 750-acre community on Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York State, where approximately 7,500 persons are in residence on any day during a nine-week season, and a total of over 100,000 attend scheduled public events.
Chautauqua is dedicated to the exploration of the best in human values and the enrichment of life through a program that explores the important religious, social and political issues of our times; stimulates provocative, thoughtful involvement of individuals and families in creative response to such issues; and promotes excellence and creativity in the appreciation, performance and teaching of the arts. Learn more here.
You will need to purchase a gate pass and parking pass. Most programming is included in the gate pass, but some requires additional ticketing. Sundays are free.
From the morning lecture to the evening concert, Chautauqua programming offers activities for all ages all day. Check out the calendar for daily activities as well as the Special Studies Guide for additional courses offered.
If you turn right out of the Institute, you will be driving towards Mayville. About 5 minutes down the road is the Lighthouse which offers very basic groceries. Five minutes further down the road is Tops, the main grocery store in Mayville. If you turn left out of the institute and drive about 30 minutes, you'll find Wegmans or Walmart in Lakewood.
The Institute and surrounding area offers a wide variety of dining options.
Walking or biking is encouraged where possible on the grounds. Red brick roads are dedicated to pedestrians only and bikes can be rented weekly. The Institute also offers bus and tram services throughout the grounds. These can be tracked live through the "Mambo" App.