Chautauqua Institution




Welcome to Chautauqua Institution

Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. Over the course of nine weeks, more than 100,000 visitors will stay at Chautauqua and participate in programs, classes and community events for all ages—all within the beautiful setting of a historic lakeside village.


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Chautauqua is holding an online talent competition! Deadline to enter: April 10, 2014. We're ready for summer, how about you? Join us in curing cabin fever and share your talent with the Chautauqua community. - See more at:


Old First Night Run/Walk
Sat Aug 02 @ 9:00AM
Yehudah Mirsky
Wed Jul 09 @ 2:00PM
Scott F. Giberson
Wed Aug 20 @10:45AM
Karen Armstrong
Tue Aug 12 @ 2:00PM
Special 3:30 p.m. Lecture: Harlan Beckley
Wed Jul 02 @ 3:30PM
An Evening with Engelbert Humperdinck**
Fri Aug 15 @ 8:15PM

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