x Update on Chautauqua 2021: Announcing Chautauqua Travels, Roger Goodell on CHQ Assembly and More
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Alongside our planning for a dynamic 2021 summer on the Chautauqua grounds, we continue to build out the offerings that give our mission life and presence in the other nine months of the year, both online and beyond our gates. Read on for more on our exciting new partnership with Academic Travel Abroad and exclusive spring CHQ Assembly programs, plus some great new summer announcements.
Chautauqua Launches Travel Program
Chautauqua Institution today announced a new partnership with Academic Travel Abroad, Inc. (ATA) that will take the Chautauqua experience “on the road” to introduce, extend and supplement the Institution’s iconic Summer Assembly thematic-based programs. This represents the Institution’s second partnership with ATA, a Washington, D.C.-based international travel organization that first collaborated with Chautauqua in the 1980s for the historic Chautauqua Conferences on U.S.-Soviet Relations.
Named Chautauqua Travels, this one-of-a-kind group travel program will curate unmatched experiences in the U.S. and abroad, leveraging Chautauqua’s distinctive mix of interdisciplinary and intergenerational explorations of the best in human values and the enrichment of life with an untiring commitment to civil dialogue.
The inaugural Chautauqua Travels program, Nov. 7–11, 2021, will take participants to Louisiana’s Gulf Coast for an exploration titled “Responding to a Changing Climate: Resilience and Adaptation in New Orleans.”
CHQ Conversations: Roger Goodell 7 p.m. EDT • Wednesday, April 14 • CHQ Assembly
In a wide-ranging and exclusive CHQ Assembly interview recorded last month, NFL Commissioner and lifelong Chautauquan Roger Goodell discusses the state of the league and the game of football itself, the challenges presented by the pandemic, and a variety of other issues he tackles daily as the chief executive of America’s most popular sport.
Just Announced: Shankar Vedantam Chautauqua Lecture Series & Week Eight 2021 Preview 7 p.m. EDT • Thursday, May 6 • CHQ Assembly
Science journalist Shankar Vedantam is the host and creator of “Hidden Brain,” one of the most popular podcasts in the world. Vedantam’s new book, Useful Delusions: The Power & Paradox of the Self-Deceiving Brain, will be the subject of this special Chautauqua Lecture Series presentation, which also serves as a preview of Week Eight of the 2021 Chautauqua Lecture Series, “The Human Brain: Our Greatest Mystery,” Aug. 14–21.
2021 Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle Announcements In keeping with its storied history, and to accommodate programming and venue shifts, CLSC in 2021 will have a presence both within and beyond the Summer Assembly, primarily on CHQ Assembly. We’re excited to offer readers an opportunity to engage with some 2021 CLSC authors this spring and we will continue our community discussion during the associated week during the season.
Week Three: "Trust, Society and Democracy" Why Trust Science? Naomi Oreskes July 15
Week Seven The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass This internationally acclaimed brass ensemble is comprised of some of America's top brass musicians dedicated to bringing the joyous experience of great music to a wide range of audiences. August 11
Week Seven Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus The ensemble performs for the first time since lockdown began, with a program featuring Fauré’s Requiem, in remembrance of the lives lost to the pandemic. August 8 • 2:30 p.m. EDT
Gate passes, parking and docks are on sale now! Visit chqtickets.com or call 716-357-6250 to place your order. We recommend that pass holders make their purchase soon, to ensure eligibility for single ticket pre-sale of popular entertainment events (pre-sale dates to be announced).
New York State Relaxes Quarantine Rules for Travelers As of April 1, domestic travelers are no longer be required to quarantine after entering New York from another U.S. state or U.S. territory. While no longer required, the state Department of Health still recommends quarantine after domestic travel as an added precaution. Mandatory quarantine remains in effect for international travelers. More details here.
Upcoming on CHQ Assembly Visit chq.org/assembly for a full listing of upcoming programs
LIVE Chautauqua Literary Arts CLSC Author Presentation: Steph Cha, Your House Will Pay 7 p.m. EDT • Thursday, April 8
CHQ Assembly is made possible in part by support from Erie Insurance Group, Wendy and Edward Cohen, Barbara and Peter Georgescu, Edward and Betsy Merchant, Mr. and Mrs. Bartlett Richards, III & Mr. and Mrs. Richard K. Smucker.
In the Community Highlighting the Institution's work to benefit the greater Chautauqua region
Chautauqua Visual Arts Online Gallery Tours: Beginning May 1, students in grades 4 and up are invited to enjoy an online, asynchronous experience with the art and artists to be featured in the Chautauqua Visual Arts Galleries during the 2021 Summer Assembly. Teachers will be able to access resources until the end of the school year to use at their convenience. Click here to register.
Study after study has shown that many Americans are well behind where they should be in terms of retirement savings. During National Financial Literacy Month and as we look ahead to a week this summer on “The State of the Economy,” we’re sharing some top statistics about Americans’ retirement savings and the current state of financial literacy in our country.
No matter where you are on your personal financial journey, learning the latest facts and figures can help you broaden your knowledge, making it possible for you to build a solid financial future while providing for the causes and people you love.
Click below for 40 credible financial statistics (for instance, did you know 66% of millennials don’t feel on track when it comes to saving for retirement, mostly due to the burden of housing costs?). To learn more, please contact Jenny Stitely, director of gift planning, at 716-357-6409 or email@example.com
Carts will be available, weather permitting. Please call ahead for tee times and cart status at 716-357-6211. Initial limited hours of operation are as follows:
Starting Monday, April 5
Weekdays: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Carts must be returned by 6 p.m.
Weekends: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Carts must be returned by 6 p.m.
What's Happening on the Grounds
Chautauqua's grounds are open throughout the year for shopping, dining and exploring. Track the status of Chautauqua systems, facilities and operations at chqstatus.com. All gates are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., no pass required. View updated resources here: