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The Chautauqua Experience in Summer

Program Number: 20581RJ
Start and End Dates:
6/23/2013 - 6/29/2013; 6/28/2015 - 7/4/2015; 7/5/2015 - 7/11/2015; 7/12/2015 - 7/18/2015; 7/19/2015 - 7/25/2015; 7/26/2015 - 8/1/2015; 8/2/2015 - 8/8/2015; 8/9/2015 - 8/15/2015; 8/16/2015 - 8/22/2015; 8/23/2015 - 8/29/2015;
Duration: 6 nights
Location: Chautauqua, New York
Price starting at: $1,859.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Multi-Topic; History & Culture; Political Science; Philosophy & Religion Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 17; 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners    
Meal Options: Gluten Free; Low Salt; Low Fat; Vegetarian    

Chautauqua is a unique institution due to the confluence of people and performers, viewpoints and cultures, art forms, theories, and theologies. Summer programs focus on a mix of timeless and contemporary topics throughout the week, such as Art, Music, Literature, Nature, History, Politics, Law, and Religions. Come and learn for yourself why the Chautauqua experience is so very special.




Highlights

• Hear from notable experts during morning classes exclusively for our Road Scholar group.
• Your tuition includes a Chautauqua gate ticket admitting you to Amphitheater lectures featuring world-class speakers plus numerous options each day for recitals, talks, nature walks, and much more.
• Each evening offers a dazzling array of entertainment events..



Activity Particulars

Walking up to one mile on uneven terrain.




Date Specific Information

6-23-2013

Lecture Topic: Our Elegant Universe; In the Beginning ...
Enjoy the latest in hearing technology — listening devices — on this date.



6-28-2015

The theme topic for this week is "21st Century Literacies." How do we build literacy in a variety of disciplines and encourage others to do the same? How can these efforts help in building a well informed citizenry? This week we will hear from proponents of literacy in numerous fields, including art, history, science, technology, geography and finance.



7-5-2015

The theme topic for this weeks is "Boys will be Boys, Then Men." What`s happening to our boys? A large and growing body of scholarship suggests that all boys are facing enormous challenges with healthy development and socialization. We will hear how experts, schools and nonprofits organizations are providing new learning and societal support for "raising" a healthier male population.



7-12-2015

The theme topic of this week is titled " Immigration." We will track current trends in movements of peoples throughout the world, inside and outside the ongoing American debate over legal and illegal immigration. Where are people moving , and why? What is expected of the immigrant and the country of immigration? How does migration impact economies and cultures?



7-19-2015

The theme topic of this week is titled " Irrationality." Duke professor Dean Ariely and his social-science contemporaries will explore the complex, often irrational world of human decision-making in a week that includes analysis of simultaneous research on Chautauquans. Why do we act in ways that defy our interests? How do we justify our own dishonesty? How do we consistently contradict our stated intentions?



7-26-2015

The theme for this week is on the topic titled "Art & Politics". The history of politics is also a history of art in politics- to frame, to distort, to manipulate. Lecturers will demonstrate how art is used in politics and to influence political processes, using examples in music, fine art, photography, the digital world, comedy, satire, and language.



8-2-2015

The theme topic for this week is titled " Vanishing". Almost everything that ever existed no longer does. We will mine history to rediscover what has vanished- or nearly vanished- in anthropology, ecology, technology, ideology. What do we wish we could have back? What are we glad is gone? What is about to vanish? Why does it matter?



8-9-2015

The them topic for this week is "Redefining Europe." A Colonial Williamsburg/Chautauqua Institution Emerging Citizenship Series. We will examine what it means to be a citizen of Europe today. Is the European Union united, or not? Does citizenship differ in meaning to residents of established versus developing nations? How does the sense of citizenship develop in former Eastern Bloc countries compare- and or co-exist- with Western Europe?



8-16-2015

The theme topic for this week is " The Middle East Now and Next." Today`s and tomorrow`s brightest thinkers and doers in global affairs will come together for an in-depth inquiry to further understand this region. Past Chautauqua lecturers who have provided expertise on the Middle East will engage in conversation with a person they believe will have significant future influence in the region.



8-23-2015

The theme topic for this week is "Creating Healthy Communities." Closing a three year series on American health care, we will focus on healthy living and preventative care. How can we encourage well-being in our families and workplaces, and design our communities to promote healthy behavior? Can we ensure the increasing ability to track our own health is helpful to us and our doctors?



Coordinated by the Chautauqua Institution.




Chautauqua

Founded in 1874, the internationally acclaimed Chautauqua Institution offers interactive education in the fine and performing arts, religion, the humanities, and recreation to more than 100,000 annual visitors.



Accommodations
Historic Victorian hotel overlooking scenic lake, swimming pool, fitness center, tennis, golf on property.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Marc Glassman

Marc Glassman has promoted independent film and documentaries from his Toronto home. Founder of the Images Festival and board member for Cinematheque Ontario, Marc is also editor-in-chief of POV, Canada’s premier independent film magazine, as well as major contributor to Playback, Take One and Montage, the magazine of Canada’s Director Guild. When not contributing to publications, Marc is also a bookstore owner, reviewer for CMX-FM 96.3 and promoting the Toronto film industry.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   Athenaeum Hotel
  Chautauqua, NY 6 nights
 Athenaeum Hotel
Type: Full Service Hotel
  Description: Historic Victorian Hotel circa 1881 overlooking scenic Chautauqua Lake.155 guest rooms, with all the modern conveniences needed for a comfortable stay. The perfect setting for an intimate event such as this Jazz workshop and Festival with a vintage hotel ballroom setting reminiscent of by gone days.
  Contact info: 3 South Lake Dr
PO Box 66
Chautauqua, NY 14722 USA
phone: 716-357-4444
web: www.athenaeum-hotel.com www. jazzatchq.com
  Room amenities: Rooms equipped with hair dryers, irons/boards, clock radios, tv's .
  Facility amenities: . Coffee in lobby. Wifi in common areas of building, many rooms with wifi.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Bathroom: 2 roll in showers, many walk in showers, mostly tub/ shower combos. Grab bars & benches available.
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: please call for rates Please all Athenaeum Hotel at 800-821-1881 or 716-357-4444 for availability and rates.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: please call for rates Please all Athenaeum Hotel at 800-821-1881 or 716-357-4444 for availability and rates.
  Check out time: 10:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
June 23 3 PM You will be staying at Athenaeum Hotel that night.
  End of Program:
June 29 10 AM You will be staying at Athenaeum Hotel the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. Health and Safety Form
  Parking availability:
Self parking fee included in RS rate. Optional valet up charge 5.00 in, 5.00 out.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Chautauqua, NY
  Nearest city or town:  Jamestown, NY
  Nearest highway: I 86 and I 90
  Nearest airport:  Jamestown, NY; Buffalo, NY; Erie, PA
  From End of Program
  Location: Chautauqua, NY
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Jamestown

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Buffalo Airport Shuttle
phone: 716-685-2550
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

call for quote
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1/4 hour 

 

Distance:

 

15 miles

 

Buffalo

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Buffalo Airport Shuttle
phone: 716-685-2550
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

100.00-150.00 approx. limited share ride avail.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1.5 hours 

 

Distance:

 

75 miles

   

Call for exact info. Can share with travel companion if pre-reserved for both.

 

Erie

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Buffalo Airport Shuttle
phone: 716-685-2550
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Please call for quote. Will offer shared ride when possible.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

3/4 hour 

 

Distance:

 

40 miles

 
Driving Directions
  Albany and North Take I 90 west toward Erie and exit 60 at Westfield NY. Turn left onto Rte 394 and proceed 11 miles to Chautauqua Institution Main Gate entrance. Follow directional signs to the Athenaeum Hotel.
  Buffalo and East Take I 90 west to exit 60-Westfield, NY. Turn left onto Rte 394 and proceed 11 miles to Cahutauqua Institution Main Gate Entrance. Follow directional signs to Athenaeum Hotel.
  Cleveland, Erie and West Take I 90 east toward Buffalo to exit I 86- exit 37. Proceed 20 miles on I 86 to exit 7 - Rte 33. Exit and turn left heading East-proceed 4 miles to Rte 394. Turn right onto 394 and proceed 1/4 mile to Chautauqua Institution Main Gate Entrance. Follow directional signs to Athenaeum Hotel.
  Pittsburgh and South Take I 79 North to I 90 East through Erie. Follow I 90 to Route I 86 -exit 37. Take I 86 to exit 7- 20 miles. Turn left onto Route 33 off of exit and proceed east to Rte 394. Turn right onto Rte 394 and go 1/4 mile to Chautauqua Institution Main Gate Entrance. Follow directional signs to Athenaeum Hotel.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1:
(Sunday, June 23)
   
 Afternoon: Enjoy a Wine and Cheese Welcome Reception as you meet fellow RS participants. A program overview will also be offered. You will also meet your group study leaders for the week, Ted Wolfe, Astrophotographer and Edwin Goldin, Professor of physics & astronomy.
 Dinner: Following your reception and welcome, we will gather for a group buffet dinner.
 Evening: There is Sacred Song Service each Sunday evening with the Chautauqua Choir and the Massey Memorial Organ.
   
Accommodations: Athenaeum Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2:
(Monday, June 24)
   
 Breakfast: 8 AM Grand buffet and a la carte menu served at group delegated tables.
 Morning: 9 AM- RS Study leader led lecture on topic of the theme week"Our Elegant Universe" 10:45 AM- Amphitheater Lecture on topic of the week- lecture by Brian Greene, author, The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos, Professor of Mathematics & Physics, Columbia University
 Lunch: Hotel Grand Buffet lunch served from 12-1:30 PM daily.
 Afternoon: Choose from a variety of programming such as an afternoon lecture-( Mary Evelyn Tucker-Our Unfolding Universe and Earth Community), recitals, book reviews, or discussions held at various venues around property.
 Dinner: Tonight enjoy a served dinner with the group in our main dining room or on the beautiful veranda overlooking Chautauqua Lake.
 Evening: There is entertainment each evening in our open air Amphitheater, conveniently located right next door to the hotel. This evening's featured entertainment is Will and Anthony Nunziata's " Broadway Our Way"
   
Accommodations: Athenaeum Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3:
(Tuesday, June 25)
   
 Breakfast: 8 AM Grand buffet and a la carte menu served at group delegated tables.
 Morning: 9 AM- RS Study leader led lecture on topic of the theme week"Our Elegant Universe" 10:45 AM- Amphitheater Lecture on topic of the week- Natalie Batalha, Astrophysicist, NASA Ames Research Center; Mission Scientist, NASA Kepler Mission
 Lunch: Hotel Grand Buffet lunch served from 12-1:30 PM daily.
 Afternoon: Choose from a variety of programming to include lectures- John Grim (& guest TBA), Senior Lecturer & Senior Research Scholar, Yale University - Native Responses to Journey of the Universe. Also, options include student recitals, book reviews, or discussions held at various venues around property.
 Dinner: Tonight enjoy a served dinner with the group in our main dining room or on the beautiful veranda overlooking Chautauqua Lake.
 Evening: There is entertainment each evening in our open air Amphitheater, conveniently located right next door to the hotel. Tonight's program is The Five Browns.
   
Accommodations: Athenaeum Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4:
(Wednesday, June 26)
   
 Breakfast: 8 AM Grand buffet and a la carte menu served at group delegated tables
 Morning: 9 AM- RS Study leader led lecture on topic of the theme week"Our Elegant Universe" 10:45 AM- Amphitheater Lecture on topic of the week- Jim Holt, author, "Why Does the World Exist?"
 Lunch: Hotel Grand Buffet lunch served from 12-1:30 PM daily.
 Afternoon: Choose from a variety of lectures to include The Abrahamic Response featuring Rabbi Lawrence Troster, Heather Eaton, and Safei Eldin Hamed. Student recitals, book reviews, or discussions are also held at various venues around property.
 Dinner: Tonight enjoy a served dinner with the group in our main dining room or on the beautiful veranda overlooking Chautauqua Lake.
 Evening: This evenings Amphitheater entertainment features Astronaut Story Musgrave: 25 Million Mile in Orbit.
   
Accommodations: Athenaeum Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5:
(Thursday, June 27)
   
 Breakfast: AM Grand buffet and a la carte menu served at group delegated tables
 Morning: 9 AM- RS Study leader led lecture on topic of the theme week "Our Elegant Universe" 10:45 AM- Amphitheater Lecture on topic of the week- featured speaker is Kobie Boykins, staff mechanical engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab.
 Lunch: Hotel Grand Buffet lunch served from 12-1:30 PM daily.
 Afternoon: Choose from a variety of lectures- to feature The South Asian Response with David Haberman, Christopher Chapple, and a Buddhism speicalist TBA. Also, Student recitals, book reviews, or discussions held at various venues around property will be taking place.
 Dinner: Tonight enjoy a served dinner with the group in our main dining room or on the beautiful veranda overlooking Chautauqua Lake.
 Evening: There is entertainment each evening in our open air Amphitheater, conveniently located right next door to the hotel.This evening will feature The Chautauqua Dance Salon, with the North Carolina Dance Theatre in Residence, a wonderful evening of dance and music.
   
Accommodations: Athenaeum Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6:
(Friday, June 28)
   
 Breakfast: AM Grand buffet and a la carte menu served at group delegated tables
 Morning: 9 AM- RS Study leader led lecture on topic of the theme week"Our Elegant Universe" 10:45 AM- Amphitheater Lecture on topic of the week- Jennifer J. Wiseman, director, Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion, American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science
 Lunch: Hotel Grand Buffet lunch served from 12-1:30 PM daily.
 Afternoon: Choose from a variety of lectures to feature today The East Asian Response with lecturers- James Miller, Mary Evelyn Tucker and Lisa Sideris. Also, recitals, book reviews, or discussions held at various venues around property.
 Dinner: For our final evening together, we will start with a farewell wine reception followed by a special closing dinner.
 Evening: This evenings Amphitheater entertainment is still to be announced.
   
Accommodations: Athenaeum Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7:
(Saturday, June 29)
   
 Depart From: Athenaeum Hotel departures by 10 am. A complimentary boxed lunch ( please order in advance) can be taken with.
 Breakfast: AM Grand buffet and a la carte menu served at group delegated tables
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Chautauqua, NY Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau
Phone: 800-242-4569 Golf, tennis, nature walks, swimming, shopping all available. For additional information, visit www.tourchautauqua.com
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


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