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The Chautauqua Experience in Summer

Program Number: 20581RJ
Start and End Dates:
6/30/2013 - 7/6/2013; 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;
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

6-30-2013

Lecture Topic: The Next Greatest Generation; Religion and Spirituality
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.



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 30 3 PM You will be staying at Athenaeum Hotel that night.
  End of Program:
July 6 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 upcharge 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:

 

approxz 50.00
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1/4 hour 

 

Distance:

 

15 miles

   

Call for quote.

 

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

 

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. approx 79.00 pp
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.

 
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 30)
   
 Afternoon: Enjoy a Wine and Cheese Welcome Reception as you meet fellow RS participants. A program overview will also be offered.
 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, July 1)
   
 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"The Next Greatest Generation" 10:45 AM- Amphitheater Lecture on topic of the week- Megan Smith, vp, Google[x]
 Lunch: Hotel Grand Buffet lunch served from 12-1:30 PM daily.
 Afternoon: Choose from afternoon lecture- The Right Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton, 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: This evenings amphitheater entertainment is The Music School Festival Orchestra.
   
Accommodations: Athenaeum Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3:
(Tuesday, July 2)
   
 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"The Next Greatest Generation" 10:45 AM- Amphitheater Lecture on topic of the week-Paula Kahumbu, exec. dir. Kenya Land Conservation and Wildlife Direct ; National Geographic Emerging Explore
 Lunch: Hotel Grand Buffet lunch served from 12-1:30 PM daily.
 Afternoon: Choose from an afternoon lecture with Dr. Amineh Hoti, Fellow-Commoner at Lucy Cavendish College at Univ. of Cambridge, 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: This evenings entertainment features the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra.
   
Accommodations: Athenaeum Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4:
(Wednesday, July 3)
   
 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"The Next Greatest Generation" 10:45 AM- Amphitheater Lecture on topic of the week- Dalia Mogahed, pres. and ceo, Mogahed Consulting; former senior analyst & exec dir., Gallup Center for Muslim Studies
 Lunch: Hotel Grand Buffet lunch served from 12-1:30 PM daily.
 Afternoon: Choose from a variety of lectures, 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: This evenings amphitheater entertainment is an Evening with political satirist, Mark Russell.
   
Accommodations: Athenaeum Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5:
(Thursday, July 4)
   
 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"The Next Greatest Generation" 10:45 AM- Amphitheater Lecture on topic of the week- Chris Hayes, Host, "All in with Chris Hayes", MSBC
 Lunch: Hotel Grand Buffet lunch served from 12-1:30 PM daily.
 Afternoon: Choose from an afternoon lecture- featured speaker, Joshua Stanton, assoc. dir. Center for Global Judaism Hebrew College, 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. Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra performs this evening.
   
Accommodations: Athenaeum Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6:
(Friday, July 5)
   
 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"The Next Greatest Generation" 10:45 AM- Amphitheater Lecture on topic of the week- Panel Discussion
 Lunch: Hotel Grand Buffet lunch served from 12-1:30 PM daily.
 Afternoon: Choose from a variety of programs including lecture with Shane Claiborne, founding partner, The Simple Way, student 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: There is entertainment each evening in our open air Amphitheater, conveniently located right next door to the hotel. Chautauqua Symphony Orchesta, MusicaSchool Festival Orchestra, Ballet, Jazz, and Popular entertainment all rotate through the program each week.
   
Accommodations: Athenaeum Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7:
(Saturday, July 6)
   
 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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