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The Chautauqua Experience in Fall and Spring

Program Number: 1713RJ
Start and End Dates:
5/18/2014 - 5/23/2014; 5/17/2015 - 5/22/2015;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Chautauqua, New York
Price starting at: $949.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Multi-Topic
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Gluten Free; Low Salt; Low Fat; Vegetarian    

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




Highlights

• Particular to our group, you’ll hear from five notable experts during morning classes (one each day).
• Afternoons feature options for guest speakers, themed walks such as gardens, history, and nature, as well as hands-on electives.
• Enjoy an array of artists and events each evening.



Activity Particulars

Minimal walking through hotel and to meals. Shuttle service to classes and entertainment.




Date Specific Information

5-18-2014

Lecture topics on this date include The History of the American West, Influential Shakespeare, The Supreme Court and Easter Island. Additional topic to be determined.



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.
Meals and Lodgings
   Athenaeum Hotel
  Chautauqua, NY 5 nights
 Athenaeum Hotel
Type: Hotel
  Description: Historic Victorian hotel circa 1881, overlooking scenic Chautauqua Lake. 156 guest rooms, gourmet buffets for all meals.
  Contact info: 4 South Lake Drive
PO Box 33
Chautauqua, NY 14722 USA
phone: 716-357-4444
web: ciweb.org
  Room amenities: All rooms have heat/AC, TVs, irons/boards, hair dryers, and clock radios.
  Facility amenities: Both main building and annex of hotel have elevators. Computer hook-up and wireless available. Swimming pool, tennis, golf, fitness center all available on property, however, a short distance from hotel.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: call hotel for rates Based on availability. Please call the Athenaeum Hotel directly for rates and availability at 800/821-1881.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: call hotel for rates Based on availability. Please call the Athenaeum Hotel directly for rates and availability at 800/821-1881.
  Check out time: 10:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Registration from 3-5 p.m. in hotel lobby. You will be staying at Athenaeum Hotel that night.
  End of Program:
1:30 p.m. You will be staying at Athenaeum Hotel the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Free parking in an adjacent lot. Shuttle service to and from lot provided.
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
 

Buffalo Airport with Road Scholar Transfer included

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Private Road Scholar Transfer
phone: 877-426-8056
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Included in the price of Accommodation #1 Option
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1 1/2 hours 

 

Distance:

 

80- miles

   

Pick up location and time: One time pick up at Buffalo Airport at 3:00 on Sunday. Pick up will be at the Bus Parking area- to the left when exiting baggage claim. Shuttle departs Chautauqua Inst at 12:30 on Friday arriving at the Buffalo airport at approx 2:00 pm. Arrange flights accordingly

 

Buffalo/Erie/Jmstn

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

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

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Not affiliated with Chautauqua Inst. Private company. Call for rates.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1.5 hours 

 

Distance:

 

70 miles

   

all airports have service, at different rates as they are different distances./

 

Buffalo/Erie/Jmstn

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Fancee Limo
phone: 800-947-1537
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Not affiliated with Chautauqua Inst. Private company. Please call for rates.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1.5 hours 

 

Distance:

 

70 miles

   

all airports have service , are at different distances, and different rates

 
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: Hotel Check-in, Program Registration, Welcome and Dinner
(Sunday, May 18)
   
 Afternoon: Program check-in and registration is 3-5 p.m. Your packet includes the updated schedule and other key information. Enjoy light hors d' oeuvres and a wine bar to begin meeting your fellow participants and making new friends.
 Dinner: Dinner begins at 6 p.m. Make selections from a buffet including hot and cold dishes, soup, salads and desserts.
 Evening: After dinner at 7 p.m., the program staff will welcome you and begin introductions. You’ll be divided into small groups for an orientation of the day-to-day schedule. Your group leader will meet with your group before class each morning.
   
Accommodations: Athenaeum Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Rotating Sessions: Meetings With Great Minds, Afternoon Electives, Evening Activities/Entertainment
(Monday, May 19)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet in hotel dining room 7:30-8:30 a.m. Selections include eggs, pancakes or waffles, hot and cold cereals, breakfast meats, and a hot entree as well as coffee, tea, juices and milk (plus a milk alternative).
 Morning: Class session 9 a.m.-noon with a mid-morning break. We’re delighted to offer you stimulating and intriguing speakers and hope you will enliven sessions during a post-session Q&A. Each group will rotate through all presentations during the week. Participants will have one of each of these confirmed instructors each morning: 1. George Deutsch-The History of the American West; 2. Ruth Cole- Influential Shakespeare; 3. Greg Ferro- A Secret Institution: The Supreme Court; 4. Phil McIndoo- Easter Island; 5. Tentative: Sandra Schulberg- The Marshall Plan, Propaganda
 Lunch: Buffet lunch is served in the hotel dining room from 12:15 -1:30 pm. Choose from salads, soup, cold cuts for sandwiches, hot entrees, desserts, and soft drinks and other beverages.
 Afternoon: Electives are offered from 2-3:30 p.m. daily. Take part in activities and presentations of your choosing, including garden and historic explorations, a wine tasting, a film screening and much more. You may also choose to play golf, tennis or take a hike.
 Dinner: Buffet in the hotel dining room at 6 p.m. Selections include a choice of hot entrees, as well as soup, salads, pasta or rice, and of course, desserts and a range of beverages.
 Evening: Entertainment begins nightly at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy a jazz combo, a youth choral group, blue grass, a classical duet and much more.
   
Accommodations: Athenaeum Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Rotating Sessions: Meetings With Great Minds, Afternoon Electives, Evening Activities/Entertainment
(Tuesday, May 20)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet in hotel dining room 7:30-8:30 a.m. Selections include eggs, pancakes or waffles, hot and cold cereals, breakfast meats, and a hot entree as well as coffee, tea, juices and milk (plus a milk alternative).
 Morning: Class session 9 a.m.-noon with a mid-morning break. We’re delighted to offer you stimulating and intriguing speakers and hope you will enliven sessions during a post-session Q&A.
 Lunch: Buffet lunch is served in the hotel dining room from 12:15 -1:30 pm. Choose from salads, soup, cold cuts for sandwiches, hot entrees, desserts, and soft drinks and other beverages
 Afternoon: Electives are offered from 2-3:30 p.m. daily. Take part in activities and presentations of your choosing, including garden and historic explorations, a wine tasting, a film screening and much more. You may also choose to play golf, tennis or take a hike.
 Dinner: Buffet in the hotel dining room at 6 p.m. Selections include a choice of hot entrees, as well as soup, salads, pasta or rice, and of course, desserts and a range of beverages.
 Evening: Entertainment begins nightly at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy a jazz combo, a youth choral group, blue grass, a classical duet and much more.
   
Accommodations: Athenaeum Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Rotating Sessions: Meetings With Great Minds, Afternoon Electives, Evening Activities/Entertainment
(Wednesday, May 21)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet in hotel dining room 7:30-8:30 a.m. Selections include eggs, pancakes or waffles, hot and cold cereals, breakfast meats, and a hot entree as well as coffee, tea, juices and milk (plus a milk alternative).
 Morning: Class session 9 a.m.-noon with a mid-morning break. We’re delighted to offer you stimulating and intriguing speakers and hope you will enliven sessions during a post-session Q&A.
 Lunch: Buffet lunch is served in the hotel dining room from 12:15 -1:30 pm. Choose from salads, soup, cold cuts for sandwiches, hot entrees, desserts, and soft drinks and other beverages.
 Afternoon: 2:00pm David Kozak lecture on the State of American Political and the 2014 Mid Term Elections.
 Dinner: Buffet in the hotel dining room at 6 p.m. Selections include a choice of hot entrees, as well as soup, salads, pasta or rice, and of course, desserts and a range of beverages.
 Evening: Entertainment begins nightly at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy Satin Doll- A jazz combo with vocals.
   
Accommodations: Athenaeum Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Rotating Sessions: Meetings With Great Minds, Afternoon Electives, Evening Activities/Entertainment
(Thursday, May 22)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet in hotel dining room 7:30-8:30 a.m. Selections include eggs, pancakes or waffles, hot and cold cereals, breakfast meats, and a hot entree as well as coffee, tea, juices and milk (plus a milk alternative).
 Morning: Class session 9 a.m.-noon with a mid-morning break. We’re delighted to offer you stimulating and intriguing speakers and hope you will enliven sessions during a post-session Q&A.
 Lunch: Buffet lunch is served in the hotel dining room from 12:15 -1:30 pm. Choose from salads, soup, cold cuts for sandwiches, hot entrees, desserts, and soft drinks and other beverages.
 Afternoon: 2:00 pm. Suzanne Munson lecture on her forthcoming book about Thomas Jefferson's mentor and law professor: George Wythe, the teacher Who Changed America.
 Dinner: Buffet in the hotel dining room at 6 p.m. Selections include a choice of hot entrees, as well as soup, salads, pasta or rice, and of course, desserts and a range of beverages.
 Evening: Entertainment begins nightly at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy a jazz combo, a youth choral group, blue grass, a classical duet and much more.
   
Accommodations: Athenaeum Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Wrap-up, Program Concludes
(Friday, May 23)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet in hotel dining room 7:30-8:30 a.m. Selections include eggs, pancakes or waffles, hot and cold cereals, breakfast meats, and a hot entree as well as coffee, tea, juices and milk (plus a milk alternative).
 Morning: Class session 9 a.m.-noon with a mid-morning break. We’re delighted to offer you stimulating and intriguing speakers and hope you will enliven sessions during a post-session Q&A.
 Lunch: Light buffet lunch is served in the hotel dining room from 12:15 -1:30 pm. (or box lunches available if needed to depart early)
 Afternoon: Program concludes after lunch. You may need to check out of your room before the morning class; if so, you will be informed earlier in the week. Confirmed today: Suzanne Munson--Geroge Wythe: The Teacher that Changed America
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

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.

Suggested Reading List


Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human


Author: Bloom, Harold


Shakespeare


Author: Ackroyd, Peter


Soul of the Age. A Biography of the Mind of William Shakespeare


Author: Bate, Jonathan


Shakespeare and Modern Culture


Author: Garber, Marjorie


The Tudors: The Complete Story of England’s Most Notorious Dynasty


Author: Meyer, G.J.


Lincoln’s Melancholy


Author: Shenk, Joshua Wolf


Easter Island


Author: wikipedia


Easter Island Mystery Solved? New Theory Says Giant Statues Rocked


Author: National Geographic Daily News


Rethinking the Fall of Easter island


Author: Perry Hunt


Easter Island, Earth Island


Author: Bahn P. and Flenley J.


Island at the Center of the World: New Light on Easter Island


Author: Englet, Fr. S.


Listen Like a Pro: Secrets from Classical Music Judges


Author: Cory Leahy


Does listening to Mozart really boost your brainpower?


Author: Claudia Hammond




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