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The Chautauqua Experience in Summer

Program Number: 20581RJ
Start and End Dates:
6/22/2014 - 6/28/2014; 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: $1,959.00 - 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

6-22-2014

Program Theme: Roger Rosenblatt and Friends.



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: 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: Athenaeum-Hotel.com
  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: Please call the hotel. Based upon availability.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Please call the hotel. Based upon availability.
  Check out time: 10:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Begins with registration from 3-5 PM in the hotel lobby. You will be staying at Athenaeum Hotel that night.
  End of Program:
Ends after breakfast in the hotel dining room. Room check out is 10 am. If you wish to stay on past 10 am, there will be a fee to dine in the dining room for lunch. Complimentary boxed lunch. You will be staying at Athenaeum Hotel the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. Health forms.
  Parking availability:
Parking fee 48.00. Please make an advance reservation with Senior Program Office at 716/357-6262 if needed.
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:

 

40. approx
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1/2 hour 

 

Distance:

 

20

 

Buffalo

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

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

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

79.00 / Sat & Sun each way perperson based on round trip advance purchase
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1.5 hours 

 

Distance:

 

75 miles

   

Saturday and Sunday special rates. Advance reservation required. Fare based on roundtrip purchase.

 

Buffalo

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Chautauqua Limousine/Georgios
phone: 716-683-7455
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

125.00-150.00 approx. limited shared ride avail. 50.00 pp approx.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1.5 hours 

 

Distance:

 

75 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: Check in/registration/Program begins at 3 pm in lobby of Athenaeum Hotel at Chautauqua Institution with a 5 pm welcome and orientation followed by group dinner . Participants are free to attend Sacred Song Service in the amphitheater at 8 pm.
(Sunday, June 22)
   
 Arrive To: Program to check in followed by welcome reception, orientation with intros, and dinner. Evening entertainment is optional Sacred Song Service
 Afternoon: Hotel check-in and program registration is from 3-5 pm followed by a welcome reception and brief orientation at 5 pm in the Athenaeum Hotel.
 Dinner: Dinner begins at 6:00 pm.
 Evening: Group is free to attend Sacred Song service in the Ampitheater or do whatever they would like that is offered throughout the property
   
Accommodations: Athenaeum Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: 9:00 am morning class with Road Scholar Instructor- Marc Glassman followed by daily 10:45 am amphitheater lecture with Roger Rosenblatt and guest, Tom Brokaw. Afternoon- free time to attend Institution wide programs /lectures. Evening entertainment- Canadian Brass
(Monday, June 23)

Note: There are many things to do on the property from student recitals to gallery exhibits throughout the week.



   
 Breakfast: Grand Buffet breakfast in the hotel dining room from 8:00-9:30 am.
 Morning: Morning class session presented by Road Scholar instructor in residence-Marc Glassman, from 9:00 -10:30 in the Hotel Parlor. 10:45-12:00 Morning Amphitheater Lecture- Roger Rosenblatt with his guest, Tom Brokaw.
 Lunch: Grand Buffet lunch is served in the hotel dining room from 12:00 noon-1:30 pm.
 Afternoon: John Shelby Spong retired Episcopal Bishop of Newark.
Group has free time to attend a variety of afternoon lectures or performances, shop or sightsee, tour or simply relax and read a book.
Chamber Music Optional at 4:00 PM.
Guided nature or history walks
 Dinner: Served dinner in the Chautauqua Room with seating from from 5:00-7:30 pm. Please plan on 2 hours for your meal.
 Evening: Canadian Brass
   
Accommodations: Athenaeum Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: AM class session with Road Scholar instructor-Marc Glassman 9-10:30/10:45 Amphitheater lecture- Roger Rosenblatt with guest, Margaret Atwood. Aft- free time to attend Inst-wide programming/Eve entertainment- Valerie Capers Jazz Emsemble
(Tuesday, June 24)
   
 Breakfast: Grand Buffet breakfast in the hotel dining room 8:00-9:30 am.
 Morning: Classes with Road Scholar instructor in residence, 9:00-10:30 in the Hotel Parlor . 10:45-12:00 Morning Amphitheater lecture- Roger Rosenblatt with his guest, Margaret Atwood.
 Lunch: Buffet lunch in the hotel dining room from 12-1:30 pm.
 Afternoon: Group has free time to attend a variety of afternoon lectures or performances, shop or sightsee, tour or simply relax and read a book.
John Shelby Spong
 Dinner: Served dinner in the Chautauqua Room with seating from 5:00-7:30 pm. Please allow 2 hours for your meal.
 Evening: 8:15 pm Valerie Caspers Jazz Ensemble
   
Accommodations: Athenaeum Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Morning class session with Road Scholar Presenter- Marc Glassman 9-10:30 am -/10:45 Amphiteater Lecture -Roger Rosenblatt with guest, Elizabeth Strout. /Afternoon- Free time to attend Institution wide programming/Evening entertainment- Galumpha
(Wednesday, June 25)
   
 Breakfast: Grand Buffet breakfast in the hotel dining room from 8:00-9:30 am.
 Morning: Morning class with Road Scholar instructor at 9:00 am in the Hotel Parlor. 10:45-12:00 Morning Amphitheater Lecture- Roger Rosenblatt with his guest, Elizabeth Strout.
 Lunch: Grand Buffet lunch in the hotel dining room from 12-1:30 pm
 Afternoon: Group has free time to attend a variety of afternoon lectures or performances, shop or sightsee, tour or simply relax and read a book.
John Shelby Spong.
 Dinner: Served dinner in the Chautauqua Room with seating from 5:00-7:30 pm. Please plan on 2 hours for your meal.
 Evening: 7:30 pm Galumpha
   
Accommodations: Athenaeum Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Morning class session with Marc Glassman 9-10:30/10:45 Amphitheater Lecture-Roger Rosenblatt with guest,Jules Feiffer. Afternoon-free to attend Inst. wide programming/Eve. entertainment- Chautauqua Dance Salon, Mark diamond assoc. artistic director
(Thursday, June 26)
   
 Breakfast: Grand Buffet breakfast in the hotel dining room from 8:00-9:30 am
 Morning: Morning class session presented by Road Scholar instructor in residence, 9:00 -10:30 in the Hotel Parlor. 10:45-12:00 Morning Amphitheater Lecture-Roger Rosenblatt with guest, Jules Feiffer.
 Lunch: Grand Buffet lunch in the hotel dining room from 12-1:30 pm
 Afternoon: 3:30 pm CLSC lecture- Roger Rosenblatt.
John Shelby Spong.
Group has free time to attend a variety of afternoon lectures or performances, shop or sightsee, tour or simply relax and read a book.
 Dinner: Served dinner in the Chautauqua Room with seating from 5:00-7:30 pm. Please plan on 2 hours for your meal.
 Evening: 8:15pm Chautauqua Dance Salon Mark Diamond assoc. artistic director
   
Accommodations: Athenaeum Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Morning class session with RS instructor, Marc Glassman-Amphitheater Lecture 10:45- Roger Rosenblatt with guest, Paul Muldoon. Afternoon -free time to attend Institution- wide progamming/Evening entertainment-TBA
(Friday, June 27)
   
 Breakfast: Grand Buffet breakfast in hotel dining room from 8:00-9:30 am
 Morning: Morning class sessions with Road Scholar instructor in residence- Marco Glassman from 9:00-10:30 in the Hotel Parlor. 10:45-12:00- Morning Amphitheater Lecture-Roger Rosenblatt with his guest, Paul Muldoon.
 Lunch: Grand Buffet lunch in the hotel dining room from 12:00-1:30 pm
 Afternoon: John Shelby Spong
Group has free time to attend a variety of afternoon lectures or performances, shop or sightsee, tour or simply relax and read a book
 Dinner: Served dinner in the Chautauqua Room with seating from 5:00-7:30 pm. Please plan on 2 hours for your meal.
 Evening: 8:15 pm Under the Street Lamp
   
Accommodations: Athenaeum Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Program ends following breakfast. Can take complimentary boxed lunch to go. Check out time is at 10 AM.
(Saturday, June 28)
   
 Depart From: Athenaeum Hotel at Chautauqua Institution
 Breakfast: Grand Buffet breakfast in the hotel dining room from 8:00-9:30 am.
 Morning: Program ends from Athenaeum Hotel after check-out by 10:00 am.
   
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.

Suggested Reading List


The Boy Detective


Author: Roger Rosenblatt


Margaret Atwood


Author: MaddAddam


The Burgess Boys


Author: Elizabeth Strout




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