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The Chautauqua Experience in Summer

Program Number: 20581RJ
Start and End Dates:
6/29/2014 - 7/5/2014; 8/3/2014 - 8/9/2014; 8/10/2014 - 8/16/2014;
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, master classes, 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

6-29-2014

Program Theme: Feeding a Hungry Planet. Program in partnership with National Geographic Society.



8-3-2014

Program Theme: A Week with Ken Burns: Historian, Documentarian and American Conscience



8-10-2014

Program Theme: Chautauqua's Global Public Square



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.
 
Ori Soltes

Dr. Ori Soltes teaches theology, philosophy and art history at Georgetown University. He has also taught across diverse disciplines for many years at The Johns Hopkins University, Cleveland State University, Case Western Reserve University, Siegel College in Cleveland, and other colleges and universities. He has lectured at dozens of museums across the country, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and has been interviewed for a score of programs on CNN, the History Channel and Discovery Channel. He also hosted a popular series on Ancient Civilizations for middle school students. For seven years, Ori was director and chief curator of the B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum, where he created over 80 exhibitions focusing on aspects of history, ethnography and contemporary art. As director of the National Jewish Museum, he co-founded the Holocaust Art Restitution Project and has spent ten years researching and consulting on the issue of Nazi-plundered art.
 
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 p.m. 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 a.m. If you wish to stay on past 10 a.m., 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.
  Parking availability:
48.00 parking fee. Please make advance reservation with Senior Program office at 716-357-6262.
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

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

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

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

125.00-150.00 approx. private limo ; 79.00 each way rate Sat & Sun. shared / based on RT fare
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1.5 hours 

 

Distance:

 

75 miles

 

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

 

Jamestown

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
local cab services-Rainbow
phone: 716-484-9994
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

40. approx
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1/2 hour 

 

Distance:

 

20

 
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 29)
   
 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: (OPTIONAL) A raisin in the sun theater performance will be available at 8:00 pm for an additional ticket cost.
 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- Fred Hitzhusen followed by daily 10:45 am amphitheater lecture in Amphitheater on the theme of the week- Feeding a Hugngry Planet. Afternoon-guest speaker, Dennis Dimick, exec dir, National Geographic free time to attend Inst programs /lectures. Eve entertainment- Music School Festival Orchestra.
(Monday, June 30)

Note: There are many things to do on the property from student recitals to gallery exhibits throughout the week. One confirmed speaker for this week is Dennis Dimick, executive editor of National Geographic Magazine.



   
 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-TBA from 9:00 -10:30 in the Hotel Parlor. 10:45-12:00 Morning Amphitheater Lecture Dennis Dimick National Geographic Editor and Jim Richardson National Geographic Photographer.
 Lunch: Grand Buffet lunch is served in the hotel dining room from 12:00 noon-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
 Afternoon: Travis Smiley - Radio and PBS show host at 2:00 pm.
 Afternoon: Guided nature or history walks
 Afternoon: 4:00 pm Chamber Music
 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: 8:15 PM- MSFO Timothy Muffitt conductor
   
Accommodations: Athenaeum Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: AM class session with Road Scholar instructor, 9-10:30/10:45 Amphitheater lecture- author, Tracy McxMillan, on weekly theme- Feeding a Hungry Planet. Aft- free time to attend Inst-wide programming/Eve entertainment- Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra
(Tuesday, July 1)
   
 Breakfast: Grand Buffet breakfast in the hotel dining room 8:00-9:30 am.
 Morning: Classes with Road Scholar instructor in residence- TBA, 9:00-10:30 in the Hotel Parlor . 10:45-12:00 Tracie McMillan author of The American Way of Eating and Amy Toensing photographer for National Geographic
 Lunch: Buffet lunch in the hotel dining room from 12-1:30 pm.
 Afternoon: afternoon lecture
 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.
 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 Amphitheater Eve Entertainment- Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra Marcelo Lehninger.
 Evening: (OPTIONAL) For an additional ticket cost a performance of Raisin in the Sun is available at 8:00 pm.
   
Accommodations: Athenaeum Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Morning class session with Road Scholar Presenter- 9-10:30 am -/10:45 Amphiteater Lecture -Pamela C. Ronald, author, on theme of Feeding a Hungry Planet- TBA. /Afternoon- Free time to attend Institution wide programming/Evening entertainment- TBA
(Wednesday, July 2)
   
 Breakfast: Grand Buffet breakfast in the hotel dining room from 8:00-9:30 am.
 Morning: Morning class with Road Scholar instructor- TBA at 9:00 am in the Hotel Parlor. 10:45-12:00 Pamela G. Ronald author Tomorrow Table
 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
 Afternoon: (Optional) For an additional ticket price 2:00 pm and 8:15 pm performances of A Raisin in the Sun are available.
 Afternoon: Afternoon Lecture at 3:30pm with Harlan Beckley on the theme “With Economic Justice for All.” Harlan Beckley was the founding director and serves as the Executive Director of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP), a twenty-two member non-profit organization devoted to promoting a sustained interdisciplinary education for undergraduates in all majors and professional students in order to prepare them to address poverty as part of their professional, civic, and political lives. SHECP offers a collaborative eight-week summer internship for students from its member schools. SHECP and its predecessor, the Shepherd Alliance, have sponsored approximately 750 law and undergraduate summer interns beginning in the summer of 1998. Harlan will become the Fletcher Otey Thomas Professor or Religion emeritus at Washington and Lee University on July 1st. He founded the Shepherd Program on Poverty and Human Capability at Washington and Lee, which became the foundation for which he and others launched the Shepherd Consortium. The Program and Consortium are named for donors and supporters, Tom and Nancy Shepherd from Stowe, Massachusetts. Harlan has written on theological advocates for economic justice—Walter Rauschenbusch, John Augustine Ryan, and Reinhold Niebuhr—in Passion for Justice and on justice and poverty in numerous articles, including “Capability as Opportunity: How Amartya Sen Revises Equal Opportunity.” He served as President of the Society of Christian Ethics in 2001, Acting President of Washington and Lee University in 2005-06, and received Virginia’s Outstanding Faculty Award in 2002, principally for his work in founding the Shepherd Program in 1997. Professor Beckley grew up on a farm in central Illinois, received his undergraduate education in economics at the University of Illinois, a Master of Divinity and Ph.D. in religion at Vanderbilt University, and post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Chicago.
 Afternoon: Sister Simone Campbell Lecture
 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- An evening Loretta LaRoche
   
Accommodations: Athenaeum Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Morning class session with RS presenter- 9-10:30/10:45 Amphitheater Lecture-on theme of Feeding a hungry Planet-Barton Seaver, author. Afternoon-free to attend Inst. wide programming/Eve. entertainment- Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra
(Thursday, July 3)
   
 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 Barton Seaver author For Cod and Country
 Lunch: Grand Buffet lunch in the hotel dining room from 12-1:30 pm
 Afternoon: (OPTIONAL) For an additional ticket cost a performance of Raisin in the Sun is available at 4:00 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.
 Afternoon: 2:00 pm John Hope Bryant CEO of operation hope
 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- Amphitheater Entertainment- Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra Stuart Chafetz guest director.
   
Accommodations: Athenaeum Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Morning class session with RS instructor. Amphitheater Lecture 10:45- on theme of Feeding a Hungry Planet, John Foley, dir. Institute on the Environment. Afternoon -free time to attend Institution- wide progamming/Evening entertainment-TBA
(Friday, July 4)
   
 Breakfast: Grand Buffet breakfast in hotel dining room from 8:00-9:30 am
 Morning: Morning class sessions with Road Scholar instructor in residence- TBA from 9:00-10:30 in the Hotel Parlor. 10:45-12:00- Johnathan Foley director of Institute on the Enviroment
 Lunch: Grand Buffet lunch in the hotel dining room from 12:00-1:30 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
 Afternoon: afternoon lecture
 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- Amphitheater Ball with the Ladies First Big Band
   
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, July 5)
   
 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 American Way of Eating


Author: Tracie McMillan


Tomorrow's Table


Author: Pamela C. Ronald


For Cod and Country


Author: Barton Seaver




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