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Sunday Afternoon Entertainment: Soldiers’ Chorus of The U.S. Army Field Band

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Chautauqua opens the 2024 season with The Soldiers' Chorus of The U.S. Army Field Band! This 29-member chorus travels throughout the nation and abroad, and is a mainstay of PBS's annual National Memorial Day Concert, inspiring patriotism and garnering a reputation for musical excellence.

Free Sunday event

“Passion for Paper” Exhibition Opening Reception

Strohl Art Center: Main Galleries

"Passion for Paper" exhibition Opening Reception June 23, 3-5pm. Exhibition runs June 23 - July 21. Enjoy this exhibition featuring seven talented artists who work with paper. Working with paper requires a special set of skills and a steady hand as it is known to be unforgiving. Passion for Paper, a thematic exhibition, features seven...

“The Art of Robert Villamagna” Exhibition Opening Reception

Strohl Art Center 2nd Floor

"The Art of Robert Villamagna" exhibition Opening Reception June 23, 3-5pm. Exhibition runs June 23-July 18. Opening reception June 23, 3-5pm. Robert Villamagna grew up in the Rust Belt in Ohio and started making art as a young child with materials he found in his home. He now passionately works with colorful found materials, especially...

“Off the Walls” Exhibition Opening Reception

Strohl Art Center 2nd Floor

"Off the Walls" exhibition Opening Reception June 23, 3-5pm. Exhibition runs June 23 – August 20. Off the Walls is an exhibition featuring a dozen contemporary artists who create small sculptures, and are at the peak of their careers, showing nationally and internationally. As the title implies, all works will be hung from the ceiling...

“Holding Space: Woven Works” Exhibition Opening Reception

Fowler-Kellogg Art Center: 1st Floor

"Holding Space: Woven Works" Exhibition Opening Reception June 23, 3-5pm. Exhibition runs June 23 - August 4. This exhibition is a nuanced exploration into woven structures including jacquard weaving, pulled warp tapestry, and basketry. While distinct in style and perspective, these works collectively address notions of containment, transformation, and connection to place through abstraction. They...

Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J.

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Father Gregory Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, the largest gang-intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the world. Born and raised in Los Angeles and Jesuit priest, from 1986 to 1992 Fr. Boyle served as pastor of Dolores Mission Church in Boyle Heights. Dolores Mission was the poorest Catholic parish in...

Free

Jon Meacham

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Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham is one of America's most prominent public intellectuals, and he returns to the Chautauqua Lecture Series to open a week dedicated to tracing “The Evolution of the Modern Presidency” and, more importantly, to launch Chautauqua’s 2024 Summer Assembly Season and the celebration of the Institution’s 150th anniversary....

$30

Guided Kayak Eco Tour

Sports Club Sports Club

Enjoy learning more about the lake and water-shed conservation efforts while paddling along during this hour-long guided kayak tour. The tour begins and ends at the Sports Club. The cost is for rental of single or tandem kayak plus $10 per person for the tour guide. Limited spots so please reserve one day before the...

Ilana Kaufman

Hall of Philosophy Hall of Philosophy

Ilana Kaufman’s work sits at the center of Jewish community, racial equity, and justice, is anchored by the voices and experience of Jews of Color, and is focused on grantmaking, research and field building, and community education. As a guest on NPR’s All Things Considered and Code Switch, with pieces featured in eJewish Philanthropy and...

$19.00

Chautauqua Chamber Music: Mirari Brass Quintet

Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall

The Mirari Brass Quintet, founded in 2009, is known for its engaging and eclectic performances that blend joyful collaboration and innovation across centuries and genres. The group has performed extensively in the United States, establishing connections with audiences through lively and polished performances, and has expanded its reach internationally with a successful tour in China....

CVA Lecture Series: Anina Major, “Holding Space” exhibiting artist

Hultquist 101 Hultquist 101

CVA Lecture Series: Anina Major, "Holding Space" exhibiting artist. Anina Major (she/her) is a visual artist from the Bahamas. Her decision to establish a home contrary to the location in which she was born and raised motivates her to investigate the relationship between self and place as a site of negotiation. By utilizing the vernacular...

StoryCorps Recording (Reservations Required)

Cohen Multimedia Studio

150th Anniversary StoryCorps Archive: The Cohen Multimedia Studio is available for recording your StoryCorps conversation for inclusion in Chautauqua's 150th Anniversary Archive. Booking link opens May 15.

Pride Anthems

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Come celebrate Pride Month and the opening of the Stonewall National Monument Visitors Center with a journey through the past 50 years of Pride Anthems. From Donna Summer and Queen to George Michael, Erasure, Madonna, Lady Gaga, and beyond, these essential songs transport us from disco to the present day — guaranteed to get you...

$49 – $69

Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J.

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Father Gregory Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, the largest gang-intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the world. Born and raised in Los Angeles and Jesuit priest, from 1986 to 1992 Fr. Boyle served as pastor of Dolores Mission Church in Boyle Heights. Dolores Mission was the poorest Catholic parish in...

Free

Art & Science working together to protect Chautauqua Lake

Hurlbut Church sanctuary Hurlbut Church sanctuary

Professors Courtney Wigdahl-Perry and Tim Frerichs of SUNY Fredonia will discuss the intersection of art and science in efforts to protect Chautauqua Lake and beyond.

Elizabeth Goitein

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Elizabeth Goitein is senior director of the Brennan Center for Justice’s Liberty & National Security Program, which seeks to advance effective national security policies that respect constitutional values and the rule of law. A nationally-recognized expert on presidential emergency powers, government surveillance, and government secrecy, Goitein joins the Chautauqua Lecture Series during a week on...