CHQ Near You 2022

On Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 24, NOW Generation volunteers are organizing events in six cities spanning the country to bring “CHQNearYou.”

Each gathering features a different vibe — be it a brewery tour, “open mic” event, lecture or a family-friendly tour of gardens — and you’re invited! With NOW Gen hosts designing these gatherings, we are excited to bring Chautauquans together in person, and further connect the NOW Gen community through social media.

Host cities for “CHQNearYou” include:

Keep scrolling for details, by city, or click on the list above.

Please invite your friends and fellow Chautauquans living across the country to participate by sharing these events on Facebook!

Share your photos, videos and more! Hashtag: #CHQNearYou 

Chautauqua County (Mayville, NY) 

Please join us at this family-friendly, all-ages event at Big Inlet! Plan to come visit from 3-6 but stay as long as you want. Also check Big Inlet’s social media for events that weekend.

Date: Saturday April 23rd  
Time: 3–6 p.m. EDT

Big Inlet Brewing
6169 Elm Flat Road
Mayville, NY 14757

RSVP: Zach Stahlsmith: or 716-581-3280

Host Committee: Zach Stahlsmith Tim Smeal

Audience: All ages are welcome to attend this gathering.

San Francisco 

Please join us for a casual brown bag picnic and an afternoon of fun on the Presidio Main Post lawn. We’ll bring drinks, dessert and family-friendly lawn games. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch or grab something to-go from the adjacent Presidio Bowl Cafe. The Presidio Main Post Lawn is large — we’ll be set up at the top of the lawn immediately across the street from Presidio Bowl.

Date: Saturday 23rd
Time: 2–5 p.m. PT

Presidio of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

RSVP: Danielle DeLancey: or feel free to call or text day-of if any questions (443-223-8103)

Host Committee: Danielle DeLancey Kelsey Twist Schroeder

Audience: Family Friendly Event 

Pittsburgh, PA

Join us for coffee, conversation, and a hike through Highland Park! Coffee and pastries provided. Feel free to BYOB (Bring Your Own Bike); Highland Park is a great place to go for a bike ride. This is a family-friendly, all-ages event. Note: It’s too early in the season to book park shelters so if the rhododendron shelter is already taken, we’ll move to the next shelter. We’ll be sure to post a sign at the location, but feel free to call or text Erin day-of if you have any questions.

Date: Saturday April 23rd 
Time: 10 a.m.–12 p.m. ET

Rhododendron Shelter
Lake Dr, Pittsburgh,
PA 15206, United States

RSVP: Erin Potts or 412-337-0169

Host Committee: Erin Potts

Audience: Family Friendly Event 

Austin, TX

You’re invited to an afternoon to tour the gardens at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center gardens. This is a family-friendly, all-ages event. Please plan to meet at the Family Garden at 12 p.m. to explore and then at the cafe at 1 p.m. for refreshments

Date: Sunday April 24th 
Time: 12–2 p.m. CT

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739

RSVP: Carrie Zachry : or 512-507-4232

Host committee: Carrie Zachry • Kate Clark  • Mimi Marziani • Mackenzie Oakley

Audience: Family Friendly Event 

New York City, NY

Come join your fellow Chautauquans for a casual refreshment and some light bites.

Date: Saturday, April 23rd 
Time: 12–2 p.m. EDT

Torch and Crown Brewing
12 Vandam St
New York, NY 10013

RSVP: Sam O’Leary : or 631-456-2527

Host committee: Sam O’Leary • Helen Himebaugh  • Katie Maley • Margot Austin

Cleveland, OH

Join us downtown for Happy Hour at Southern Tier Brewing Company, 811 Prospect Ave E, Cleveland, OH 44115 from 5:30pm to 7pm. If you’re available beforehand, take a walk with us along the Towpath Trail in honor of Earth Day at 4:30 p.m.

Date: Friday April 22nd 
Time: 4:30–7 p.m. EDT

Southern Tier Brewing Company
811 Prospect Ave. E.
Cleveland, OH 44115

RSVP: Brigid & Susan Gallagher : or 773.308.5194

Nashville, TN

Join us for a Earth Day themed celebration as Nashville Sounds take on the Charlotte Knights.

Date: Friday April 22nd 
Time: 6:35 CT

Nashville Sounds
19 Jackson St
Nashville, TN 37219

RSVP: Tally Bevis : or 931.980.6356