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For 150 years, Chautauqua has served as a catalyst for creative exploration, educational growth, relaxation and recreation. Each day brings forth new opportunities to live, learn and laugh on our historic grounds. We invite visitors to join a community that enriches mind, body and spirit year after year.

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We can't wait to see you! How long will you be here? Please note that our weekly themes are Saturday-Saturday.

June 22 @ 8:30 am Week One (June 22–29)

Chautauqua Lake Conference

Chautauqua Golf Club

June 25 @ 1:15 pm Week One (June 22–29)

Art & Science working together to protect Chautauqua Lake

Hurlbut Church sanctuary

June 30 @ 9:00 pm Week Two (June 29–July 6)

The Last Ranger: A film about protecting Rhinos in South Africa

Chautauqua Cinema

July 2 @ 10:30 pm Week Two (June 29–July 6)

The Last Bumblebee

Chautauqua Cinema

July 3 @ 10:30 pm Week Two (June 29–July 6)

Capturing the Carbon: A Journey to Net Zero

Chautauqua Cinema

July 9 @ 8:00 pm Week Three (July 6–13)

The Story of Plastic

Chautauqua Cinema

July 10 @ 10:00 pm Week Three (July 6–13)

The Story of Stuff Project

Chautauqua Cinema

July 15 @ 12:00 am Week Four (July 13–20)

In the Whale

Chautauqua Cinema

July 16 @ 1:15 pm Week Four (July 13–20)

Preserving farmland in a crowded world

Hurlbut Church sanctuary

July 16 @ 4:15 pm Week Four (July 13–20)

Tuesday Brown Bag Lecture Series with native gardens expert Carolyn Summers

Smith Wilkes Hall

July 18 @ 9:00 pm Week Four (July 13–20)

Inundation District

Chautauqua Cinema

July 24 @ 2:45 pm Week Five (July 20–27)

Bill McKibben & Frank Sesno

Amphitheater | CHQ Assembly

July 25 @ 4:15 pm Week Five (July 20–27)

Inter-generational climate storytelling workshop with Frank Sesno

Smith Wilkes Hall

July 29 @ 4:15 pm Week Six (July 27–August 3)

Beyond Plastics with Judith Enck

Smith Wilkes Hall

August 6 @ 1:15 pm Week Seven (August 3–10)

Chautauqua Science Group Weekly Lecture with Astronomer Mike Humphrey

Hurlbut Church sanctuary

August 13 @ 4:15 pm Week Eight (August 10–17)

BTG Brownbag with Dr. Jeff Opperman, Global Lead Freshwater Scientist at WWF

Smith Wilkes Hall

August 14 @ 4:15 pm Week Eight (August 10–17)

Rivers Have Rights, with Indigenous Water Activist Crystal Cavalier-Keck

Smith Wilkes Hall

August 16 @ 4:15 pm Week Eight (August 10–17)

Plastics in our Waters: Threats and Solutions, with Dr. Sherri ("Sam") Mason

Smith Wilkes Hall

August 20 @ 4:15 pm Week Nine (August 17–25)

BTG Brownbag with Twan Leenders, Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy

Smith Wilkes Hall