Services & Amenities
The following is a list of community services and amenities available at Chautauqua Institution:
Babysitter and Family Support List
The Youth and Family Programs Office coordinates a babysitting and family support list that provides information to help families connect with available babysitters, aides, pet sitters, and parent’s helpers during the Chautauqua summer season. The list is intended as a public service and does not rate or recommend any individual. During the season the list is updated on Fridays for the upcoming week.
Requests for a copy of the list can be made beginning May 1 by emailing Alyssa Porter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fill out the form at the following link to be included on the Babysitter and Family Support List.
ATM’s are located in the Main Gate Welcome Center, the lobby of the Colonnade Building, the Brick Walk Café and at the Athenaeum Hotel. Money orders are available at the Post Office located in Bestor Plaza. The nearest full-service banks are M&T and Northwest Bank, located in Mayville, approximately four miles north of the Institution.
Chautauqua Bookstore is located in the lower level of the Chautauqua Post Office building on Bestor Plaza. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (716) 357-2151
Dr. Robert R. Hesse Welcome and Business Center (located at Main Gate). The business center transforms a substantial portion of the Institution’s existing Main Gate Welcome Center into a modern, adaptable workspace that will allow those on vacation at Chautauqua to stay remotely connected to their offices.
The Plaza Market, located in the Colonnade building, offers limited convenience store-type items. Full-service supermarkets include Lighthouse Point Grocery in Mayville, Tops in Mayville and Jamestown, and Wegmans in Lakewood.
Chautauqua Health and Fitness is a full-service exercise and strength training facility located at Turner Community Center. (716) 357-6430
The AHN Westfield Memorial Hospital Chautauqua Primary Health Clinic offers basic medical care for children and adults, similar to that provided in a doctor’s office. The clinic is located at 21 Roberts Ave., near the Amphitheater. (716) 357-3209
Safety & Security
The Department of Safety & Security, now located at 7 Massey Avenue adjacent to Chautauqua Fire Department, is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the season. (716) 357-6225. After 5 p.m., Main Gate security may be contacted at (716) 357-6279. In case of emergency, phone 911.
A full-service post office is located on Bestor Plaza. During the season, the lobby is open weekdays 7 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.; the window, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Saturdays, the lobby is open 7 a.m. to noon; the window, 10 a.m. to noon. Closed Sundays. (716) 357-3275
The network is called “CHQ Guest” and is available throughout the Institution grounds.