Social Events

Opportunities to mingle and meet fellow Chautauquans
The Famous Brothers LIVE at Contemporary Art Gallery Sunday, August 19, 8-10 PM
Live at The Contemporary Art Gallery, 5031 W. Lake Road, Chautauqua, New York 14757 (shuttle service provided by Chautauqua Suites -- call 716-269-7829): Laugh out loud at the antics of these country boys from Monkey's Crevice, West Virginia! Enjoy bluegrass 3 part harmony with a comedic twist. With special guest singer/songwriter Greg Miller, who will open the show with a selection of original music. Tickets $10 (at the door) -- click the "Info" link below for the Facebook event. Join the event and get 2 for 1 admission. About: The Famous Brothers hail from the mining town of Monkey’s Crevice, West Virginia, where they created a unique three-part harmony style and wrote most of their memorable song list -- featuring titles like “I Got Twenty Ways to Kill You With My Swiss Army Knife”. Their critically-acclaimed revue HERE COME THE FAMOUS BROTHERS! ran for five months at Chicago's Royal George Theater and resulted in a cast album of the same name; they've since put out two other cds, INBRED TALENT and BORN FAMOUS. Their series of concerts at the Lakeshore Theater garnered them a “Critic’s Choice” in the Chicago Reader.
Men's Softball
Great community event! All welcome to watch and cheer their favorite team. Subs are periodically needed. Please contact team captains below if interested in playing: Mark Altshuler 551-795-5550 Erik Tarr 716-581-2209 Dan Miller 443-956-6558 Henry Walsh 412-980-4333
Create a Poem a Day
Visit the Poetry Makerspace, featuring the Traveling Stanzas exhibit of Kent State University's Wick Poetry Center. Create a poem a day. Share them on social media; record a poetry reading; print and decorate a postcard. The Makerspace, located in the Colonnade next to the Plaza Market, will be staffed by docents from the Wick Poetry Center during the hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays through the season. Each Wednesday at 4:30 p.m., the poetry created in the Makerspace and during the workshops in Jamestown and Clymer will be shared during “Stanzas on the Plaza” events outside the Makerspace.
Ice Cream!!
Chautauquans love their ice cream! Ice cream is available at three locations on Bestor Plaza: Brickwalk Cafe and Food for Thought (ground level, St. Elmo) offer hand-dipped Perry's Ice Cream and the Plaza Market in the Colonnade offers a variety of ice cream bars, pints and popsicles.
Old First Night Run T-Shirts and Posters
2018 Old First Night T-Shirts for $25 and posters for $17
2018 Special Studies Course Catalogue
More than 500 courses are available this year offered by some 300 faculty. Brouse the catalogue here:
2019 Themes
Chautauqua's 2019 weekly themes are available for viewing at
Bridge Lesson and Social Bridge every Saturday, noon-2:30
Each week during the summer season, there will be two opportunities to play bridge this season. The Chautauqua Women's Club has ABCL accreditation and is able to award master's points. Stephen Grzegorzewski is our bridge master. The Bridge Lesson will be from noon - 12:30 and then Social Bridge will be from 12:30 - 2:30 at The CWC House. Coordinated by Linda Silverberg.

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