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For further assistance, our Ticket Office support staff is available 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday–Friday. Contact ticketoffice@chq.org or call 716-357-6200. To contact Chautauqua Police call 716-357-6225 or email Police@chq.org. In the event of an emergency, dial 911.

Stickied Incidents

Friday 23rd April 2021

Weather and Road/Sidewalk/Walkway Conditions Upcoming and Ongoing Improvements to Chautauqua's Grounds

Residents and guests are advised of the following listing of street work and other improvements to the Chautauqua Institution grounds scheduled for the next two months, as our crews and contractors work to make infrastructure improvements in advance of the 2021 Summer Assembly. Additional projects, dates and details will be added and updated as work progresses.

Much of the street work also includes coordination with National Fuel, the Chautauqua Utility Company and National Grid. These utility companies are required to provide advance notice to any affected property owners; please contact them directly if you have questions.

As always, all details are subject to change, and we thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to improve our public environs for everyone's benefit.

ROAD WORK

Including gas line replacement:

  • Waugh Avenue, from Massey to Pratt, beginning the week of April 25
  • Janes Avenue, from Clark Brick Walk to just past the Chautauqua Women’s Club, beginning late this week (will cause minor disruptions to operations Athenaeum, which will remain open for foodservice and overnight reservations)
  • Simpson and Whitfield, from Bowman to just past Asbury
  • Lower Miller Avenue, from Simpson to South Lake
  • Asbury, from Whitfield to upper Miller Park.

Surface replacement only:

  • Fletcher Avenue, from Park to Peck, beginning the week of April 25
  • Prospect Avenue, from Palestine to Pratt
  • Hedding Avenue, from Palestine to just past Howard Hanson
  • Hazlett Avenue, from Hedding to Pratt and on to Elm Lane

(Once this spring work is finished, all streets south of approximately Bowman will have been upgraded over the course of the past five years.)

PARKING LOT WORK

Some targeted driving and parking lanes in the South Lot will be resurfaced, beginning the week of April 25. This work will involve the removal of a lone honey locust tree in the middle of the lot.

  • The South Lot is scheduled for improvements and striping beginning today. Work should take about three days, depending on the weather. To accommodate this work, all remaining vehicles, boats, trailers and other items must be removed immediately. Items that have not been moved may need to be removed at the owner’s expense, or risk damage as a result of this work. Chautauqua Institution will not be held liable for any unintended damage that may occur to property remaining on this site after the dates provided.

  • The Promenade pedestrian walkway along the South Lake Drive lakefront will be closed for resurfacing beginning Tuesday, June 8. The closure is expected to last at most a day and a half, into Wednesday.

  • The Main Gate’s auto entrance and exit will be closed on Monday, June 7, and reopen Wednesday, June 9, as crews make necessary repairs to the road surface. The pedestrian gate will remain open. To ensure vehicle access to the grounds in the Main Gate area, Chautauqua Police will open the Main Gate’s bus entrance, adjacent to the Farmers Market, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. From 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., the Market Gate will serve as the temporary primary entrance to the grounds, with the usual gate personnel monitoring traffic.

    Patrons seeking to park and access the Main Gate Welcome Center for ticketing and other purposes should use the entrance as a temporary exit also; signage will alert motorists to temporary two-way traffic.

  • ROAD WORK

    Road work on the grounds is progressing favorably based on the schedule shared previously, and has allowed for an additional project to replace the surface around the north and eastern ends of the Colonnade. This work will begin tomorrow, Monday, May 17. Residents of Bliss Avenue will have a temporary disruption of vehicle access to their properties on one day over the course of this work; that date will be determined by the contractor tomorrow and communicated here.

    HALL OF PHILOSOPHY MASONRY WORK

    • Restoration work is underway at the Hall of Philosophy, consisting of repairs to the mosaic floor plaques, repairs to the interior North Wall, repairs to the Cookman-side pilaster, inner wall stairs and outer wall stairs on both sides along with some targeted areas on the interior walls.
    • This work will not disrupt or have any impact or on scheduled events such as weddings hosted by the Athenaeum.
    • Due to the careful, complex and time-consuming work required to restore the historic CLSC class mosaics, some minor touch-ups and fine-tuning may need to take place following the conclusion of the Summer Assembly.
  • Past Incidents

    Friday 12th March 2021

    Weather and Road/Sidewalk/Walkway Conditions Utility Lines Down Across Massey Avenue

    Utility lines are down across Massey Avenue near the Chautauqua Police Department. We are awaiting a status report from the affected utility companies. Massey is currently closed between Miller and the Market Gate. Vehicle and pedestrian traffic should avoid the area until the lines are repaired.

  • Massey Avenue is now clear and open. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

  • Thursday 11th March 2021

    No incidents reported

    Wednesday 10th March 2021

    No incidents reported

    Tuesday 9th March 2021

    No incidents reported

    Monday 8th March 2021

    No incidents reported

    Sunday 7th March 2021

    No incidents reported

    Saturday 6th March 2021

    No incidents reported

    Friday 5th March 2021

    No incidents reported

    Thursday 4th March 2021

    No incidents reported

    Wednesday 3rd March 2021

    No incidents reported

    Tuesday 2nd March 2021

    No incidents reported

    Monday 1st March 2021

    No incidents reported

    Sunday 28th February 2021

    No incidents reported

    Saturday 27th February 2021

    No incidents reported

    Friday 26th February 2021

    No incidents reported

    Thursday 25th February 2021

    No incidents reported

    Wednesday 24th February 2021

    No incidents reported

    Tuesday 23rd February 2021

    No incidents reported

    Monday 22nd February 2021

    No incidents reported

    Sunday 21st February 2021

    No incidents reported

    Saturday 20th February 2021

    No incidents reported

    Friday 19th February 2021

    No incidents reported

    Thursday 18th February 2021

    No incidents reported

    Wednesday 17th February 2021

    No incidents reported

    Tuesday 16th February 2021

    No incidents reported

    Monday 15th February 2021

    Weather and Road/Sidewalk/Walkway Conditions Winter Storm Warning for Chautauqua

    The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for areas including the Chautauqua Institution grounds through Tuesday afternoon. Please exercise extra caution if you must traverse the grounds. Our grounds crews will work diligently to clear Chautauqua Institution roads and walkways, but may have temporary difficulties keeping up with the most persistent snow bands. Expect slippery roads and walkways with likely accumulated snow and use caution when driving and/or walking on Chautauqua roads and walkways.

    Sunday 14th February 2021

    No incidents reported

    Saturday 13th February 2021

    No incidents reported

    Friday 12th February 2021

    No incidents reported

    Thursday 11th February 2021

    No incidents reported

    Wednesday 10th February 2021

    No incidents reported

    Tuesday 9th February 2021

    No incidents reported

    Monday 8th February 2021

    No incidents reported

    Sunday 7th February 2021

    No incidents reported

    Saturday 6th February 2021

    No incidents reported

    Friday 5th February 2021

    No incidents reported

    Thursday 4th February 2021

    No incidents reported

    Wednesday 3rd February 2021

    No incidents reported

    Tuesday 2nd February 2021

    No incidents reported

    Monday 1st February 2021

    No incidents reported

    Sunday 31st January 2021

    No incidents reported

    Saturday 30th January 2021

    No incidents reported

    Friday 29th January 2021

    No incidents reported

    Thursday 28th January 2021

    No incidents reported

    Wednesday 27th January 2021

    No incidents reported

    Tuesday 26th January 2021

    Weather and Road/Sidewalk/Walkway Conditions Alert: Potential Ice Accumulation on Institution Roads and Pedestrian Paths

    Institution roads and pedestrian paths may be difficult to navigate throughout the day today due to freezing rain. Chautauqua crews are pre-treating surfaces this morning as a preventative measure. Please exercise extra caution if you must traverse the grounds.