When heading toward the lakefront on the south end of the grounds, Chautauquans won’t be surprised to see a mass of children running, biking and laughing around Boys’ and Girls’ Club. Jenny Beeson Gregory spent numerous childhood summers doing just that, and she remembers it fondly.
The NOW Generation strives to include and engage young Chautauquans and families with a variety of programs. In that spirit, one young Chautauquan has taken the reins organizing a new event this summer.
For the first time since their organization’s inception two years ago, all eight members of the NOW Generation’s Advisory Council gathered under the same roof.
Throughout the summer, the NOW Generation, made up of Chautauquans aged 21 to 40, has been hosting a variety of events for young individuals and families. Last Wednesday, the NOW Gen gathered at Fowler-Kellogg Art Center for a gallery reception and exclusive tour of the School of Art’s Annual Student Exhibition
Last Saturday along the Chautauqua Boys’ and Girls’ Club waterfront, the NOW Generation hosted its first Summer Fest. With a variety of different events occurring this season, the NOW Generation took advantage of the sunshine at the campus of the oldest day camp in the nation for an afternoon of family activities, volleyball, music and food.
Last Wednesday, the NOW Generation hosted a reception at the Chautauqua Golf Club. The event served as a platform for Chautauqua leaders, members of the NOW Gen Advisory Council and other NOW Gen members to gather and discuss upcoming events and efforts made on behalf of the group
Adam Birkan | Daily file photo Megan Sorenson, assistant director of the Chautauqua Fund, also serves as staff liaison to the…
Last Thursday evening, the NOW Generation hosted its second “After Hours” event of the season on the porch of the Athenaeum Hotel. Members of the NOW Generation — a group of Chautauquans in their 20s and 30s who have expressed a strong commitment to the Institution’s future — gathered in a casual environment to mingle with peers, enjoy refreshments and get an exclusive look behind the curtain of Chautauqua Theater Company.
At the center of the NOW Generation’s plan to structure itself into a more ambitious and proactive organization is the formation of its new advisory council.
As dusk painted Chautauqua Lake soft hues of orange and purple, NOW Generation members arrived at the Athenaeum Hotel for a chance to speak casually with Army Maj. James Smith, who had lectured about the role of “military millennials” in contemporary America earlier in the week.