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Bloom in Western NY during Chautauqua in Bloom: A Season of Learning, May 24 - June 20, 2014

Come to Chautauqua County for Chautauqua in Bloom, May 24 - June 20, 2014. Take a class in Improv, Stand-up, learning to play the Conga, Drawing Lucy, Painting, Photography, and more. The four week season includes dozens of learning opportunities as well as a music festival, birding festival, artists' studio tours, a celebration of farms, food, and drink, and the awakening of activity in anticipation of summer throughout the county. Join a farm-to-table culinary adventure at the Athenaeum Hotel. Be a brewer for a day at the Southern Tier Brewing Company or Learn to Grow Hops at the Cornell Cooperative Research Station in Portland, NY. Learn the history of brewing and winemaking and how to pair beer and wine with different foods over a five-course dinner with EBC West and 21 Brix Winery. Take a lesson in Musky fishing or attend a safe boating class. Read about 10 Ways to Learn during Chautauqua in Bloom and see the calendar of events for a full list of learning experiences. Be sure to register early before classes fill up and enjoy the local bounty, great outdoors, and heritage of Chautauqua County: the World's Learning Center.

For more information and a full schedule of workshops, tours, and dinners, visit or call 866.908.4569.

Plan a Summer Vacation Learning Adventure

Join thousands of visitors in planning an experiential learning adventure. Each summer, the Special Studies program at Chautauqua Institution offers hundreds of classes for youth and adults in subjects ranging from music to fitness. World-class golf learning centers at the Chautauqua Golf Club and Peekn' Peak Resort offer guidance for golfers of all ages and skill levels. There are opportunities for charter fishing, learning to row, sail, and kayak as well as culinary, creative and cultural experiences. See What to Learn for suggestions for individual and group classes and camps, and visit the Learning on Vacation Calendar for scheduled workshops and events offered throughout the year. 

Chautauqua County is located in the southwestern corner of New York State bordering Lake Erie, approximately 45 minutes northeast of Erie, PA and 1.5 hours southwest of Buffalo, NY. Chautauqua in Bloom is promoted by the Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau in collaboration with local businesses, Chautauqua Institution, Jamestown Community College's Center for Continuing Education, and SUNY Fredonia's Center for Lifelong Learning. 

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