I spend the summer at Chautauqua Institution.
The official website describes Chautauqua this way: Chautauqua is dedicated to the exploration of the best in human values and the enrichment of life through a program that explores the important religious, social and political issues of our times. Check this link for a more comprehensive background.
Quite a mission, huh? Yesterday I attended a morning lecture by novelist/essayist and playwright Roger Rosenblatt, a dinner picnic for the many fabulous students who will be studying here this summer, and a taping of the PBS program From The Top with Christopher O’Riley and five young musicians who wowed us with their prowess and charm.