The name “Old First Night” may generate some ambiguity. Certainly, Chautauquans know what happens that night — they celebrate the Institution’s birthday. But what happens during the day, in the hours that lead up to the traditional evening festivities?
This year, those anticipatory hours before Old First Night are dubbed Annual Fund Day — a day set aside to celebrate the significant role philanthropy plays in maintaining Chautauqua’s legacy.
Annual Fund Day kicks off with breakfast and brunch at the Tally Ho from 8 to 11 a.m. A take-out buffet is $3, and dine-in by reservation is $4. All donations are welcome, and proceeds go to the Chautauqua Fund.Read more