Memorial Day Weekend
Due to national, state and local directives, our Lakeside team is thinking differently on what and how we offer Memorial Day weekend programming. Therefore, the schedule has been modified to maintain safety and social distancing, while providing as best we can a social closeness and human connection. Hoover concerts, movies and other large gatherings have been cancelled or rescheduled. See below for a list of new events and activities that celebrate the spirit of Chautauqua and the meaning of Memorial Day. An updated schedule for Memorial Day weekend will be available after May 6.
Wall of Honor
The Wall of Honor at Hoover Auditorium will be a tribute to loved ones lost; a place to display their photos, reflect on their lives and share their stories. Written submissions and photos can be submitted online for those unable to be in Lakeside Memorial Day weekend
Join us for our livestream of the Community Forum with Acting President Daniel Dudley and other members of the Lakeside staff.
On Saturday, Sunday and Monday afternoons, solo artists will share their talents from the Pavilion to provide music as you walk the park and dock.
Lakeside UMC Worship
The Lakeside United Methodist Church (UMC) will post a video of its Sunday service on their website so that all may join in worship from their homes at 9 a.m.
Hoover Community Worship & Remembrance Ceremony
Supported by James E. Beardsley & Doris F. Beardsley
Join us for our livestream of the Community Worship & Remembrance Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Lakeside welcomes Bishop David Alan Bard as guest preacher, along with the Rev. Dr. Charles Yoost and Michael Shirtz. The names of those buried in the Memorial Garden at Chautauqua Park, and Lakesiders who we lost during the 2019-20 year, will be read during the service.
While practicing social distancing, come to Bettinger Park and join in patriotic selections and favorite hymns. Let’s fill the sound of the waterfront with our voices in harmony.
Chalk the Walk
Join fellow Lakesiders in creating unique chalk art on the streets, sidewalks and your cottage driveways. Welcome summer friends, honor a family member who has served in the armed forces protecting our country or those serving on the front lines in healthcare during the pandemic. At your leisure, walk around Lakeside and view the messages and pictures created by your Lakeside friends.
Give Back: Danbury Food Pantry Food Drive
If you’re returning to Lakeside over Memorial Day Weekend, please bring canned or non-perishable food items to donate to the Danbury Food Pantry. Join us in giving back to the local community and helping those struggling in these uncertain times. Drop off items in the bins located in the sheltered area of the Hoover Porch between 3 p.m. Friday, May 22 and 9 a.m. Tuesday, 26.