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Chess-The Art of the Game in New York

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Looking for an adventurous activity that also captures the intellect in the Big Apple-look no further than Greenwich Village. For young and old, boy and girl, experienced, or novice-New York City Chess, Inc. www.chessnyc.com New York City Chess Inc.’s programs are dedicated to creating a fun, educational, and positive chess environment, where students of all levels can learn not only how to proficiently play chess, but to learn the life values the game teaches.

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As a parent who has utilized their programs for Elementary school aged children, take my word for it, your children will love the energy this group brings to the game of chess. They also understand that children connect with their sense of fun and emphasis on enjoyment of the game. Nothing dull or boring here!

Children tend to gravitate towards fun, camaraderie with others, and excitement they can hold on to for more than an hour at a time. You might be scratching your heads wondering what all this has to do with the game of chess. Well, let me give you a clue; when this game is run by fun loving, kids in grown up bodies that equals a home run. I am delighted to be highlighting New York City Chess, Inc. a successful enterprise I had been fortunate to stumble upon a few years ago.

As their charter and by-laws states, New York City Chess Inc.’s the programs include: chess after school programs, chess in-school curriculum classes, private lessons, tournaments, camps and special chess events. Each program is dedicated to providing a fun, and positive learning environment for students of all ages.

New York City Chess Services Inc. is a non-profit corporation that was created to donate 100 percent of funds, which are obtained exclusively through fundraising activities and grants, to New York City Chess Inc.. Funds will subsidize fees to those who need assistance affording New York City Chess Inc. programs.

New York City Chess Inc. has a policy of never turning away a child because he/she cannot afford its services. In order for New York City Chess Inc. to uphold its promise, New York City Chess Services Inc.’s funds subsidize fees for New York City Chess Inc. programs to those who cannot afford them.

At times, per the discretion of the board of directors, New York City Chess Services Inc. may provide internships or volunteer opportunities which shall provide opportunities for involvement in fundraising activities in order to have a greater impact for change.

The Directors in this business have huge hearts wanting everyone to experience their special brand of fun. My hat is off to them-Michael Propper-mpropper@chessnyc.com and Russell Makofsky-rmakofsky@chessnyc.com these guys are easily accessible which connects the pieces nicely in this business. They are having as much fun as the players, if not more.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up today for one of their many programs throughout the City. Contact them at: 82 West 3rd St.10012 or call at 212.475.8130

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