Chess Lecture and Simul Series

Learn play techniques from world-renowned chess experts and put your skills to the test at the newly restored Chess & Checkers House!

Join us in the Park this summer as we celebrate the reopening of the newly restored Chess & Checkers House and the return of the Conservancy’s beloved Chess Lecture and Simul Series. Chess masters will walk players through some of their most brilliant moves before facing off against 30 participants simultaneously! This event is free and open to players ages 6 years old and up. Prior chess experience is necessary to participate in the simul.

Register in advance to secure your spot. A limited number of walk-up spaces will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Chess Lecture and Simul on Saturday, September 30, has been canceled due to inclement weather. This event will not be rescheduled.

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