Come to the Chess Kids Community Pop Up Park! Children in our community are invited to join the kids from an award-winning Chess program for an exciting and rewarding journey into the wonderful world of the game of Chess. Participants will get to have the amazing and fun experience of learning the great game of Chess and gain tools for thinking and problem solving that will benefit them both in school and in life.
For Summer 2019, the location is the 191 South Street Community Park, and the date is Saturday, July 6, 2019, from 2:00 to 4:00PM. Additional dates will be announced in late-June.
We see this as the original launch location; however, the “Chess Kids Community Pop Up Park” is envisioned to occur many times at potentially many different locations. We seek to create a mobile version of the program that can be easily deployed almost anywhere, such as highly visible “pop-up parks”, and bring positive activity to other parts of our community.
The intention of the Project is to allow access to a successful Children’s Chess program originally developed at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center to any and all children of Newburgh.The current veteran students take the lead in hands on teaching with active support from our adult instructors. Kids develop an appreciation for mastering their skills through teaching what they have learned to others. The intention is to demonstrate a positive community and create opportunities for collaboration.
Funded by Newburgh, NY (June 2019)