Players at the St. Nicholas Chess and Backgammon Club are known by their nicknames; Black, at left, and Clayton in a recent match.
An article today featured the winter home of the St. Nicholas Chess and Backgammon Club. Usually these players are found in St. Nicholas Park, near West 141st Street playing during warmer months. Check out the article below:
ALL SEASON PLAY FOR A CHESS CREW IN HARLEM
Monday, July 12 – Good Hair with performance by Black Sheep
Thursday, July 15* – Still Bill with performance by Jeremy James
Monday, July 19 – Freedom Riders with performance by Nakia Henry
Monday, July 26 – The Spirit of Salsa (NYLIFF screening & HBO) with live salsa! (Raindate August 2)
Wednesday, July 28 – The Other Side of the Water with performance byDJARARA
Thursday, July 29 – The Princess and the Frog
Monday, August 2 – Los Que Se Quedan (Those Who Remain)
Monday, August 9 – Reel Sisters of the Diaspora film screening
Saturday, August 14 – The Rise and Fall of Miss Thang with live tap dancing!
Sunday, August 15 – Soundtrack for A Revolution preceded by a special tribute to Lena Horne
Monday, August 16 – Rise-Up with performance by Judah Tribe
**All screenings take place at the 135th Street Great Lawn with musical acts starting at 7:30PM and movies beginning at 8:30PM. Rain venues TBA.
The Friends of St. Nicholas Park Holiday Tree Lighting was featured in The Uptowner online magazine this past week. The article portrayed the positive turnaround the park has experienced in the past decade. The link to the article is below! The article also includes an audio slide show.
Rejuvenated St. Nicholas Park Welcomes a New Holiday Tree