Chess for Children

Learn chess and have fun playing with other students at the beginning and early intermediate level. An experienced and enthusiastic chess instructor leads lessons in the popular strategy game for children and young people ages 5-12 in small groups.

Chess is an exercise of infinite possibilities for the mind, one that helps develop mental abilities to be used throughout life. Playing chess improves concentration, critical thinking, abstract reasoning, problem solving, pattern recognition, strategic planning, creativity, synthesis, and evaluation.

Chess instructor Michah Saperstein has been teaching chess to children for 5 years, and has developed a program which emphasizes creativity and imagination in children. His first experience teaching was 13 years ago while traveling in Asia, instructing English as a second language.

Meets 13 Tuesdays: September 16 through December 16, 2014 (excluding November 11th).   PLEASE NOTE: There is still room in this series.  You may join the class and pay on a pro-rated basis.  If interested, please call 212-267-9700, ext. 363 or email: to register today!

13 sessions for $350.00.

Meets at 6 River Terrace
(at the south end of River Terrace by the Irish Hunger Memorial)

Wednesdays in Teardrop

Energetic lawn games and art projects, ranging from designing cities to making animal headdresses. Art supplies provided. For school age children, age 5 and up.

Children’s Basketball

Outdoor programs are finished for the season. Please join us again in May 2015.

Adjustable height hoops for children ages 7 and older, plus fun drills to improve your skills. Close-toed shoes required.

Gardening Club

Children age 6-10 take care of their own garden beds from seed sowing to harvesting. Each week, children plant, water, and pick veggies, flowers, and herbs. They also create recipes with items from ingredients they grow in their own gardens (pesto, salads, pickles, etc). Special seasonal projects include flower pressing, herb sachets, leaf printing, and more.

This series is full. Registration for the next session of Gardening Club will begin in February 2015