The Central Park Conservancy Presents: The Chess & Checkers House

Central Park, Manhattan

Credit: Central Park Conservancy Archives

Join the Central Park Conservancy, the official caretaker of the Park, for a day of play in the recently restored historic Chess & Checkers House. Following a multi-year restoration, the Chess & Checkers House, a mid-century landmark with Victorian roots, is now open to players of all ages and abilities. The restoration included revitalizing the original rustic pergola of this architectural gem, as well as enhancing the site’s accessibility. For OHNY Weekend only, view rarely-seen architectural plans and archival images of the Chess & Checkers House. Hear Central Park Conservancy staff share insights about its history, design, and revival. Then try your hand in a round of chess or checkers, test your skills with chess puzzles, and enjoy the Conservancy’s event-exclusive trivia.

Join the Central Park Conservancy, the official caretaker of the Park, for a day of play in the recently restored historic Chess & Checkers House. Following a multi-year restoration, the Chess & Checkers House, a mid-century landmark with Victorian roots, is now open to players of all ages and abilities. The restoration included revitalizing the original rustic pergola of this architectural gem, as well as enhancing the site’s accessibility.
For OHNY Weekend only, view rarely-seen architectural plans and archival images of the Chess & Checkers House. Hear Central Park Conservancy staff share insights about its history, design, and revival. Then try your hand in a round of chess or checkers, test your skills with chess puzzles, and enjoy the Conservancy’s event-exclusive trivia.

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Central Park, Mid-Park at 64th Street
New York, NY 10019