With Grandmaster Robert Hess, 19 and Peter Hess, 18
On Sunday, January 16th, 2011, from 10:00am - 4:00pm
At the JCC-Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue at 76th Street
Chess Lecture with GM Robert Hess and Peter Hess, Tandem Simul and Cross-Generation Chess Play Senior Citizens vs. Kids (5-18 years old).
With Musical Guests Pianist Maxim Pakhomov, Cellist Teresa Kubiak and The Young Cellists of Westchester.
A Kosher complimentary lunch will be served.
The Cross-Generation™ Chess Program ("CGC") is a monthly chess tournament at various senior living facilities and community centers in and around New York City to enable senior citizens and children to get together for a few hours, partake in chess play and communicate. It is not just the chess game but the conversation shared that makes this program unique.
Officially beginning in 2005, the CGC chess matches are non-rated tournaments that present an opportunity to exchange chess plays and conversation between the two generations while listening to live classical music.
CGC partners with various organizations for the monthly events including the Central Park Conservancy, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, the Wheelchair Charities, Inc., the Jewish Community Center-Manhattan, the Marshall Chess Club, The Young Men-Young Women Hebrew Association of Riverdale, the Sirovich Senior Center in conjunction with the Education Alliance of New York, the Haber House Senior Center in conjunction with the Jewish Community Counsel of Greater Coney Island, the Central Harlem Senior Citizens' Coalition, the Council Senior Center in conjunction with the National Council of Jewish Women of New York and the Stanley M. Isaacs Senior Center.
We encourage participants to bring their grandchild and/or grandparent and are currently attempting to arrange bus service to transport seniors to all of our future events. We will keep you apprised of transportation developments.
We are always looking for classical musicians, both seniors and children, to perform at our chess matches. Anyone interested?
Renée M. Yarzig, Director