Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, The Marshall Chess Club is the oldest chess club in the United States and home to almost 400 players of all strengths and ages (from 7 to 90), including 41 Grandmasters and several Woman Grandmasters. As part of its mission to make chess available to the public, the MCC runs the chess concession in Bryant Park at the 42nd Street Public Library.
The World Chess Hall of Fame honors achievements in the game of chess. Its mission is to educate visitors, fans, players and scholars by collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting the game of chess and its continuing cultural and artistic significance. Located nearby, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) provides a community forum for tournament play and casual games, and offers classes of all kinds, including as part of in-school and after-school scholastic programs.
Since 1986, Chess-in-the-Schools has taught, inspired, and empowered more than 400,000 students in Title I New York City public schools. Through a variety of programs, the group uses chess as an educational tool to promote learning and to help young people develop skills in critical thinking and problem solving.