UES Chess Club (NYC)

The World’s First Story Based Chess Club. Ages 3-103.


  • Winter/Spring Semester – Jan 3rd-June 12th (runs weekly for 19 to 20 classes)
  • Daily classes Monday–Saturday
  • Students are split according to age/level
  • After-school pick-ups available from neighboring schools


  • Camps run weekly from June 20th-Sept 1st
  • Time: 9:30am-12:30pm, Monday- Friday
  • Pick a full week or day(s) of choice!
  • Campers are split according to age/level
  • Students explore a variety of activities like chess, Rubik’s cube, Birchguard Quest and more!

1309 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10128

Holiday Schedule (No Classes:)

Martin Luther King’s Day: Jan 16th
Winter Break (Including President’s Day): February 20-25th
Spring Break: April 7-14th
Chess Minicamp Schedule:
February 21-24th, 9:30-12:30pm
April 11-14th, 9:30-12:30pm


Located on the Upper East Side, the Chess Club is a great place for students to grow their game along with fellow chessmates! Whether beginner or advanced, students become successful chess players while also exploring the foundations of math, strategy, sportsmanship, and social skills in an ideal group environment. Students also get to play our famous life-size chess board – exclusive only to our club students!


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Chess Club Camp is the perfect activity for children during summer, spring break, snow days, or any other day when school is off!  Join us as we tell epic stories of heroic chess battles, analyze chess moves, and play crazy chess. Students will also be introduced to the rubik’s cube, and solve puzzling adventures in our new program called Birchguard Quest!


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Our tournaments give students an opportunity to experience the aspects of a tournament setting in a low stakes, high fun environment! We play games, walk through fundamentals of a tournament, have snacks, special speakers, and hand out tournament goodies (and medals). It’s a great introduction to competitive chess for our students wanting to practice what they’re learning in class with other kids their age and skill level!

Quads events run the 1st Saturday of every month. To be eligible for entry, students must know how all the pieces move and have experience playing capture the king. 


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Birthday Parties

IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY? Have it at the club!

What happens at a chess club party?

  • One hour of chess play and special birthday story
  • Play chess on our LIFE-SIZE chessboard!
  • Cake and food time!
  • Photo station with props and characters
  • Party favor handouts
  • Birthday student takes home chess set!

(Prefer a party at home? We do that too!)

Email jen.didonato@chessat3.com to request a party.

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