Model Sailboat Racing is Back at Conservatory Water in Central Park

 

 

 

Conservatory Water in Central Park

Conservatory Water Sailboat Racing is a unique way for urbanites, young and old, to enjoy the sport without leaving the mainland. This picturesque spot in Central Park, originally intended to be a small pool for a glass house and a formal, ornamental flower garden, morphed into a miniature yachting experience after its original intent proved to be too costly to keep up.

Founded in 1916, the Central Park Model Yacht Club is one of the oldest model yacht clubs in the country, with a rich history that continues today.

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Chess in the Park ~ Rapid Open at Bethesda Fountain in Central Park, September 16th

 

 

 

 

20th Annual Chess-in-the-Park at Bethesda Fountain, Central Park. Image credit: NYC Parks/Daniel Avila

The 22nd Annual Chess in the Park Rapid Open will be held on Saturday, September 16th, 2023, at Central Park’s Bethesda Fountain.

NYC Parks will host hundreds of chess players of all ages and skill levels for free at the largest outdoor chess tournament in the United States, the 22nd Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open. Grand Masters will kick off the event with an exhibition speed chess match and will challenge players throughout the day. At 11 a.m., NYC Parks First Deputy Commissioner Iris Rodriguez-Rosa, Council Member Gale Brewer, Council Member Shekar Krishnan, and Council Member Shaun Abreu will deliver brief remarks.

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