Thursday, October 22, 2009

a book, a video, an article, a concert, and a free kayaking trip

1. A video for a great children's chess book, Gary's Adventures in Chess Country.

2. An interesting article in Rolling Stone: Wall Street's Naked Swindle

3. The Marshall Chess Foundation Presents
“The King's Gambit”
A Musical/Chess Performance by Guido van der Werve, accompanied by a 9 piece string orchestra
Mr. van der Werve will perform his piece, using a specifically built chess table, which functions as a mechanical piano.When the chess pieces are moved, the piano will sound the crucial notes throughout the performance.
Mr. van der Werve’s works have been performed in such places asthe Tate Modern in London, MoMa in New York, andthe National Centre for Contemporary Art in Moscow.

Friday, November 13th, 2009
1st Performance: 7:00 PM
2nd Performance: 9:00 PM

Refreshments will be served
Event Fee: Members $8, non-members $10
Tickets can be purchased online at
Marshall Chess Club
23 West 10th Street
New York, NY 10011
Phone 212-477-3716 Fax 212-995-9281

4. I went impulse-kayaking tonight for free!! ("The NYC Downtown Boathouse is an all-volunteer organization that is dedicated to providing access to the Hudson River for everyone. The Boathouse is located in the Hudson River Park, and has a permit from the Hudson River Park Trust to operate in the park.All activities at the boathouse are completely free and are available to anyone from the general public. We provide all the equipment and the know-how. All we ask is that you know how to swim, wear a life jacket, abide by our rules, and sign our liability waiver.")

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