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Chess lovers flock to Montague Street for outdoor fun at Summer Space

Eddie the Eagle, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle’s mascot, helps to teach kids how to play chess during the Montague Street Summer Space. Photos by Rob Abruzzese

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

The second of two Summer Space events on Montague St. took place last Sunday, Sept. 22, and featured dance, music performances and the ever-popular Brooklyn Heights Dog Show. A giant chess game, chess tables and demonstrations were provided by the educational organization New York Chess & Games, courtesy of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, on the scene to take some great photos.

“We call this the ‘Big Mama,’ said chess instructor Asando Jones, holding a giant chess queen up over the heads of chess players hardly bigger than the queen.

“But we don’t call the king the ‘Big Daddy,’ he continued. “We call him the ‘Big Lazy’ because the queen does all the work. Can somebody find the bishop? He’s sometimes known as ‘Sneaky Pete’ because he runs diagonally.”

The events were sponsored by the Montague Street Business Improvement District in Brooklyn Heights.

BookBeat writer Samantha Samel poses with Eddie the Eagle, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle’s mascot.

The Hall family, Brandon, seven-month-old Benji, three-year-old Emma, and Lulu, pose with Eddie the Eagle, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle’s mascot.

James WIlding, 6, and Max Manbeck take a break from learning how to play chess to take a photo with Eddie the Eagle, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle’s mascot

This 1920s showgirl Kita St. Cyr hosts a monthly party at the Dorothy Parker Society.

Walker Friend of Brooklyn Heights (left), 7, and Leo Kogan of Harlem (right), 7,  play chess during Summer Fest on Montague Street. Photo by Eugena Ossi

September 24, 2013 - 1:30pm


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