The Baychester Library and Jasa for Seniors teamed up with Young Kings &
Queens Chess Club to teach seniors chess. The fi ve-week program concluded on
Oct. 29, and about 10 to 16 seniors attended regularly.
Ninety-year-old Richard Murphy (left) helps Carol Carlson. Murphy has been playing chess
since he was 10-years-old. Photo courtesy Aracelis Batista Photo courtesy Aracelis Batista
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Students dress up in celebration.
BY ROBBIE SEQUEIRA
On Oct. 22, community members
came together to celebrate Collis Potter
Huntington’s 200th birthday. TThe
celebration and fundraiser was held at
the Huntington Free Library in Westchester
“Opened on October 17, 1891 and
incorporated in 1892 by railroad magnate
Collis P. Huntington for the then
Town of Westchester, the library was
created to provide a place where all
persons without distinction of race or
creed may assemble for the purpose
of reading, study, education and self
improvement.” Even during the pandemic
when they were forced to close
their doors, they became a food pantry.
The building was used to feed the
community. Angel Hernandez , President
of The Huntington Free Library
was also given the New York State Assembly
Citation which was presented
to him by Assemblyman Michael R
Benedetto on this day.
This library has been serving the
Bronx for almost 130 years.
Angel Hernandez, President of The Huntington Free Library, holds a New York State Assembly
Citation presented to him by Assemblyman Michael Benedetto. Photo by Photo Jewel
Participants pose for a photo on the last day of their program with library manager Leslie
Brown (front left) and chess instructor Romeo Davis (front center).
Collis Potter Huntington’s 200th
Baychester Library chess