As a member, you'll have discounted or exclusive entry to all club activities and events, including:

  • Lectures by leading players and instructors
  • Chess classes
  • Weekly tournaments
  • Summer chess camps
  • Outdoor garden parties
  • Simultaneous exhibitions

You can purchase a membership (for yourself or as a gift) directly online!

Resident Membership Type


Adult Resident $325/year or $180/6 months
Senior Resident (62+) $225/year or $126/6 months
Youth Resident (18 to 21) $225/year

Associate Membership Type


Scholastic (under 18) $200/year
Non-Resident $175/year
International Master (IM or WIM) $160/year
Trial Membership $100/3 months
Resident members must live or work full time in one of the five boroughs of New York City or in one of the following counties: Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, or Rockland (New York); Bergen, Hudson, Essex, Union, Middlesex, Passaic, Morris, or Somerset (New Jersey); or Fairfield (Connecticut). Only Resident members have the right to vote and to serve on the Club's Board. Associate members enjoy all other privileges of membership.