St. Marks Avenue Independent Block Association will host United States National Chess Master Eric Fleischman in a simultaneous chess exhibition as part of its annual block party on Saturday, June 9, 2012. 
The festival, which will be held on St. Marks Avenue between Kingston and Brooklyn Avenues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday will feature free food and entertainment for all ages, including Panamanian dancers, portrait sketching and arts and crafts.
From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., neighbors can compete against Fleischman in a simultaneous chess exhibition.