Here's the info on the Weiqi classes being offered by the China Institute in New York city:
New! Chinese Go 围棋
Friday Class: 10:00am-12:30pm (1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9)
Saturday Class: 10:00am-12:30pm (1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10)
Go is an international game of the mind, processing very simple rules: players take turns to place black or white stones on a board, trying to capture the opponent's stones or surround empty space to make points of territory. It is also a game of profound complexity, requiring a unique integration and working of analytic (left brain) and artistic (right brain) mental abilities at the same time.
Originated in China more than four thousand years ago, Go (围棋Wéiqí), together with Zither playing, Calligraphy, and Painting, is one of the four supreme artistic genres in Chinese culture. It is believed that a strong Go skill is an indication of great wisdom. As the oldest game still played in its original form, Go today is popular among men and women internationally at all ages.