Upcoming Events

To RSVP for an event, please email elizabeth@inkwellfoundation.org (members only).


The NY Foundling: May 31st, 2017 

It’s career day! We’ll show the young artists at NY Foundling how they too can become animators, illustrators and cartoonists.

When: Wednesday, May 31st, 5:30-7:30PM
Where: The Foundling
590 Avenue of the Americas, 9th Floor
NY, NY 10011 – MAP

The New York Foundling is one of New York City’s oldest and largest child welfare agencies.


Wednesday, June 14th: Bellevue Hospital

It’s the Coney Island Mermaid Parade this weekend!  We’re going to help the kids create some fantastic marine-themed art to get in the spirit. 

When: Wednesday, April 5th, 6-7:45PM
Where: Bellevue Hospital
462 First Avenue b/w 26th & 28th Streets
New York, NY 10016- MAP
Meet in the main lobby just inside the 1st Avenue entrance.

Event Director: Jane Archer
Bellevue Hospital provides a therapeutic temporary home for children who are dealing with psychiatric challenges.


New Alternatives for Kids: June 24th, 2017

Activity TBD, details coming soon.

When: Saturday, June 24th, 5:30-7PM
Where: New Alternatives for Children
37 West 26th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10010- MAP

Event Director: Lisa LaBracio
New Alternatives for Children provides health and social services to children with disabilities and chronic illnesses.  It focuses on children in foster care and adoptive homes.


Sunday, July 9th: St. Mary’s Hospital

We do free drawing with these creative kids, who always come up with a wild, wonderful stream of characters and scenes.

When: Sunday, July 9th, 1-2:30PM
Where: 29-01 216th Street
Bayside, NY 11360 – MAP

Travel provided and reimbursed. We’ll meet at Penn Station to take the 12:18PM Port Washington LIRR train to Bayside, arriving at 12:47PM.  Our St. Mary’s IWF Director, Ray Alma, will pick us up there.  LIRR tickets will be reimbursed or purchased for you at the station.

Event Director: Ray Alma.
St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children is a non-profit healthcare center for children with special needs and life-limiting conditions.


We are also able to mail a special drawing to a child who is dealing with a particularly challenging illness and is not physically able to come to our events.  Get more information on our Pen Pals Program here.

*You must be a registered IWF member to attend any event and RSVP is always required.

*Please arrive 5-10 minutes early, late arrivals may not be able to get into some locations.

*Spots are often limited so please RSVP early.