Upcoming Events

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



Friday, October 19th: Gilda’s Club

It’s Gilda’s Club’s annual halloween party! We’re taking over a whole floor of the Club’s SoHo brownstone for face painting, caricatures, spooky characters and bat puppets!

When: Friday, October 19th. 5-7PM
Where: Gilda’s Club, SoHo
Basement level: “Noogieland”
195 West Houston Street
New York, NY 10014- MAP

IWF Director at Gilda’s Club= Franz Palomares.  
Gilda’s Club is open to children who have been diagnosed with cancer, have a parent or loved one who is living with cancer, or are grieving the death of a loved one to cancer.

Wednesday, October 24th: Ronald McDonald House of Los Angeles

Our skin is crawling with excitement as we get ready to Halloween party at the Ronald McDonald House of Hollywood! We’ll be joining a big group of kids and families to draw spooky pictures, make bat puppets, and do face painting.

When: Wednesday, October 24th, 6-7:30PM
Where: The Fountain Atrium
4560 Fountain Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029 –MAP
IWF West Coast Director= Joseph Scott

The Ronald McDonald House provides a home-like environment for families with critically ill or injured children who must travel to fulfill their healthcare needs.

Sunday, November 11th: New Alternatives for Children

Our resident stop motion magician, Lisa LaBracio, leads us in teaching the kids how to make innovative crafts- a new theme every time!  

When: Sunday, November 11th, 11AM-12:30PM (pizza lunch offered afterward at NAC)
Where: New Alternatives for Children
37 West 26th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10010- MAP
IWF Director at New Alternatives= 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.

Wednesday, November 21st: Mount Sinai Hospital

Showtime! We’ll teach the kids how to draw via Mount Sinai’s closed circuit live TV show, KidZone. The children are equipped with art kits in their rooms so they can draw along with us and they can also use their phones to call in with questions and comments!
When: Wednesday, November 21st, 5:30-7PM
Where: Mount Sinai Hospital
1184 5th Avenue (between 98th and 100th Streets)
New York, NY 10029- MAP

IWF Director at Mount Sinai= Elana Amity
Mount Sinai is one of the oldest and largest teaching hospitals in the United States and it provides continuous activities and programs for the kids in its child-life program


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.