Social Activities

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we have made some changes to our programming. Please view our COVID-19 Updates for details.

Our Social Activities offer you another way to spend time with other women who’ve also heard the words “You have cancer.”

Perhaps you’re not interested in a support group but would still like to meet and interact with other women in a safe, comfortable environment. Maybe you’re looking for a way to “escape” for a little while, to focus your mind on a fun, relaxing or creative activity, with others who understand what this feels like. Our social gatherings have what you’re looking for.

Our goal is to provide a variety of options to meet your needs and to enhance your quality of life while living with cancer.

Some social activities meet monthly. Others meet at different intervals throughout the year. Please view this page often to check for new offerings. You can also visit our calendar.

All of our programs are free. Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Call us: 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.


Animal Drawing: Focus on Pets!

WHEN: Tuesday, May 17, 4-6 pm (NY time)
WHERE: ZOOM videoconference

Open to people who have or have had breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer. Pre-registration is required.

To register, call Support Connection, 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290. Must register no later than 5 pm on Monday, May 16.

Relax, unwind and enjoy yourself in this virtual art workshop. Learn to use basic shapes to draw animals, with a focus on capturing portraits of beloved pets.

There will be a step-by-step guided tutorial for the first hour, followed by an hour of practice drawing an animal of your choice, whether it be a furry, scaly, or smooth creature. Photos of pets or another animals to use as reference are encouraged but not required.

Limited to 15 participants. No experience necessary, appropriate for all skill levels beginner to advanced. The only required materials are paper and pencil. If you have additional art supplies you’re welcome to use them. The instructor will demonstrate using pencil, pen, marker and color pencils.

INSTRUCTOR: Lauren Hollick, Artistic Advancement Director The Art Effect.

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Book Club

WHEN: Thursday, June 16, 7 – 8 pm (NY time)
WHERE: ZOOM videoconference

Open to people who have or have had breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer. Pre-registration is required.

To register, call Support Connection no later than 5pm NY time on Wednesday, June 15: 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

At this session, we will discuss The Henna Artist by Alaka Joshi. Escaping from an abusive marriage, seventeen-year-old Lakshmi makes her way alone to the vibrant 1950s pink city of Jaipur. There she becomes the most highly requested henna artist—and confidante—to the wealthy women of the upper class. But trusted with the secrets of the wealthy, she can never reveal her own.

“The determination of women to transform their lives and make something of their gifts is a theme that underscores Joshi’s novel.” (Historical Novel Society)

Discussion leaders: Amy Curran Baker (author of Now What? A Guide to Recovery After Mastectomy) and Fran Contino. We are always looking for good book suggestions. Please send suggested titles to robin.perlmutter@supportconnection.org.

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