Patient Activities


While undergoing cancer treatment, you may spend a significant amount of time at Memorial Sloan Kettering for appointments and procedures.

We invite you to explore our activities that encourage relaxation and provide distractions. Many are made possible through the efforts of our staff and volunteers.

  • Art Therapy & Workshops
    Current and former Memorial Sloan Kettering patients can express themselves creatively through art therapy sessions or our art workshop series.
  • Music Therapy
    Music therapy draws on the power of sound to help patients and their caregivers cope with a cancer diagnosis and treatment, and promote a sense of well-being and relaxation.
  • Caring Canines
    Since 2007, our dedicated teams of therapy dogs and trained owners and handlers have visited hundreds of people undergoing treatment for cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering.
  • Charles Hallac Patient Recreation Center
    Adult patients and their visitors can find arts and crafts activities, playing cards and board games, and more in our recreation area.
  • Writing Program: Visible Ink
    This popular writing program offers patients the opportunity to tell their stories within a positive, supportive structure.