The constant focus on cancer and its treatment can be overwhelming and stressful. Sometimes you just need a break. At Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Patient Recreation Pavilion, we offer adult patients and their visitors a wide range of activities and entertainment events and access to an outdoor terrace.
Our Recreation Specialists lead patients in painting with watercolors, woodworking, decoupage, working with mosaic tiles, and other projects. A number of these craft projects are available for patients to do in their rooms.
Bingo, group Scrabble games, and Las Vegas Nights (with roulette, blackjack, and poker) help to encourage conversation and connections. Live performances by students from the Juilliard School, the Mannes School of Music, the Gotham Comedy Foundation, and other world-class organizations similarly draw lots of visitors.
A Sanctuary from the Hospital Routine
With floor to ceiling windows, Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Recreation Pavilion is filled with natural light. The space is open to all Memorial Sloan Kettering patients and their visitors.
With views of Manhattan’s East Side, the outside terrace is a nice place to spend an afternoon with friends and family who may be visiting.
Stained glass painting is a favorite among many. Recreation therapists are careful to avoid using supplies with any odors, as most patients have strong aversions due to their treatment.
Staff from The Ritz Carlton volunteer their time every month for a special themed party. The hotel’s pastry chefs share culinary sweets, and “Minute to Win it” – a popular game - brings everyone together.
Many people visit our light-filled pavilion just to get away from it all, enjoy the view, meet with family and friends in relaxed surroundings, contribute to the eternal jigsaw puzzle, play pool, or read a book.
Location & Hours
We invite you to join the nearly 30,000 people who take advantage of the activities and inviting space of the Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Patient Recreation Pavilion each year. We’re open daily from 9:00 am to 7:45 pm. For more information, please call 212-639-5978.