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ICS Art Show 2017: A Fairy Tale Affair, July 21st, 20117

Last Friday’s annual Art Show at the ICS Brooklyn Member Center was an evening of enchantments depicted in painting, poetry, live music, and a feast based on the theme A Fairy Tale Affair. The exhibition included dozens of works from creative artists in different disciplines who had been working with a fairy tale theme for several months.

Nutrition Cooking Series, May 9th, 20117

ICS members – you asked for it and you got it! ICS and The Axis Project have partnered on a series of free Nutrition and Cooking Workshops where Charles (aka Plant Hero) rolls out tips and options for healthy, tasty meals. Classes feature a lot of variety and information on meal planning, cooking for special dietary needs and, of course, much laughter and great company.

Date Night & “The Dating Game”, March 17th, 20117

The ICS Friday Night Hangout and The LAID Group (Love and Intimacy for the Disabled) presented “Date Night” and “The Dating Game” on Friday March 17th. Stephanie Wallace and Dustin Jones hosted the event. Family, friends and members of our ICS community laughed, danced and enjoyed a wonderful dinner at the ICS Brooklyn Member Center.

Halloween Party, October 28th, 2016

ICS welcomed members, family and friends to our superhero themed Halloween Party! It was an evening of great company, music and delicious food. Thank you to everyone who came out and made the evening such a blast!

“From Within” Conference, August 19, 2016

Independence Care System hosted the seventh annual “From Within” Women’s Health Conference last Friday and it was a celebration of our community and accomplishments.

We honored key allies and learned from seasoned advocates as women with disabilities from all over NYC gathered for a day of exploration, truth, power and friendship.

The conference received positive feedback from attendees and organizers. It was a truly a day of empowerment!

ICS Friday Night Hangout Presents Pasha’s Place 2: Arabian Nights

ICS and the Friday Night Hangout Team welcomed members, friends, family and visitors to Special Event: Pasha’s Place 2. Members and friends enjoyed not only great food, music and company, but a mini-lesson from renowned belly dancer Anna Pipoyan, a contestant on TV’s “America’s Got Talent.” Enjoy some photos from the event!

April 2016 Art Open House

ICS welcomed members, friends, family and visitors to our Bronx and Brooklyn offices to learn about our social programs and try their hand at expressing themselves through art. There was card painting, magnet making, creative writing and jewelry classes. It was a day not only for art, but for fun!

Friday Night Hangout Event (“The Blind Date”) – 2016

Love was in the air this year for Valentine’s Day here at ICS! The Friday Night Hangout at ICS and L.A.I.D (Love and Intimacy for the Disabled) came together to treat members to a night of improv and comedy while exploring the world of dating. Special guest, comedian Damon Rozier also provided jokes that left members rolling!

Take a look at some pictures from this special night of love and laughter.

Holiday Party – 2015

The 2015 Holiday Party was a big hit for ICS members, staff, family and friends alike! With an “Ugly Sweater” theme, the party brought out the member’s best, with some even designing their own sweater. There was great food, big laughs and lots of warm smiles. There was even a special performance by a few of the members, which took the party to another level!

Can’t wait to see what next year brings!

Halloween – 2015

ICS celebrated Halloween this year in “Funky Punky” style. Members and friends were dressed in their best with goggles, top hats, mini hats and gadgetry intact!

Members shared not only there creative costumes, and cool dance moves, but tasty eats and snacks.

“From Within” Conference, July 25, 2015

On Saturday, July 25 2015, Independence Care System hosted the sixth annual ”From Within” Conference for women living with  disabilities.

The event, co-sponsored by United Spinal Association and the NYC Southern New York Chapter of the MS Society, took place at the John Jay College for Criminal Justice, and attracted over 100 women from the tri-state area. Attendees learned about women’s health issues like breast and gynecological care, self-defense, and participated in wellness and fitness activities like wheelchair zumba.

The conference received positive feedback from attendees and organizers. It was a truly a day of empowerment!

ICS Art Show – July 2015

The 2015 ICS Art Show, held on July 10th, was a day filled with not only beautiful paintings, crafts and jewelry, but with beautiful smiles and people sharing snacks and fun!

Mardi Gras-February 2015

ICS captured the spirit of New Orleans at our Brooklyn office with a Mardi Gras Festival! Members made their own masks, but shared in beading, dancing, singing and fun!

Halloween – October 2014

ICS welcomed all ghouls and goblins to the Brooklyn office for some Halloween festivities. Members were dressed as their favorite superheroes and villains, enjoying some music, snacks and even more “tricks and treats”.

June 2014 Art Open House

ICS was thrilled to welcome members to our Brooklyn office to become more familiar with our social activities and to engage with other participants in our programs. Thanks to everyone who got involved!

March 2014 Wellness Class

ICS and MS Society Members participate in wellness classes at ICS Brooklyn.

2013 Komen NYC Race for the Cure 

ICS had its biggest ever team in the Komen Race for the Cure this year, with over 65 ICS staff, members, family and friends taking part in the event in September. On behalf of ICS and the Women’s Health Program, thanks everyone for waking up bright and early and participating this year!

“From Within” Conference, June 1, 2013

On Saturday, June 1, 2013, Independence Care System hosted the fourth annual ”From Within” Conference for women living with spinal cord injury and other disabilities.

Co-sponsored by the United Spinal Association, the NYC Southern New York Chapter of the MS Society, and the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, the event brought together women from all over the tri-state area to talk about about breast health, developing strong relationships, using social media, and keeping fit. Attendees particularly enjoyed the fascinating panel discussion by four notable women with disabilities who have written their memoirs: Harilyn Rousso, Nadina LaSpina, Bobbi Linn, and Katinka Neuhof.

ICS Halloween Party, 2012

On October 26, 2012, ICS members brought out their best costumes and celebrated at our Annual Halloween Party!

2012 Komen NYC Race for the Cure

The 2012 NYC Komen Race for the Cure took place in Central Park on Sunday, September 9, 2012, with thousands participating in a 5km walk/run in the beautiful sunshine.

ICS is a grantee of the Greater NYC Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, with funds supporting our celebrated Women’s Health programs. Made up of over 60 ICS staff, members and friends, the Independence Care System team completed a shortened 3km race and enjoyed a wonderful morning raising funds and awareness for Breast Cancer research.

ICS Art Show, 2012

On Wednesday, July 25, our members showed off their writing, painting, craft and jewelry making skills at the Annual ICS Art Show! There were smiles, snacks and stunning creations at every turn.

“From Within” Conference, May 19, 2012

On Saturday, May 19 2012, Independence Care System hosted the third annual ”From Within” Conference for women living with spinal cord injury and other disabilities.

The event, co-sponsored by United Spinal Association and the NYC Southern New York Chapter of the MS Society, took place at the Times Square Marriott Marquis, and attracted over 100 women from the tri-state area. Attendees learned about women’s health issues like breast and gynecological care, advocacy issues like access to health care, and participated in wellness and fitness activities like a drum circle and wheelchair zumba.

It was an overwhelmingly successful day, with positive feedback from attendees and organizers alike. ICS is so proud to host an event dedicated to empowering women with disabilities, and we look forward to being involved once again in 2013.

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