THE REPAIR CAFE
Third Saturday of every other month at the Senior Center, Warwick Town Hall Complex, 132 Kings Hwy., Warwick, NY
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Jan. 20, March 17, May 19, July 21, Sept. 15, and Nov. 17, 2018
Limit Two Items Per Person
Repair Cafe is a free community meeting place to bring a beloved, but broken item to be repaired. *For free! Our “repair coaches” are guys and gals with significant skills who generously volunteer their time for this non-profit project. It’s open to everyone no matter where they live. It’s about fixing things -– lamps & small electrics, clothing & textiles, soft toys, jewelry, bikes, things made of wood, knife & tool sharpening, — together! Adult-supervised Kids-Take-It-Apart Table – no need to put things back! * We must charge for lamp/bike parts at our costs.
Toss it? No way. Bring your beloved but broken item to the Repair Cafe!
- To transform our throw-away economy, one beloved item at a time
- To reduce how much stuff goes into the waste stream
- To preserve traditional repair know-how & skills, & pass them on
- To show people who have this knowledge that they are valued
- To feed curiosity about “how things work,” & have fun!
- To build community & sustainability
If you’d like to volunteer your repair skills, donate bake goods, or help organize, contact Elizabeth Knight@ 845-544-1056; firstname.lastname@example.org build community & sustainability
While we can’t guarantee that your item will be repaired, a lot of beloved, broken things do get fixed for free. Everybody has fun and often, an interesting story to tell. A lot of stuff goes home with happy people rather than tossed and trucked to a landfill.
The Repair Café idea was born in Amsterdam in 2009. Repair Café New Paltz was one of the first in the United States, and others followed in the Hudson Valley in Poughkeepsie, Gardiner, Rhinebeck, Kingston, Beacon, and Rosendale. Sustainable Warwick is sponsoring the Repair Café locally in order to support reuse and recycling. For more information visit http://www.repaircafehv.org.