• New Paltz United Methodist Church (map)
  • 1 Grove St
  • New Paltz, NY, 12561
  • United States

This time at the Repair Cafe in New Paltz:


We are combining our supervised Kids Take-Apart Table with the New Paltz Reuse Center’s “Crafting Table of Wonders." The result: Take-Apart & Create! We will have lots of interesting items for the kids to take apart, to see what’s inside and learn about what makes things work. Then, the kids will use the parts to make something new—find “possibilities in the pieces.” All supervised by our “Creative Reuse Specialists" including Amy Bloomfield from the Department of Environmental Conservation and Holly Shader, middle school science teacher. 

And as always - bring your beloved but broken item to be repaired…for FREE… by an expert who is also your neighbor.

Repair categories include: mechanical, electrical electronic & digital, clothing & textiles, jewelry, things made of wood. Felicia Casey will be with us for expert doll repairs. PLUS, our metal welder Vince is on-site (weather permitting); Don will digitally restore your damaged or faded photograph; and well-known author Vern Benjamin will give you his well-considered advice on any piece of writing you bring to him.

Note: we do not offer blade sharpening, bicycle repair or gasoline engine repair at our New Paltz Repair Cafes.

If you want to bring something you're not sure we can repair, please get in touch with us ahead of time. Contact John at jwackman@gmail.com or call 646-302-5835.

Sponsored by New Paltz United Methodist Church, Climate Action Coalition, Town of new Paltz Recycling & Reuse program, and the Mid-Hudson Group of the Sierra Club. Thank you all for your support!