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Location

New Paltz United Methodist Church

1 Grove St
New Paltz, NY, 12561
(corner of Main Street & Grove)

 

Repair Cafe is a free community meeting place to bring a "beloved but broken" item to be repaired...for free.

The guys and gals--all volunteers--who do the repairs have sophisticated skills. This is a high level of repair. A lot of stuff gets fixed. People leave very happy.

The #1 item people bring are lamps. Vacuum cleaners are #2. Beyond that, we see just about everything under the sun. Many items carry deep meaning for the owner, and indeed there are laughter and tears of joy at Repair Cafe. Feelings of gratitude are strong. And those of us who make the repairs feel equally gratified.

Of course, we cannot guarantee that the item you bring will get repaired. All we can guarantee is that you'll have an interesting time!

Over the last 2 years, the comment we hear most from people is not "It got fixed." It is not "It was free.' The comment we hear most often is: "It was fun!"

Perhaps you know the Leonard Cohen song lyric: "There is a crack in everything. That is how the light gets in." It has been our touchstone from the start.

3rd Saturday of Every Other Month
10AM – 2PM

Contact: jwackman@gmail.com or 646-302-5835