Ossining Community Center
Ossining, NY 10562
Inspired by the New Paltz and Beacon Repair Cafés, and meeting others who wanted to bring a Repair Café to Ossining, we launched our debut café in June 2017. Our path was paved with ease coming under the wings of the Green Ossining Committee, which seeks to build sustainability in a number of ways in our community. Under their umbrella we were able to secure the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center’s large game room for our events and were also helped by the village’s town counselor to amend liability documents. Green Ossining provides all the promotional material and media outreaches for the Repair Café.
We held recruitment drives for volunteer repair coaches at the Down to Earth Farmer’s Market and Green Ossining’s Earth Day Festival bringing in a diverse crew of talented volunteers with skills in repairing: electrical appliances, wooden items, fabrics, ceramics, jewelry, bikes and toys. We are also able to provide plant expertise, antique restoration, technical support for computers and mobile devices and a table set up for kids to learn basic electric circuitry.
We were thrilled when people arrived with their broken lamps, jewelry and electrical appliances and left with items repaired and feeling the warm buzz of community at our event. We hope you will join us.
Big thanks to our local business sponsors: First Village Coffee and Melrose Lumbar!
Contact us to learn more!