Friday, June 21st, 4 to 7 pm at the Hobart Farmers' Market 101 Maple Avenue, Hobart NY 13788 A Repair Café is where you bring your beloved-but-broken items and work with a volunteer repair specialist to fix them -- for free! This one is devoted exclusively to bikes. Last year, about 35 people got their bikes tuned up, and listened to live music while enjoying delectables from the Fork in the Road food truck. This year, Sam from Otsego Bicycles will return to share his awesome repair skills. If your bike needs more than a tune-up, Sam has the know-how to diagnose the problem. At about 5 pm, there will be a group bike ride on the fabulous Catskill Scenic Trail, starting and ending at the Hobart Farmers' Market. So grab your bike and join us! The Hobart Farmers' Market offers a wide variety of local foods and baked goods, as well as craft items and books from the Hobart Book Village.
Saturday, March 9th, 10am - 2pm At the Carriage House behind Gould Church in Roxbury At a Repair Café, we bring our beloved-but-broken items and together, with a volunteer Repair Specialist, we fix them! We'll be repairing lamps and appliances, and mending clothing and other textiles. We will have standard lamp parts available for purchase. We can help diagnose problems and figure out where to order specialty parts. Don't let this opportunity pass you by! We have two very skilled volunteers to repair clothing and textiles. If you need a specialty zipper replaced, please bring the new zipper with you. There will be fresh brewed coffee and homemade cookies, too. We can't guarantee everything is fixable, but we're certain you'll have an interesting time. The Gould Church is located at 53837 State Hwy 30, Roxbury, NY 12474
Join us Saturday, Sept. 29th, 10am-3pm at the Roxbury Arts Group, 5025 Vega Mountain Rd in Roxbury for our sixth Repair Café. Thrilled. That was the dominant emotion felt by the two-dozen people who brought their broken items to be fixed at the Repair Café we held in Delhi in July. They were thrilled to finally get their broken possessions fixed and put back into service, whether it was a chandelier with a faulty switch, a toaster oven that had stopped toasting, a vacuum cleaner that no longer cooperated, or a favorite pair of pants with a tear at the knee. Do you have a broken appliance that’s collecting dust till you find some way to fix it? Now’s your chance. Bring it to one of our volunteer Repair Coaches and work with them to make it run again. Do you have favorite articles of clothing that are ripped and need mending? Or maybe your blouse is missing a button. Bring it to the Repair Café and sew a button back on while enjoying a cup of coffee and a homemade cookie. We have a large assortment of buttons and thread of all colors. Our Repair Coaches will work with you to fix: small appliances vacuum cleaners lamps clothing jewelry remove scratches from picture frames digitally retouch photos We can’t guarantee that everything will be fixed, but we’re certain you’ll have an interesting time.
It's official - Repair Cafés save lives!! In the photo above, a young couple brought in the Great Grandmother's lamp, which had "just started to work again." Our Repair Specialist discovered a short that could have caused a fire. Do you have an iffy lamp or appliance that needs repair? Don't toss it! Bring it to the Repair Café! Repair Café is a free community event where we bring our beloved-but-broken items and together, with volunteer Repair Coaches, we fix them! We can't guarantee everything is fixable, but we're sure you'll have an interesting time. Saturday, July 28, 10am - 2pm at Bushel, 84 Main St., Delhi
Our first Repair Café will take place at Bushel, 84 Main Street, Delhi on Saturday, May 13th from 10 am to 2 pm. We have Repair Coaches skilled at fixing small appliances, vacuum cleaners, lamps, furniture and clothing. So brave the forecasted rain and come join us on Saturday! Our goal is to bring the Repair Café to villages throughout the Catskills. We've already set the date for our next one, which will be held on Saturday, July 22nd at the United Methodist Church in Hobart from 10 am to 2 pm. What is a Repair Café? Repair Cafés are free community events that are all about repairing things together. In the place where a Repair Café is located, you’ll find tools and materials to help you make the repairs you need. The types of repairs depend on the Repair Coaches who have volunteered to lend their expertise to this particular event, so each gathering will be slightly different from the next. Visitors bring their broken items from home. In the Repair Café, they start making their repairs, together with the coaches. It’s an ongoing learning process. If you have nothing to repair, you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Or you can lend a hand with someone else’s repair job. You can also get inspired at the reading table with books on do-it-yourself repairs procured from Creative Corner Books in Hobart Book Village. Why do we need a Repair Café? We throw away vast amounts of stuff - even things with almost nothing wrong, and which could get a new lease on life after a simple repair. Many people have forgotten that they can repair things themselves, or they have lost the skill. Society doesn’t always [...]
Have a look at some edible and otherwise useful plants you may have growing in your yard or woods and not even realize! Kristina Zill gives a brief introduction to foraging at this past weekend's potluck. Transition Catskills - Forage In Your Front Yard - with Kristina Zill from VeccVideography on Vimeo.