Newburgh Repair Café Hosts Third Community Event
On Saturday, June 8th, dozens of community members attended the Newburgh Repair Café’s third event at Grit Works in Newburgh. Families showed up with their bikes, lamps and small appliances to get repaired by local repair coaches, and families learned about the benefits of recycling and participated in free activities planned by students from NFA P-TECH. The bike repair coaches ensured that 13 people left with working bicycles, just in time for summer. The mood was festive, with music provided by Rene Campos from DMU Music, free ice cream and face painting, and a pop-up park complete with games.“It was great to see people test-driving their newly working bikes right in the neighborhood where the event took place.” said Damian DePauw, co-founder of Newburgh Repair Café “What truly touched me was hearing about a local volunteer and participant who got assistance in recovering photos of her late husband from a broken computer. This is what Repair Café is all about, building community and saving memories.” – Kevindaryán Luján, Orange County Legislator and co-founder of Newburgh Repair Café.
“We look forward to hosting Newburgh Repair Café and continuing this valuable resource for our city at Grit Works” – Eric Jarmann, Grit Works co-owner and Co-founder of Newburgh Repair Café
The next Newburgh Repair Café is planned for September at Grit Works, located at 115 Broadway, Newburgh.