The Rensselaer Repair Cafe is a neighborhood initiative that promotes repair as an alternative to tossing things out.

The next repair cafe will be held on April 20 at:
Robert C. Parker School
4254 NY Route 43
Wyantskill, NY 12198


A Repair Café is a free meeting place where people come together to repair things that they normally thrown away. We provide the tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need, and will have volunteers with repair skills in all kinds of fields ready to provide advice or a helping hand. Bring broken items from home, such as clothes, small furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, toys, etc., and start making repairs together with the specialists. It’s an ongoing learning process. If you have nothing to repair, you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, or some delicious home cooked food. Or you can lend a hand with someone else’s repair job. You can also get inspired at the reading table – by leafing through books on repairs and DIY.

Learn more about other Repair Cafés here.

What to Bring

You can bring pretty much anything you can carry. Some suggestions are:
Clothing, textiles, and shoes
Small electrical appliances, (toasters, coffee makers, vacuums, etc.)
Toys, stuffed animals, etc.
Tools and knives for sharpening
Bicycles (minor repairs and adjustments)
Small mechanical devices
Wooden furniture
Computers and electronic devices (may require specialized parts for repair)


Woodland Hill Montessori School

Robert C. Parker School


If you would like to join the organizing committee or volunteer to join as a repair expert, please complete the form below.

Right to Repair