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

The next Repair Café is being held on September 30, 2023 at:

Woodland Hill Montessori School
100 Montessori Place
North Greenbush, NY 12144


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)


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