NEWBURGH – 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, right 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.” – Damian DePauw, founder of IMPACT, Inc. and co-founder of Newburgh Repair Café
“As a local business owner, I was honored to be invited to participate in this event and volunteer in my community.” – Rene Campos, Owner of DMU Music and Repair Coach
“Being part of Repair Café allowed me to get to know members of my community that I would not have met otherwise.” – Belisa Medina, tenth grader at NFA P-TECH
“Being able to educate people about repairing and recycling was so much fun and I loved the opportunity to collaborate with my peers to plan for today’s events.” – Shahleigha Glasper, tenth grader at NFA P-TECH
“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.
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