Montclair to Hold Its First Repair Café

Montclair to Hold Its First Repair Café
Posted on 03/10/2020
Montclair to Hold Its First Repair Café

If It’s Broken, Fix It…at the Repair Café!

In observance of the 50th anniversary of the original Earth Day (1970), Montclair is coordinating a series of environmental celebrations all month long, because “April is Earth Month”!

In the spirit of reducing waste and promoting re-use instead of refuse disposal, we are excited to host Montclair’s first ever “Repair Café” on Saturday, April 25, 12:00 noon to 4:30pm at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 73 South Fullerton Avenue (at Union Street), Montclair, 07042.

A Repair Café is a casual meeting place where community residents can bring their beloved but broken items (lamps, clothing, ceramics, small furniture, laptops, bicycles, etc.) for repair by volunteers - for free – in a relaxed atmosphere (and possibly learn how to do some repairs themselves). Café-style refreshments will be provided.

The Repair Café has the goals of reducing the amount of broken household items needing minor repairs from being thrown out and hauled to our Essex Incinerator in Newark; to bring Repairing back into local communities in a modern way by maintaining repair expertise and spreading this knowledge; and, to promote social cohesion in our community by connecting neighbors from different backgrounds, and with different motives, to each other through an inspiring, sustainable, and peaceful event.

We are still looking for a few “handy” volunteers, so if you have some skills – woodworking, sewing, electrical, computers, or bicycles – and you are interested in helping at this fun event, or for any questions, please contact Montclair’s office of Environmental Affairs at 973-509-5721, or email grussell@montclairnjusa.org.