REMINDER: Rockland’s first Repair Café this Sunday in Nyack

The first-ever Rockland County “Repair Café” is scheduled for Sunday, May 6, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave. in downtown Nyack.

Repair Cafés connect people who have broken items – usually ones of personal significance – with “repair coaches;” persons who know-how to fix things and enjoy doing just that.

The first Repair Cafés began popping up around 2009 and it has been a growing trend in the United States and Europe. The result of a successful Repair Café? Things get fixed rather than deteriorate into junk.

Several local governments, governmental entities and community groups joined forces to create the May 6 “Repair Café” event, including the County of Rockland, Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority, Rockland County Youth Bureau, the Village of Nyack and Sierra Club of Rockland County.

Anything that can be carried in by an individual will be considered for repair, except for items with gas engines (i.e.no lawn mowers, chainsaws, gas-powered landscaping equipment). Repair coaches will assess your item and fix it for free, provided they have the materials needed on-hand.

Grab your broken item and join the repair coaches on May 6.

For more information, or to call ahead to check if a repair coach can fix your item, call 845-364-2932 or e-mailrcsc@co.rockland.ny.us.