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March means double header Repair Cafes

Not one, but 2 Repair Cafe’s coming to the local area this month: March 2 in Ossining and March 16 in Cortlandt.

​​Not one, but two Repair Cafe’s are coming to the local area this month. On March 2, there will be a Green Ossining Repair Cafe which will be held on Saturday, from 11:00am – 3:00pm at the Joseph Caputo Community Center located at 95 Broadway in Ossining. A second repair cafe, the first ever Repair Café in the Town of Cortlandt, will take place on Saturday, March 16  from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Muriel H. Morabito Community Center, located at 29 Westbrook Drive in Cortlandt Manor. 

What are Repair Cafés?  Repair Cafés are FREE community events where you bring your broken but beloved items and volunteer repair coaches help you FIX THEM! Volunteer repair coaches will be available to make all possible repairs free of charge. 

Volunteers pose with the Mayor of Croton at the first cafe in December 2023
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What kind of items get fixed? Just about anything and everything! Mechanical & Electrical items, Lamps, Fans, Vacuums, Clocks, Electrical Appliances, Digital Devices such as Laptops, Tablets, Cell Phones, Bikes, Chairs, Jewelry, Wooden Things, Clothing, Home Textiles, Stuffed Toys, Toys, Tools in need of sharpening, the list goes on. Please note though, NO Gas-Powered Equipment is accepted! While walk-ins are permitted, it helps us ensure we will have the right repair coach for your item if you register in advance.

The Ossining Repair Cafe is brought to the public by Green Ossining, an all-volunteer city/village committee, which is committed to sustainable projects and the lead sponsor of Green Ossining Repair Cafe.  The next Ossining Repair cafe will be on May 4, 2024.

The Cortlandt/Croton Repair Café is sponsored by the Town of Cortlandt and the Village of Croton-on-Hudson and will rotate between Cortlandt and Croton. The next Cortlandt/Croton Repair Cafe will occur on July 13, 2024

People will be limited to two items. While walk-ins are permitted, pre-registering helps to ensure the right repair coach for your item will be there. All attendees will need to remain with their items; there will be no drop-offs. The inspiration is to help preserve your appliances, furniture, and clothing, while also keeping these items out of the waste stream. This is proactive recycling!

For more information about the Ossining Repair Cafe visit, the Green Ossining Facebook Page, or contact [email protected].

For more information about the Cortlandt/Croton Repair Cafe and to pre-register visit For more information or to register your item, visit or email [email protected]Both Repair Cafe’s ask for volunteers. If you don’t have an item to bring but you have repair skills you can share with the community, they both could use more repair coaches! They do not expect you to be an expert, but if you have repair skills (electronics, bicycles, ceramics, sewing, computers hardware/software, etc.) and you are willing to help others in your community. To volunteer in Ossining contact [email protected].  To volunteer in Cortlandt contact [email protected].


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About the Contributor
As a Peekskill native, Dave is thrilled to be working with the Peekskill Herald showcasing featured calendar events. A 1999 graduate of PHS, he remembers reading and enjoying the original weekly print edition of the Peekskill Herald every Thursday. He especially liked the political stories, local features and sports coverage when it was written by Peekskill Runner columnist Jack Burns who always managed to weave history into the running times. An avid hiker, he enjoys exploring the local trails as well as the concrete ones in his job as a conductor for Metro North Railroad. He’s a former teacher and co-founder of the Friends of the Peekskill Dog Park, where he frequently can be found with his Koda. He’s happy to be part of the Herald’s growth as the source of local news for Peekskill and looks forward to highlighting a few of many of the events and happenings in Peekskill and the surrounding communities. Reach Dave at [email protected]