Repair Cafés are back!

We throw away vast amounts of stuff. While some of this is unavoidable, our landfills are full of items that simply needed a quick repair to extend their usefulness. This November, please join us for one of our classes or drop-in sessions, each designed to help you bring a new life to your stuff!

All classes are held at the Princeton Shopping Center. Registration for these events is free and open to the public, but will be limited to ensure a safe and socially distant experience for all. Follow the links below to register for each class.

Learn a new skill.

Date and TimeClass Description
November 7: 10 to 11 am
Click here to register for this class.
Sewing Basics Anyone Can Learn: Learn how to repair a button, mend a hem, or patch up pants from Carolina Firbas.
November 7: 11 am to 12 pm
Click here to register for this class.
Chair Repair 101: Nothing’s worse than a broken chair, but Peter Smith can teach you how to get you back in your seat.
November 14: 10 to 11 am
Note: This class is full. See new time below.
The Art of Bicycle Maintenance: Let Rich from Jay’s Cycles teach you how to change a flat, oil your gears, & store your bike properly.
November 14: 11 to 11:30 am
Click here to register for this class.
Living a Car-Free Life: Lower your footprint, save money and keep fit? Join us to learn how Forrest Meggers is making this happen.
November 14: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Click here to register for this class.
The Art of Bicycle Maintenance: Let Rich from Jay’s Cycles teach you how to change a flat, oil your gears, & store your bike properly.

Register for a drop-in session.

Date and TimeSession Description
November 7 from 11 am to 1 pm
Click here to register for a timeslot.
Mend with a Pro: Sign up to bring your displaced buttons and ripped pockets for a drop-in mending session with Carolina. 
November 7 from 12 to 2 pm
Click here to register for a timeslot..
Woodwork with a Pro: Broken wooden drawers, trim, or chairs? Bring your wooden items so that Peter can help you repair them.
November 14 from 11 am to 1 pm
We’re sorry. These slots are full.
Bike Maintenance with a Pro: Does your bike need a little lift? Rich will be on hand to make simple adjustments to your bike.

Thanks to each of our talented educators.

  • Carolina Firbas is both a preschool teacher and sewing instructor. She loves sewing and has been doing it since she learned the skills with her grandmothers, aunts, and mom. She especially likes to feel the happiness when her students can accomplish their first sewing projects.
  • Peter Sandsmith specializes in furniture building and restoration, woodturning, and sculptures — indeed anything wood. He has a small studio in Princeton.
  • Jay’s Cycles is a premier, family-owned bike shop in Princeton, carrying Trek and Electra bikes.

Upcoming Events.

  1. Going Beyond: Climate Action and Public Health & Safety

    December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Don’t be Idle. Let’s Upcycle!

    January 9, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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