Due to Covid 19, Newburgh Repair Café has been unable to hold indoor repair cafe events at Grit Works or conduct fundraising projects to collect funds to purchase in demand supplies. Newburgh Repair Cafe would like to partner up with local repair coaches and local groups to organize a Bike Pop Shop along with a Pop up Park at the end of August or the beginning of September at the latest. In the past Newburgh Repair café has worked closely with local partners such as Newburgh Ptech and other youth focused groups. This will be a Saturday or Sunday event which will be filled with activities for our youth and adults to learn about repairing their bikes, as well as other social distancing games and activities. We will also be inviting our amazing repair coaches to come and provide their talents indoors, with coaches coming to fix electronics, clothes and more. Music will be played inside and outside of Grits Works. Light food and snacks will be made available to all the attendees and volunteers. We would like to have bike tents outside of Grits Works and and the Pop lounge beside the tents and in the street. We will have decorations, chairs and activities for people to use. We want people to come and bring their bikes to get fixed, learn how to fix their bikes and donated bikes that we will be collecting will be donated and Ben to community members.
Funded by Newburgh, NY (September 2020)