I basically run Repair Public as a really weird hobby. In the right hands, I'm sure many people could run it better, hold bigger events, fix more things. This is just what I feel able to offer with the time and resources at my command. I'm not in it for the compliments or recognition (though … Continue reading It’s cheaper than skiing.
The Hitchcock Center and its staff were amazing! We're going to be doing events there quarterly. Along with the quarterly events up at Seymour the Pub in Greenfield, we need one more regular quarterly venue so Ben can relax a little bit on the planning. Here's a quick list on what we fixed at the … Continue reading Sustainability Repair Review
Please join us for our next Repair Public event on Sunday, October 22rd from 1pm to 4pm at the Hitchcock Center in Amherst! Behold their beautiful new nearly-self-sustaining building at 845 West Street (Route 116) in Amherst! We're going to be there fixing things! Here's a bold idea: a registration page! Hey, it was their … Continue reading Repair Event: Sustainability Rocks!
Ideally, we'd like to engineer ourselves out of existence, by spreading skills and confidence and motivation to as many people as we can. If you go home from a Repair Public event feeling emboldened to handle a screwdriver like never before, then our work was good work. We want you to be able to take … Continue reading Lessons of the Lawnmower
Sorry for the long wait for another event! Some of us have been busy with things like day jobs and other utterly boring and useless things. But we're back, and as fixy as ever. Save the date! Then show up! Sunday, August 13th 2017 1pm to 5pm Seymour, the Pub 5 Bank Row Greenfield, MA … Continue reading An August Affair!
I did a radio interview a couple weeks ago with Bob Flaherty of WHMP, and he's been airing it this week. He was kind enough to let me offer the broadcast content here! Have a listen! He really helped capture the essence of what we're all about. Bob did a great job with the … Continue reading Repair Public on the air!
Sunday, the 21st of May. 1pm to 5pm Eastern Daylight Time. Seymour The Pub. 5 Bank Row, Greenfield, MA. REPAIR PUBLIC RETURNS. I've been asked more than a few times: Do you really have that much fun fixing things? Yes! Yes we do. Behold Kevin, Wielder of the Brass Lamp. The lamp fix was a … Continue reading Repair III: The Return to Seymour!
The Daily Hampshire Gazette did an awesome write-up of Repair Public's Amherst event on Sunday! Click here for the write-up! They got to a write-up of our event before we did! Of course, that's their day job. Also, it's possible that Repair Public might be on the radio via WHMP sometime soon! Stay tuned (literally)!
Sunday, April 9th 2017, from Noon 'till 4pm, Repair Public will rock into Amherst and siege the Boltwood Room at Bistro 63. In this expanded space, we shall fix more things than ever before. The space is tremendous. Lots of open area, durable furniture, stain-resistant tile floors, good lighting... There's also the capability to repair … Continue reading Second Repair: April Foolishness!
Our first repair event is done, and we done it good. Given that it was a three-hour event in a relatively small space, we did a lot of really good work. Here's a synopsis, in case you missed it: Three different turntables (!!) brought in. Two repaired, one needs a new main drive belt. One … Continue reading First Repair: We knocked it out of the park.