Red Hook Community Center Makerspace

Red Hook, NY

We are a volunteer run Makerspace and a program of the Red Hook Community Center.  Through our programming we strive to create an age inclusive and encouraging environment for making, repairing, and other material exploration.  We host weekly open studio hours where community members can come in and use our fully functional woodshop, 3-D printer, and an array of other tools for free.  Additionally, we host monthly free workshops run by guests artists in a wide range of media, such as stained glass, ceramics, and reclaimed materials.

The idea for the Makerspace came about in early 2018.  Daniel Totten, the founder and program coordinator, envisioned a free, recovery friendly space in his hometown that could serve as a gathering point to create a sober culture.  It is his hope that the Makerspace can further develop towards this goal and offer a fun and constructive place for people with substance use disorder and friends of recovery to come and collectively make and spend time together.