A Coworking and Makerspace Cooperative in Philmont, NY


We’re a member-run cooperative located in Philmont, NY. We were established in 2017 after taking over the former for-profit Purpose Coworking space.

We’re good neighbors

Members come from all over the Hudson Valley. We engage with the surrounding community via free programs and by donating space and providing visibility to local organizations.

We wash our own mugs

Members build, maintain, clean, and fix things to keep costs down and build sweat equity. We embrace cooperative anarchy and make decisions slowly and intentionally.

Member Amentities

  • High speed internet
  • 24/7 access
  • Personal storage space
  • Kitchen with fridge, toaster oven, microwave, electric kettle, and coffee maker
  • Color printing
  • 3D printing
  • CNC mill
  • Conference room
  • Call booths
  • Off-street parking
  • Work tables
  • Pottery wheels
  • Sewing machines

Weekly Events

All public programming is temporarily on hold because of the pandemic. Follow us on Instagram for updates!

Portable Projects

Bring your nomadic side-projects and hang out with other craftspeople. Drawing, printing, painting, stone carving, whittling, knitting, sewing, etc.
Wednesday 5:30p - 7:30p


Learn how to throw pottery on a wheel or just noodle around with  lumps of clay. $10 suggested donation.
Thursday 6:00p - 7:00p


All members get desk space and use of our conference room, kitchen, and communal spaces. Members are invited to monthly social events and presentations. Internet and printing are included. 
5 of 20 memberships currently available


  • 3 months minimum commitment
  • 1 month cancellation notice
  • Choose a volunteer job
    • cleaning
    • bookkeeping
    • carpentry
    • lead a community class
    • etc...

How to Join

  1. Review membership requirements and amenities.
  2. Email a brief statement about why you want to join and how you plan to use the space. Include a brief CV or bio and a link to your work, if applicable.
  3. Current members review info and invite potential members for a chat.
  4. We let you know if you’re approved and send you a sign up link!

Day Rate

Drop in for a day! All member amentities are included. Sign up here and a door code will be sent to you afterwards. 24 hours notice required for first timers. 

Member Directory

See a list of current members here.


Email us at info@purpose.work
Call us at (518) 261-2001

Purpose Makerspace
100 Main Street, Philmont, NY 12565

Purpose Coworking
95 Main Street, Philmont, NY 12565