Forklift First Friday is this week!

Come to the party this Friday, June 5th.

Ever wonder what it’s like here in our warehouse after closing time?  Come find out!

The first Friday of every month between May and September, stop by Community Forklift for lively entertainment, food, beer, and wine.  Throughout the summer, we’ll have open mic nights and open studios, local artists, and musicians!  Invite your friends and neighbors – it’s a great chance to meet up with folks you haven’t seen in a while.

June’s party will feature music from The Iris Bell.

Come to the party this Friday from 6 – 8pm…

and this time, bring on the kids!

Joe’s Movement Emporium will be here to entertain Forklift Fans of all ages with Latin dance and jump rope, brought to you by Jessica Quiroz and Casi York. Kids and adults can explore creative jump roping and the fun steps, hops and shakes of bachata, merengue and salsa. This is a free service by Joe’s, but donations are welcome.2015 - 06 - 05 Joe's Movement logol

We’ll also be joined by Indie Folk group The Iris Bell. Since 2013, The Iris Bell have crafted a distinctive style of folksy Americana with lush harmonies, a variety of instruments, and a generous helping of barrel-aged American whiskey. The band is a combination of veterans and newcomers to the DC music scene, melding a range of backgrounds, experiences, and influences into original songs that have been performed at farmers markets, festivals, and local clubs.

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Enjoy $3.50 craft beer and wine from Town Center Market and eat the best Banh Mi sandwich on this side of the river from Pho Wheels.

PhoWheels offers a modern interpretation of traditional Vietnamese cuisine, where comforting favorite dishes blend seamlessly with bold new flavors that will entice your palate. Vietnamese cuisine like you’ve never experienced before! Not just a Pho Truck! Forealz!

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That’s not all! We will have three artists from local Hyattsville displaying & selling their art: Diane Elliott, Sally Ann Rogers, and Adrienne Price. All three artists are members of the Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance. Bluegatorjewelry will have jewelry using glass beads, sea glass, found objects, charms and broken china pieces, Adrienne Price will have her whimsical and psychedelic prints out for sale, and Diane Elliott will be joining us for the first time with her colorful mosaics and stained glass!

For more information, please contact our outreach team at 301-985-5180 or Outreach(at)CommunityForklift(dot)org.

Adrienne Price is a visual artist, illustrator, and Twitter enthusiast. She was born in South Africa and moved to the United States in 1996. She is mainly an optimist who has a compulsion to create. She and her brother Joshua Price won a music video contest for actor Jason Schwartzman’s band, Coconut Records, in 2009.

Diane Elliott is a Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance member. She frequently sells at craft fairs with other members. "Color and texture are always what grab me first, rather than any subject matter. I love stained glass and ceramics because of the way light constantly changes their appearance. I like to include found objects and stones and shells in my work, to create visual variety. I enjoy doing commissions that incorporate the personality and taste of the client, and maybe even the client’s broken plates, old buttons, or beach glass." Diane is a native of Baltimore. She learned copper foil and leaded glass techniques from Nancy Weisser of Kensington, Md., and studied mosaics with Rick Shelley of Baltimore and Ilana Shafir of Israel.

Diane Elliott is a Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance member. She frequently sells at craft fairs with other members. “Color and texture are always what grab me first, rather than any subject matter. I love stained glass and ceramics because of the way light constantly changes their appearance. I like to include found objects and stones and shells in my work, to create visual variety. I enjoy doing commissions that incorporate the personality and taste of the client, and maybe even the client’s broken plates, old buttons, or beach glass.” Diane is a native of Baltimore. She learned copper foil and leaded glass techniques from Nancy Weisser of Kensington, Md., and studied mosaics with Rick Shelley of Baltimore and Ilana Shafir of Israel.

 

SallyAnn Rogers of Bluegatorjewelry: Although a native Floridian, Ms. Rogers has been living and working in Prince George’s County for the past 38 years. Primarily working with watercolor and pastels, she also designs and sells beaded jewelry. She has a degree in Theatre from Florida Southern College, has studied photography at Prince George’s Community College, and continues to study painting at the Montpelier Arts Center. Some of the places that her work has been displayed are the Maryland State House in Annapolis, the Director’s Office of MNCPP, Montpelier Arts Center and Franklin’s Restaurant in Hyattsville, MD.

SallyAnn Rogers of Bluegatorjewelry: Although a native Floridian, Ms. Rogers has been living and working in Prince George’s County for the past 38 years. Primarily working with watercolor and pastels, she also designs and sells beaded jewelry. She has a degree in Theatre from Florida Southern College, has studied photography at Prince George’s Community College, and continues to study painting at the Montpelier Arts Center. Some of the places that her work has been displayed are the Maryland State House in Annapolis, the Director’s Office of MNCPP, Montpelier Arts Center and Franklin’s Restaurant in Hyattsville, MD.