Invite a vintage-loving friend to Forklift First Friday

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Forklift First Fridays 2016

The first Friday of the month, we stay open late to throw a party!  Bring a friend or coworker over to the warehouse to enjoy craft beer and local artists. We have a different flash sale, food truck, and local band each month.

Only two more left this year:  November 4th & December 2nd

When:  6pm – 8pm
Where:  Community Forklift – 4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston MD 20781 (Just 5 minutes outside DC, in the Port Towns neighborhood near the Hyattsville Arts District)
Who:  You!  Bring your friends, family, kids, neighbors, co-workers, and (friendly, leashed) pets.
Cost:  Free (but you can support local artists & businesses by grabbing dinner and drinks, purchasing art, and tipping the band)
We have an extra-special musical treat this week at November’s Forklift First Friday!  Oh He Dead is a smoky, folk-soul rock band from Washington, DC. Led by the stirringly passionate harmonies of Cynthia Johnson and Andrew Valenti, Oh He Dead mixes R&B influences with poignant lyrics to move both your soul and your feet.

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 If you missed them at the 9:30 Club this summer, here’s your chance to catch them up close at the ‘Lift!!!

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BIG DISCOUNTS!

We’ll have a very exciting flash sale starting at 6pm. We’ll announce all the details on Friday afternoon, so keep an eye on our website, Facebook page, or Twitter feed.

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APPRAISAL ADVICE FUNDRAISER!

If you love Antiques Roadshow or American Pickers, we’ve really got a treat for you!  Bring in something you’re curious about for our Appraisal Advice Fundraiser.  The Forklift’s own Chris Melendez will offer advice about your antiques, including architectural salvage, ceramics, furniture, sterling silver, and vintage jewelry.  If you enjoy her advice, donations to Community Forklift are greatly appreciated (in addition to financial donations, we will also be collecting donations of vintage & folk jewelry, and sterling silver hollow ware & flatware at this booth).

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LOCAL ARTISTS!

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 loves creating imagery that is busy, that distracts from the tedium of life, and that makes rooms brighter and more interesting.

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Joe Rogers is back again this year with his cryptic style paintings that often depicting iconic Madonnas, beast-like creatures, and, sometimes, darkly (and often female) religious images. However, the viewer should not miss Roger’s unique sense of humor that peeks through it all.

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Sally Ann Rogers works with watercolor and pastels, and also designs and sells beaded jewelry.  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.

Michelle Bailey is a realist painter living in Takoma Park, MD, which prides itself in keeping a small town feel, supporting local businesses and artists and celebrating its free-spirited nature by naming a rooster who once roamed the streets as its town icon. Many of her paintings capture scenes from this town and surrounding areas.

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YUMMY FOOD!

Fava Pot serves Egyptian and Mediterranean cuisine in the DC metro area while supporting orphans girls’ education in Egypt. Healthy Eating for a good cause!

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Don’t miss our new sweet treats partner, Pink Confetti, with their amazing array of cupcakes, cookies, dairy-free treats, and desserts that are made from scratch by the owner and chef, who passionately turns your creative vision into a velvety-sweet reality.
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POP-UP BAR!

And of course it’s not a party without Town Center Market’s Signature Pop-up Bar! Each month they bring a new and exciting selection of craft beers and wine to the ‘Lift.


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