Final Forklift First Friday of 2016! Crepes, antique appraisal advice, & more…


 December 2nd

When:  THIS Friday!  6 pm – 8 pm
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’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.


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).


Looking for the perfect gift for your favorite Forklift Fan?

Do you know someone who would love a Community Forklift gift card?  You can order one online or pick one up in the store.  How about a t-shirt? We are fully stocked with small through 3x (in both mens and womens sizes), so come on by.

It’s a gift that does good!  Proceeds support our work to lift up local communities, reduce waste, create green jobs, and provide free materials to neighbors in need.


The Firnats

The Firnats are a Herndon, Virginia based band composed of self-proclaimed local pretty boys. Their unique blend of Indie Rock/Jazz Fusion makes for a great listen.



The Alice Ferguson Foundation has been doing environmental education on the Potomac for over 60 years. Their programs work to unite students, educators, communities, national and state parks to promote the environmental sustainability of the Potomac River Watershed.  Come by and chat with them to find out how you can get involved!



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.


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 Rogers’ unique sense of humor that peeks through it all.

Joe Rogers artist

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.

Caitlin Adams uses old wooden things, vintage housewares and driftwood, her “canvas” for paint and decoupage, the latter often saved, collected and upcycled paper or fabric. she is self-taught in the multimedia she uses.


Pete Pichaske enjoys traveling to and shooting in far-flung locales (Costa Rica, the Desert Southwest), but also believes compelling photos can be found much closer to home.  Come sample his collection of landscape photos of all sizes, including canvas prints, some matted, some matted and framed; and note cards.

Pete Pichaske


Crepe Love will be here with their sweet and savory mobile crepes. These works of art are both visually and tastefully satisfying. Come see for yourself!


 Pink Confetti is back !  Their amazing array of cupcakes, cookies, dairy-free treats, and desserts are made from scratch by the owner and chef, who passionately turns your creative vision into a velvety-sweet reality.



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

Stay up-to-date on our Forklift First Friday series and all the fun things happening here in the warehouse:

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