You’re invited: Green Friday & Small Business Saturday

Do thoughts of the upcoming holiday shopping season give you the shivers? We get it. We hate Black Friday, too – the commercialism, the cost, the plastic, and the unhappy crowds. But we’ve got you covered! Come celebrate community with us instead:

Shop green, shop small, or don’t shop at all –
Community Forklift gives you an excuse to stay away from the mall!

 Instead of buying plastic stuff online or fighting crowds at the big box stores, stop by the warehouse
to relax with friends and learn how to MAKE presents.

November 23rd & November 24th
11am – 4pm each day

@the Community Forklift warehouse
4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston, Maryland 20781 (5 minutes outside DC in the Hyattsville area)

 

 Featuring…

 

Community Crafting

Join us at our crafting stations to make your own presents from green materials!

Design a Coaster

Build a Wreath

Create a Sign with Reclaimed By You ($25)

Make Your Own Lip Balm with TV’s Bees (1pm-2pm)

crafting elf

FREE Activities for Kids

Pictures With Santa
(Friday & Saturday, 12pm-3pm)

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Santa just loves DIY projects and he always makes sure to stop by the Forklift on Green Friday and Small Business Saturday to check in with all the little Forklift Fans!

Face Painting
(Friday & Saturday, 12pm-3pm)

Rachel, of Signs Wonders and Gifts, will be here both days to turn your faces into works of art.

Local Artist Market

Get a head start on your holiday shopping by browsing unique items handmade by local artisans.
We’re still finalizing the vendor schedule, but the following folks are already confirmed:

Blue Gator Jewelry
Carol Petrucci Ceramic Arts
Delia Mychajluk
Little Blue Table
Lyndaker Inlay
MaryAnn Lipovsky
She’s In Trees Woodworking
TV’s Bees
While Waiting
3 Peas Soap

 

Blacksmithing Demos

(Saturday, November 24)

Join The Blacksmiths’ Guild of the Potomac  in the courtyard for demonstrations of traditional blacksmithing, and shop an array of their hand-forged items!

Holiday Treats

Shortcake Bakery
(Friday, November 23)

Pink Confetti
(Saturday, November 24)

Pink Confetti is a home-based business which offers uniquely designed cakes for all occasions. Their elegant wedding cakes, customized cakes, cupcakes, cookies, dairy-free treats, and desserts are made from scratch by the owner and chef Nicole Williams, who passionately turns creative visions into a velvety-sweet reality. “We love to share our flair, creating the most delicious and visually appealing sweets.”

And more! Hope to see you there!

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 Out of town for the holiday and can’t make it?

Don’t worry- You can still do some holiday shopping online in our Marketplace and eBay store, or purchase a Forklift gift card for a loved one!

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