December 2nd


Invite your friends, bring a date, or meet other salvage-minded folks!

All ages (and friendly, leashed pets) are welcome!

When: Friday, December 2nd, 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
Cost: Free at attend and open to the public. Bring cash for food, drinks, and art purchases.

Get the full schedule here.

Remember to bring along a vintage item for the  Appraisal Advice Fundraiser:

And if you love Antiques Roadshow or American Pickers, we’ve really got a treat for you.  During the First Friday party, bring in something you’re curious about.  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).



Sound Affects Fundraiser on Barracks Row

December 10th, 7pm – 11pm

Come out and dance, and support your favorite reuse center!


Lenzy Ruffin Photography

WHEN:  Saturday, December 10th, 7:00pm – 11:00pm

WHERE:  The Fridge Art Gallery in Eastern Market (516 8th Street SE, Rear alley, Washington, DC 20003)


WHAT:  A fun and uplifting party experience for individuals in the DC Metro area that is centered on Good Music, Good People and Positivity.  Ticket sales, silent auction items and a 50/50 Raffle will all benefit Community Forklift.

 (By the way – we still need prizes!  Please contact Ruthie(at) or 301-985-5180 if you can donate a gift certificate or other prize).  


Sound Affects DC
 is a marriage of Arts & Activism, that seeks to promote and highlight charitable and non-profit work throughout the DC Metro area using music as the driving force. Check out what a Sound Affects Party looks like, then bring your friends and have a fun night out that helps the Forklift.




What’s Happening at Tanglewood Works

Where Upcycling and Art Connect
4641 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston MD 20781  (Just in front of the Community Forklift warehouse)
Phone: 415-595-9839
Hours: Thursday & Friday 11-4, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 1-5


From Nov. 1st through Dec 31st, pick up locally-made gifts and housewares at Tanglewood Works at Community Forklift, AND at their new Pop-Up Shop in Hyattsville!

For more info on future workshops at Tanglewood Works, visit their blog page. Tanglewood Works also hosts meetups for folks interested in dumpster diving, upcycling and other creative re-use projects.  To stay in the loop, sign up for the: