Calendar

Community Forklift hosts public events & festivals throughout the year.  Please sign up
 for our blog and newsletter to receive all of our updates and details!
If you would like to exhibit, vend, or play music at one of our events, please complete this form.

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Free Workshops

Pick up a new skill!  We offer free public workshops throughout the year. Whether it’s a workshop on how to build a cold-frame for starting seeds or period-appropriate renovations for historic houses, we explore different ways to encourage reuse and environmental stewardship in your own home.

October 21 | 3pm-6pm
Fall Crafting, presented by Sylvia Slaughter

November 3 | 2pm-4pm
Winter Sowing Made Easy: Following Mother Nature’s way to get a head start on your spring & summer gardens, presented by Linda Jones

November 10 | 11am-3pm
Create Your Own Rainstick, presented by Sylvia Slaughter

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Green Friday & Small Business Saturday

November 23 & 24 | 11am – 4pm

Shop green, shop small, or not at all –

Here’s your excuse to stay away from the mall

This is our alternative to Black Friday.  Instead of buying plastic stuff online or fighting crowds at the big box stores, come by our warehouse to relax with friends, shop with local artists, and *MAKE* some presents.  More details coming soon!

 

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Seeking volunteers for our Fall & Winter Workshops

We are always searching for new workshop presenters!  If you are a tradesperson or creative DIYer and would like to help with a workshop on practical how-to’s or creative reuse, please propose your workshop idea here.  Please spread the word to your handy friends, too!

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Catch us in the wild!

You can find our Community Builders at many community events throughout the year. Here’s where we’re going next:

Sunday, October 21
Capitol Hill Restoration Society House Expo

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2019 Events

Tables and band slots are filling up fast, so please fill out our partner interest form soon if you’d like to exhibit, vend, or play!  

Garden Party

Our annual Garden Party is a fun-filled event with a ton of landscaping and garden supplies; gardening demonstrations, experts, and vendors; activities for kids; live bands; and local food.  Check out our post about the last Garden Party – the garden tool sale and the costume contest were especially popular.  We’ll set the date for 2019 soon!

Forklift First Fridays

From May-September on the first Friday of each month, we stay open late to turn the warehouse into a pop-up market with lively entertainment, local art, food, and craft beer & wine (courtesy of Town Center Market). All ages and friendly, leashed pets are welcome.

Photo courtesy of Route One Fun

FunkYard Festival

Reuse. Respect. Remix.
Our annual fall FunkYard Festival is a fun-filled event celebrating all things reuse in the DC area. We highlight: practical & creative reuse, repairs & repurposing, and old homes & local history. Meet historic preservation experts and tradespeople, check out demos on upcycling and old home repair, shop locally salvaged goods, and enjoy live funk music!

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