Upcoming Events

Community Forklift hosts public events & festivals throughout the year.  Please sign up
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Free Workshop Series

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.

Click a title below to reserve your spot!

September 29 and 30
Granite Fabrication, presented by Carl Mankowski of Vanity Expo DC
October 21
Fall Crafting, presented by Sylvia Slaughter

FunkYard Festival
October 6, 2018

The FunkYard Festival celebrates both fun(ky)/artistic and practical reuse, with an underlying theme of local history, celebrating both the preservation of our history and the funky side of DC. We’ll have local artists who work with green materials, local preservation groups, workshops on DIY repair & creative reuse, and funk music!



Seeking volunteers for our

Workshop Series

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!


Catch us in the wild!

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

September 22
Hyattsville Arts & Ales
16th Annual Greenbelt Free Blues Festival

September 23
KIDfest 2018

September 29
Port Towns Day


Forklift First Fridays

The first Friday of every 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.

Our First Friday series will return next year!

Photo courtesy of Route One Fun

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