Forklift First Fridays

Our First Fridays are back! The first Friday of every month we stay open late to offer 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.
We’re confirming details now, so check back for more information!

May 5
Featuring local artists, live music from The Vico Cycle, and the KaftaMania food truck.

June 2
Featuring local artists, live music, sweet treats from Pink Confetti, and a food truck. 

July 7
Featuring local artists, live music, and Puerto Rican food from Honey’s Empanadas.

August 4
Join us for Jazz Night at the ‘Lift!
Featuring live jazz from The Thomas Kitchen Trio, local artists, and Central American food from El Pollo Submarine.

September 1
Featuring local artists, live music from The Iris Bell, and a food truck.


Pick up a new skill

Spring Workshop Series

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 the titles below to reserve a spot!

Up next:
Basic Wood Milling @11am on April 30, presented by Jon Moncton of J Moncton Custom Furniture & Cabinetry

Introduction to Gluing Wood @11am on May 7, presented by Jon Moncton of J Moncton Custom Furniture & Cabinetry

Here’s our full Spring schedule so you can mark your calendar:


Seeking volunteers for our

Summer Workshop Series

We are currently lining up workshops for our 2017 summer series, and we need your help.  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!


What’s Happening at Tanglewood Works

Where Upcycling and Art Connect
Phone: 415-595-9839

Tanglewood Works has moved from Community Forklift to 5132 Baltimore Avenue in Hyattsville.  Owner Sue Mondeel explains: “We are so excited to be a permanent resident of this awesome neighborhood! Our wonderful news comes with a downside – in order to take on such a huge challenge we sadly will be saying goodbye to our original store on the front corner of Community Forklift. We are sincerely grateful to the Forklift team for taking a chance on us over three years ago when we proposed a booth and then a shop dedicated to upcycling & art. Our success has been propelled by those who believe in our mission to salvage through art, and we thank all of you who believe in Tanglewood Works.”

Plans for 2017 include hosting classes in all things upcycled, private painting lessons, family friendly gatherings, fundraisers for local causes and even a new business series for folks who are interested in selling handmade art. A calendar of her upcoming events may be found at: