Upcoming Events

Community Forklift hosts public parties & 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!

October 21st – FunkYard Festival

Highlighting 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 live funk music, local artists who work with green materials, kids activities, local preservation groups, and workshops on DIY repair & creative reuse.

November 24th & 25th – Green Friday & Small Business Saturday

 This is our alternative to the consumerism of Black Friday. We’ll have a craft corner for all ages and workshops on upcycling and making gifts. We’ll also have photos with Santa, food trucks, and live music.


Pick up a new skill:

Free 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.

(We’re working on scheduling classes now, so check back for more options)

@ The FunkYard Festival on October 21st

11am-12pm: Salvaged Pallet Wood Signs, presented by Angie Bell

1pm-2pm: Refinishing a Table, presented by Julie Jay Dawson

3pm-4pm: Create a Shelf from a Reclaimed Door, presented by Mark Wardlaw


Seeking volunteers for our

Fall Workshop Series

We are currently lining up workshops for our 2017 fall 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!


Catch us in the wild!

Find our Community Builder street team at the following community events:

September 23
Hyattsville Arts & Ales

September 30
Riverdale Community & Resource Day

October 1
Takoma Park Street Festival

October 14
The Big Build @The National Building Museum

Festival del Rio

October 22
Capitol Hill Restoration Society House Expo