Upcoming Events

Community Forklift hosts public events & festivals throughout the year.  Please sign up
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If you would like to exhibit, vend, or play music at one of our events, please complete this form.


Forklift First Fridays

Our First Fridays are back! 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.

Join us this year on the following dates:

May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, & September 7

Photo courtesy of Route One Fun


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!

August 18th: 1pm-3pm
How to Build a Raised Bed for Your Garden, presented by Jessica Arends

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:

July 24 & 31, August 7 & 14
National Building Museum’s Summer Ward Days