Forklift First Fridays

Forklift First Fridays return on May 3rd

Join us at the warehouse on May 3rd to kick off the 2019 First Friday season! On the first Friday of each month, from May through September, we’ll be staying open late to turn the warehouse into a pop-up market with live music, local art, delicious food trucks, craft beer & wine, and a new mystery sale every month!

When:  The first Friday of every month May-September, 6pm-8pm
Community Forklift
4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston Maryland 20781
Who: YOU! And your friends, family, kids, neighbors, coworkers, and (friendly, leashed) pets.
Cost: Free to attend
But you can support your local artists and businesses by purchasing their wares and tipping the band.


Live music from Ron Hicks Project

The Electric Chicago Blues styles also include original materials and classic blues styles from Motown to the soulful licks of Muscle Shoals. The varied vocal talents from several members (Ron, Herbie and Glen) give the band its distinctive and aggressive flavor that is recognized over the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. The Ron Hicks Project Music is spiced in the south, cooked in Chicago, and served in the DMV.

Local Artist Market

While you enjoy the live music and funky atmosphere, peruse our Artist Market where you’ll find:

Delia Mychajluk’s dreams come to life in 2D and 3D creations.

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Thistle & Thyme Studios demonstrates that every scrap of fabric is beautiful and begging to be reused.

3 Peas Handmade Soaps will prove that 3 hearts (4 with mom) are better than 1 in this family passion project.

Reclaimed by You will get hands-on at their make-and-take painting table.

Family Fun

Kids will have a blast dancing and exploring; plus make sure to stop at
Rachel Israel’s Signs Wonders and Gifts table for FREE fabulous face painting!

Dinner Time!

Urban Bumpkin’s identity crisis menu will give you plenty of unique snack and dinner options to choose from.

And a Pop-Up Bar!

Town Center Market is back for their fourth year in a row, serving up craft beers and wines at their signature Pop-Up Bar!

Need a little mystery in your life?

For 2 hours only, we’ll be running a mystery sale here in the warehouse!
Be on the lookout for our big announcement only a couple of hours before the event starts

Can’t make it this month?

Don’t worry! There are four more Forklift First Fridays to catch:
June 7th
July 5th
August 2nd
September 6th

For more information about our events, check out our calendar or subscribe to our blog for regular updates.
You can also shop with us any time on the Community Forklift Marketplace, Ebay, and Chairish!


Community Forklift aims to turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by diverting landfill waste, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating green jobs. Every dollar you spend in our warehouse helps us lift up local communities through reuse.