Forklift First Fridays

 

Forklift First Fridays are back!

On the First Friday of each month (May-September), we stay open late to turn the warehouse into a pop-up market with a mystery sale, live music, local art, a local food truck, and craft beer & wine.

When:  Friday, June 2nd, 6pm-8pm
Where:
Community Forklift – 4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston MD 20781 (5 min. outside NE DC in the Port Towns neighborhood, near Hyattsville)
Who: YOU! And your friends, family, kids, neighbors, coworkers, and (friendly, leashed) dogs.
Cost: Free to attend – But you can support your local artists and businesses by purchasing their wares and tipping the band.

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Big Mystery Salvage Sale!!!

We’ll have an extra special 2-hour sale during the event. We will announce the details online a few hours before the party begins.

 

Dinner from Spud Nation

Spud Nation is a food truck owned by farmers, delivering a fresh, field-to-fork, potato menu for a truly unique experience.
The soul behind Spud Nation is that of freedom and innovation – the freedom to go beyond and do what has never been done before without fear. Spud Nation inspires others to embrace the ability to enjoy potatoes through innovative recipes and uses. Spud Nation is about the community – farmers, customers, employees, and beyond. This is a good thing, and everyone involved with Spud Nation should be happy to be included and part of the Nation. “We are Spud Nation!”

 

Sweet treats from Pink Confetti

 Pink Confetti is a home-based business that offers uniquely designed cakes for all occasions. “Our elegant wedding cakes, customized cakes, cupcakes, cookies, dairy-free treats, and desserts are made from scratch by the owner and chef, who passionately turns your creative vision into a velvety-sweet reality. We love to share our flair, creating the most delicious and visually appealing sweets.”

 

 Live Music from Jackson, Oziel & Moss

We’re excited to welcome newcomers to the Forklift stage: Jackson, Oziel & Moss with their blues, rhythm, and roots music! David Jackson, David Oziel, and Howard Moss met at the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation’s jam in Riverdale, Maryland. Their passion for the blues led to an immediate bonding. The two Davids represented the DC Blues Society as a duo at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN in 2015. As a trio, they performed at the 2015 DC Blues Festival held at Carter Baron Amphitheater in Washington, DC. They formed the band, DC Mudd in 2015 and represented the DC Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN in 2016.

 

Local art

Joseph Rogers is back again this year with his cryptic style paintings that often depicting iconic Madonnas, beast-like creatures, and, sometimes, darkly (and often female) religious images. Viewers should not miss Rogers’ unique sense of humor that peeks through it all.

Marie-B Cilia De Amicis considers herself not an artist, nor a photographer, but rather “just a ‘button pusher’ who tries to capture the evanescence of the light and the bliss of the moment.” She brings an artist’s eye to subjects as varied as urban landscapes, intricate floral compositions and different ethnic groups. Many of her photos have been gathered on trips to over 60 countries in six continents, and reflect her southern Mediterranean style. She will be here with a variety of items: photographic prints on paper, metal and Plexiglas; sun catchers; wine charms; night lights; mouse pads; postcards and TufTop boards; trivets; coasters.

Nancy Sims is a multi-decade visual artist who believes that art, purposed with love, joy and caring, can create a zone where hearts connect and agree, even if for just a moment in time. She will be here with acrylic paintings, mixed media, mosaics.

Pat Doyen is an artist who works in fine-art photography, film & video, and photo-based prints. The boundaries of these fields often overlap in her art. Her artwork is heavily influenced by her training as a film archivist. Being an archivist has fueled her love for the medium of film itself and of “orphan” pop culture.

 

And a Pop-Up Bar

Town Center Market is back again, bringing an exciting selection of craft beers and wine to the ‘Lift each month!

 

 

 Can’t make it ? No Worries!

Forklift First Fridays will run from May through September this year. For more information, check out our events schedule or subscribe to our blog for regular event updates.  You can also shop anytime with us on Ebay and Etsy.