Forklift First Fridays

A great way to kick off the weekend…

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!

Here’s what’s happening in July:

When:  Friday, July 7th, 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 Honey’s Empanadas

Honey’s Empanadas is proud to introduce the DMV to a Little Taste of Puerto Rican inspired cuisine. They offer Puerto Rican style empanadas and street food with locally grown and sourced ingredients!

 

 Live Music from Ron Hicks Project

Once again we’re welcoming newcomers to the Forklift stage! Ron Hicks Project is viewed as one of the best blues/jazz bands in the metro area. The varied vocal talents of their many members give the band its distinctive and aggressive flavor that is recognized throughout the DC, Maryland and Virginia area.
Their music is spiced in the south, cooked in Chicago, and served in the DMV. Please come join us on this musical journey!

 

Strolling Magician Matt Neufeld

 Enjoy the talents of Matt as he dazzles and amazes with his close-up magic. You won’t believe your eyes!

Local art

Delia Mychajluk considers her art “an expression of thoughts and feelings about what I consider the ‘essentials’ of things, i.e., life/death, growth, and the boundaries between the physical/spiritual worlds. Connections between people and animals and people and the world of nature are also explored. Some of my images come directly from dreams. I do not confine myself to a single medium and I create both two and three-dimensional pieces of art.” She’ll be selling oil paintings, polymer clay earrings, mixed media art pieces, and notecards.

 

Kim Joy comes “from a family with various artistic talents- watercolor, woodworking, quilting, stained glass, masonry and poetry. In following my ancestral footsteps I have chosen stained glass and bead work as my mediums to express my artistic heritage. I believe that though my pieces I can grow and learn more about the world around me and where I came from. I hope that my work will inspire and encourage others in their artistic endeavors.” She’ll be here with her recycled stained glass jewelry and Potomac River glass jewelry.

Mary Ann Lipovsky often works with pen and ink and watercolor, focusing on house portraits, city scenes, portraits, and animals. “I am an artist and art is my business.” She’ll be selling her original works of art available in miniatures, cards and 8×10’s, or upon request any size print can be made.

3 Peas Soaps will be here with their homemade bath and body products. Whatever your preference: lathery organic soaps, creative glycerin soaps, aromatic bath bombs or creamy body butters, they have something for everyone! What originally was a hobby has now grown into a small family business comprised of a mom and her triplets.

 

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.