Forklift First Fridays

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 delicious food truck, and craft beer & wine!


Here’s what we have in store for August 3rd!

When:  Friday, August 3rd, 6pm-8pm
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.



Live music from Ron Hicks Project

Viewed as one of the best blues /jazz bands in the metro area, 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.

Dinner from a local food truck

Details coming soon!


Family Fun

Strolling magician, Matt, is back– You won’t believe your eyes!

Chalk the Courtyard:  Forklift Fans of all ages can go nuts decorating the pavement and warehouse walls.


A Pop-Up Bar

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


And a Local Artist Market

3 Peas Handmade Soaps will be here with their 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.

Mark Wardlaw, of BNV Remodeling, is a licensed contractor in Maryland & DC, specializing in kitchens, basements, and finish carpentry. Mark started upcycling/ repurposing about 5 years ago and turns salvaged doors into bookshelves, headboards, and more! Stop by his booth to see how salvaged material can be turned into one of a kind furniture pieces for your home.

Michelle Bailey is a realist painter living in Takoma Park, Maryland, a lovably quirky small town just northeast of Washington, D.C. which prides itself in keeping a small town feel, supporting local businesses and artists and celebrating its free-spirited nature by naming a rooster who once roamed the streets as its town icon. Many of her paintings capture scenes from the town.

Thistle & Thyme Studios is a D.C. based craft studio offering handmade, upcycled accessories. “Using recycled and repurposed materials lets us tackle creative challenges while being kinder to our planet.”

Tracy, of TV’s Bees, has been a beekeeper in Mount Rainier for four years. Her colonies are in backyards around town. While Tracy primarily produces honey for family and friends, in years of abundance she sells her excess to pay for her beekeeping habit. Tracy thinks Mount Rainier honey is special, and thinks you will, too.


 Can’t make it?

Don’t worry! There are 2 more you can catch. For more information, check out our events schedule or subscribe to our blog for regular event updates. You can also shop with us any time on Ebay, Etsy, and Chairish!