Green Friday & Small Business Saturday

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We hate Black Friday – the commercialism, the cost,
and the unhappy crowds.

Let’s Celebrate Community Instead!

Shop green, shop small, or don’t shop at all –
Community Forklift gives you an excuse to stay away from the mall!

Instead of fighting crowds to buy presents, come by our warehouse to relax
with friends and learn how to *MAKE* presents.

November 23rd & November 24th
11am – 4pm each day

@the Community Forklift warehouse
4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston, MD 20781 (5 minutes outside DC in the Hyattsville area)




FREE Community Crafting

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Join us at our crafting stations to make your own presents from green materials!

Design a Coaster

Build a Wreath

Carve a Butter Spreader (Friday & Saturday, 11am-3pm)

Join local craftsman Don Nalatzy to learn how to make your own wooden butter spreader (This one’s for adult Forklift Fans, only).

And don’t miss our free workshop on Saturday, November 25th

Create Your Own Salvaged Pallet Wood Sign, presented by Angie Blose at 1pm

Join The Urban Pallet Company to make your own rustic sign for your home from salvaged pallet wood!

They reclaim wood from used pallets, then assemble and stain the pallet signs. You’ll choose a stencil design and then be guided through placing your stencil carefully on your sign and instructed on painting techniques. Everything’s provided! Multiple stencil options will be available- stay local or be festive.



Activities for Kids

Pictures With Santa
(Friday & Saturday, 1pm-3pm)

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Santa just loves DIY projects and he always makes sure to stop by the Forklift on Green Friday and Small Business Saturday to check in with all the little upcyclers and Forklift Fans!

Face Painting
(Friday & Saturday, 12pm-3pm)

Rachel, of Signs Wonders and Gifts, will be here both days to turn your faces into works of art.

*She uses only professional grade paints that are FDA approved and specially formulated for use on the skin. No acrylic paints are used on skin.  All glitter used in designs are cosmetic grade and safe for use on the face and body.

Strolling Magician
(Saturday, 12pm-3pm)

You won’t believe your eyes!


Local Artists Selling Their Wares

Get a head start on your holiday shopping by browsing unique items handmade by local artisans.

Friday, November 24th

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Andrew Francis
Blue Gator Jewelry
Caitlin Adams
Delia Mychajluk
Denise & Richard Brown
Don Nalatzy
Susanna Fields-Kuehl

Saturday, November 25th

3 Peas Soap
Andrew Francis
Blue Gator Jewelry
Don Nalatzy
Joe Rogers
Lyndaker Inlay
Susanna Fields-Kuehl
The Urban Pallet Company


Pottery Demos

Join Forklifter Andrew Francis for live pottery demos. He’ll be creating with fresh clay and incorporating salvaged items from the warehouse for texture.


Local Lunch & Holiday Snacks

Friday, November 23rd

Pink Confetti

Pink Confetti’s  promise is to provide the freshest baked goods to its customers; “Fresh NEVER FROZEN” is their slogan. Chef Nikki will be here on Friday with cupcakes, cocoa, and gifts!

Saturday, November 24th


 Out of town for the holiday and can’t make it?

Don’t worry- You can still do some holiday shopping online at our eBay and Etsy stores, or purchase a Forklift gift card for a loved one!

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