Green Friday & Small Business Saturday

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)




Community Crafting

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

Design a Coaster

Build a Wreath

Create a Sign with Reclaimed By You ($25)

Make Your Own Lip Balm with TV’s Bees (1pm-2pm)

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Free Activities for Kids

Pictures With Santa
(Friday & Saturday, 12pm-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 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.

Holiday Gift Market

Get a head start on your holiday shopping by browsing unique items handmade by local artisans.
We’re still finalizing the vendor schedule, but the following folks are already confirmed:

Blue Gator Jewelry
Carol Petrucci Ceramic Arts
Delia Mychajluk
Little Blue Table
Lyndaker Inlay
MaryAnn Lipovsky
She’s In Trees Woodworking
TV’s Bees
While Waiting
3 Peas Soap

Holiday Treats

Shortcake Bakery
(Friday, November 23)

Pink Confetti
(Saturday, November 24)

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


Holiday Pop-up Shop

While you’re here, don’t miss our Christmas pop-up shop filled with everything you need to deck your halls!



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

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