We’re switching things up for August’s First Friday…


Join us for Jazz Night at the ‘Lift!

When:  Friday, August 4th, 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 Jazz from the Tritone Jazz Trio

 The Tritone Jazz Trio grew out of a long standing jazz jam in Ellicott City where bassist Walter Heber and guitarist Tom Kitchen are members of the house band. Since that time, Len Mitchard has added the perfect touch on keys creating a classical jazz trio. The trio has played in a variety of performances together.


A 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 El Pollo Submarine

The very first home cooked meal owners Paul and Janee shared together was the Salvadoran chicken sub. Paul had never tasted anything quite like it. Together, they decided to launch El Pollo Submarine, naming it after El Salvador’s staple holiday meal: “panes con pollo”, which translates to “bread with chicken”. Their Central American comfort food menu extends beyond the chicken sub, and you’ll find many tasty treats like pupusas, fried plantains, yucca fries, and pulled pork enchiladas (Salvadoran tostadas).

Their business is set on this basic philosophy:
If good food is made with love, then it will be eaten with love.


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

We’re working on our lineup- more details to come!

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.


Denise Marie Painting is a cooperative art business between Denise Marie, who produces oil paintings, photography, prints and note cards; Richard Brown (Riccardo), who produces, wood sculpture, silver, bronze and copper jewelry; and Munir Ward, who produces hand forged blades from reclaimed steel, known as MWForge. They’ll be here with small oil paintings, prints, photography, note cards, and silver, bronze, & copper 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.


Tish Murphy makes jewelry from recycled materials like found sea glass, coins, and quartz. “I rebirth costume jewelry rescued from broken or discarded items. The hats and bags that I sell are previously owned but in like-new condition and embellished in some way.” Her collections are chakra and yoga inspired.


Speak with the Neighborhood Design Center

Stop by their table to see their plans for a new community space across the street from Forklift. Share your feedback and have your voice heard!


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, so you have more chance to join us this year! For more information, check out our events schedule or subscribe to our blog for regular event updates.
You can also shop with us anytime on Ebay and Etsy!