Here it comes: The First Friday kickoff is this Friday

 Join us on May 4th to kick off the 2018
First Friday season


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, delicious local food, and craft beer & wine!

We recently confirmed our final partners for this month’s party, so read on for full details.

Photo courtesy of Route One Fun

When:  Friday, May 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 music from returning Forklift favorite The Vico Cycle

The Vico Cycle is a group of like-minded musicians based in the Washington, DC metro area who have come together to blend rock, funk, blues, soul, and hip-hop into a lively fusion of raw sound.
Expect the unexpected…



Try their pho and other tasty Asian dishes designed with your health in mind. Eat healthy, feel better!


Sweet Treats from Pink Confetti

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.”


Free Face Painting by Signs, Wonders, & Gifts

Turn your face into a work of art!

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.

A Local Artist Market

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 and Richard Brown (Riccardo), who produces, wood sculpture, silver, bronze and copper jewelry.


Marie-B Cilia De Amicis considers herself not an artist, nor a photographer, but rather “just a ‘button pusher’ who tries to capture the evanescence of the light and the bliss of the moment.” She brings an artist’s eye to subjects as varied as urban landscapes, intricate floral compositions and different ethnic groups. Many of her photos have been gathered on trips to over 60 countries in six continents, and reflect her southern Mediterranean style. She will be here with a variety of items: photographic prints on paper, metal and Plexiglas; sun catchers; wine charms; and more!


Tish Murphy, of Details by Tish, 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.


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.



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?

Don’t worry! There are 4 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 anytime on Ebay, Etsy, and Chairish!