Join us for Jazz Night at the ‘Lift

 Continue the 2018 First Friday season with Jazz Night!

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!

When:  Friday, June 1st, 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 is a group of enthusiastic jazz musicians who live and work in the DMV. “We love to swing, sprinkle in some Latin vibes, and turn it up with some BeBop, but we always keep it in the groove. By listening to the interplay between musicians, we subtly push the boundaries of contemporary jazz by improvising with the form as well as on the form without loosing the musicality or recognition of songs we play.”


Our first ever Clothing Swap-O-Rama!

Why spend a lot of $$$ when you can swap old for new and customize your finds? Have you been holding onto that pair of jeans you’ve outgrown, or that gift that really just wasn’t you? Maybe your style has entirely changed. Your rags are someone else’s treasure!
A Swap-O-Rama is a fun opportunity to recycle pre-loved clothing and spruce up your wardrobe.

How it works:

* Bring a bag or more of clean, gently used clothes
* Modify your finds at any of the DIY Stations
* Take as much as you can carry!!
Cost to participate: $5
All proceeds and leftover clothes will be donated to charity!


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.



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


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 Artist Market

Adrienne Price is a visual artist, illustrator, and Twitter enthusiast. She was born in South Africa and moved to the United States in 1996. Her background and travel experience has influenced her art tremendously. She uses imagery from popular culture, history, and other cultures to create diverse, multifaceted artworks.


Katie Cote makes colorful handmade jewelry utilizing new elements along with repurposed beads and beads made in Haitian with recycled cardboard boxes. She incorporates the beautiful handcrafted work of a few Haitian women to create unique and thoughtful pieces of wearable art.


Kasse Andrews-Weller, born and raised in rural Georgia in a small town surrounded by Topeka Junction, The Rock, and Po Biddy, has an affinity for the local red clay. “My first experience was on a Sunday family outing, we went to Jugtown Pottery. There I was mesmerized by the potter’s wheel and the shapes that came from a lump of clay. My creativity was ignited. I exhibit nationally and internationally and rely on Community Forklift for supplies and ideas.”


Pete Pichaske is a local photographer whose focus on nature photography combines three of his passions: creativity, traveling and hiking. While he loves journeying to faraway places and shooting storied sites (the cloud forests of Costa Rica, sunrise in the Grand Tetons, etc.), he gets as much pleasure shooting more prosaic local sites (Blackwater Wildlife Refuge on the Eastern Shore, Lake Artemesia in Berwyn Heights, etc.). He’s found there is beauty to be found in all of nature, if you look close enough. He’ll be here with nature/landscape photos, canvas prints, and note cards.


Sally Ann Rogers works with watercolor and pastels, and also designs and sells beaded jewelry.  Some of the many places where her work has been displayed are the Maryland State House in Annapolis, the Director’s Office The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Montpelier Arts Center and Franklin’s Restaurant in Hyattsville.

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 3 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!