Dine, shop, and groove at Forklift First Friday

Join us on August 3rd! 

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, family fun, local art, delicious local food, and craft beer & wine!

When:  Friday, August 3rd, 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 Ron Hicks Project

The Electric Chicago Blues styles also include original materials and classic blues styles from Motown to the soulful licks of Muscle Shoals. The varied vocal talents from several members (Ron, Herbie and Glen) give the band its distinctive and aggressive flavor that is recognized over the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. The Ron Hicks Project Music is spiced in the south, cooked in Chicago, and served in the DMV.


Dinner from Holy Crepes

The Holy Crepes team is bringing their on-the-road operation to Community Forklift! Purveyors of both sweet and savory treats, the Holy Crepes food trucks are on the road every week with new and exciting events. Their full menu of gourmet crepes is guaranteed to keep you chasing after them!


Secondhand Vinyl

Flip through an entire donated record collection full of jazz, blues, and soul albums. Shop the extensive selection for the first time at First Friday.


A 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.


Family Fun

Strolling magician, Matt, is back– You won’t believe your eyes!

Chalk the Courtyard:  Forklift Fans of all ages can go nuts decorating the pavement and warehouse walls.


A Pop-Up Bar

Town Center Market is back again, bringing an exciting selection of craft beers and wine to
the ‘Lift each month!


And a Local Artist Market

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.

Mark Wardlaw, of BNV Remodeling, is a licensed contractor in Maryland & DC, specializing in kitchens, basements, and finish carpentry. Mark started upcycling/ repurposing about 5 years ago and turns salvaged doors into bookshelves, headboards, and more! Stop by his booth to see how salvaged material can be turned into one of a kind furniture pieces for your home.

Michelle Bailey is a realist painter living in Takoma Park, Maryland, a lovably quirky small town just northeast of Washington, D.C. which prides itself in keeping a small town feel, supporting local businesses and artists and celebrating its free-spirited nature by naming a rooster who once roamed the streets as its town icon. Many of her paintings capture scenes from the town.

Thistle & Thyme Studios is a D.C. based craft studio offering handmade, upcycled accessories. “Using recycled and repurposed materials lets us tackle creative challenges while being kinder to our planet.”

Tracy, of TV’s Bees, has been a beekeeper in Mount Rainier for four years. Her colonies are in backyards around town. While Tracy primarily produces honey for family and friends, in years of abundance she sells her excess to pay for her beekeeping habit. Tracy thinks Mount Rainier honey is special, and thinks you will, too.


 Can’t make it?

Don’t worry! There’s 1 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!