Forklift First Fridays are Back!

Forklift First Fridays return on May 3rd

Join us at the warehouse on May 3rd to kick off the 2019 First Friday season! On the first Friday of each month, from May through September, we’ll be staying 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!

Photo courtesy of Route One Fun

When:  Friday, May 3rd, 6pm-8pm
Community Forklift – 4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston Maryland 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 Urban Bumpkin

DMV’S identity crisis menu, #offthebeatenpath BBQ-inspired Native American and far east dishes, featuring smoked meats and charcoal chicken.

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.

Local Artist Market

Delia Mychajluk considers her art “an expression of thoughts and feelings about what I consider the ‘essentials’” She’ll be selling oil paintings, polymer clay earrings, mixed media art pieces, and notecards.

Thistle & Thyme Studios uses reclaimed fabric to create accessories for home and on the go.

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!

Reclaimed By You is a create and take craft business using locally reclaimed materials. They will be offering Shabby Paint, craft supplies and doing mini make-and-take gifts at their table.

FREE face painting by Signs, Wonders, & Gifts

Let Rachel turn your face into a work of art!

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 First Fridays to 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 the Community Forklift Marketplace, Ebay, and Chairish!


Community Forklift aims to turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by diverting landfill waste, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating green jobs. Every dollar you spend in our warehouse helps us lift up local communities through reuse.