Rock the 4th of July weekend at The ‘Lift!

Join us at the warehouse on July 5th for an Independence weekend courtyard bash!
On the first Friday of each month, May through September, we stay open late and bring you live music, local art, funky food trucks, a mystery sale, and a pop-up bar.
This is the real “Forklift After Dark” experience!

When:  Friday, July 5 | 6-8pm
Community Forklift
4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston Maryland 20781
Who: YOU! And your friends, family, kids, neighbors, coworkers, and (friendly, leashed) pets.
Cost: Free to attend
But you can support your local artists and businesses by purchasing their wares and tipping the band.


Live music from The Janine Wilson Band

Janine Wilson is back again this year with music that will speak to fans of rock, alt country and all sounds that resonate within the fabric of
classic American music.
She has been honored with 10 Washington Area Music Awards (Wammies), including song and album of the year for her third CD, Wakin’ Up, which was recorded in New York City and Philadelphia’s Studio 4 with Grammy Award-winner Phil Nicolo and co-writer/guitarist, Max Evans (Ugly Americans). The Washington Post describes Janine as “poignant and seductive” and Richmond’s Style Weekly says, “…when Wilson digs her heels in and opens up her big voice, it’s best to pay close attention.”

Local Artist Market

While you enjoy the live music and funky atmosphere, peruse our Artist Market where you’ll find:

Slippery Crockery

Caitlin Adams of Slippery Crockery uses reclaimed wooden finds, vintage housewares and driftwood as her canvas for her surprising and unique paint and decoupage creations.


Marghi Barnes of DivinePlanet is joining us for the first time this month! She specializes in image jewelry made from recycled wood, resin, and glitter. Live edge and crystal chandeliers. And even public art on occasion!

Andrew Francis

Like people, Andrew’s work is quirky and unique. These are traditional pots, durable and down to earth. They are formed on a foot-powered wheel using traditional techniques before being glazed and subjected to the flames. Find pho, rice, cereal and salad bowls, bottles, teapots and tea-bowls, heroic beer mugs, and a variety of coffee mugs for your table. All ware is microwave and dishwasher safe and with care can last a lifetime!

Marcie Wolf-Hubbard

An active, professional artist and instructor, Marcie is returning to The ‘Lift with her captivating encaustic (wax) paintings and sculptures. If you’ve never seen this technique, that’s more like a construction, a play of light, with a surface you want to touch, you’re in for a mesmerizing treat!

Clare Winslow

A Maryland artist who creates organic prints and paintings about the earth, the passage of time and her response to current events, Clare works with a wide variety of media including acrylics, printmaking, textiles, and papermaking.  

Family Fun

Kids will have a blast dancing and exploring. Plus, make sure to stop at
Rachel Israel’s Signs Wonders and Gifts table for FREE fabulous face painting and prepare to be amazed by strolling magician, Matt Neufeld!

Local Eats, Cool Treats, and Crafty Drinks!

Farmhouse Greens Burger and Sausage Co

As an extension of the Farmhouse Greens Restaurant, the Burger and Sausage Co food truck has a mission of “People, Product and Process with a Purpose”. Providing locally sourced and sustainable foods for EVERYONE, they offer a menu full of farm-fresh meats, cheeses, and produce, that do not contain any artificial ingredients or GMO’s. Whether you’re a carnivore or herbivore, they’ll have something delicious for you! Come on out and see what the fuss is about!

Westray’s Finest Ice Cream

We can certainly get behind the mission of this gourmet ice cream truck: to bring you the finest ice cream available!
Westray’s Finest is made by hand, using ingredients from the Washington, DC region, including Vigilante Coffee and Trickling Springs Creamery. Their flavors range from the classics done right to something for the more adventurous.

Pop-Up Bar!

Town Center Market is back for their fourth year in a row, serving up craft beers and wines at their signature Pop-Up Bar!

Need a little mystery in your life?

For 2 hours only, we’ll be running a mystery sale here in the warehouse!
Be on the lookout for our big announcement only a couple of hours before the event starts

Can’t make it this month?

Don’t worry! There are TWO more Forklift First Fridays to catch:
August 2nd
September 6th

For more information about our events, check out our calendar or subscribe to our blog for regular 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.