Forklift First Friday is only a few days away!

On the first Friday evening of each summer month, we stay open late to turn the warehouse into a pop-up market with live music, craft beer & wine, local artisans, a food truck dinner, a special mystery sale, and activities for kids. Save the date for our next party:

Friday, August 2nd

More details are coming soon!

When:  Friday, August 2 | 6pm – 8pm
Community Forklift
4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston Maryland 20781 – near the Hyattsville Arts District
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!


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, soul, blues, and hip-hop into a lively fusion of raw sound. They’ve played several times here at the ‘Lift, and we’ve learned to expect the unexpected!

Local Artist Market

While you enjoy the live music and friendly people, check out this month’s featured artists:

Damien Ossi

Meet Damien Ossi: wildlife biologist in Washington D.C., urban nature geek, woods walker, and nemesis to invasive plants. He does beautiful woodwork and carving, and will be exhibiting gorgeous carved spoons made from a variety of wood species. They make wonderful presents, so come stock up!

Andrew Francis, Potter

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!

Rasp & File Designs

Lauren Matthews of Rasp & File Designs creates simple and beautiful wood designs such as coffee tables, dining tables, benches, bookshelves, coffee pour overs, and other home décor and kitchen items to fit your lifestyle, space, and personality. All pieces are one of a kind and unique to the individual client.

TV’s Bees

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.

Family Fun

Kids will have a blast dancing and exploring. 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 & Drinks

Healthy Fool

Enjoy a delicious dinner of healthy Asian food, including pho and other soups, assorted noodle and rice dishes, and asian tacos!

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 just a few hours before the event starts

Can’t make it this month?

Don’t worry! There are TWO more Forklift First Fridays to catch:
September 6th
October 4th

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


Community Forklift turns the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by keeping good stuff out of the landfill, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating green jobs. Every time you shop, donate, or spread the word about us, you’re helping lift up local communities through reuse!