Community Forklift

Lifting up communities through reuse


Don’t miss the party!
10th Annual Garden Party
April 6, 2019 | 10 AM – 3 PM
Garden tool sale starts at 9 AM
FREE workshops—learn from the experts:
Beekeeping Sol Nectar Farm
10:30 – 11:30am
The Benefits of Beekeeping
A Labor of Love

presenter: Josh Calo of Sol Nectar Farm
12:30 – 1:30pm
Sustainable Home Landscapes
presenter: Dani Alexander of Studio AKA
2:00 – 3:00pm
Home Composting Tips & Techniques
presenter: Fritz Gottschalk of Veteran Compost
Live music
10:00am – 3:00pm
Vico Cycle
The Vico Cycle
Roxanne Jarrett  | 10:00 – 11:00am

Fusion? Standards? You never know what to expect from Roxanne Jarrett, a Jamaican-American singer raised in New York City. Trained in Opera, Broadway, Folk and Jazz, she sings in 5 languages and the infectious language of joy.

The Vico Cycle  | 12:00 – 1:00pm

The Vico Cycle is a group of musicians based in the Washington, DC metro area who blend rock, funk, blues, soul, & hip-hop into a lively fusion of raw sound.

HüsBand  | 2:00 – 3:00pm

HüsBand plays original melodic pop with a lyrical bite. This quartet of local musicians blends diverse musical influences to hone their own groove of rhythm and rhyme. Reflective, driving, and laid-back, all at the same time.

Browse, shop, & learn from our local vendors & educational partners:
Local breakfast, lunch, & sweet treats:
Free fun for all ages:
Face Painting
Crafting with the
Anacostia Watershed Society
Costume contests—wear your spring best!
The Garden Party is Forklift’s biggest fundraiser each year. Proceeds support our mission to lift up communities.
Garden Party Guest

See you at the Garden Party!
We take donations of building materials, but did you know we also take…?
✓  Fine art: paintings, prints and drawings
✓  Antique & vintage jewelry & watches
✓  Area rugs and carpets
✓  Sterling silver serving & table settings
✓  Vintage furniture
Jewelry Box
Maryland taxpayers—your donation valued at more than $500 may be eligible for the Maryland Community Investment Tax Credits.
Shop In-Store or Online
Left to right clockwise: oval soaking tub (in store), mid-century cobalt armchair pair (in store), Laurel & Hardy miniature dollhouse lights and TV (working, ebay), Gene Autrey records, 78RPM, includes Don’t Fence Me In, Gonna Build a Big Fence Around Texas, and others (ebay), 1920’s 4 light art deco slip shade chandelier (ebay), antique clothes ringer(Community Forklift Marketplace), antique brass steamer trunk latches and hardware (steampunk style, Community Forklift Marketplace)
*The cool stuff goes quickly – items pictured may no longer be available.
Community Forklift Marketplace ebay shop ebay shop
Coming to the Garden Party?
Ray and Neo at Garden Party
Bring your donated items with you between 9am and 7pm. If your items are too large, arrange a FREE pickup in the DMV.
Learn more and request a pickup
April Sale
25% OFF
Take 25% off the marked price on hundreds of lights, from modern fixtures to antique chandeliers. Sale includes glass shades and globes, overhead lights, flush-mounted lights, wall sconces, outdoor lighting, fluorescent fixtures, and lamps from every era.
*Sale does not include ceiling fans, or electrical supplies.
Visit our website for complete details.
Calling all Crafters, Upcyclers & Collectors
Join the “RISE Business Marketplace” at Community Forklift!
Community Forklift’s Reuse Incubator for Sustainable Environment (RISE) creates small business partnerships to attract, mentor and support small green and reuse businesses.
We currently have RENTAL SPACE available in our Reuse Center warehouse.
To inquire, please send an email to
Work with Us
Forklift Fans
Upcoming Forklift Events
Forklift First Friday
May 3 | 6 – 8pm
First Fridays are back! Join us for our kick off event on May 3. From May to September on the first Friday of each month, we stay open late and transform the warehouse into a pop-up market with lively entertainment, local art, food, and craft beer & wine (courtesy of Town Center Market). All ages and friendly, leashed pets are welcome.
First Friday

Bike to Work Day

Join Community Forklift and our partners at the 5th annual Port Towns Pit Stop! Stop by Veterans Park in Edmonston (on the Northeast Branch Trail at Decatur St. & Taylor Rd.) and celebrate bicycling as a clean, fun, and healthy way to get to work. Learn More
In Our Community
Forklift Fan and local artist profiled in The Washington Post.
Clarke Bedford has been coming to the ‘Lift for years, and the treasures he finds often end up part of his Hyattsville “Vanadu” art house and vehicles.

Read the full article to learn more


Vanadu - Clarke Bedford
Around Town
HySwap Logo HySwap Clothesline
Hyattsville Community Exchange of Infant, Children’s & Maternity Clothing, Toys, & Gear April 6, 2019 | 12:30 – 2:30pm Learn More
American Horticultural Society
Spring Garden Market
April 12 & 13, 2019 | 10am – 4pm
Annual plant sale and garden produce marketplace at River Farm. Learn More
HySwap Logo
2019 Earth Day Cleanup
Earth Day Cleanup
April 13, 2019 | 9am – 12pm
Join thousands of volunteers on April 13 to help the Anacostia! Learn More

3rd Prince George’s County
Pet Waste Management Summit

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 6 – 9pm
Scoop the Poop
301-985-5180 |
4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston, MD 20781
(5 minutes from DC, near Hyattsville)
Open 7 days a week, from 9am – 7pm


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