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August, 2019 Newsletter
Community Forklift

Lifting up communities through reuse




Forklift First Friday
August 2, 2019 | 6 – 8 pm

4th of July

Join us at the warehouse on August 2nd for a cool Friday event to kick off your weekend!
On the first Friday of May through October, 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!

Live music from 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!
The Vico Cycle
Healthy Fool food truck
Food by 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 by Town Center Market
Town Center Market is back for their fourth year in a row, serving up craft beers and wines at their signature Pop-Up Bar!
Town Center Market
Local Artist Market:
While you enjoy the live music and funky atmosphere, peruse our Artist Market where you’ll find: Damien Ossi’s beautiful carved spoons; Lauren Matthews of Rasp & File Designs with beautiful wood benches, coffee tables, bookshelves, and more; Andrew Francis Pottery, quirky, unique, functional, durable pottery made to be used; Tracy of TV’s Bees will be offering her special Mt. Rainier honey to Forklift fans.
Family Fun:
Magician Facepainting
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!
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
Mystery Sale
Forklift First Friday
When: Friday, August 2 | 6-8pm
Where: Community Forklift
4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston Maryland 20781
Who: YOU! And your friends, family, kids, neighbors, coworkers, and (friendly, leashed) pets.
How Much: Free to attend—But you can support your local artists and businesses by purchasing their wares and tipping the band.

Learn More

Support Community Forklift by donating any type of vehicle—planes, trains, or automobiles, especially forklifts—we’ll take ’em!
The continuing adventures of
Leaky & Stumpy
Forced to labor on, Leaky and Stumpy are struggling in the summer heat! There is no light at the end of the warehouse for these two, and retirement still seems a distant dream! Warehouse life is hard on their rusty old parts. Our facilities manager, Keith Harper, strictly enforces their rehabilitation schedules, and won’t let them even dream of a spa day. Just the other day, he had to take Leaky to the chiropractor to straighten out his tines after a really heavy load of bricks.
Doug on Forklift

Doug coaxing ‘Leaky’ into
another day’s work.
Thanks to our generous donors, Community Forklift’s vehicle donation program is off to the races. Not so much the search for one good forklift to replace Leaky and Stumpy, who were ready to retire years ago. Forklifts are expensive and hard to come by used, so we need your help to crowdsource a newer, more reliable, less leaky, forklift.
Read the whole story to learn what you can do.


Shop In-Store or Online
Cool stuff for sale at the 'Lift
Clockwise from top left: Antique skeleton keys (eBay); vintage garden and picnic baskets (in-store); porcelain floral switch and outlet covers (several available, Community Forklift Marketplace); antique Chinese paper lined chest (in-store); mid-century candelabras (Community Forklift Marketplace); oak parquet flooring squares, approx 180 square feet available (in-store); vintage French country buffet (in-store).
*The cool stuff goes quickly – items pictured may no longer be available.
Community Forklift Marketplace ebay shop ebay shop
August Sale
25% OFF

Take 25% off the marked price on hundreds of bath fixtures including sinks, tubs (including claw-foot tubs), toilets, vanities, and medicine cabinets.
*Sale does not include faucets, plumbing parts or hardware, kitchen or living room cabinets, mirrors not part of medicine cabinets, or endcap display items.

See Current Sales

Work with Us
Work with Us
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
✓  Any type of vehicle! Learn More.
Visit communityforklift.org/donate to learn more about special donations.
Jewelry Box
Maryland taxpayers—your donation valued at more than $500 may be eligible for the Maryland Community Investment Tax Credits.
Forklift Events
Forklift First Fridays
Forklift First Fridays
August 2, September 6
& October 4
6 – 8 pm
Around Town
Wheaton Arts Parade
Wheaton Arts
Think Local DC
Christmas in April—Prince George’s County
Susan Mona & John Denison
Memorial Golf Tournament

Monday, September 23, 2019
301-985-5180 | www.CommunityForklift.org
4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston, MD 20781
(5 minutes from DC, near Hyattsville)
Open 7 days a week, from 9am – 7pm


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