Turning the waste stream into a resource stream for local communities
Funkyard Festival
October 6, 2018 – 11 AM to 5 PM
Funkyard Festival banner
Community Forklift’s annual FunkYard Festival celebrates:
practical & creative reuse
repairs & repurposing
old homes & local history
This year’s festival features:
Antiques advice
A pop-up clothes shop
Salvage and restoration demos
Historic preservation experts
Artists who use green materials and techniques
Window and door restoration demos
Music – Lil’ Maceo & Ron Hicks Project
Local food and drink
Pickers’ Paradise
Much more!

For a complete list of participants,
visit the Funkyard Festival website.

See you Saturday
at the Funkyard Festival!

Community Building
UMD Students use Small Materials (from Forklift)
to Push for Big Changes
Our Community Building Blocks (CBB) program distributes free building materials to nonprofits, schools, volunteer groups, and others making a positive impact on the region. University of Maryland students often come to us for help with their service learning and volunteer projects. This year UMD student groups, College Park Scholars Public Leadership Program, and Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architecture (SASLA) worked on separate projects at the university to help clean up the campus. Check out the video and pictures of their projects using materials from Community Forklift.

University of Maryland Student Groups

25% Off Tons of Tile
We’re not kidding!
Tile Sample
Community Forklift regularly receives donations of new tile from business partners throughout the region. We recently received more than a dozen pallets of new designer tile, and are expecting 40 more pallets soon.

Pallet of tile

Just one of many pallets of designer tile making their way to the floor this week.
We’ll be putting out new tile weekly for huge savings throughout the fall! We have dichroic and metallic glass mosaic with bronze, gold, silver, and blue highlights as well as porcelain, marble, high traffic stoneware floor-tile, decorative and prints, and (literally) tons more! If you have a project you’ve been putting off, now is the time to stock up and get started.

Around Town:

News from our Partners


Winter Ready DC
Connecting the Community to Winter Resources

Thursday, October 4 – 9:30 AM to 1 PM
WinterReady DC
To help District residents prepare for cold weather and winter energy bills, the DC Public Service Commission is hosting their annual Winter Ready event. Become a resource for your neighbors! Learn about resources and programs available for your community, and pick up practical tips to prepare for winter. Visit the DCPS website to register.
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The Stories of Our Gardens: A Fall Gardening Symposium
Saturday, October 6 – 11 AM to 6 PM
Stories of Our Gardens
Local Master Gardener Linda Jones often teaches short workshops at Forklift, but next month you can absorb her knowledge at an all-day symposium including group roundtable discussions, hands-on workshops, and more.
Details and registration information.
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DC SolarGreen Home Tour
Saturday & Sunday, October 6 & 7 – 11 AM to 5 PM

DC Solar & Green Home Tour

Join the 28th Annual Tour of Solar and Green Homes in the Metro DC area, October 6 & 7 from 11-5 PM each day. Over 40 solar homes will welcome visitors on one or both days.
Visit www.solartour.org to learn more.
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Takoma Park Street Festival
Sunday, October 7 – 10 AM to 5 PM

Takoma Park Street Fest

The 37th Annual Takoma Park Street Festival will once again host a talented mix of local artists, non-profits, companies, and a variety of food vendors. , Takoma’s indie businesses will also be open for the day. Kids love the festival with crafts, face painting, inflatables and FUN!
Visit www.mainstreettakoma.org to learn more.
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3rd Anacostia River Festival
Saturday, October 13  – 11 AM to 4 PM
Festival del Rio Anacostia
The bi-lingual Festival del Rio Anacostia takes place at Bladensberg Waterfront Park. The festival is a fun-filled day of boat rides, fishing, nature walks, and workshops about cleaning and restoration of the Anacostia River and its watershed.
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THE BIG BUILD — National Building Museum
Saturday, October 13  – 10 AM to 4 PM

NBM Big Build

Be a builder for the day at the Big Build community day. Amateur builders of all ages can discover what it’s like to don a hard hat, pour cement, spackle a wall, and much more as you work side-by-side with architects, designers, builders, and artisans demonstrating their skills. Meet contractors, plumbers, electricians, iron workers, landscape architects, woodworkers, and experts in many other fields to learn about their professions and hobbies.
Visit www.nbm.org for details.
Upcoming Workshops


Fall Crafting with Sylvia Slaughter
Sunday, October 21
Details coming soon

Don’t miss out on specialty Forklift finds:
Shop with us online!
Ebay Sales
Certain vintage and specialty items, from high-end furniture and appliances to antique hardware, are only available in our online stores. Plus, it’s the perfect way to share your Forklift finds with far away friends and family! Don’t miss out on the wide variety of items that we have listed on eBayEtsy, and Chairish.

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
(please drop off donations at least 30 minutes prior to closing time.)






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