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301-985-5180 |
4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston MD 20781
(5 min. from DC, near Hyattsville)
Open 7 days a week, from 9 AM - 6 PM - 
and open till 7 PM on Wednesdays & Fridays.
(Please drop off donations at least 30 minutes before closing time.)
Fo rklift First Fridays are back! 
What are you doing tonight?   We're staying open late to host a pop-up market with a mystery salvage sale,  local art,  a food truck dinner, craft beer & wine, and live music from The Vico Cycle.

Admission is FREE so invite your friends & neighbors, and bring your family! All ages (and friendly, leashed pets) are welcome.

When: TONIGHT, Friday May 5th, 6pm - 8pm

Where: Community Forklift - 4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston MD 20781 (5 minutes  outside NE DC in the Hyattsville area)

Who: YOU! And your friends, family, kids, neighbors, co-workers, and (friendly, leashed) dogs. We've even had a few meetup groups and blind dates show up!

Cost: Free to attend - But you can support your local artists and businesses by purchasing their wares and tipping the band.

What:  Check out all we have to offer below...

Mystery Salvage Sale!
We'll have an extra special 2-hour sale in the warehouse during First Friday. We'll announce the details online just before the party.

Live music:
The Vico Cycle  is back! A returning Forklift favorite, they are a DC-based rock band infused with the DNA of funk, blues, jazz, hip-hop and R&B.

Kafta Mania Food Truck:
This Lebanese/Mediterranean food truck serves three versions of the Kafta Sandwich (beef, turkey, vegetarian) and other traditional dishes.

Craft Beer & Wine:
Riverdale's Town Center Market  is back again this year and is bringing an exciting selection of craft beers and wine to the 'Lift each month.

Local artists:  
We'll have local artists here for your shopping pleasure!

3 Peas Handmade Soaps will offer their bath and body products. What originally was a hobby has now grown into a small family business comprised of a mom and her triplets.

Michelle Bailey is a Takoma Park-based artist who will be here with her original paintings, prints, note cards & T-shirts for sale.

Pete Pichaske is a local photographer whose focus on nature photography combines three of his passions: creativity, traveling and hiking. He'll be here with nature/landscape photos, canvas prints, and note cards.

Can't make it?
Come to the next one!  Forklift First Fridays will be running from May through September. For more info about future events, check out our calendar, follow us on Facebook, or subscribe to our blog.

Find something for Mom 
in our online shops

Looking for something unique for Mother's Day?  Did you know that we have a lot of items that are available only online?  Find something Mom will love, and do some good too - all proceeds help us continue to lift up local communities through reuse. 

We have tons of vintage hardware & decor in our Etsy store!  

Or, to see a range of vintage decor, bathroom fixtures, machinery, and commercial items, v isit our  Ebay store.

Pick up a new skill
at our Spring Workshop Series

Did you know we offer free public workshops throughout the year?We explore home repair, reuse and upcycling, and environmental stewardship.

This Sunday, we've got a great one for aspiring carpenters!  
Click below to reserve a seat.

11am - 12pm on Sunday, May 7th
Presented by Jon Moncton of  J Moncton Custom Furniture & Cabinetry
Jon will discuss the basics of using 3 specific adhesives in your woodworking:  CA (cyanoacrylate) glue, aka Superglue; Titebond III; and West Systems Epoxy.   Learn when and how to apply these three types of glue when performing: project repair, edge gluing, mortise & tenon, and other common operations.

If you can't make it, we've got more coming up!   We'll have registration links up on our website soon.

May 20th:  Basic Hand Tools with Mark Wardlaw of BNV Remodeling

May 27th:  Intro to Permaculture with our very own Jane Matt

We're planning our summer series now, so let us know if you have a topic to share!

May Specials
Please Note:  Some exclusions apply. Monthly sales do not include select specialty items, consignment items, or items sold online. Items with missing or damaged tags will not be sol d.
Photo by John Lynagh
50% Off Lighting
Through the end of May, take half off modern & vintage lights, shades, & bulbs with blue and orange tags.  Sale does not include other light parts or electrical supplies, ceiling fans without lights, or white-tag items from our Salvage Arts consignment partner.
marine paint, and other types of liquid.
radiator department
50% Off Radiators & Covers
Take half off orange & blue tags on cast iron radiators, as well as all types of radiator covers.  Sale does not include other HVAC equipment or supplies, plumbing or electrical parts.
50% Off Shutters
Take half off interior and exterior shutters with orange & blue tags, including modern vinyl shutters as well as vintage wood shutters.  Does not include shutter hardware sold separately, or other types of window treatments.

5-Gallon FREEBIE:  
Liquids & Color Paint
Giveaway includes 5-gallon buckets of donated color paint, stain, glazes, sealants, adhesives, joint compound, marine paint, and other types of liquid.

This offer does NOT INCLUDE white or off-white paint, or Amazon Recycled Paint.   Up to 25 free buckets per customer, while supplies last.  We cannot provide storage for freebie items - they must be removed right away.

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301-985-5180 |
Open 7 days a week, from 9 AM - 6 PM - and now open till 7 PM on Wednesdays & Fridays.
(Please drop off donations at least 30 minutes before closing time.)
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