301-985-5180 | www.CommunityForklift.org
4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston, MD 20781 (5 minutes 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.)
Join us on June 1st for
Jazz Night at the 'Lift
The summer fun continues with June's First Friday! For the second time this season, we're turning the warehouse into a pop-up arts and crafts market with live music, delicious local food, and craft beer & wine!
When: Friday, June 1st, 6 PM - 8 PM
Where: Community Forklift - 4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston, MD
Who: YOU! And your friends, family, kids, neighbors, coworkers, and (friendly, leashed) dogs.
Cost: Free to attend - but you can support local artists and businesses by purchasing their wares and tipping the band.
Featuring Forklift's first ever Clothing Swap-O-Rama!
Spring cleaning with a twist:
Why spend a lot of $$$ when you can swap old for new and customize your finds? Have you been holding onto that pair of jeans you've outgrown, or that gift that really just wasn't you? Maybe your style has entirely changed. Your rags are someone else's treasure!
A Swap-O-Rama is a fun opportunity to recycle pre-loved clothing
and spruce up your wardrobe.

How it works:
* Bring a bag or more of clean, gently used clothes
* Modify your finds at any of the DIY Stations
* Take as much as you can carry!!

Cost to participate: $5
All proceeds and leftover clothes will be donated to charity!
Accompanied by *live jazz* from The Tritone Trio
plus local food, craft beer and wine, local artists, and
activities for all ages - the strolling magician returns!
Bike to Work Day is this Friday!
Join a few Forklifters and 10,000+ area commuters this Friday, May 18 and celebrate bicycling as a clean, fun, and healthy way to get to work. Visit our Port Towns pit stop for free refreshments, giveaways, and games. Stop by in the afternoon for an icy treat from ECO City's smoothie bike. We'll see you (and your helmet) there!

Bike to Work Day sponsor DC Bike Ride is keeping the bike month celebration rolling with the region’s only car-free, closed-road, recreational bike ride on Saturday, May 19. The ride is for all ages (3+ years) and all biking abilities. Promo code LOVETOBIKE18 will save you $10 off registration, but don't wait, registration closes today!

This year, Bike to Work Day
marks the beginning of a more bike-friendly Route 1 corridor!
Capital Bikeshare is pedaling into Hyattsville & Riverdale Park. Find out more from Route One Fun and the Washington Post.
Love Vintage? Join our team!
Are you fascinated by antique, unique architectural
items and housewares? Are you friendly, detail-oriented, and strong in English, math, and computer research skills? You could be our next Vintage Pricing Associate!

Forklift is looking for a mission-driven individual to join our green workforce part-time. The ideal candidate has experience researching, merchandising, and selling antique and vintage items, especially furniture, architectural salvage, and lighting; has strong customer service, communication, and interpersonal skills; and is available on weekends. For full details and benefits, visit our jobs listing page .
Learn to Do-It-Yourself
Check out our free upcoming workshops
Did you know we offer public workshops throughout the year? We explore home repair, reuse and upcycling, and environmental stewardship.

I ntroduction to Permaculture
presented by Eric Lewis
10 AM - 12 PM on Saturday, June 2, 2018

How to Hang It
presented by Mark Wardlaw
11 AM - 12 PM on Saturday, June 23, 2018

We always need volunteers for our workshop series! Presenters receive a $75 gift certificate - so let us know if you have a topic in mind .
Are you a self-sufficient woman?
A weekend of women's empowerment is coming to Community Forklift on August 3, 4 & 5. Depart from your typical weekend routine to invest in yourself and join other resourceful women for this fun-filled, educational event. Talented instructors will share skills and secrets for DIY home repair and maintenance, urban gardening, lock-picking, financial literacy, and bike mechanics. Registration is open until July 29, but an early-bird special is available until June 3. For full details, visit the Rocky Retreat's website.
Celebrate Historic Preservation Month
Did you know that May is Historic Preservation month?
Find opportunities to celebrate and learn about historic preservation in the Maryland Milestones' calendar of events .
Home Schoolers & Home Improvement
We wanted to share a sweet message we received from a local group of home-schooled students who visited the Forklift last week on a field trip. They took an educational tour, played our "granite game," and upcycled reclaimed house parts into hardware wind chimes.
Dear Ruthie & Community Forklift,

Thank you for hosting us for a field trip! We enjoyed learning about the 3 P's- people, the planet, and prosperity. Our favorite part was reusing materials to make wind chimes. We want everyone to know that we can all do our part to help our world! 

Your Friends,
The Kids from DC Village Learning Cooperative
Apply now at thedcvillage.com
Around Town: News from our Neighbors
6 PM - 9 PM on Thursday, May 17
Celebrate the best of historic preservation in the state at Preservation Maryland's Best of Maryland Awards. Tickets to the event start at $20 and include a plentiful BBQ buffet with local beer & wine. After a brief ceremony, you'll have an opportunity to explore the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House museum and grounds.

Founded in 1930, The Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage is a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation and restoration of architecturally significant properties in Maryland. Each year they organize full day tours of historic properties in multiple counties, and each county’s tour includes seven or eight properties.

If you're the type of person who always wants to peek into old houses, now's your chance! The remaining 2018 dates are as follows:

12 PM - 4 PM on Saturday, June 9
Celebrate our great little town of Edmonston with your friends and family at this free event at the Edmonston Recreation Center, located at 1500 Tanglewood Drive. The Parade will commence at 11 AM.

9 AM - 3 PM on Saturday, June 9
Free and open to the public, the 2018 PG County Housing Fair features industry professionals that can speak with attendees about preparing to purchase a home, financing a home, home demonstrations, and more. The event will include free workshops, seminars and panel discussions, and will be held at the PG County Sports and Learning Complex (next to FedEx Field) in Landover, Maryland.

7PM - 10 PM on Saturday, June 9
The Neighborhood Design Center, a Baltimore-based nonprofit that strives to strengthen neighborhood livability and sustainability by mobilizing volunteer design professionals, is celebrating 50 years of community design. With a second office in Hyattsville, the NDC has worked on community design projects throughout the Port Towns, such as preservation of the historic Bostwick House in Bladensburg.

Enjoy watermelon cocktails, a soul shake down, and silent auction at their Reverbations gala, held at University of Baltimore's John and Frances Angelos Law Center. Click here for tickets and full details .
May Monthly Sale
Don't forget that through the end of May 2018, tile is 25% off ! 
The sale includes ceramic, glass, porcelain, terra cotta tile, and more. For full details on the sale, visit our website .
Can't make it in this month?
Shop with us online!
Did you know that we also sell items online?
All proceeds help us continue to lift up local communities through reuse. Find vintage decor, bathroom fixtures, machinery, commercial items, and more in our eBay store; vintage hardware and decor in our Etsy store; and high-end furniture in our Chairish store.
301-985-5180 | www.CommunityForklift.org
4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston, MD 20781 (5 minutes 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.)