One of our favorite home improvement destinations is Community Forklift, located near Hyattsville MD. Community Forklift is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to reduce landfill waste by salvaging building materials. While it is not in Brookland, let alone DC, we thought their summertime First Friday events would be of interest to readers since it’s not too far and sounds like a lot of fun! First Fridays will be running through September and will feature fun activities for the whole family. From the event page for the upcoming first Friday (July 7th):
Join us on the evening of July 7th as we stay open late to turn the warehouse into a pop-up market with a mystery sale, live music, local art, a local food truck, and craft beer & wine.
WHEN: Friday, July 7th, 6pm-8pm
WHERE: Community Forklift – 4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston MD 20781 (5 minutes outside NE DC near the Hyattsville Arts District)
WHO: You!!! …and your friends, family, kids, neighbors, coworkers, and (friendly, leashed) dogs.
COST: Free to attend – but you can support your local artists and businesses by purchasing their wares and tipping the band.
Come on by to catch our awesome lineup!
The event will include live music, a food truck, a strolling magician, local artists, a pop up bar, and of course, the warehouse full of great recycled items for your home.