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Community Forklift First Friday – Live Music, Magician, Art, Food And Home Improvement

The Warehouse at Community Forklift

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! The First Friday event on September 1st  is the last of the year and will feature fun activities for the whole family. From the event page:

When: Friday, September 1st, 6pm-8pm
Where: Community Forklift – 4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston MD 20781 (5 min. outside NE DC in the Port Towns neighborhood, near Hyattsville)
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.

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.

Community Forklift First Friday – Empanadas, Beer/Wine, Music And Home Improvement

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.

Community Forklift’s Family Friendly Black Friday Alternative

community forliftOne 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 Black Friday and Small Business Saturday events would be of interest to readers since it’s not too far and sounds like a lot of fun! Here are some details and sure to check  out the Facebook event page for more info.

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and you know what that means… Community Forklift’s Green Friday and Small Business Saturday Weekend Extravaganza!

We hate Black Friday – the commercialism, the cost, and the unhappy crowds.

Lets Celebrate Community Instead!

Every year, Community Forklift adds a fresh twist to the drudgery of Black Friday and the holiday scramble by celebrating green, local, and small businesses, as well as teaching folks how to make their own unique gifts and holiday decorations.

Dates: Friday, November 27th & Saturday, November 28th
Times: 11am-4pm each day

There will be:

  • Live music both days
  • Free Gift-Making Workshops
  • Craft Area For Kids
  • Pictures With Santa
  • Local Artists selling their crafts
  • Food Trucks

Community Forklift is about a 15 minute drive to 4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston MD 20781.

Community Forklift Hosts “This Old Warehouse” Fall Festival This Saturday

The Warehouse
The Warehouse

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 still post about it from time to time, since it’s not too far and is a great destination! We thought readers would like to know about this free upcoming event. From a notice:

On Sat. Sept. 12th, join us for “This Old Warehouse” a fall festival to celebrate old homes and the folks who love them. You can meet historic preservation experts and tradespeople, get antique appraisal advice, and attend free workshops on topics like wood window restoration and electrical systems in old homes. You can also browse our wide selection of antique tools and hardware (normally sold only online). We’ll have live music from local bands, cider and baked goods, and lunch from the Urban Bumpkin BBQ food truck.

10am – 3pm, September 12, 2015 Bring your friends, your family, and your (friendly, leashed) pets for:

Live Bands:
Enjoy old-timey music from Jacob Panic, Sweet Back Papas, Rodeo Motel, and DJ Right.

Great Grub:
Urban Bumpkin BBQ is a modern rolling cuisine that combines Asian, Native Alaskan and Russian dishes with American smoking traditions and unique bang’n flavors. They say, “Some may call it the identity crisis menu, but it’s definitely the epitome of melting pot ‘Murica!”

Meet the Experts:
Learn about preservation grants, rebates, local restoration companies, and more. We’ll have a ton of folks here to share useful info, including:
Maryland Milestones/Anacostia Trails Heritage Area
Preservation Maryland
Historic Roofing Company
Wagner Roofing
Prince George’s County Office of Historic Preservation
The Prince George’s Memory Project

Appraisal Advice:
Ever wonder whether Grandma’s knick-knack is worth anything? Sarah Reeder, a specialist at the Potomack Company, will be here to offer advice about antique appraisal. Her particular areas of expertise are mid-century modern design and decorative arts. Individuals with items outside of Ms. Reeder’s areas of expertise are welcome to bring their items and she will document them to be evaluated later by her colleagues.

Free Workshops:
10am- Understanding Your Electrical System
by Steve Palmer of Stephen Palmer Electric, Inc.
Familiar with all types of wiring, dating back to the late 19th century, Steve will be sharing tips to troubleshoot and assess electrical safety in old homes.

12pm- Capturing Our Legacy With Home Movies and Photographs
by The Prince George’s Memory Project
Makarah and Matt will explain the Memory Project and give an overview about collecting and preserving home movies and photographs. They will also show clips from some of their collected historic materials.

1pm- Harvest Farm Tour
by Deb Wren, Head Farmer at ECO City Farms Edmonston
Join us for a crisp neighborhood walk and a fall harvest tour of ECO City Farms. See the autumn setting in on the farm and enjoy some fresh air and nature right in the heart of the Port Towns.

2pm- Restoring Historic Windows
by Stephen Ortado of Historic Structures
An expert in conserving, restoring and reproducing period window styles from the early eighteenth century to the early twentieth, Stephen will introduce you to basic maintenance and repair techniques for your old windows.

Thanks to our Sponsor:
Thanks to the National Association of Remodeling Industries Metro DC Chapter for making this event possible!

 

Community Forklift  is located at 4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston MD 2078

Community Forklift First Friday: Kid Activities, Craft Beer, Live Music, Pho Wheels And More

huge old doors
Now get your reclaimed wood with a side of beer!

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 still post about it from time to time, since it’s not too far and is a great destination! Anyone working to maintain the original character of their home or simply fond of antique and re-purposed items would enjoy a visit.

We thought readers would like to know about this  free monthly event. From a notice:

Forklift 1st Friday’s are Here! Ever wonder what it’s like here in the Community Forklift warehouse after 6pm… Come join us to find out! Come on by every First Friday between May and September for lively entertainment, food, beer and wine!

This Friday, June 5th, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm they will have the following:

  • Dance and jump rope activities for kids and parents
  • Indie Folk group The Iris Bell will perform
  • $3.50 craft beer and wine
  • Vietnamese food from Pho Wheels
  • Three local Hyattsville artists displaying & selling their art

Check out the event page here for  more information. Sounds like a lot of fun!

Community Forklift  is located at 4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston MD 2078

Community Forklift Offers A Family Friendly Alternative On Black Friday

community forklift your thrift store for home improvement
Photo courtesy of Community Forklift

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 Black Friday and Small Business Saturday events would be of interest to readers since it’s not too far and sounds like a lot of fun! Anyone working to maintain the original character of their home or simply fond of antique and re-purposed items would enjoy a visit.

From 10am -6pm on Nov. 28 & 29, stop by the reuse center to check out upcycled gifts from local artists, and help decorate a community tree. There will free craft workshops for all ages, music from DJ One Heart and pictures with Santa Claus (see the full schedule below). The warehouse is a bit chilly, so make sure to bundle up – but there will be free hot cider and cookies to keep you warm! Check out the info below from Ruthie from Community Forklift:

LOCAL ARTISTS OPEN STUDIO AND SALES
Many crafters and artists come to the Forklift to find inspiration and supplies. Throughout Green Friday and Small Business Saturday, a variety of local artists will be here to offer their wares, and show you how they create their amazing pieces!

DIY CRAFT AREA FOR ALL AGES (12pm – 4pm Fri. & Sat.)
We’ll have a free craft area open for children and adults on 12pm – 4pm on Friday and Saturday so that you can make tree ornaments or tile coasters. They make great stocking stuffers! On Friday from 12pm – 4pm, bring the whole family to make image transfer t-shirts with ‘Arts on a Roll’, an arts initiative through the Prince George’s County Parks and Planning Department ($5 per t-shirt).

5th ANNUAL MISTLETOE MARKET (10am – 6pm Fri. & Sat.)
Find great gifts for friends and family, made by local artists! All gifts are made with reclaimed, upcycled, or other eco-friendly materials. Gifts for sale include jewelry, textiles and clothing, beauty care, mosaics, stationary, wall art, candles, toys, housewares and more.

MEET SANTA (12pm – 2pm Fri.)
Santa Claus often stops by Community Forklift to shop. “I can find vintage wood-carving tools at the Forklift, and they’re a lot sturdier than modern hand tools” reports Mr. Claus. “So when the staff asked if I could stop by their party, I was happy to help.” Santa will be at the warehouse from 12-2pm on Friday, and photos will be available afterwards on the Forklift’s Facebook page.

Community Forklift is about a 15 minute drive to 4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston MD 20781.

Community Forklift Annual Garden Party And Spring Sale Coming Saturday

Community Forklift Spring PartyOne of my 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 Annual Garden Party and Spring Sale would be of interest to readers since its not too far and sounds like a lot of fun! Anyone working to maintain the original character of their home or simply fond of antique and re-purposed items would enjoy a visit. Community Forklift is about a 15 minute drive to 4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston MD 20781. See the flyer above for more details.