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Save the Date! Summer of Life Community Block Party & Health Expo
Forklift Fan Spotlight: Clockmaker Extraordinaire Randall Cleaver
Upcoming Community Events
We're so excited about the Launch Party for Prince George's Green!!!
Juicy June Sales

Dear Forklift Fans,


In celebration of the arrival of summer, we're opening our doors earlier and staying open later!  

Our new summer hours are:  


Saturday & Sunday:  

9am - 6pm

Monday - Friday:  

10am - 6pm

And now open til 7pm on Wednesdays!

Please remember: if you are making a donation or picking up a big bulky item, you'll need to arrive at least a half hour before closing time.

Here's a haiku to celebrate:

sun falls on pale skin
so long covered by thick cloth
and wakes life within
(by blogger joem18b)



Now that it's summertime, what to do with all of your lightly used office and school supplies?

Community Forklift has partnered with The Collaborative to support their effort in collecting school supplies for 1,000 of our local children.
Contact our outreach team for more info on how to donate these items.
In the spirit of reuse, here are





As many of our Forklift Fans know, we're not just a thrift store. Surely you've found a few cool finds, but our warehouse is really an experiment in placemaking, where the local community comes together to create an inviting space that fosters environmental stewardship, healthy living, and social play.
With this in mind, we've decided to throw another party!

July 12, 2014  
(Rain Date July 13)  
We hope you'll be there! Bring your families, your (leashed) dogs, and your wonderful selves to celebrate the community we live in. 


There will be:

  • Live Block Party Music
  • Fresh Veggie and Fruit Distribution
  • Workshops on Healthy Living, Homes, Community, and the Environment
  • Activity Zone and Puppet Play
  • Yoga, Dance, and Cooking Demos
  • Puppy petting and Adoption Station
Randall Cleaver  

Q: What word describes the science of measuring time? 
A: Horology  
"Almost all of the materials came from Community Forklift", Cleaver said. "Although I usually become inspired by the objects I see at the store and build on that, I had an idea in mind for this project to use bowling balls for legs. I stopped by Community Forklift first and in the far back corner by the radiators, there they were--a shopping cart with four bowling balls. It was a real godsend."

You can check out more of Randall's work featured on PBS Market Warriors here 
and read more about his style in the Washington Post here .

Upcoming Community Events
Washington DC Green Fest
May 31-June 1, 2014

The Route 1 Farmers Market & Bazaar

Opens June 6 - September 27

Every First Friday | 4pm - 8pm

Every Saturday | 8am - 2pm



Located in the dynamic Prince George's County Gateway Arts District at 4100 Rhode Island Avenue in Brentwood, MD. The site, formerly the B&J Auto Lot, is currently owned by the Prince George's County Redevelopment Authority and slated for development by Landex Companies.


Gateway Community Development Corporation (CDC) is spearheading this project as part of the Art Lives Here initiative, a visibility campaign funded by ArtPlace America to Joe's Movement Emporium. The campaign supports artists and area businesses through audience development, strategic branding, and programming in the towns of Brentwood and North Brentwood and the cities of Mount Rainier and Hyattsville in the Gateway Arts District.


Local farms, vendors and artists are invited to participate in our efforts to improve the quality of life for the residential, business and artist communities by activating this space with a community revitalization project that integrates the arts. The market will provide access to fresh produce, family activities for all ages, and handmade products from regional crafters and artists. The market looks to serve the diverse communities of the surrounding towns. All income levels are welcomed.


Bowie Fest
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Allen Pond Park, 3330 Northview Drive
Bowiefest is a long-standing tradition in the City bringing the best of Bowie's civic organizations, entertainers, and businesses to one place for one day.  

 There will be rides, performances, contests, and a host of food and drink options throughout the park. There's also an Arts and Crafts fair, a Business Expo in the Ice Arena and local organizations of every size and interest will be on hand to introduce you to what they do and perhaps entice you to get involved.

Capital Pride Festival
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Pennsylvania Ave. NW, between 3rd and 7th Streets, NW, Washington DC
Join us on DC's historic Pennsylvania Avenue and help us Build Our Bright Future at the 39th Annual Pride Festival! Come for a day full of entertainment, music, food, drink, education, and celebration. 


The festival is open to everyone, and there is no fee for entry; however donations are very much encouraged and appreciated!  The Festival is family friendly. Due to large crowds and very hot asphalt, we recommend that pets stay at home.


The Capital Pride Festival includes three stages of national and local talent and will host 300 exhibitors including local and community groups, national sponsors, local businesses, food vendors, restaurants, and businesses looking to promote their services to our community.   



Takoma Park Jazz Fest
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Carroll Ave., Old Town Takoma

Prince George's Green, a new nonprofit which aims to be a catalyst for the green economy, is having a Launch Party.


If you are interested in expanding our community's green economy through workforce and business development, come join us as we network, enjoy great local food, and listen to lively music. 


Hope to see you there!!!

You can purchase tickets here.  


Midweek Flash Sales!

This month, we'll have extra deep discounts for you on  

Wednesdays & Thursdays.



Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to find out the details each week!


20% Off Kitchen Cabinets  

Take 20% off the orange tags on kitchen cabinet sets, individual kitchen cabinets, cabinet doors, and cabinet drawers

(Sale does not include select vintage items with blue tags, bathroom cabinetry, select specialty items, cabinet hardware, items from our consignment partners, or items with missing or damaged price tags).


20% Off Tile

Take 20% off ceramic, porcelain, stone, and glass tile  

(Sale does not include vinyl or marmoleum tile, carpet tile, parquet, or other types of flooring. It also does not include masonry items such as garden pavers, items from our consignment partners, or items with missing or damaged price tags)


20% Off  

Vintage & Modern Furniture


Take 20% off the blue and orange tags on indoor and outdoor furniture

(Sale does not include items from our consignment partners, select specialty items, or items with missing or damaged price tags).

 30% Off Used Tools  



Take 30% off the orange tags on salvaged and gently-used power, hand, and garden tools  

(Sale does not include new/surplus tools, tools in the locked display cases, vintage tools with blue tags, select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items with missing or damaged price tags). 

30% Off Radiators and Radiator Covers


Take 30% off radiators and covers this month 

(Sale does not include items from our consignment partners, select specialty items, or items with missing or damaged price tags).


See you at the warehouse soon!   

Your friends at the Forklift