LIC Flea & Food opens this weekend for their second season. Here’s their full Press Release. ~Karen Seiger, Markets of New York City
Photo by LIC Flea & Food
LIC Flea & Food Market to operate outdoors every Saturday and Sunday starting April 5 & 6, featuring over 85 vendors, including the best in food, jewelry, fashion, furniture, arts and crafts, antiques, collectibles and much more
Long Island City, Queens – LIC FLEA & FOOD, one of the biggest and well-known markets in New York City, will be launching its outdoor market season on Saturdays and Sundays starting April 5.
LIC FLEA & FOOD is located at the corner of Fifth Street and 46th Avenue, just one block behind the iconic Pepsi-Cola sign. It is in walking distance of the No. 7, E and G trains, as well as the LIC East River Ferry stop and a parking garage conveniently located on Fifth Street.
LIC FLEA & FOOD will host over 85 vendors each day and is full of the favorites from last season, plus many new vendors who will have unique goods, including the best in food vendors, jewelry, fashion, furniture, art and crafts, antiques, collectibles and more.
Besides great vendors the market will feature activities including ping pong, bouncy houses for kids and soccer clinics with players from The New York Cosmos soccer club. LIC FLEA & FOOD is a fun and vibrant weekend destination for the entire family.
“LIC Flea & Food had a spectacular first season bringing together amazing vendors and the community for both our outdoor season and indoor holiday market,” said LIC Flea & Food President Joshua Schneps. “We look forward to a great season ahead offering a place for families to come for the day to enjoy the flea, the waterfront park, surrounding businesses and all that Long Island City has to offer.”
Interested vendors can still apply to sell at what will be the biggest market of its kind in Queens County. Working with Kaufman Astoria Studios, LIC Flea & Food will be opening a second outdoor market on May 4 named Astoria Flea & Food for eight consecutive Sundays, also open to vendors. From small artisan businesses to the more established, all are welcome to apply at www.LICFlea.com.
LIC FLEA has partnered with The East River Ferry, Queens Economic Development Corporation, TF Cornerstone, Food Cellar and LIC Partnership.
LIC FLEA & FOOD MARKET can be accessed directly from Gantry Park’s walkway along Anable Basin.
“With the Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park open, getting to the LIC Flea & Food site from the East River Ferry terminal is truly a walk in the park,” said Paul Samulski, creative & marketing officer at BillyBey Ferry Company. “The ferry offers a frequent, reliable and comfortable option for people looking to explore some unique shopping options in Long Island City, especially this vibrant, outdoor market which features an assortment of goods from local artisans and shops. We’re very happy to be affiliated with the flea and we’re looking forward to helping it become even more popular in year number two.”
LIC FLEA & FOOD MARKET is situated in one of the most vibrant communities in Queens. The waterfront has been developed to include luxurious residences, businesses and amenities with breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline.
Please join LIC FLEA & FOOD’s press conference and ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30a.m. on Saturday, April 5 at the entrance of LIC FLEA.
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