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LIC Flea and Food To Present July 4 Night Market

Photo: Steven Malecki, 2015 show

Photo: Steven Malecki, 2015 show

June 9, 2016 Staff Report

LIC Flea and Food will be open on the evening of July 4, bringing its range of craft goods, art and eats under the East River fireworks show.

The flea market, which regularly runs at 5-25 46th Ave. every Saturday and Sunday through October, will be open from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. on July 4, organizers have announced. This is the second year that LIC Flea and Food is hosting a July 4th market.

The Macy’s 4th of July fireworks display will take place that evening from the East River near Hunters Point South Park (which is expected to be closed off for use as a staging area). Police expect more than 50,000 spectators to head to the Long Island City waterfront for a view of the show.

LIC Flea and Food offers craft goods, art, antiques and a range of foods from more than 80 vendors. The Flea also has an all-Queens beer garden with eight beers from local breweries on tap.

“We’re extremely excited to host our second annual 4th of July market this year,” Joshua Schneps, president of LIC Flea and Food, said in a statement announcing the July 4 market. “There is no place better to celebrate the holiday than along the LIC Waterfront.”

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Martin Blake

Completely missed the point of the “United States of America” which is inclusiveness. The Constitution stands for all people, not just Americans. The Bill of Rights are universal rights, not just American rights. All are welcome to come to the fireworks celebration. The world is invited. Let other countries be exclusive and intolerant. Not us. If we believe in exclusivity and intolerance, we’d better take down the Statue of Liberty.


4th of July should only be celebrated by US citizens. It’s our holiday and non-citizens should just stay home and appreciate that they live in this great country.


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