April 3, 2014 By Christian Murray
The LIC Flea & Food kicks off Saturday and will be open every Saturday and Sunday until fall.
The market will be hosting more than 85 vendors and will offer food, jewelry, fashion, furniture, art and crafts, antiques, collectibles and more.
The market will also feature activities including ping pong and bouncy houses for children.
During the opening weekend, the New York Cosmos soccer team will also be on site offering soccer clinics.
The flea will run from 10am through 6 pm every day it is open. It is located on an empty lot at the corner of Fifth Street and 46th Avenue, just one block behind the Pepsi-Cola sign.
The flea plans to sell alcohol this year and is in the process of applying for a liquor license. It is currently seeking the approval of Community Board 2, which advises the State Liquor Authority as to whether a license should be granted. The flea’s next meeting with the community board is scheduled for April 9.
Meanwhile, the LIC Flea & Food will be opening a second market next month, which will be in Astoria. It has partnered with Kaufman Astoria Studios, which will host the event on its outdoor lot, located on 36th Street between 34th and 35th avenues.
The market, which is aptly called the Astoria Flea & Food, will open on May 4. It will take place for eight consecutive Sundays.