June 27, 2019 By Shane O’Brien
The LIC Flea & Food is returning to the Long Island City waterfront this weekend for its seventh season.
The market will be open on June 29 and June 30 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will take place in its usual location of 5-26 46th Avenue, one block away from the Pepsi sign.
In total, there will be over 60 vendors, featuring food international vendors and artisans selling their crafts. There will also be a beer garden showcasing craft beers brewed in Queens and a DJ.
Food vendors this year will include Down East Lobstah, Japanese pancake shop Softbite Souffle, and La Braza NYC, which sells authentic Ecuadorian cuisine.
Arts and crafts vendors include Coin Arts Jewelry, Posh Hippi, which sells handmade soaps, and Nomada Colors Designs.
Organizers expect roughly 3,000 visitors over the course of two days.
Joshua Schneps, co-founder of the event, said: “We’re thrilled to be back for our 7th year with an amazing array of food and flea vendors in Long Island City. We’re looking forward to having the community join us this opening weekend and for our upcoming special events.”
The market is being scaled back from previous years, when it ran each weekend over the summer.
This year it will be operate on specific days. Those dates are June 28 and 30; July 4, for a night market; Sept. 14 and 15, which will also feature a wine and tunes festival; and on Oct. 5 and 6, which will include the Queens Beer Festival.