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LIC Flea & Food to return for fourth season this April


Jan. 19, 2016 By Michael Florio

The LIC Flea & Food market will be returning for a fourth season this April.

The flea will open on April 9 and will run ever Saturday and Sunday through October.

The flea takes place on an empty lot at the corner of Fifth Street and 46th Avenue, just one block behind the Pepsi-Cola sign. The lot is owned by Plaxall, a family-owned and operated business, which hosts and supports the event each year.

This year up to 80 vendors are expected to participate, according to Elizabeth Aloni, LIC Flea market director.

Items for sale include food and beverages, jewelry, furniture, handcrafted items, vintage clothing, antiques, collectibles and recycled items. There will be artists selling their paintings, photographs and sculptures, Aloni said.

LICFlea“We have something for everyone,” she said.

The flea will include vendors such as Bulldog Burgery, which serves all-beef burgers and fresh cut fries, and Vivian Jewelry. New vendors include The Ditty, a pub that recently opened on Ditmars Blvd in Astoria.

The flea will also be bringing back its beer and wine garden for a second year. The participating breweries are still being determined, according to Aloni.

Venders still have time to sign up and can reach out here:

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I love having the LIC Flea in our backyard and I appreciate the fact that we have a family owned business that understands civic duty but I hope they make some changes for the sake of the vendors and the customers. That parking lot is totally uninviting. Very windy and very hot. It is a concrete jungle. On top of that, the music is WAY too loud. This is a neighborhood of mostly families. There needs to be a comfortable place to sit and listen to quiet music and drink beer and eat. The loud DJ’s are ridiculous. There needs to be some trees. The fences need wind blockers. Again, I appreciate that this is here, but lets face it. After the first few weekends, it really dies down. I am certain the crowds would be bigger if it was more comfortable to go there. I also think the bouncy room is a big draw. Maybe add another draw for children and do it every weekend. If the kids want to go, they drag their parents along. The beer tent is great but also could be a little more comfortable. Thanks to Plaxall, but for everyones sake, please make the experience a little more pleasant.


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