April 8, 2015 By Michael Florio
The LIC Flea and Food market will be returning for its third season this weekend.
The flea will open on April 11 and will run every Saturday and Sunday from 10am through 6 pm 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.
There will be more than 80 vendors each day selling food, jewelry, fashion, furniture, art and crafts, antiques and collectibles.
The flea, which opened a beer garden for the first time last year, will serve beer exclusively brewed in Queens. Therefore, the beer served will be from breweries such as Rockaway Brewery, SingleCut, Queens Brewery and Finback.
The flea will also try to cater to young children. For instance, there will be ping-pong and bouncy houses.
“We look forward to a great season ahead offering a place for visitors to come for the day to enjoy the flea, the waterfront park, surrounding businesses and all that Long Island City has to offer,” said LIC Flea & Food President Joshua Schneps.
Popular vendors that will be returning include Butcher Bar, Tea and Milk, along with new food vendors such as Lumpia Merienda, Chuta Madre and CakeBox NYC.
Tea and Milk, which sells tea and bubble tea, gained so much recognition at the LIC Flea last year that its owners opened a shop in Astoria last month.
Awesome turnout this weekend! Great to have the flea back, and with more booths than before!
Glad to see it back, and both days in LIC!!!
walking distance for mexican
Glad to see them back. It would be great if they would be able to hold the flea on Saturdays from 3PM to 9PM during the scorching summer months. It is tough to stay too long when the sun is beating down on you. Nonetheless, it is a great addition to our neighborhood and it seems like it gets better very year.
The food offered at the flee/food market is good, but the portions are small and the prices are high. Why can’t LIC have a place offering good but inexpensive Mexican food?
YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!
To be clear, this is a craft fair, not a flea market. $$$.