Nov. 19, 2021 By Christian Murray
A thrifting event will be taking place in Long Island City on Tuesday.
The “Stop ’N’ Swap” community reuse event, organized by the non-profit GrowNYC, allows the public to bring clean, portable, and reusable items to share with others who can use them. Items include clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys.
Attendees are not required to bring items in order to take items from the swap, organizers said. They can simply show up with a bag and see what’s free for the taking.
The event will take place at PS 111Q , located at 37-15 13th St. from 4pm-7pm.
Proof of vaccination and a mask are required for all attendees. Furniture and other large items are not accepted at the swap.
The organizers say the event is a way to be environmentally conscious by helping to decrease the amount of waste that goes to landfills.
“The average NYC household discards about 2,000 pounds of waste a year,” GrowNYC said. “By reusing through events like Stop ’N’ Swap, NYC residents can take part in diverting over 40 million pounds of material a year from the landfill.
Anything left over at the end of the day will be donated or recycled.