The LIC Flea kicks off this weekend!

LIC FleaThe ever popular LIC Flea & Food market right on the Long Island City waterfront is kicking off its fourth season this weekend. There you’ll find a variety of antiques, vintage wares, collectibles, art, crafts, and fashion. You should also come hungry to check out lots of delicious food vendors, and thirsty—again they’re hosting the All-Queens Beer Garden, which will be pouring beers from Queens-based breweries.

The LIC Flea Market“Now in our fourth year, you can expect to find popular vendors from our past and unique new vendors you won’t be able to find anywhere else,” said Joshua Schneps of LIC Flea & Food. “With a wide range of unique products and specialty items, and incredible views of the Manhattan skyline, the vibrant experience offered by LIC Flea & Food will be unlike anything else, providing a fun destination for the entire family—New Yorkers and visitors alike.”

What’s cookin’? You’ll chow on food that showcases the ethnic diversity of Queens from a wide range of food makers: Oconomi’s Japanese Vegetable Pancakes, Butcher Bar’s Wood Smoked BBQ, Jessy’s Empanadas and Noodle Code’s Guilin-style noodles.

The market’s vintage offerings—significantly expanded from last year—will include such vendors as RI-PURPOSE, Maggiebeth Vintage, and Halltown Homestead.

“I’m very excited that the LIC Flea & Food will return for its fourth year in our neighborhood,” said Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer. “Their fantastic events showcase the chefs and artisans of our borough and help make Long Island City the vibrant, thriving, culture-rich neighborhood that it is.”

From April 9 through October 30, LIC Flea & Food will operate every Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm at the corner of 5th Street and 46th Avenue, a special spot with breathtaking views of the midtown Manhattan skyline. It’s walking distance from the No. 7, N, Q, E, M and G trains, as well as the LIC East River Ferry stop and a parking garage on 5th Street.

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