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As it makes its way into its second month of success, LIC Flea & Food continues to create unforgettable weekends for residents and visitors – and recently received great recognition in the city.

On August 7, Metro newspaper named three of their favorite markets in New York that combine food with shopping for clothing, accessories and much more. Metro chose LIC Flea as its favorite market in New York City.

“I’m thrilled that the market was recognized by Metro,” said Joshua Schneps, LIC Flea & Food president. “LIC Flea & Food has the absolute best vendors and they are what makes the market so fantastic. Long Island City is an amazing community and the market is in the heart of the neighborhood.”

Metro highlighted LIC Flea’s large range of different foods, representing the diversity of the borough, weekend DJs, and variety of hand-made jewelry, clothing, accessories, home décor and art from local artists.

“LIC Flea is a great destination to enjoy and take the family,” said Schneps. “The market has anything you want from food to antiques to furniture, jewelry, fashion and many things for you to discover.”

To check out Metro’s list of favorite flea market, you can visit www.metro.us.

Continuing to wow the borough, LIC Flea will host its first Ping Pong Open on August 24 and 25.

The table tennis tournament will be free to enter and participants can register when they go to shop at the LIC Flea.

Prizes will include two tickets to the U.S. Open, which will begin at August 26 at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, a 30 day fitness membership to CityView Racquet Club and $100 to spend at LIC Flea.

There will also be face painting by Frankie’s Carnival Time.

LIC Flea & Food is located at 5-25 46th Avenue in Long Island City. It is open every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m through the end of October and will be opened Labor Day weekend.

 

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