Calling all holiday shoppers and vendors – the LIC Flea & Food Market is here for another season.
The newly-launched Long Island City market is opening indoors this December.
Before opening day on December 7, the flea will be hosting a holiday party on December 5 to give everyone a sneak preview of the new, holiday site. The event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. and was done in partnership with the LIC Partnership and sponsored by Modern Spaces.
“LIC Flea & Food became a major attraction here in Long Island City over the summer, and I look forward to the success of the LIC Holiday Market,” said Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer.
Aside from the countless vendors, LIC Flea is catering to the holiday season and will host live holiday music including the Danny Wellington Band, free pictures with Santa and activities from ping-pong to soccer with the New York Cosmos soccer club, the new NASL Soccer Bowl Champions. Shoppers can also buy fresh Christmas trees and wreaths.
But of course, Flea favorites will be returning, as well as new vendors catering to the seasonal spirit. Food, jewelry, fashion, furniture, arts and crafts, antiques, collectibles and more will be available.
The Flea will run Saturdays and Sundays starting December 7 in the warehouse connected to the original outdoor lot at the corner of 5th Street and 46th Avenue, near the iconic Pepsi-Cola sign.
The site is within walking distance of the No. 7, E and G trains, and the LIC East River Ferry stop. It can additionally be accessed directly from Gantry Park’s walkway along Anable Basin, and a parking garage is available on 5th Street.
LIC Flea has partnered with the East River Ferry, Queens Economic Development Corporation, TF Cornerstone, the champion New York Cosmos and LIC Partnership.
“Beautiful apartments and local amenities make Long Island City a great neighborhood, but it’s the area’s organizations and activities – like LIC Flea & Food – that bring residents together and make Long Island City a great community,” said Sofia Estevez, executive vice president of TF Cornerstone.
Interested vendors can still apply to sell at the Flea by visiting www.licflea.com or calling 718-866-8089.
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