The weather might be getting colder, but the LIC Flea & Food is staying hot indoors.
The popular Long Island City flea market made its move indoors to the warehouse, connected to the original outdoor lot on the corner of Fifth Street and 46th Avenue, to launch the LIC Flea Holiday Market.
Every Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 21, the indoor holiday market will include two floors of a mix of LIC Flea favorite vendors and new faces offering local, handmade and uniquely curated items. Vendors will also be selling delicious treats and drinks. There are also two special boutique spots in the inner building. Shoppers will be able to find something for everyone on their lists.
The LIC Flea Beer Garden also remains open on the second floor of the warehouse. The beer garden offers wine and beer selections from local breweries SingleCut Beersmiths, Queens Brewery, Finback Brewery and Rockaway Brewing Company. Drink specials including $2 beer and $3 wine are available from 4 to 5 p.m.
There will be great events in the weekends to come such as Lego building, cupcake making, pictures with Santa Claus and much more. Dandy Wellington and His Band will be performing this weekend at the flea market.
Shoppers can also enter the LIC Flea Black Friday challenge by stopping at the market and getting all their holiday shopping done before Dec. 1 for a chance to win $100 in Flea Bucks. See www.facebook.com/licflea for how to enter.
As the LIC Flea Holiday Market hits its third week, here are some vendors to check out the next time you visit the popular indoor flea market.
1. Soap for Sinners
Soap for Sinners is a local soap company offering a variety of bath and body products made with essential oils and plant-based ingredients. With a holiday-inspired line with names like “Lump of Coal” and “Pout Purifier,” you can find nourishing and playful gifts. Cleanse your body and soul with this fresh, eco-friendly and cruelty-free brand.
2. El Jefe’sNachoria
El Jefe’sNachoria offers satisfaction for “unsatisfied nacho connoisseurs.” They focus on simple, fresh ingredients with big flavor. Each order is built so that every bite has the right amount of “stuff.” El Jefe’sNachoria uses locally-made tortillas and flame toasts their chips to order. “El Jefe” has mastered the art of the nacho and is eager to share it with you!
3. Paradox Thrift Shop
The vintage jewelry and clothing collection at Paradox Thrift Shop features unique and timeless fashion at affordable prices. They specialize in bohemian drop necklaces, hippie earrings and retro cocktail rings, as well as one-of-a-kind casual, dress and outerwear for women and men. The “thrifty” vintage treasures are perfect for the eye-catching gift or a guiltless present for yourself.
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