Come and enjoy the last weekend of the 2017 season at LIC Flea & Food market this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 28 and 29.
Take advantage of the warm weather while you support your local community, shop great sales, eat international cuisine and sip on $4 craft beer. The popular Long Island City market, located at Fifth Street and 46th Avenue, is ending its outdoor season with a weekend filled with fun activities for everyone.
Visitors are encouraged to come and visit all their favorite LIC Flea vendors. On Sunday, you can have fun and do good as the Flea joins local P.S./I.S. 78 in their annual school fundraiser. Kids will be able to decorate a pumpkin, participate in arts & crafts, fill up on goodies and jump in the bouncy house. Tickets will be sold for all of the activities and are $1.
The Long Island City Y.M.C.A. will also be hosting their “Scholastic Book Fair” and providing fun activities from noon to 3 p.m. both days.
Ready to enjoy some art? An original Project O / La Mer Wave Walk Sculpture, “Birth of Venus” created by acclaimed photographer, stylist, writer and creative director Margaret Zhang, will be on display at the Flea. Margaret Zhang’s wave sculpture was inspired by “The Birth of Venus” by Botticelli. Birth of Venus represents the ocean as a life source and magical, ethereal being that, as the artist puts it, “is often forgotten in this age of technology that we currently inhabit.”
The LIC Beer Garden will be celebrating Oktoberfest where you can grab a flight of local craft beer for $4, get a cool branded tasting souvenir mug and sip five amazing brews for only $10. Shop our vintage flea vendors and start your holiday shopping early!
Although this weekend marks the end of the outdoor season of the market, stay tuned for the announcement of the holiday market coming soon.
LIC Flea & Food is open this upcoming Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. and is located at 5-25 46th Ave. in Long Island City at the corner of Fifth Street and 46th Avenue. For more information and to learn about the monthly special events, visit www.LICFlea.com.