Something great is going on every weekend this October at LIC Flea & Food, so mark your calendars and be there for all the fall fun.
The fall season launches on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6-7. You’ll find one-of-a-kind vendors selling vintage and artisanal goods along with great beverages at the Beer & Wine Garden, and an array of amazing food vendors.
Crowd favorites such as San Antonio’s Wood Fired Gourmet Pizzas and Four The Hard Way’s curried goat and rice and peas will be back at the market.
When you’re ready to shop, head on over to N&S Apparel for socially conscious cool Tees and Totes and to Almanac Organics for socially conscious skincare products. They believe that all businesses should operate with transparency, be mindful of their social impact, and be diligent environmental stewards.
For hand-made jewelry and vintage goods, Tracey Renee Designs has tons of great items to choose from. Silver Elephant has an array of necklaces you can layer, lovely bracelets, earrings and more.
Also, make plans to visit the LIC Flea on Oct. 13-14 for the third-annual Queens Beer Festival, where you can grab a taste from every Queens-based brewery along with a curated selection of brews from Brooklyn, The Bronx, Long Island and Staten Island. There will be more than 20 breweries represented, and over 50 beers to taste.
Enjoy unlimited tastings in your souvenir mug from LIC Beer Project, Big aLICe Brewing Co., Single Cut Beersmiths, Coney Island Brewing Company, Wartega Brewery, Montauk Brewing Company, Braven Brewing Company, Blue Point Brewing Company, Gun Hill Brewing Company and many more. Tickets start at $39 and are available at QueensBeerFest.com.
The Fall Festival takes place on Oct. 21-22. The Pumpkin Patch makes its debut this weekend and kids can grab a free pumpkin courtesy of the Flea, while supplies last. You can jump into the patch, take photos and grab your favorite pumpkin to decorate.
LIC Flea & Food is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. and is located at 5-25 46th Ave. in Long Island City, at the corner of 5th Street and 46th Avenue. For more information visit www.LICFlea.com.