The Long Island City waterfront will be filled with celebrations this weekend.
The popular LIC Flea & Food, held every Saturday at the outdoor lot on the corner of Fifth Street and 46th Avenue, will host the First Annual LIC Flea Favorites Food Festival, bringing the best food vendors from the market.
Such vendors include Oconomi, Jessy’s Pastries, Butcher Bar, Arborio King, Tea + Milk, Drink More Good, Frittering Away, ChocoToy, Ice & Vice, The Sugar Boutique, Ice Riders and Mom & Popsicles.
During the festival, vendors will receive “Flea Favorite” awards based on votes by a panel of judges and visitors to the market as well.
Judges include Bradley Hawks, editor-in-chief of BORO Magazine; Rob MacKay of the Queens Economic Development Corporation; NY1 reporter Arlene Borenstein; and bloggers Layla Khoury-Hanold of “A Glass of Rose” and Karen Siegler of “Markets of New York City.”
Visitors to the Flea on July 26 will be able to select their favorite vendors to win the LIC Flea Favorites Visitors Choice Award.
LIC Flea & Food is open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
In Astoria, the Astoria Flea & Food is offering the best in food, drinks, antiques, clothing, art, accessories and much more. Local art groups will be represented at the Astoria Flea.
The market is open every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the outdoor backlot of Kaufman Astoria Studios at 36th Street and 35th Avenue, every Sunday until August 31.
For more information visit www.licflea.com.