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LIC Flea’s final weekend this season: Give back, get fit, have fun


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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It has been five months since LIC Flea & Food opened and with every weekend filled with growing amounts of success, there is still one more chance to make it your weekend destination.

The last two days of this year’s LIC Flea will be on Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27 at 5-25 46th Avenue in Long Island City.

On Saturday, CrossFit Long Island City will be hosting the Barbells for Boobs fundraiser at the LIC Flea from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Barbells for Boobs is a nonprofit breast cancer organization founded by Zionna Munoz in 2009, after her best friend was diagnosed with breast cancer. Its mission is to offer funding through the Mammograms In Action Grant Program for qualified low-income men and women who need screening and/or diagnostic procedures. Fundraisers are now held at different CrossFit locations throughout the country. Munoz will attend the LIC Flea CrossFit workout. During the event, participants will take part in a CrossFit workout known as “Grace,” where men and women perform benchmark exercises known as Clean and Jerks. Coaches will be available to assist anyone new to the CrossFit routine.

“[In CrossFit] we help each other and rise to the occasion,” said Vadim Noskov, CrossFit LIC owner and head coach. “Cancer is such a thing that there is not a single family in the world that isn’t affected by it.”

In order to participate, visit crossfitlic.com, where you can make a donation and then reserve your spot in one of the “heats,” taking place every 30 minutes on Saturday. You can also donate at http://fundraise.barbellsforboobs.org/fundraise/team?ftid=24844 or onsite at the LIC Flea.

“It’s helping a great cause and will also bring our community a little bit closer,” said Noskov.

On Sunday , LIC Flea will hold a bar crawl through Long Island City offering $1 half pint beers at Rockaway Brewery, Alewife, Open Door and a few other locations. In order to participate, you must come by LIC Flea and pick up a wristband.

LIC Flea will be open this weekend from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will back in Long Island City in April, 2014.

So come on down to LIC Flea & Food this weekend to explore vendors, give back while getting a CrossFit workout and enjoy some Sunday drinks with family and friends.

For its final 2013 weekend, LIC Flea will be hosting a fundraiser and bar crawl.

 

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