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LIC Flea voted a favorite in NYC

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

As it makes its way into its second month of success, LIC Flea & Food continues to create unforgettable weekends for residents and visitors – and recently received great recognition in the city.

On August 7, Metro newspaper named three of their favorite markets in New York that combine food with shopping for clothing, accessories and much more. Metro chose LIC Flea as its favorite market in New York City.

“I’m thrilled that the market was recognized by Metro,” said Joshua Schneps, LIC Flea & Food president. “LIC Flea & Food has the absolute best vendors and they are what makes the market so fantastic. Long Island City is an amazing community and the market is in the heart of the neighborhood.”

Metro highlighted LIC Flea’s large range of different foods, representing the diversity of the borough, weekend DJs, and variety of hand-made jewelry, clothing, accessories, home décor and art from local artists.

“LIC Flea is a great destination to enjoy and take the family,” said Schneps. “The market has anything you want from food to antiques to furniture, jewelry, fashion and many things for you to discover.”

To check out Metro’s list of favorite flea market, you can visit www.metro.us.

Continuing to wow the borough, LIC Flea will host its first Ping Pong Open on August 24 and 25.

The table tennis tournament will be free to enter and participants can register when they go to shop at the LIC Flea.

Prizes will include two tickets to the U.S. Open, which will begin at August 26 at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, a 30 day fitness membership to CityView Racquet Club and $100 to spend at LIC Flea.

There will also be face painting by Frankie’s Carnival Time.

LIC Flea & Food is located at 5-25 46th Avenue in Long Island City. It is open every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m through the end of October and will be opened Labor Day weekend.



LIC Flea to offer carnival fun, free yoga and more this weekend

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

A carnival, free yoga and a luxurious giveaway are each making their way down to the LIC Flea & International Food Bazaar this weekend.

Frankie’s Carnival Time is bringing carnival fun for the whole family on Saturday and Sunday at LIC Flea with games, prizes and a chance to try out your putting skills.

For the early birds looking for that morning stretch, the Yoga Room is presenting a free yoga session on Sunday, August 10 at 11 a.m.

While enjoying all the different vendors and activities at LIC Flea this weekend, there will also be a top giveaway prize of a Harrah’s Resort Party Package which includes luxury accommodations, VIP entry into Atlantic City’s The Pool After Dark and credit to use at one of Harrah’s Resort’s eight restaurants.

So whether you are looking to enjoy some carnival activities, stretch out all the weekday stress, try your luck or just have a relaxing weekend with family and friends, head down to the LIC Flea.

LIC Flea & International Food Bazaar is located at 5-25 46th Avenue in Long Island City and is opened every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.



Have a carnival of a time with Frankie’s

| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com


Whether you are preparing that perfect sweet sixteen or organizing your company’s next big party, you can find everything you need at Frankie’s Carnival Time.

They have been at the same location since 1957 to become one of the biggest party rental companies in the tristate area. Frankie’s Carnival Time primarily works on smaller parties, including backyard birthday bashes and fundraisers. However, no event is too big or too small.

For years, the company has also provided tents and carnival rentals to the likes of the “Today” show, Robert De Niro, David Letterman, Rachel Ray and even President Barack Obama, among many others. Frankie’s Carnival Time is the official party supplier for the Ronald McDonald House in Manhattan.

“We get everything from a kid’s birthday party to a big corporate event,” said Wayne Baker, president and owner of Frankie’s Carnival Time. He was five years old when his father started the business. Baker runs the business with his partner and brother, Douglas Baker.

“Customer service is the most important part of our business,” Baker added. “You have to make sure you give people perfect customer service.”

The company provides clowns, tents, tables, chairs, chocolate fountains, snow cone machines, cotton candy machines, hot dog carts, ice cream carts, dunk tanks, four types of photo booths, sound systems, and much more for those looking to host any kind of party from birthday parties to weddings.

“We do everything,” said Baker. “I love my business, I love doing it. It’s creative, it’s fun and I just love being a carnival man.”

Baker said that Queens holds a special place in his heart because he was born and raised here.

“I grew up in Queens Village. I got married in Middle Village. We do a lot of work in Queens,” said Baker.

Frankie’s Carnival Time recently began providing entertainment at the brand new LIC Flea & International Food Bazaar every Saturday and Sunday on the corner of 5th Street and 46th Avenue in Long Island City. They have already featured a face painter, bounce house and DJ at LIC Flea and plan to switch up the entertainment every weekend. LIC Flea is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“The flea market took off quickly,” said Baker. “We are glad to be a part of it. The kids, the adults, everybody is going to enjoy it.”

To learn more about Frankie’s Carnival Time, call 718-823-3033 or visit www.frankiescarnival.com.

And if you are looking for that perfect costume or mascot, the company also runs Frank Bee Costume Inc. from the same location. For more information, visit www.costumeman.com.



AUDIO SLIDESHOW: First annual Queens Kids’ Expo

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com


It was all fun and games – with an emphasis on families and education — at The Queens Courier’s first annual Kids’ Expo this past weekend.

Close to 1,500 people attended. Hundreds of children were able to play with games and interactive models at the New York Hall of Science while their parents absorbed useful information from 50 various vendors about summer camps, children’s health, deals, tutoring and fun activities and places, such as the Queens Zoo.

“You come here and you find a lot that you need as a parent,” said Laura Reyes of Forest Hills.

Reyes was talking to New York Life Insurance about setting up an account for her five-year-old daughter, LeAnna Baez.

“I get information, she has fun, it’s a win-win situation.”

Children indulged in cotton candy, face painting, airbrush tattoos, spin art and a photo booth provided by Frankie’s Carnival Time. There was also kite making and entertainment by a clown from the Big Apple Circus.

A live minion, the short, yellow creatures from the movie “Despicable Me,” and Snoopy from the Charlie Brown cartoon greeted kids as well.

The event was sponsored by EmblemHealth, Party City, jetBlue, Rapid Realty, the Big Apple Circus, Frost Valley YMCA, North Shore Animal Hospital, Fidelis Care, Happy Family Foods, Frankie’s Carnival Time, American Style Baby and Caliper Orthodontics.

Vendors had the opportunity to talk with parents and introduce their products and services.

The expo “is giving us great exposure,” said Morgan Chen, head trainer at Title Boxing Club. “We’re due to open May 1. We came out here to get our name out there and get some pre-registrants.”

Some attendees went home with raffle prizes including gift cards, gift baskets, a stroller, Big Apple Circus tickets and Broadway tickets donated by Queens businesses.

And there were grand prizes to raffle off as well. Sharon Seales won a five-day, four-night trip to Cancun, Mexico, donated by The Creative Group, while Nneka Wharton won an iPad donated by Rapid Realty and Shanae Barrett won a two-week stay at Frost Valley YMCA sleep-away camp.

One hundred percent of the raffle proceeds will go to Life’s WORC.

“I think what made the day so successful was the variety of vendors – everything from baby products to home improvement,” said Amy Amato, VP of Events. “We gave parents the opportunity to speak to experts and receive a lot of information under one roof while children had fun. The giveaways and prizes added great energy and excitement. Everyone left with a smile!”