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Vendors wanted for LIC Flea’s Holiday Market

| mhayes@queenscourier.com


Calling all holiday shoppers and vendors – the LIC Flea & Food Market is here for another season.

The newly-launched Long Island City market is opening indoors this December.

Before opening day on December 7, the flea will be hosting a holiday party on December 5 to give everyone a sneak preview of the new, holiday site. The event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. and was done in partnership with the LIC Partnership and sponsored by Modern Spaces.

“LIC Flea & Food became a major attraction here in Long Island City over the summer, and I look forward to the success of the LIC Holiday Market,” said Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer.

Aside from the countless vendors, LIC Flea is catering to the holiday season and will host live holiday music including the Danny Wellington Band, free pictures with Santa and activities from ping-pong to soccer with the New York Cosmos soccer club, the new NASL Soccer Bowl Champions. Shoppers can also buy fresh Christmas trees and wreaths.

But of course, Flea favorites will be returning, as well as new vendors catering to the seasonal spirit. Food, jewelry, fashion, furniture, arts and crafts, antiques, collectibles and more will be available.

The Flea will run Saturdays and Sundays starting December 7 in the warehouse connected to the original outdoor lot at the corner of 5th Street and 46th Avenue, near the iconic Pepsi-Cola sign.

The site is within walking distance of the No. 7, E and G trains, and the LIC East River Ferry stop. It can additionally be accessed directly from Gantry Park’s walkway along Anable Basin, and a parking garage is available on 5th Street.

LIC Flea has partnered with the East River Ferry, Queens Economic Development Corporation, TF Cornerstone, the champion New York Cosmos and LIC Partnership.

“Beautiful apartments and local amenities make Long Island City a great neighborhood, but it’s the area’s organizations and activities – like LIC Flea & Food – that bring residents together and make Long Island City a great community,” said Sofia Estevez, executive vice president of TF Cornerstone.

Interested vendors can still apply to sell at the Flea by visiting www.licflea.com or calling 718-866-8089.




LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market to debut next month

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

The holiday spirit is coming to Long Island City.

Although LIC Flea & Food outdoor market has come to an end for the season, the shopping is not over, as the LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market will be making its debut over three weekends before Christmas.

The new holiday market will begin on Saturday, December 7 and will be held every Saturday and Sunday until Sunday, December 22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free. It will be located inside the warehouse attached to the LIC Flea lot at 5-25 46th Avenue. The outdoor space will be turned into a free parking lot. To get into the market, visitors will enter the back ramp and through a big garage door, opening to a world filled with unique holiday treats.

Visitors will be able to shop for presents for their loved ones from 50 unique vendors selling handmade gifts, and delicious foods and sweets. Getting ready for the Christmas celebration, guests will also be able to buy fresh cut Christmas trees straight from the farm.

“The LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market will be a great local destination for people to find unique, locally made gifts,” said Joshua Schneps, LIC Flea & Food president. “The other great attractions will include food, music and other entertainment, such as the Cosmos professional soccer team.”

Taking a break in between shopping, children will also be able to take a free photo with Santa who will visit the holiday market both Saturdays and Sundays.

The holiday market will also feature live big band jazz music on Sundays from The Dandy Wellington Band, who will have your feet tapping to their beats. Guests will also be able to get a chance to meet and get autographs from professional players of the New York Cosmos soccer team who will be at the market with demonstrations for fans.

The LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market is looking for vendors with vintage, handcrafted and artisan items and great food, including snacks and treats. Vendors can fill out an application at www.licflea.com.