LIC Flea & Food Market at Long Island City

Article by William Kustiono
Photo by Niko

Come check out the special event happening at Long Island City, The LIC Flea & Food. The festival started on the weekend of June 15th and June 16th from morning 10am until 6pm at 5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, New York 11101. But wait! It is also happening every weekend this summer. The LIC Flea & Food brings you the best and newest flea and food market in New York. The place is located in the heart of Long Island City with a sightseeing facing the Manhattan skyline. This place is a definite must-go for people who enjoy food and love to have a good time.

The attractions around the Long Island City such as LIC Community Boathouse will also be open throughout the event. People can go kayak rides in the Anabel Basin when the local volunteer-run boathouse is open. There are also several free programs offered during the market hours, and of course volunteers are always welcomed.

Ice Riders

There are many vendors at this market such as Luke’s Lobster, Butcher Bar, Sweetleaf, M. Wells Dinette, Mitchmallows, DeepCuts, Steve Tibaudo Bowties, Harold & Maude Vintage, Alobar Restaurant, Relevant Furniture, J&L Farms, Vintage Robot, New Yawk Baking Co., The Chocolate Swirl, J.J.’s Asian Fusion, SHOPGRL.COM, Floresta, Manducatis Rustica, Blend LIC, Horman’s Pickles, Hong Kong Street Cart, and Ice Riders. Make sure to visit each vendor because they all offer something unique.

As if the market was already interesting enough, an upcoming TV show from HGTV will be coming Saturday, July 20. HGTV proudly presents “Flea Market Flip” in the Long Island City. Each week, the contestants on this show are given $500 to explore items at each flea market. They are tasked to search for objects they can purchase, fix and then flip for a higher sum of money. At the end of each show, the contestants have to display their items and battling it out to win the profits they earned. This is a great chance to see a live show in the Long Island City.

LIC Flea now also offers free shuttle bus service from Astoria, Queens, and the pickup will be at the corner of 30th Avenue and 31st Street. This is the event for people who want to enjoy and experience unique food. Gather your friends and family to visit this summer’s LIC Flea Market. Enjoy something you’ve never experienced before, you never know. You just might find a new favorite.

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