LIC and Astoria Fleas: a great excuse to visit Queens

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Long Island City is not as far as you think. And it’s definitely worth the trip one stop on the East River Ferry or a ride on the G train if you’re looking to discover a great shopping and mouthwatering eats at the LIC Flea, which METRO recently named the #1 market in New York City. Plus, it’s bigger and less overrun with tourists than a certain other market.

Queen’s biggest outdoor flea, the market brings together food from the best vendors and shopping for antiques, fashion, furniture and home décor, jewelry, art, collectibles and more, operating on Saturday and Sundays, from 10 am- 6 pm. Starting May 3 the LIC Flea will operate on Saturdays and the Astoria Flea at Kaufman Studios will kick off on Sunday, May 4 running every Sunday, which is located on an outdoor movie lot at 34-12 36th Street, Astoria, NY 11106.

You can find the flea one block behind the iconic Pepsi-Cola sign at 5-25 46th Avenue. LIC Flea & Food runs every weekend through October and has new vendors entering the mix every weekend. And right across the street is Rockaway Brewery where you can get a growler of beer!

You can expect a popular line-up of vendors including The Nomad Truck (which we LOVE), Arborio King,Butcher BarIce RidersAn Artistic TasteTea & MilkBill’s BallsVint & YorkOconomiImran JewelsVivian JewelryLuke’s LobsterJam Jar NY, J&L Farms, and antique items and vintage-inspired original designs by 1926. They also have some new and exciting vendors joining us in 2014 including the King of Falafel & Shawarma, Grateful Bread Company, Vintage-Dealers Choice Jewelry and No Fork. Famous Brooklyn bakery Robicelli’s is at LIC Flea serving up their famous cupcakes.

For more info on special events and new vendors, sign up for the LIC Flea e-newsletter at LICFlea.com and follow them on Facebook, Twitter @licflea and Instagram.

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