LIC Flea & Food to Return in December with Indoor Holiday Market
HUNTERS POINT — An outdoor flea market that debuted this summer on the Long Island City waterfront is moving indoors for the holidays.
LIC Flea & Food will return for three weekends in December in a warehouse space near its former outdoor lot at 5th Street and 46th Avenue, where vendors will sell their usual array of artisanal food and goods, plus fresh Christmas trees and wreaths.
"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," City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer said in a statement.
"Thousands of visitors will enjoy some of our city's best food vendors and purchase gifts produced by local artists, artisans and designers offering one-of-a-kind items," he said.
The market will also offer live holiday music and free pictures with Santa, plus activities like ping-pong and soccer with the New York Cosmos soccer club, organizers said.
A set list of vendors has not yet been released, though many that appeared at this summer's flea are expected, according to a press release.
LIC Flea & Food was launched this summer in Hunters Point by Schneps Communications, a publishing company that puts out the Queens Courier.
LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market will run Dec. 7-8, Dec. 14-15 and Dec. 21-22. For more information, visit its website.