BY TRISHA SAKHUJA
The Long Island City Flea and Food is back after a successful summer run, to feature a holiday market with more than 75 vendors.
The market’s kickoff took place on Dec. 7 and it will continue to operate on Dec. 14-15 and Dec. 21-22, starting from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m.
Elizabeth Lusskin, president of the Long Island City Partnership, one of the many partners of the LIC Flea, said this summer the LIC Flea was a huge attraction and an asset for the neighborhood.
“We are delighted to be part of extending its season to brighten our winter,” she said.
Shoppers can enjoy various vendors offering handcrafted jewelry, skincare and fashion items. Vintage items including clothing, furnishing, and home and holiday décor will be available, plus art work by painters and photographers. Several new vendors who will meet everyone’s holiday shopping requirements will also take part in the market. Fresh Christmas trees and wreaths will also be sold at the holiday market.
Some vendors will offer food and the market will play live holiday music, including the Dandy Wellington Band. Free pictures with Santa Claus from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., plus activities like ping pong, to autograph signings and soccer activities with the 2013 North American Soccer League Champions, New York Cosmos soccer club, will be available.
Other activities include a bowling lane provided by JIB lanes, a neon lights show and a Hologram Art Exhibit.
The market is located at 5-25 46th Ave., in a warehouse connected to the Flea’s outdoor lot, which is one block behind the Pepsi-Cola sign. It is walking distance from the No. 7, E and G trains, as well as the LIC East River Ferry stop and a parking garage is located on 5th Street.
From small artisan businesses to more established, all are welcome to apply at www.LICFlea.com.
For more information, visit www.licflea.com.
Reach Trisha Sakhuja at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 128, firstname.lastname@example.org, or @Tsakhuja13.