■LIC FLEA SUMMER AT THE LIC FLEA Summer is finally just around the corner and what better way to celebrate the warm weather than to take a trip down to the LIC Flea & Food. Since kicking off in April, the popular Long Island City flea market – located at an outdoor lot by the waterfront at the corner of Fifth Street and 46th Avenue – has celebrated continuous successful weekends with praise from various publications. LIC Flea was named as one of the top 25 things to do in New York City by am New York, and Thrillist named it “a NYC Food Market VENDORS AT THE LIC FLEA Make sure to check out these vendors the next time you visit the LIC Flea & Food! 1. Kao Kua, a Thai Street Grubs a Go-Go Facebook.com/kaokuaThaiGrubs Twitter.com/kaokuaThaiGrubs Kao Kua, a Thai Street Grubs a Go-Go, offers New Yorkers an eclectic and mobile place to have great “bite-sized” ethnic food in a social environment. Ethnic Thai’s Isaan recipes will be used to provide the customers with authentic Thai’s Isaan menu items, including Moo Yang Nam Jim Jaew, Loog Chin Moo Nam Jim Jaew, and Thai Ramen aka Guoy Tiew Moo Yang. Our unusual Thai tapas-style menu offerings are aimed to transport ethnic foodies straight into the food stalls scene in Bangkok and the Isaan region of Thailand. 2. Anna Harper Jewelry Etsy.com/AnnaHarper Instagram.com/jewelrybyannaharper AnnaHarper.com Anna Harper Jewelry handcrafts heirloom quality designs in recycled metals. Copper, sterling silver, fine silver and 24k gold jewelry, designed in classic and modern styles. All stones are responsibly resourced. Each piece is designed with the environment in mind, using old-world techniques instead of modern mass production. Custom orders gladly accepted. 3. Fairyland Amigurumi www.fairylandamigurumi.etsy.com As a child, owner Elvicilia’s imagination was her best friend. She would dream of being a fairy or maybe a unicorn. She would watch the clouds move across the skies, creating stories of knights in shining armor or adventures with magical unicorns. Elvicilia began crocheting as a way to create things for her kids as well as a stress reliever, as many stay-at-home moms do. Then she couldn’t put it down. As the kids grew, her interest changed. Looking for a ladybug pattern, she came across the word “amigurumi.” It is the Japanese tradition of knit and crochet dolls. Since then she has been creating a variety of stuffed animals and dolls, focusing on her childhood love of fairytales, magic and fantasy. She hopes buyers enjoy their journey back to the magical place their hearts never truly left: Fairyland. 4. Mountain Side Crafts Sterling silver jewelry with natural stones, and arts and crafts from Nepal, India and Tibet. Mountain Side Crafts also offers clothing, statues, singing bowls and thanka paintings. 5. Bundts NYC BundtsNYC.com Bundts NYC is a Queens-based bakery service. They feature more than 12 tasty flavors of pound cakes in four sizes, from a large family cake to small bites. Selections from their cakes are available weekly at their vending locations. Orders for the full line can be made on-site or online, with free local delivery or discounted U.S. shipping. 1 2 3 4 5 that you must hit up immediately.” Items for sale at the market include food and drinks, collectibles, antiques, arts and crafts, handcrafted jewelry and fashion, and much more from returning and brand new vendors. Along with over 80 vendors each day, the market also has a beer garden, exclusively serving beers brewed in Queens from local breweries including Rockaway Brewery, Queens Brewery, Finback and SingleCut. The bar will also offer a great selection of wines. There is even a patch of grass at the market where you can go and relax during those beautiful summer days, or walk on over to the LIC Boathouse and kayak right alongside the LIC Flea. Upcoming events at the market include: June 20 & 21: Get dad great gifts and eats at the Father’s Day celebration June 27 & 28 - Fashion Flea with unique finds and a fashion show July 4 & 5 - Independence Day party! July 11 & 12 - LIC Flea & Food Vendor Awards July 18 & 19 - Single & Mingle Event LIC Flea & Food runs every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., through the end of October. For updates on the LIC FLEA & FOOD market, follow on Facebook.com/LICFlea, Instagram.com/LICFlea and @ LICFlea on twitter.
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