June 3, 2015 By Michael Florio
Vendors are going to be taking over the sidewalks of several Jackson Heights streets on Sunday, June 14.
The Jackson Heights Plaza Owners Corporation will be hosting a flea market in front of the Jackson Heights Plaza building located at 34-58 90th Street.
The flea market will take place from 9 am -5 pm on the sidewalk of the building. It will be in from of the 90th Street building and snake around to 35th Ave, before wrapping around the corner to 89th Street, where the building ends.
Karina Garces, organizer of the flea, said if there are not enough vendors the flea market will only run along 90th Street and 35th Ave.
She expects 30 to 40 vendors to participate, selling items such as vintage jewelry, vintage clothes, home ware, and children’s clothing. There will not be any food vendors.
“There will be a lot of vintage items for sale,” Garces said.
The Jackson Heights Plaza Owners Corporation began hosting flea markets last year, and held its first of several planned for this year on May 31st. It will continue to host them throughout the summer, including two more times this month, on June 20th and June 28th.
“We always get a nice turnout of vendors and shoppers,” Garces said.
Garces said the flea market attracts a lot of local residents since the building is near major bus stops and train stations.
“We get a lot of folks heading to and from the subway,” she said. “There is always a ton of foot traffic and people stay and wonder around a bit as they pass by.”
The market also attracts the people living in the corporation’s building.
“The people in our building love to shop around as well,” she added.
I am a vendor of many of the flea markets sponsored by a few of the buildings & churches of Jackson Heights. I love the events & the people, since I travel miles to these shows just to be around a wonderful & friendly neighborhood. Candy brought me to JHP where we sell collectibles & many interesting items. Candy & Karina work very hard handling out flyers to make this an exciting event & to bring more buyers & vendors. We all enjoy participating & finding bargains. Elena
Elena, we miss you! We are having our Southridge #3 flea market very soon.
This is such a wonderful article for all the vendors and folks alike who will be participating in our first June 2015 event. Our very first event for this year was 5/31 and most our vendors did not participate from fear of being rained on. However, half showed up and we proceeded as planned. The day turned out to be a great day for them. By the time the rain came around 5;00 P.M. they had already packed up. We have many different folks selling their merchandise and it’s such a variety of items that anyone who comes will find something to buy and cherish. We are at the 90th Street Train station of Jackson Heights and The Q 49 bus which stops right on our event. So if you see and read this article, come enjoy a stroll within our event.
I have been a regular vendor of antiques, vintage and collectible items at all of the Jackson Heights Plaza Flea markets since 2014, and I always have had the very best and coolest experiences, not only with all of the shoppers who stop by to each event, but also with Miss Karina and Miss Candy, both of whom are always gracious, kind, and extremely attentive to publicizing and promoting each event; making every event 100% special, successful and spectacular. Watch for postings on all upcoming Jackson Heights Plaza events throughout the 2015 Spring and Summer season, on Craig’s List, http://www.jacksonhegithslife.com. Meantime, we are all looking forward to the next Jackson Heights Plaza Flea Markets on June 14th, June 20th, June 28th.