Astoria, Long Island City, Markets
Nov 17, 2017

Holiday Markets 2017 – Astoria and LIC

Astoria and LIC’s local indie markets for the holidays!

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Can you believe it’s that time again? Holiday shopping! Here is our roundup of local indie markets in the area this year.

Astoria

QED’s Holiday Bazaar
QED, 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria
Saturday, November 25, 2017, noon-5pm

Celebrate this Small Business Saturday and kick off your holiday shopping season with locally-crafted gifts from 25 of the neighborhood’s foremost creative makers. Expect to come across one-of-a-kind ceramics, hand-made jewelry, imaginatively designed greeting cards, eye-catching art and super delicious treats.

When you #ShopSmall with a vendor at QED, you’ll receive a free souvenir tote. And, if you make a purchase from QED, you’ll receive an Admit Two pass good for a future show.

QED will be featuring lots of great drink specials for this event such as $5 draught beer, house wine & mimosas! Plus we’ll have plenty of mulled wine, hot apple cider and yummy snacks from This Chick Bakes. More information.

Astoria Market Holiday Market
Bohemian Hall, 29-19 24th Avenue, Astoria
Sundays, December 3, 10 and 17, 2017, noon-6pm

At all 3 events, there will be a full house of fantastic vendors, where you’ll find art, jewelry, toys, chocolates, body care, handbags, clothing, stationery, scarves and hats, pottery, and more!

Bohemian Hall will offer their scrumptious “Grandmas Kitchen” menu – which includes a variety of homemade soups, assorted pork and sausage platters, and homemade apple strudel. There will also be eggnog, chestnuts, hot apple cider, and other holiday favorites on the menu. More information.

One Year Anniversary Popup Shop
Raising Astoria, 26-11 23rd Avenue, Astoria
Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 6-8pm

Our one year anniversary is quickly approaching in December! Please mark your calendar for our Anniversary Party on Wednesday, December 6th! We will be hosting local Astoria businesses with a pop-up shop party. More information.

Holiday Astoria Tiny Market
Judy & Punch, 34-08 30th Avenue, Astoria
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 2-6pm

A one-stop shop for all your Holiday treats and gifts from your favorite local gal makers. More information.

Queens Craft Brigade Holiday Market
Rocco Moretto Post 2348, 31-35 41st Street, Astoria
Sunday, December 10, 2017, noon-5pm

Artwork, fashion, jewelry, food, crafts, and more all made by Queens makers galore! More information.

Astoria Tiny Market Happy Hour Pop-Up Shop
The Brass Owl, 36-19 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria
Thursday, December 14, 2-17 6-9pm

The ladies of the Astoria Tiny Market will be joining us for a happy hour pop-up shop. We will have local artists Chocolate Dances, Single Girl Cookies, Queens Knits, Widycat. Complementary wine will be flowing! More information.

Holiday Mini-Market
Sweet Afton, 30-09 34th Street, Astoria
Sunday, December 17, noon-5pm

Discover and support local artists and vendors. Win great raffle prizes in aid of Concern Worldwide. More information.

Long Island City

Brickhouse Ceramic Art Center
10-34 44th Dr, Long Island City
Friday-Sunday, December 8-10, 2017. Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday noon-5pm
Reception: Friday December 8, 2017, 5-9pm
Additional shopping: December 1-20, 2017. Monday-Friday, noon-6pm, Saturday 11am-4pm

’Tis the season for handmade, one-of-a-kind and unique gifts. No matter who you’re shopping for, BrickHouseceramic art center is your destination for the very best of holiday buying!

Contributing Artists
Peter Aguero, Roberta Bergofin, Kam Cichowski, Joanne Colon, Ellen Day, Robert Desbiens, Rosanne Ebner, Bebe Federmann, Peter Goldwater, Joan Haslam, Jarvis Idowu, Marcie Kesner, Eric Lawrence, Christina Lee, Vivian Lee, Patricia Martinez, Rebecca Olinger, Miri Orenstein, Jacob Reinstein, Sheila Ross, Deborah Trella, Liberty Valance, Sarah Camille Wilson
More information.

BABY IT’S COLD Outside Winter Market
Local Project Art Space, 11-27 44th Road, Long Island City
Saturday December 9, 2017, noon to midnight

Selected artist and crafter vendors will come together under one roof at LIC’s artspace Local Project. You can expect to find, among many things, lamps, illustrations, Christmas ornaments, wearables, jewelry, nail art, accessories, and ceramics at the market.

Participating vendors include:
Alice Lipping, Ana Urbach, Ann Waddell, Courtney Kates, Daniel Valle Art, Dog and Butterfly, Farjana Yasmin, Dit Dot Designs, Fabklyn Studio, Jennifer Ospino, Kara Pixie, Laura Alvarez Art, Licea Guitars, Lou Aguilar, Maria Liebana, Maryanne Pollock, MiYoung Sohn, Nancy Gesimondo, Plumbing Art, Bright and Blue Designs, Olesia Plokhii, Rosalyn McCaine, Darzee Design, Yin Tin Chen. Pizza by Traze. More information.

Spiked Mug Fest & Holiday Market
The Ravel Hotel, 8-08 Queens Plaza South, Long Island City
Friday to Saturday, December 15-17

The ONLY way to shop for the holidays. Find unique local gifts while partaking in the Spiked Mug Fest. Grab your mug & taste unlimited winter cocktails created by The Ravel Mixologists, selected wine and winter beer. Music, Santa and tons of fun at the posh Ravel Hotel. One weekend only so don’t miss it! More information.

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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Christine Gibson

There’s also the the ladies of Astoria Tiny Market on 12/9 at Judy & Punch as well as a Tiny Market nighttime popup on 12/14 at The Brass Owl and Queens Craft Brigade on 12/10 at the Astoria VFW on 41st street!

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