Kaufman Astoria Studios, seen here, has allied with LIC Flea & Food to create Astoria Flea & Food, scheduled to open May 4. Credit: Jill Lotenberg of Jill Photography
Kaufman Astoria Studios, the famous NYC studio that has produced such TV shows as Nurse Jackie, Orange is the New Black and Sesame Street, has partnered up with Queens flea market LIC Flea & Food to form Astoria Flea & Food.
Astoria Flea & Food will open to the public on Sunday, May 4, and will be open for at least eight consecutive Sundays.
According to a press release from Wednesday, Astoria Flea & Food will offer antiques, collectibles, art, food, fashion and more.
“The Kaufman Astoria Studios neighborhood has grown into a wonderfully vibrant center for art, food and culture," said studio president Hal Rosenbluth in the release. "Astoria Flea is a terrific addition to our community. We look forward to making our new backlot home to eight great Sundays filled with food, art and fashion."
Astoria Flea President Josh Schneps was equally excited to announce the historic partership.
“After a phenomenal first season in Long Island City we are thrilled to expand to Astoria,” he said in the release. “Kaufman Astoria Studios offers the perfect location and we look forward to creating a fun and vibrant destination for the community.”
Astoria Flea & Food will be located on 36th Street between 34th and 35th Avenues, and is accessible via the M, N, R, and Q trains.