If you want to adventure beyond the Upper West Side this month, there are excellent flea markets in Queens that our Sagamore residents can visit. Get a day full of great food and antiques, or use it as an excuse to be outside on a beautiful summer day! Here are three that are quick and easy subway rides from The Sagamore.
Long Island City Flea and Food: The Long Island City Flea and Food event will be taking place every Saturday and Sunday for the months of July and August. Every weekend in July, there will be a special theme in regards to the vendors and food being served. The first weekend starts off with different Pork dishes from all around the globe as week as noodles and sandwiches. There is also a weekend full of sweets, and the last weekend will be designated as the Beer Festival. To learn more about these special days check out their website. You can also learn more including how to get there, when the market is open,. And information about musical entertainment.
Queens Night Market: Corona Park will be hosting a night market every Saturday night for the remainder of the summer.. From 6pm until midnight, come taste some of the best local food in Queens and shop from local vendors.
Astoria Night Market: Another nighttime Flea market will be taking place a little closer to The Sagamore in Astoria Queens. This market will be held every Saturday in July from 7pm until midnight. Over 80 vendors will come together for this market which will be held at Kaufman Studios. For more information check out this article highlighting the event and to learn more details.
Watermelon is a favorite fruit for many and unfortunately it’s only in season for a short period of time during the year. Luckily that season is here, but it won’t last too much longer as we are quickly making our way through the summer months. Here are some recipes for our residents at The Sagamore that they can make using delicious refreshing Watermelon this summer! You can find the freshest watermelon in NYC at at the 79th Street or 97th Street Greenmarket.
Watermelon Tomato Salsa: This recipe for watermelon salsa combines other fun fresh ingredients such as tomato, pepper, onion and cantaloupe to make the perfect balance of spicy and fresh. It is easy enough to eat plain or use as a dip with chips or a topping for bread. To find the full recipe and list of ingredients, take a look at the above link.
Watermelon Sorbet: Using just five ingredients, you can have a tasty watermelon dessert ready to serve to guests or if you are in a dessert mood yourself! This recipe is easy to follow and calls for 6 cups of fresh watermelon.
Watermelon Salad: This watermelon salad recipe featured on Real Simple’s website, combines mint and prosciutto to create a refreshing side dish, perfect at any BBQ or for an outdoor event. This recipe calls for a 25 minute prep and cook period and has several other ingredients that you can adjust the serving size or choose not to use– depending on your preference with spices and seasonings!
Watermelon Rind Relish: If you are looking for a recipe to use up parts of a watermelon you would traditionally throw out, this creative recipe uses the rinds as a main ingredient adding an extra kick to the dish.