We received the following press release from the New Hartford Lions Club about one of our favorite spring rituals: the Lions Giant Flea Market at Brodie Park.
If you are looking for great deals on a wide variety of home, gift, workshop, personal and other items, stop by the outdoor Flea Market charity fundraiser to benefit the local New Hartford community on Saturday, June 5 at Brodie Park. The New Hartford Lions Club organizes this twice-yearly event that features more than 60 dealers offering everything from antiques, collectibles and jewelry to tools, home products, tag sale items and plants. The Club’s Giant Flea Market is a nearly 20-year tradition to raise funds for local scholarships, families in need and civic projects. Admission is $1.00 with children under 12 attending free of charge (with an adult). The Flea Market runs from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Those who want first dibs on what’s for sale can pay a $5.00 â€˜early buyer’ fee to gain access between 6:30 and 8:00 a.m.. The Lions Club puts on the Flea Market on the first Saturday in June and the fourth Saturday in September at Brodie Park, 580 West Hill Road in New Hartford.
Local band C-Side Alley donates their time to the Club and will play live music from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. Breakfast and lunch is available from the â€˜Lion’s Pride’ food booth and includes fresh-squeezed lemonade and home-baked desserts.
The Lions are hoping for a beautiful day on June 5th to increase their giving coffers. The Flea Market’s success will directly impact the dollars that the Club can make available to several New Hartford high school seniors who will be awarded freshman year scholarships in late June. The New Hartford Lions are celebrating their Club’s 40th anniversary this year.
Additional information: Directions: Follow signs from Routes 44, 219, 202 or 183 to 580 West Hill Road in New Hartford. Parking is free and all attendees are eligible for door prizes. The Giant Flea Market is held rain or shine. No pets are allowed. There is some dealer space still available and those interested should call 860-489-9188 for more information or go to www.newhartfordctlions.org.