It’s not just a flea market. It is a scene, and one you won’t want to miss. On June 6, the Kioli Flea & Farmer’s Market began what promises to be one of the staples of Long Island life for some time to come. Until August, the SUNY Old Westbury campus will play host to the market on Saturday and Sunday. The inside of the Campus Center is transformed into bustling flea market, with vendors smiling and offering their wares or services. Down a long thoroughfare attendees stroll through kitsch, household items, fashion and music items. There are inventors, artists and professionals. It the heart and soul of the Long Island business community.
Once outside, the “market” part of the day unfolds in a fantastic, small-town way. A petting zoo is swarmed by children. Hungry visitors picking and choosing from food vendors. Smell the fresh bread brought to the market by area bakeries. Local farmers have set up and are selling only the freshest veggies and fruit. Strawberries picked only hours before make their way into hungry hands. Fresh milk served in glass bottles from a local dairy farmer complete the circle, and for a time you are enjoyable a taste of old Long Island. Community. Homegrown. And keeping it Long Island. Make your way to SUNY Old Westbury one weekend this summer if you want a taste of this life.