If you think flea markets would be a lot better with free rides on giant fleas, goggle-like big red bug eyes on everyone, and peddlers pushing fleas frozen in candy sweets, I don't know what to tell you.

Meanwhile, back in reality— 

There'll be Hawaiian dance troupes, Bollywood dancers, takoyaki, fried ice cream, Trinidadian shark sandwiches, and about one-hundred vendors of art and food and merchandise all in attendance at this year's Queens International Night Market.

It's all going down at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Coronoa Park. Earth Day (April 22nd) is opening night, and at $5 a head for that weekend and the next, it's still a complete steal. 

You can get in for free starting May 6th, but then you'll be missing out on donating half your entry fee to the folks at three local non-profits (the New York Immigration Coalition, the New York Police and Fire Widow's and Children's Fund, and the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Alliance). Buy tickets here!

But let's get back to the shark sandwiches. According to TimeOut NY, the Queens International Night Market tops all fleas in terms of eats, and it's not just because of its awesome international lineup: the price limit on most items is $5! 

Combine that with the late night run-time from 6:00 PM to midnight and you have a recipe for something way better than any of these— except, uh, number seven on that list.


And in the spirit of sharing (because we're big on giving away good stuff here at Spoiled), we're going to spill the beans on who's coming to vend up the grub. 

Below you'll find an exhaustive list of the Queens International Night Market vendors. And heads up, there's still time to join them. If you have an ancient Tibetan hot dog recipe stashed away that can make us one with everything, sign up here.

[Feature Image Courtesy cbaoasianbuns] [via TimeOut NY]