May 15 2013

2013 Long Island Cruises (Latest Update: July 21, 2013)

Cruise season begins in May!

Current weather forecast.

Thanks to Arlene Swenson for the latest cruises. Please recommend or revise any other Long Island cruises in the Comments section below or by sending an email to .


Howard Kroplick


-Northport, King of the Hill, King Kullen Shopping Center, Route 25A, May through September, contact Gordon 1-631-946-1448

-West Babylon, All the Perks Expresso Cafe, 102 Route 109, West Babylon, NY  11704 -  631-482-8802


-Copiague, Tanner Park, Tanner Beach Hut, Baylawn Ave., off Montauk Highway, Copiague, NY  on the Great South bay – Classic Car Gathering, every Tuesday & Thursday– 5 p.m. to sunset.  Antique automobiles, street rods and muscle cars.  Directions:  Sunrise Highway (Rt. 27) to Great Neck Road,  South to Montauk H’way/Merrick Rd.  Make a right and quickly make 1st left on Baylawn Ave.  Tanner Park is @ the very end.  check to see when this starts  -  usually a small group attends………..starts – late Spring – Tues. lobster fest cruise nights

-Franklin Square, Dogwood Avenue, opposite West Hempstead Jewish Center, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, No burnouts or loud music

-Glendale, Resorts World at the Aquaduct Casino, sponsored by East Coast Car Association, located at Resorts World Casino parking lot, Rockaway Blvd., entrance @ 109th St.  -  5 to 9 p.m.   (May 14- November 14, 2013)

-Levittown, Tri-County Flea Market, 3041 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown, 6;00 pm, Free admission

.-Northport Harbor Family Nights, Main Street, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Outdoor dining, antique cars, live music (August 6th- August 27th). Cars must stay parked, possibly past 9:30 PM based on pedestrians in the street.

-Oyster Bay Cruise Night, South Street & Audrey Avenue, $5 per car, 5:45 PM-9:00 PM, Contact Austin 1-516-398-6900  (May 21 - September 24, 2013)

-Yaphank Fire Department Cruise Night, 31 Main Street, 5:00 PM-8:00 PM (May 28- September 6, 2013),contact YFD 1-631-924-3200


-Cedarhurst Cruise Night, 499 Chestnut Street, LIRR Train Station, 6:00 PM to 9:00 pm, Hempstead Plains Region of AACA in cooperation with the following Restaurants, La Viola, Mother Kelly's, Harvey's Lounge, Bari Fish Restaurant and La Terrazza. Live music for your entertainment, a fun and safe environment to bring your antique and classic cars. Contact: 1-516-889-1089

-Deer Park, Richie Ray's Pizza, 540 Commack Avenue, contact Richie at

-Huntington Station, Station Sports Family Fun Center, 25 Depot Road, contact 1-631-673-1830 .

- Levittown Car Cruise. Every 3rd Wednesday Of The Month Cruise To Empress Diner In East Meadow On Hempstead Turnpike, Following Monthly Meeting At VFW Club, 55 Hickory Lane, 7:30PM, All Cadillac Owners Welcome, Sponsored By Long Island Dream Boats, LI Region Cadillac-LaSalle Club, Contact: Fred Miceli (516) 796-7618, Ken Kanner (718) 224-5519 Or Andy Zizolfo (631) 205-0118

-Massapequa, behind HSBC Bank, between McDonal's & Olive Garden, south side of Sunrise Highway, 7:00 PM

-Melville, Happy Times Cafe, east side of Route 110, south of LIE (Starts June 5, 2013)

-Oakdale, Lasalle Shopping Center

-Oceanside, Nathans, 131 Long Beach Rd, Oceanside, 6:00 pm. This is a public gathering. No admission charge. One of Long Island's longest running cruise nights. Room for 100 cars. No motorcycles. No loud music or burnouts please.

-Ronkonkoma, BLD's Restaurant, 299 Hawkins Avenue, LIE Exit 60, 1/2 mile north

-Shirley, KFC-William Floyd Parkway


-Copiague, Tanner Park Beach Hut, Baylawn Avenue, off Montauk Highway, 5:00 pm to sunset

-Glen Cove Cruise Night

-Kings Park Plaza Cruise at Key Food Shopping Center on Indian Head Road just one block south of the Kings Park train station, sponsored by Kings Park Chamber of Commerce and Kevin Denis of Professor's Diner. This is a great turnout - get there early! Room for several hundred cars.  No burnouts or loud music please.Starts 5:00 PM, Contact Elliot Weiner 1-631-269-7678

-Lynbrook, Village of Lynbrook Street Show, Atlantic Avenue, starts in June

-Oakdale, Wendy's Shopping Center, 877 Montauk Highway and Locust Avenue,Oakdale, 1/4 east of Locust Ave, Starts at 6:00 pm, Sponsored by Still Crusin' Car Club


-Riverhead, Peconic Waterfront, 18 Peconic Avenue, presented by Riverhead Business Improvement Distric  The Riverhead Cruise is held in the shopping parking lot off the short Peconic Avenue that runs between the Riverhead traffic circle and Main St.  This parking area runs along the North side of Peconic River, behind the stores along the South side of Main St. (East side of Peconic Ave)  Further down is the aquarium.  -  oldies music provided by a professional DJ, face painting, food, ice cream and refreshments, starts at 5:00 PM



-Bellmore Cruise Night, LIRR Station, Sunrise Highway, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Sponsored by Bellmore Chamber of Commerce.

-Bohemia Cruise Night, 4475 Sunrise Highway (Between Sycamore Avenue and Oakdale Bohemia Road), 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, begins May 3, 2013

-Hampton Bays, The Beach Hut Meschutt Beach, 1 Canal Road & Old North Highway, 6:00 PM to midnight, contact 1-631-728-2988

-Hewlett, behind Loehman’s  Plaza & Hewlett Fish Market, off of Broadway,  6:00 PM to dark, free coffee & cake, no motorcycles, contact:  Holly Lapinel, AACA Hempstead Plains Region Secretary, 516-889-1089 

-Massapequa Cruise, Long Island Rail Road Station, 8pm-10pm. Cars must stay the duration of the evening beginning at 7:15. Car owners are asked to donate two cans of food. Contact info: (516) 797-4126.

-Queens, East Coast Car Association-Toys for Tots Cruise Night, Stop & Shop, Myrtle Avenue and Central Avenue, Queens

Fridays and Saturdays:

-Babylon Car Cruise to Cedar Beach


-Cedar Beach, Beach Huts, Ocean Parkway, Contact Fre 1-631-321-0813

-Holtsville,  Pal Sports Complex, Furrows Rd between Nichols Rd & Waverly Ave – turn on J.Kings Rd., & go straight to back of the Sports Complex.  Light food, music, bathrooms   6:30 to 10:30p.m.

-Islip, Islip Town Hall Cruise, 655 Main Street, Islip, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. East parking lot next to the Town Hall building, 655 Main St., Islip (next to the O-Co-Nee Diner). Sponsored by the Plymouth Club,

-Miller Place, Aliano Shopping Center, Route 25A, All classics, Hot Rods, Street Rods welcome. For more information please contact Chad at Fusilli Ristorante (631) 744-3500 or Tom at (631) 365-1280

-Patchogue, Pep Boys Parking Lot, Waverly Avenue & Sunrise Highway Service Road, sponsored by Impressive & Aggressive Motor Club, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

-Smithtown, Saturday Cruise Night, Super Stop N Shop, Jericho Turnpike, Route 25, 1/2 mile east of the Bull (April 27- September 28, 2013)

-West Islip, Bob's Center Cruise,Sunrise Highway 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Contact Ray 1-631-529-9200


-Captree Beach, cruise to the BEACH – Captree Beach parking lot -  7 a.m. on……the restaurant and snack bar has re-opened!

-Islandia, The Garage, 170 Bridge Road (1 block south of LIE exit 57), Opens at 7:00 AM

-West Islip, “Cruise” to Stop & Shop/Bob’s Shopping Center, Sunrise Highway,  West Islip, McDonalds,8 AM. to Noon,  Food is available.   Sponsored by LI Road Gents Car Club, 45 Dogwood Rd., West Islip, NY  11795    -   John O’Shea, 631-422-0084 ; Ray Rendina, 516-539-9200 & 516-523-7130 

Newsday August 5, 2010 article "Buckle-Up"- A review of five Long Island Cruise Nights



May 01 2011 Margaret Vitale 7:53 AM

Howard,  George, Eric (son) and I have opened a new business in Bohemia.  Barn Find Antiquities LLC on Sunrise Highway, Bohemia.  We are planning Cruise Nights on every other Friday eve begining
May 6 from 6PM til 9PM. The address is 4475 Sunrise Highway (north service road going west between Sycamore Ave. and Oakdale Bohemia Rd.) Watch for the large sign on the front of the building.

May 01 2011 Walt Gosden 9:33 AM

For a great cruise night please add Dogwood Avenue, Franklin Square it’s held in a small strip mall on the west side of the road opposite the West Hempstead Jewish Center. No burn outs or loud music. 6pm to 10pm (?) I have attended for the past 2 1/2 years and the cars and people are great you get a very wide variety of machinery - customs, stock, street rods - last week I went with my 1933 Chrysler convertible and a CCCA friend from near by had his 1932 Cadillac V16 town car there!

May 04 2011 aj swenson 8:22 PM

Islip Town Hall Cruse - is SATURDAY not SUNDAY!  Saturday -  Islip, Montauk Highway – next to (East of) Town Hall -  from 5 to 9 P.M.  East parking lot next to the Town Hall building, 655 Main St., Islip (next to the O-Co-Nee Diner).  Sponsored by the Plymouth Club,  -  Pres., Pete Marks   .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

May 06 2011 Howard Kroplick 7:43 AM

Hi Al:

Thanks for the correction.


Jun 02 2011 Margaret Vitale 11:03 AM

Howard,  We have decided to hold our cruise nights
every Friday (instead of every other)
Thak you. Margaret

Jul 01 2011 Walt Gosden 9:01 AM

Hi Howard
A friend went over to the Cradle of Aviation for the cruise on June 30, last night,at 8pm, and no one was there. Has this ended?

Jul 01 2011 Howard Kroplick 8:50 PM

Hi Walt:

The Cradle of Aviation Cruises start on July 7th:


May 08 2012 Ed 7:03 PM

I was at the Cradle of Aviation today and can confirm that they are not doing their Thursday Night Cruise Night’s in 2012.

May 22 2012 TONY 4:03 PM

talked to the ‘cradle’ today - 5/22/12 -  they said they will only have one cruise night this summer but don’t know the day yet…...but to keep checking their web-site for the date:

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