Late summer nights make for the perfect opportunity to swing by a local cruise night to meet car lovers and see the cars they have restored. Some weekly car groups focus on particular kinds of cars, like antiques, hot rods, or muscle cars, but many are open to all sorts of cars and other vehicles, and they are appreciated for the work their owners put in to ramping up their rides. These casual, weekly meet-ups are great for spectators looking for something fun to check out, and many of them are positioned near restaurants and pizzerias so that you can grab a bite to eat after checking out the cruise. Take note that the events listed as "free" in the title are free for spectators, but there may be a fee for those submitting vehicles into the cruise. If you're looking to include your ride int he cruise night, be sure to call ahead to check if there are any certain restrictions for vehicles included, and where to park. Car cruises are typically family-friendly events, so feel free to bring the kids and introduce them to cars of the past!
Hot Ride Mondays at Pennysaver Amphitheater in Farmingville
1 Ski Run Lane, Farmingville, NY 11738
Mondays through August 24, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
$5 per carload
One of Long Island’s hottest car show series, Hot Ride Mondays is a not to be missed event loaded with custom hot rods, classics, and more.
Wednesday Car Cruise in Ronkonkoma at BLD’s Restaurant - FREE
299 Hawkins Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Wednesdays through September 30, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Family fun is available every Wednesday night in the parking lot of BLD’s Restaurant. Enjoy antique and classic cars and good company. No burnouts or loud music.
Cruise Nights in Oyster Bay at Downtown Oyster Bay – Audrey Avenue - FREE
Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Tuesdays through August 25, 5:45 p.m. to dusk
All cars, motorcycles, and trucks are welcome at this Tuesday night cruise series. Bring the whole family, dine at the local restaurants, and enjoy fabulous live music!
Wednesday Nights Car Cruise-In at Garden City King Kullen – FREE
2341 Jericho Turnpike, Garden City Park, NY 11040
Wednesdays through September 30, 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
This casual car cruise group meets weekly in the King Kullen parking lot near CitiBank, and is sponsored by Empire Muscle Cars.
LI Buick Club Monthly Meeting at Marjorie Post Park - FREE
Merrick Road and Unqua Road, Massapequa, NY 11758
The second Thursday of each month
Check out the rides at this all-Buick car meet-up, and discuss the maintenance, restoration, and preservation of all Buick models.
AUTOSTRADE Returns to Glen Cove at the Glen Cove Fire Department
1 School Street, Glen Cove, NY 11542
Every other Thursday throughout the summer (7/23, 8/6, 8/20, 9/3), 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
$10 donation per car
View great exotic cars at this every-other-week event
New York AutoFest Midsummer Nights Dream Cruise at Ransom Beach – FREE
Ransom Beach, Bayville, NY 11709
Every Friday through October 30th, 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free for spectators, $5 to enter a vehicle
This weekly collector car cruise night include a competition for Best in Cruise award, which is given each week. It is also held right across the street from many restaurants and pizzerias!
Friday Car Night in Bellmore - FREE
Bellmore Train Station, Sunrise Highway, North Bellmore, NY 11710
Every Friday through October 2
Check out antique and vintage cars and chat it up with the knowledgeable locals who own them.