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  Friday night Hospitality at Clute Memorial Park will be the FINAL PICNIC  !

Empire State Cruzers will provide Hot Dogs grilled to perfection. We      would like you to bring a dish to pass to complete our picnic.

Saturday evening’s Costume theme this year is “ NEW YEARS”

 Saturday Evening @ 5pm Drive Laps on Watkins Glen International Racetrack for a nomininal fee!

Cruz the Glen is held each year at the end of July, in the quaint little village of Watkins Glen, NY This show highlights 2 of the areas attractions, Seneca Lake and the “Watkins Glen International Racetrack”. Our show is held in the “Warren W. Clute” Park at the southern end of Seneca Lake. During the show you can Picnic next to the lake or go swimming next to the pavilion (life guards on duty in nice weather) this area is also in the New York Wine Country. We have many of our show participants who plan their vacations not only to come to the show but take in the local attractions.

The show starts on Friday night with pre-registration starting at 5:00 PM, followed by OUR PICNIC  provided by “Empire State Cruzers”.

The Glow Show is held at dusk in the parking lot.

On Saturday, gates open at  9:00 AM for parking. Registration goes until 12:00 PM. During the day we have various events going on like:  door prizes, raffles, 50/50 drawing, tailgate displays and our John Rizzo Memorial Poker Walk !!

Food for the day starts early in the morning with breakfast and goes thru lunch cooked by the local Cub Scout Troop from Watkins Glen; who have everything from Breakfast sandwiches to hot dogs and hamburgers, (with all proceeds going to them) We wrap up the show around 2:00 PM with the trophy presentation, but the day isn’t over yet!

Saturday night our Banquet this year will  again be at the Watkins Glen International Racetrack!  The theme of this years banquet is Sports.

 After the dinner we hold our annual Bill Rice Memorial Auction! Money raised by our show goes to benefit the Golisano’s Children's Hospital!

Saturday evening we “Cruz the Track”, where drivers who have paid a nominal fee get to drive their cars on the world famous “Watkins Glen International Race Track”! Typically the drivers follow the pace car around the track about 3 times.

Some people chose to head home while others stay in town for the sites and shops! If you haven’t been to New York’s “Southern Tier”, this alone should be the reason for coming to our show.

Enjoy These Candid Shots From Previous Years For more blasts from the past , go to the memories tab!


 Due to the continued decline in attendance and club membership, we as a club have decided that this will be the last!

If you know of anyone who has been to our shows in the past, they are welcome to come say goodbye

We the members of the EMPIRE STATE CRUZERS would like to thank all who have come to our last 14 shows. With your help we have raised $32,700.00 for various charities!