The LI Retro Gaming Expo Returns August 11th-13th, 2023!

The Long Island Retro Gaming Expo returns to the Cradle of Aviation Museum this August 11th, 12th, and 13th. Tickets are available now for VIP, 3-Day Weekend and Single Day passes.

It is highly recommended to purchase your tickets online in advance before they sell out. All ticket sales are final.

VIP Package

Get the Ultimate Retro Gaming Experience with the 2023 LI Retro VIP Package!

Three-Day Weekend Pass

Experience all 3 days of the Long Island Retro Gaming Expo this August 11-13!

  • Three-Day Weekend Pass (Adult) $69
  • Three-Day Weekend Pass (Child) $40

    Children 4 to 12

Single Day Tickets

Friday August 11th - Single Day Ticket

  • Friday Adult Ticket $25

    (Vendor room will be open until 8pm)

  • Friday Child Ticket $15

    Children 4 to 12

Saturday August 12th - Single Day Ticket

  • Saturday Adult Ticket $35

    (Vendor room will be open until 7pm)

  • Saturday Child Ticket $20

    Children 4 to 12

  • Family 4 Pack Single Day $75

    2 Adults and 2 Children 4 to 12

Sunday August 13th - Single Day Ticket

  • Sunday Adult Ticket $30
  • Sunday Child Ticket $15

    Children 4 to 12

  • Family 4 Pack Single Day $75

    2 Adults and 2 Children 4 to 12

All Sales Final

Tickets at the Door

Tickets are available at the door.

The museum has 5 ticketing stations. During high traffic times 4 of these will be dedicated to Advance Ticket Holders.

Directions to LI Retro:

The Long Island Retro Gaming Expo is just a short trip away and easily accessible by car or public transportation.

Cradle of Aviation Address:
Charles Lindbergh Blvd. Garden City, NY 11530

Take the Meadowbrook Parkway to exit M4, follow signs to Museum Row which will put you on Charles Lindbergh Blvd, stay on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. to the second traffic light and turn right into the parking lot.

Bus: The N16, N45, and N51 buses stop several blocks from the Museum at Nassau Community College.
Train: Take the LIRR to any of the following stations: Garden City, Mineola, and Westbury.  Taxis or ride sharing apps are readily available from each. 

Please scroll down on this page for a direct link to the LIRetro group rate at the Long Island Marriott.

Show Hours:

Friday, August 11th:
4pm – 10pm (Vendor Area open until 8pm)

Saturday, August 12th:
10am – 10pm (Vendor Area open until 7pm)

Sunday, August 13th:
10am – 5pm

Food Options:

The Cradle of Aviation has a cafe on site.  Outside in front of the museum we are also welcoming the following food trucks:

  • No Good Burger
  • Teriyaki Plus
  • Kongbab Korean
  • Extreme Empanadas
  • Wild Bill’s Old Fashioned Soda

Covid Policy:

Masks are strongly recommended to be worn at all times.  There will be masks and sanitizer available to all attendees throughout the entire weekend.  Our team will also be sanitizing play stations as often as possible.

Hotel Accomodations

Marriot Bonvoy

Coming from out of town or prefer to stay close in proximity to the action of LI Retro?  Attendees to LI Retro can take part at a special rate at the nearby Long Island Marriott Bonvoy. Enjoy luxurious accommodations fitting for players that want to game to the fullest.