The north shore of Staten Island is reinventing itself. The historic town of St. George isn’t just filled with treasured landmarks and historic sites from the past, but also new spaces that are reinvigorating the area. Untapped New York Insiders are invited to explore the old and the new in the town of St. George this holiday season with behind-the-scenes visits to the newly opened Empire Outlets, a sprawling waterfront shopping center designed by SHOP Architects, and the magnificent St. George Theater, which celebrates its 90th anniversary this year! You can join this free, double feature event on December 10th if you are an Untapped New York Insider. Not an Insider yet? Become a member today to gain access to free behind-the-scenes tours and special evens all year long!

An overhead shot of the outdoor patio at Empire Outlets in Staten Island with the NYC skyline in the backgroundPhotograph Courtesy of Empire Outlets

Tour Highlights:

  • Explore the recently opened Empire Outlets designed by SHOP Architects
  • Gain access to areas of the shopping center that are not yet open to the public
  • Enjoy waterfront views of Manhattan from Empire Outlet’s outdoor spaces
  • See the dazzling holiday decorations and lit Christmas tree at Empire Outlets
  • Receive a branded gift bag from Empire Outlets
  • Go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the 90-year-old St. George Theater

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Empire Outlets is New York City’s very first outlet destination. The innovative space, which features 340,000 square feet of retail and dining including an outdoor patio and beer garden, will be decked out in splendid holiday decor just in time for our visit. The tree will even be lit! Insiders will get to see the highlights of this new shopping destination, located within a short walk from the Staten Island ferry, and areas that are not yet opened to the public.

The marquee on the entrance of the historic St George Theater in Staten Island

After a tour of the outlets, we will head down the road to the historic St. George Theater. Built in 1929 and recently restored for a re-opening in 2004, the St. George Theater first opened as a movie palace to rival those in Manhattan. Designed with a blend of Spanish and Italian Baroque styles, the theater has since hosted performances by musicians such as Tony Bennet, Pat Benatar, and Ringo Starr, and comedians like Jerry Seinfeld, Joan Rivers and Kevin James.

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Header photo courtesy Empire Outlets.