Discovering the Holiday Sights of Staten Island at Empire Outlets and St. George Theater

Exterior view of Empire outlets on Staten IslandAn overhead shot of the outdoor patio at Empire Outlets in Staten Island with the NYC skyline in the backgroundThe marquee on the entrance of the historic St George Theater in Staten Island

Untapped New York Insiders are invited to explore the old and the new on Staten Island's north shore in the historic town of St. George. This holiday season, Insiders will go behind-the-scenes of the newly opened Empire Outlets, a sprawling waterfront shopping center designed by SHOP Architects, and inside the historic St. George Theater which celebrated its 90th anniversary this year! 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. 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.


If you are already an Untapped New York Insider, log in to your account, and sign up for this tour on this page when registration opens on 11/26 at 12 PM EST.

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Tickets are limited to one per member unless the member is an Explorer level member and can bring a guest. Tickets are non-transferable and your membership must be active when the tour takes place. Each booking will be verified to ensure each guest is a member.

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  • Open to 20 guests. Spots available on a first-come first serve basis.
  • Time: 5:30-7:00PM
  • Registration Opens Tuesday, November 26th, 2019
  • 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