Beginning August 1, families, wellness seekers and anyone looking for ways to spend a lovely summer day can enjoy four new FREE wellness activities surrounded by Staten Island's iconic water views. With its nearly four acres and 350,000+ square-feet of open-air, outdoor space located along the North Shore waterfront, Empire outlets has created four ways to fill up your calendar throughout the week this summer. And yes, this includes shopping! As the Staten Island Advance recently reported, “as indoor malls wait for green light to reopen, Empire Outlets offers health-conscious outdoor shopping.”
Check out these delicious, recreational, and healthy options at EO:
1. “EO FIT Yoga” on Sundays
If life has made you a bit stressed these days, no worries - enjoy some down time and a little R&R on Sundays, Empire Outlets will host a FREE weekly morning yoga session provided by Staten Island North Star Yoga. All levels are welcome for this one-hour session along the waterfront from 10 am to 11 am. Participants must bring their own towels and mats and will receive a special promo code towards their purchase at Nike at Empire Outlets.
Empire Outlets partnered with Marie’s 2 and Mandi House on Staten Island and Shake Shack (at EO) to introduce a new contactless dining experience every day from August through September from 11 am to 7 pm to deliver orders straight to a designated dining area to customers to enjoy after a day of shopping.
What’s more, the popular Clinton Hall beer garden will open its 4,000 square-foot outdoor space that will overlook downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn in the coming weeks. Upcoming F&B openings include Wasabi, an upscale sushi and hibachi restaurant; Bake Culture, a popular Taiwanese bakery; MRTPL, Staten Island’s first-ever artisanal food hall; Starbucks; and more. This deserves a big Yum!
3. “EO FIT KIDS” – Workouts With Spiderman on Wednesdays in August
Do you have Marvel fans in your group? If so, they will love exercising with their favorite Spider Superheo. Starting August 5th, Empire Outlets will host a special FREE “Workout with Spiderman” every Wednesday evening throughout the month of August from 6 to 7 pm on the second level promenade in front of Old Navy for a kid-friendly and contactless family workout. Young guests will be able to learn cool new moves, stretching techniques and more.
4. “EO Kids” on Fridays in August
If you are looking for ways to entertain those kiddies, every Friday in August, families can enjoy FREE local entertainment including “Music With Patrick” Sessions, a mystical magician, balloon artists and more. Music With Patrick Sessions on August 7th and August 21st will run from 4 pm to 6 pm and Binx The Magician performances on August 14 and 28 will be from 3 pm to 5 pm. These Family Friday events are being sponsored by Shake Shack. Each kid (12 and under) in attendance will receive a coupon for a free cone or cup of custard.
Empire Outlets started welcoming back guests during NYC’s Phase 2 Reopening on June 22. Revised hours are Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm, while Sunday’s hours are 11 am to 7 pm. During this new normal, Empire Outlets continues to implement its new social distancing and health safety protocol, following the guidelines of health and elected officials.
For an even more pleasant day, take the FREE Staten Island Ferry from downtown Manhattan, which leaves you steps from Empire Outlets!
Till next time,