Top 6 Reasons to Visit Our July 4th Block Party. What you need to know about our weekend of food, music, and fun

Top 6 Reasons to Visit Our July 4th Block Party. What you need to know about our weekend of food, music, and fun

The fireworks are only the beginning. At Empire Outlets, we’re celebrating July 4th with a three-day block party for the entire family. Everyone can enjoy food, music, art, and entertainment, and through it all, Staten Island will stay in the spotlight.

Here are the top six reasons to join the fun.

(1) Unforgettable Entertainers

On Thursday, July 4, head to our mainstage to see the following great performances:

* 2:00 PM. Staten Island’s own Spotlight Youth Theatre Company will perform your favorite Broadway songs.

* 4:00 PM. The band HitList will bring your playlist to life, delivering live versions of your favorites in every genre, from classic rock and soul to today’s favorites.

* 8:00 PM. The High and Mighty Brass Band will show you why they’re known as a “party in progress,” combining classic New Orleans funk and R&B with modern styles. Come hear why legends like Dr. John and Trombone Shorty have shared the stage with them!

Meanwhile, you can hear great music all weekend (July 4 – 6) thanks to DJ Lucy Euclid and DJ Theory. They’ll be playing hours of classic hits to keep the party going.

 (2) Food from All Over

When you get hungry, head to our pop-up beer garden and food vendors tables on level 3. The food selections will celebrate Staten Island’s rich immigrant history, and everything will be curated by Chef Peter Botros, owner of the popular Staten Island restaurants Stone House, Violette’s Cellar, Corner House, and Sofia Taqueria. Meanwhile, there will be lemonade stands to quench your thirst, with boozy popsicles available for adults who want a treat.

The food stations and beer garden will be open all weekend (July 4 – 6) from noon to 9:00 PM.

 (3) Surprises on Every Corner

Keep your eyes peeled, because you never know where you’ll see stilt-walkers, break dancers, and other street performers.

Look for our entertainers all weekend (July 4 – 6) from noon to 5:00 PM.

(4) Fashion to Dye For

Tie dye is having a major moment in the fashion world, and now you can get your own custom-dipped garments. Presented by Jockey, our tie dye workshop will give everyone a chance to have their own unique style. Keep an eye out for a clothesline that displays some of our favorite tie dye designs.

(5) A Movie Under the Stars

On Friday, July 5, we’re kicking off our weekly free summer movie series with a screening of Independence Day.

The movie starts at 8:30 PM, but get there early, because starting at 6:00 PM, we’ll also have DJ music, free popcorn, trivia, giveaways, and other surprises. (And don’t forget to bring a blanket!)

 (6) Fireworks

On July 4th, we’ll close out the day with Grand Finale Fireworks Show. Come enjoy the incredible show along with our breathtaking view of the harbor.

The fireworks show will begin at 9:00 PM, immediately after the performance by the High and Mighty Brass Band.