Red Carpet Gala

On Sunday, February 26, 2017 the St. George Theatre will celebrate its 87th anniversary at the annual Red Carpet Gala, featuring an evening with Huey Lewis and The News.

Huey Lewis and The News are truly one of America’s great rock & roll bands. As they enter their 36th year together, they continue to thrill audiences worldwide, selling over 20 million albums in the process, earning them the right to mark their place on the pop history map with songs like “The Power of Love”, “Heart of Rock & Roll”, “Stuck With You”, “I Want A New Drug”, “If This Is It”, “Hip To Be Square” “Do You Believe In Love” and “Workin’ For A Livin”.

The annual Red Carpet Gala serves as the principal fundraiser for St. George Theatre Restoration Inc. and features a pre-show cocktail reception, Georgie Award presentation, benefit concert, and an after- party in the grand and mezzanine lobbies with open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and dance music. Gala Tickets start at $275; for more information regarding the gala including purchasing tickets, sponsorships and journal ads call 718-442-2900 or click here: https://www.stgeorgetheatre.com/red-carpet-gala/. Show-only tickets are available for $130, $85, and $65 at the box office or through Ticketmaster.com.

Since the theatre’s reopening in 2004, past gala performers have included Tony Bennett, Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight, Jay Leno, Pink Martini, Neil Sedaka, KC & The Sunshine Band, Pink Martini, and Martin Short.

ABOUT THE HONOREES:

 

DAVID BARRY

 

David Barry is the President of Hoboken, NJ, based Ironstate Development Company and the Chief Executive Officer of Urby.  Barry’s innovative and visionary approach to real estate hasresulted inthe successful development of a multitude of creative residential and hotel projects throughout the New York and New Jersey region.

 

Ironstate Development Company owns and manages approximately 10,000 residential and hotel units, with over $1 billion in its current development pipeline. The firm is a leader in transforming emerging neighborhoods into thriving and popular destinations. Neighborhoods Barry has been a vanguard of revitalizing include Staten Island, Harrison, Jersey City, the East Village, Williamsburg, and Hoboken.  Barry recently developed a concept called Urby, a series of unique residential buildings with a strong focus on simple design and unique experiential programming.

 

The recently opened Urby Staten Island, is the largest new construction development in the borough in decades, and the first of a planned series of Urby developments set to open in other cities including Jersey City,Brooklyn, Manhattan, Harrison, NJ and Stamford, CT. Barry is also development partner in the Standard East Village and Chiltern Firehouse in London.

 

magna cum laude graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and a former all-Ivy wrestler at Columbia University, prior to forming Ironstate with his business partner and brother, Michael Barry, CC89, Barry was an attorney.

 

Barry serves on the boards of Fortress Investment Group L.L.C., Liberty Science Center, the Lowline and Beat the Streets Wrestling, Inc. Barry was team leader with the USA Wrestling Team at the 2012 London Olympics.

 

FRANK SILLER – STEPHEN SILLER / TUNNEL TO TOWERS FOUNDATION

 

Frank Siller is founding member, Chairman & CEO of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, which honors the sacrifice made by Stephen Siller, FDNY on September 11, 2001, and the military and first responders who continue to sacrifice life and limb.

 

As CEO, he is responsible for strategic planning and oversight of the multi-million dollar national non-profit organization that builds smart homes for catastrophically injured service members (Building for America’s Bravest program), hosts the NYC Tunnel to Towers Run, national Tunnel to Towers Runs and Mobile Exhibit to educate people across the nation on the events of 9/11 (Never Forget programs), as well as other worthwhile programs.

 

In his role as Chairman and CEO, Frank has been recognized for his unwavering dedication and service. Awards such as: The US Department of Army’s Commanders Award for Public Service, NYPD Retired Detective’s highest award ARDY Award, NYPD Holy Name Society’s Presidential Award, Staten Island Borough President Maniscalo’s Community Service Award, Staten Island Hall of Fame’s Unsung Heroes Award and numerous other community service awards. Of particular note, Frank was named Honorary FDNY Battalion Chief by FDNY Commissioner Salvatore Cassano and was the recipient of a hand written note from former President George H. Bush telling Frank how proud he was of Stephen and his sacrifice on 9/11.

 

On a personal note, Frank and his wife Patricia are proud parents of three children and four grandchildren. Prior to his volunteer work as CEO at the Foundation, he was the sole proprietor of the Staten Island Furrier, where his younger brother Stephen worked with him from age 15 until his untimely death on 9/11. Although Stephen became a member of the FDNY in 2007, like many firefighters, he found himself juggling two jobs to support his young family of five children.

 

Frank’s business ventures also included opening Preferred Realty Development Corporation, where he built homes for over two decades. Acting as the Foundation representative at Walter Reed Hospital, Frank met Sgt. Brendan Morocco who was the first ever quadruple amputee to survive any war and a hometown Staten Islander. It was his extensive home building experience and meeting Brendan that inspired Frank to build Brendan a home worthy of a hero, and so the Building for America’s Bravest program was born.

 

Frank has always been an active member of his parish and community. In particular, Frank was a basketball and baseball coach to hundreds of young men and women for over forty years. Frank coached traveling teams on a national level which helped prepare students for college sports and facilitated millions of dollars in scholarship funding.

 

As a business man, community leader and in his role as CEO and Chairman of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, Frank and his work at the Foundation is guided by St. Francis’ words “Brothers and sisters, while we have time on earth, let us do good.”