The St. George Theatre celebrated its 87th anniversary on Sunday, February 26, 2017 with the annual Red Carpet Gala and Benefit Concert starring Huey Lewis & The News. The event featured a pre-show cocktail reception, awards presentation, concert, and after-party. Honored for their service to Staten Island were two distinguished award recipients: David Barry of Urby / Ironstate Development, and the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Special opening act was John Castellano and Richie Castellano. Proceeds from the evening are to benefit St. George Theatre Restoration Inc, the non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the historic St. George Theatre.