STATEN ISLAND- As baseball season on Staten Island grows closer, the Staten Island Yankees are excited to announce Talkin' Baseball: An Evening with Brian Cashman, presented by Richmond County Savings Bank at the St. George Theatre on May 17, 2017. Joining the New York Yankees Senior Vice President & General Manager on stage for a Q&A panel will be former New York Mets General Manager and current host of "The Leadoff Spot" on MLB Network Radio Steve Phillips, Staten Island Yankees manager Julio Mosquera and Wagner College Baseball head coach Jim Carone. Veteran sportscaster Dave Popkin will serve as emcee for the evening.
Standard admission is $25. VIP admission is $75 and includes prime seating and a reception with Brian Cashman and other guests. Pre-sale for current Staten Island Yankees full and half-season ticket holders and St. George Theatre members will begin on Wednesday, March 29, at 10 a.m. Season ticket holders and members will receive a promo code via email on Monday, March 27. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 31, at 10 a.m. All tickets can be purchased at www.stgeorgetheatre.com. Doors for the event will open at 6:30 p.m. for VIP and 7 p.m. for all other ticket holders.
The evening kicks off at 7 p.m. with the VIP reception, followed by the Q&A panel at 8. Throughout the event, patrons will be able to bid on signed memorabilia and other unique items through a silent auction to benefit the Staten Island Yankees Charitable Foundation. A cash bar will also be available.
The Staten Island Yankees are the Single A-Short Season Affiliate of the New York Yankees and play at the Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St. George. The Staten Island Yankees are six-time New York-Penn League Champions (2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2011). For more information, visit www.siyanks.com.
The St. George Theatre Restoration Inc, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration of the historic theater and its development as a cultural and performing arts center for Staten Island and all of New York City by providing community outreach programs, educational programs and public performances. Built in 1929, the theatre was originally a lavish movie palace that also played host to vaudeville and Big Band shows from legends such as Al Jolson, Kate Smith, Jerry Lewis, and the Guy Lombardo Orchestra. Since reopening as a non-profit organization in 2004, the theatre has hosted artists as diverse as Tony Bennett, Louis CK, Ringo Starr, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Kansas, Yes, Jerry Seinfeld, Victor Manuelle, Jay Leno, Liza Minnelli, The Jonas Brothers, Cheap Trick, Carol Burnett, Kenny Rogers, and Joan Rivers, among others. For more information, visit www.stgeorgetheatre.com.