Bette Midler Gives New York City a Treat for Halloween

Nov 16, 2013 at 11:26 pm |
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Katie Couric

Bette Midler hosted her annual Hulaween party this past Halloween. The event raises funds for the New York Restoration Project (NYRP). Katie Couric, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Billy Crystal, Judy Gold, Glenn Close, Nina Garcia, Harry Connick Jr., and Michael Kors all came out to have fun and show their support.

Bette Midler spoke with PressRoomVIP about NYRP: “I started in 1995 [with the New York Restoration Project], I’m the founder of this organization. We are the conservancy of forgotten places. We have parks and gardens. We clean open spaces, we clean vacant lots. We built the first boat house on the Harlem River in a hundred years. We teach rowing. We teach kids where their food comes from, we teach them cooking…It all has to do with being outdoors and being healthy.”

Judy Gold told us how much NYRP means to her: “I love this organization…the city looks so much better, it’s so much more beautiful. I have kids who use the public parks and playgrounds. And to see how much the city has changed because of NYRP it’s great!”

Katie Couric was quite entertaining and was so happy to be a part of an evening that helps keep New York green: “I’m a big supporter of the New York Restoration Project…I’m a big supporter of Bette. She has done extraordinary work and really making New York City beautiful in all the boroughs. And not just in Central Park but in gardens in poor neighborhoods. And I so believe in what she has done and so appreciate her efforts, anything I can do…I was happy to accommodate.”

Since it’s founding NYRP has helped remove over 133,000 bags of trash removed from the city’s green spaces. NYRP now owns and manages 52 community gardens throughout the five boroughs and works every day to promote the revitalized health of the neighborhoods these gardens serve.

Bette Midler hosted her annual Hulaween party this past Halloween. The event raises funds for the New York Restoration Project (NYRP). Katie Couric, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Billy Crystal, Judy Gold, Glenn Close, Nina Garcia, Harry Connick Jr., and Michael Kors all came out to have fun and show their support.