The Divine Miss M. will co-celebrate her birthday with the 10th Anniversary of the New York Restoration Project, a group that she founded to clean and green NYC brownfields. The festivities will take place during the annual Hulaween fundraiser for NYRP on October 31. At the gala, Sting and Trudie Styler will be honored for their environmental work, Sir Elton John will perform, and Martin Short will serve as auctioneer for the "live" celebrity auction lots. As a lead up to the party, Charity Buzz
will host an online auction that includes these up-close and personal celebrity experiences: Spend time with Martha Stewart touring her private gardens, see Robert DeNiro direct his latest movie, The Good Shepherd... listen to Faith Hill record a Holiday album in her studio, go backstage at a Dave Matthews Band concert, play bocce ball with the legendary Glenn Close, or get the latest gossip from Liz Smith over lunch.
The Hulaween auction also includes luxury trips to Paris, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and The Bahamas as well as one-of-a-kind celebrity memorabilia from Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Goldie Hawn, Billy Joel, Diane Keaton, Jerry Seinfeld, Charlize Theron, Eartha Kitt, Arnold Palmer and dozens more of Bette's friends. Fashion icons Donna Karan and Norma Kamali, publisher Jann Wenner and publicist to the stars Cindi Berger are all contributing internships, an incredible opportunity to get inside views of their companies. Toyota is donating a 2006 Prius which will be driven to the winner's driveway by none other than Sarah Jessica Parker and Bette Midler! Even Dr. Ruth will meet you for lunch in NYC.
Over the past ten years, NYRP has reclaimed over 400 acres of neglected and abandoned parks and open spaces in New York City and created Swindler Cove, a new park in upper Manhattan.