Bette Midler and her celebrity friends help clean up New York with Midler’s 2009 Spring Picnic Online Auction.

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Bette Midler and her celebrity friends help clean up New York with Midler’s 2009 Spring Picnic Online Auction.

05.12.2009 ”“ 05.12.09-New York, NY–THE SHOWGIRL MUST GO ON…and she does. Bette Midler, the Divine Miss M asks you to join her, as she teams up again this year with charitybuzz to hold the New York Restoration Project’s (NYRP) 2009 Spring Picnic Auction which is live NOW until June 10, 2009 at

Bidding has already started for the NYRP 2009 Spring Picnic Auction and highlights include lunch with “Wolverine” star Hugh Jackman, fly to Las Vegas and meet Cher backstage, win box seats to see the New York Yankees take on the Boston Red Sox, see the King of Pop, Michael Jackson in London, fly to attend the premiere of “Nine” starring Nicole Kidman, meet Bernadette Peters, own Scarlett Johansson’s dress, a one month internship at US Weekly Magazine, meet John Stamos backstage, See Santana in concert, meet Fleetwood Mac, go backstage with Nathan Lane, meet Danny DeVito on the set, enjoy a private set tour with Rachael Ray, meet LeAnn Rimes backstage, a shout-out from Miss M during her performance, and many more items to choose from on Proceeds from the auction will benefit the New York Restoration Project.

As part of her successful fundraising efforts to benefit the New York Restoration Project, Midler is well known for hosting her annual Spring Picnic and her legendary Fall Hulaween gala. Alongside the online auction, the eighth annual Spring Picnic will have their live event on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at the Fort Tryon Park in New York City where picnic attire is encouraged. Those who attend the Spring Picnic will join in on a good old fashioned styled picnic, with checkered tablecloths, BBQ, and the Good Humor Man. For more information or to purchase tickets click here:

Celebrated entertainer Bette Midler founded the nonprofit New York Restoration Project (NYRP) in 1995 in the belief that clean, green neighborhoods are fundamental to the quality of life, and that every community in New York City deserves an oasis of natural beauty. Seeing many parks and open spaces in dire need of cleanup and restoration, Ms. Midler created NYRP to be the “conservancy of forgotten places,” particularly in New York City’s underserved communities.

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