By Liz Smith, Tribune Media Services
April 19, 2012
I promised the people who crowded into the recent Maria Droste Counseling Service gala “Conversation” with the terrific Bette Midler that I’d see to it they got a chance to see more of Bette, in person.
The mighty Midler is raising money for her New York Restoration Project by giving the 11th annual spring picnic at Fort Tryon Park on the Cloisters Lawn near the Hudson River on Thursday, May 31. I’ve been to these picnics and they are informal and fun. One year it rained buckets and I remember sitting ankle-deep in water under a tent where Susan Sarandon and I were eating all the hot dogs we could reach while Bette circulated in waders. A grand time was had by all.
If you want to experience this and also help one of New York’s most important and useful charities, email nyrpevent(at)buckleyhallevents.com or call 212-573-6933. Tickets start at $500. And you will get Adrian (“Entourage”) Grenier and Marisa (Oscar winner) Tomei as Bette’s co-hosts. Love them both! See you there.