Mister D: First of all, thanks to Kim Mck for reminding me to ask about this! But anyhoo, it is true, our own Ms. Midler will be honored with the Doris Freedman Award Wednesday, May 16, 2012. It is an honor bestowed on her by the city of New York and Mayor Bloomberg on behalf of her work ongoing work with NYRP.
The Doris C. Freedman Award was established in 1982 by Executive Order by Mayor Edward I. Koch to recognize an individual or organization for a contribution to the people of the City of New York that greatly enriches the public environment. It is dedicated to the memory and vision of Doris Chanin Freedman (1928-1981), the Cityâ€™s first Director of Cultural Affairs at the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Administration. Mrs. Freedman also served as President of the Municipal Art Society and Founder of the Public Art Fund, and she worked to establish New York Cityâ€™s Percent for Art legislation.
So congratulations Ms. Midler on behalf of Bootleg Betty and BetteHeads far and near!
Love, Mister D