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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

NYRP’s Hulaween in the Cosmos! October 29!

NYRP’s Hulaween in the Cosmos! October 29!

NYRP’s Hulaween

Mister D:
I was told Wynton Marsalis will be the musical guest

Are you ready to explore the final frontier? Well then fire up your rockets and join us for NYRP’s Hulaween in the Cosmos, on Monday, October 29, 2018, at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Celebrating two committed leaders and dear friends of NYRP (Mica Ertegün and Darcy Stacom), this year’s intergalactic extravaganza will feature a Cosmic Costume Contest runway (judged by NYRP Trustee Michael Kors), signature cocktails and a feast by Danny Meyer’s Union Square Events, more stars than the Milky Way, and a galaxy of other surprises (stay tuned for the reveal of our headlining performer – you won’t want to miss them!). Read More

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Bette Midler Tells AD About the Importance of Community Gardens (and Her Personal Garden Too!)

Bette Midler Tells AD About the Importance of Community Gardens (and Her Personal Garden Too!)
Posted June 22, 2018

Bette Midler, AD

Bette Midler joined Michael Kors as she enthusiastically lent her voice in support of the opening of Essex Street Community Garden in the heart of Brooklyn. “I’m screaming, and I’m going to lose my voice,” the Grammy winner exclaimed to the crowd as a series of elevated subway cars thundered overhead. “And we definitely don’t want that.” For nearly three decades Midler has been a champion of public green spaces through her nonprofit New York Restoration Project, which has helped develop more than fifty urban gardens throughout New York’s five boroughs. And in her private life, the singer’s passion for homegrown food has led her to cultivate a wide variety of vegetables in her own garden, which boasts as many as 20 kinds of peppers. Here, she shares with us some of her knowledge about both public and private gardening and preserving a cause that’s very important to her. Read More

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Bette Midler Has The Green Fingers New Yorkers Love

Out Magazine
Bette Midler’s Green Fingers
JUNE 13 2018 12:00 PM EDT

Bette Midler, Shovel, Tree

New Yorkers will tell you they would literally kill for a bit of outdoor space.  Parks and community gardens are a precious commodity in this town, and a lifeline to stressed hot city dwellers both young and old.  Luckily the Big Apple has a seed-planting superhero in the one and only Bette Midler, who hosted a perfect summer evening picnic in East Harlem at one of the sites she helped rescue, and partied with Debbie Harry and Michael Kors and a room of generous benefactors. Read More

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Sign The Petition Aiming To Turn 360 Unbuildable Lots In NYC Into Green Spaces For Bette’s Charity, NYRP

The Architect Newspaper
A new petition aims to turn 360 unbuildable lots in NYC into green spaces
By WIL BARLOW • August 12, 2016


The New York Restoration Project (NYRP) has launched a petition to turn more than 360 lots deemed unbuildable into parks, gardens, and other green spaces, often in underserved neighborhoods.

These lots are considered unusable for building because of their odd size, shape, or proneness to flooding. Rather than leaving them abandoned, the NYRP is offering to transform these patches of land into usable green spaces. They are petitioning the Mayor’s office to place this land under their care. Read More

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Friday, June 3, 2016

2013 – Jane Jacobs Medal Awarded to NYRP Founder Bette Midler

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

2012 – NYRP Founder Bette Midler Honored with the 2012 Doris Freedmon Award

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

BetteBack October 21, 1995: Bette Midler’s NYRP Teams Up With Partnership for Parks

Clearfield Progress
October 21, 1995


Actress Bette Midler and her New York Restoration Project joins Partnership for Parks in a. 10,000-person effort to beautify city parks. The New “York Daily News helps spread the word of bench painting, bulb planting and leaf raking.

“When people are able to focus on a specific target, they can do wonders,” says Parks Commissioner Henry Stern, He says the No. 1 resource for city parks is people: “It’s the mothers, fathers and children. It’s the teens who play in the parks. Everyone.” Read More

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Spring Picnic Welcomes Red Rooster & Sandra Bernhard


Spring Picnic Welcomes Red Rooster & Sandra Bernhard

On June 1, 2016 NYRP will present its annual benefit, Spring Picnic 2016. The evening will feature delicious fare from New York City’s hottest restaurant, Red Rooster, located in the heart of East Harlem. Red Rooster serves comfort food celebrating the roots of American cuisine and the diverse culinary traditions of the neighborhood. Named after the legendary Harlem speakeasy, co-creators Andrew Chapman and Marcus Samuelsson opened Red Rooster offering a platform to celebrate local artists, musicians and culinary talents.

Sandra Bernhand named Mistress of Ceremonies for Spring Picnic. Bernhard began her career at L.A.’s famed Comedy Store in the ‘70s and has since written and starred in numerous one-woman shows, released three music albums, published three books and appeared on television shows including Roseanne, Two Broke Girls and Will & Grace. She continues to tour with her new live show Feel the Bernhard, spotlighting her sharp blend of hysterical insight and outspoken views with rock-n-roll, cabaret and standup.

Only a few tickets remain.
Click below to get your’s today! 

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Monday, May 9, 2016

BetteBack August 13, 1995: Bette Midler’s Manhattan Restoration Project

Lethbridge Herald
August 13, 1995


Midler’s mission Ecology-minded Bette Midler is so fed up with urban debris, she’s taking matters into her own hands. Midler, who has bid adieu to L.A. in favor of permanent digs in New York City is waging war against the refuge-strewn streets of her beloved Big Apple. The ‘entertainer extraordinaire has  dug into her own pockets to fund ‘ the mammoth waste collection efforts of her newly formed organization, the Manhattan Restoration Project. Read More

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Restoring green to a city’s concrete hardscape

Japan Today
Restoring green to a city’s concrete hardscape
by Deborah Marton
APR. 24, 2016


Americans’ personal connection to the environment, which the founders of Earth Day hoped to restore nearly 50 years ago, is all but lost.

Today 80% of American families live in urban areas, the vast majority of which are densely populated and defined by concrete. There are no open vistas, unobstructed night skies or untouched forests.

So when people celebrated Earth Day on April 22, they should not only have reflected on how humans connect with the natural environment, but also with the built environment where many Americans actually live. Read More

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