Million Trees in NYC

Million Trees in NYC

Last month Lips restaurant presented a special tribute showcase to Bette Midler with proceeds going to Midler’s New York Restoration Project. Image1

A portion of the funds raised will be used to help NYRP reach their goal of “Million Trees NYC”, an initiative to plant and care for one million new trees in NYC. This includes replanting many trees which were destroyed by super-storm Sandy.

Lips NYC

This charity showcase was hosted by Drag Icon Ginger Snapt and the Divine Miss Donna Maxon, the world’s foremost Bette Midler tribute artist. The ladies of Lips along with Ginger Snapt & Donna Maxon performed various numbers from Midler’s career, while guests enjoyed a red carpet hosted by Joan Rivers (Jesse Volt), a cocktail hour, a three course dinner with open bar, gift bags and a silent auction filled with donated items from Bette Midler including signed memorabilia, tickets to her latest show Garden Party, her 2012 Halloween costume, a Florida vacation and much more.

My City Plants together with Orchid Diva were the proud sponsors of this event. Glowing with red color orchid arrangements dressed up VIP tables and created extravagant and special feel for the event.

Lips orchids

Million trees NYC

Centerpieces for the rest of the tables were made with fresh green grass.

Lips grass

Red carpet entrance was decorated with Bougainvillea tree.

Lips New York Million Trees

We really enjoyed the event and the show!

We were extremely happy to get a chance to be a part of this charity.

Want to be a part of NYRP? Register and donate here!

Let’s keep NYC green together!


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