New York Restoration Project Celebrates Earth Day with Restore NYC, Restore The Earth Auction!

To spruce up New York City with even more greenery this spring, the New York Restoration Project has partnered with leading online charity auction site,, for the first annual Earth Day Auction. Available through May 5 at, the Restore New York City, Restore the Earth Auction offers bidders the chance to spend the day with the organization’s founder, Bette Midler or act as a muse for a custom painting by renowned artist, Ryan Paul Simmons. Additional auction highlights, include:

•Four tickets to a live taping of “Iron Chef America” followed by a backstage tour of the studio in New York City with airfare provided by JetBlue
•Walk-on role on Broadway’s Priscilla, Queen of the Desert with four orchestra seat tickets, refreshments backstage and airfare provided by JetBlue
•Four Legend Suite tickets when the Yankees take on the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium with JetBlue airfare included
•One week internship at Cosmopolitan magazine; two week internship at Redbook magazine and a two week internship at Studios Architecture
•Enjoy a New York power lunch with Marie Claire Fashion Director, Nina Garcia and Editor-in-Chief, Joanna Coles

“We are thrilled to be partnering with one of New York City’s most respected green charities, New York Restoration Project,” said Coppy Holzman, charitybuzz CEO and co-founder. “The funds raised through this auction will help fulfill the organization’s mission to plant and care for one million trees throughout the five boroughs by 2017.”

New York Restoration Project (NYRP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to reclaiming and restoring New York City parks, community gardens and open space. In partnership with the City of New York, NYRP is also leading MillionTreesNYC – an initiative to plant and care for one million new trees throughout New York City’s five boroughs by 2017. In addition this auction, NYRP and charitybuzz have also partnered to raise funds in auctions coinciding with Bette Midler’s Hulaween and Spring Picnic events.

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