Bette Midler Brings the Stars to "Hulaween in the Big Easy"

Posted Thursday October 31, 2013 10:43 PM GMT

Taking the opportunity to combine Halloween fun and a good cause, Bette Midler co-hosted her annual "Hulaween" party at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City on Thursday (October 31).

At this year's event, the bash will take on a New Orleans theme and, as always, will help raise funds for the New York Restoration Project. The organization works to create and restore parks and community gardens.

Getting into the holiday season, Kelly Bensimon dressed up as a sexy Flintstones character while talk show icon Katie Couric hammed it up in a large blonde wig and black lace dress.

Providing the entertainment will be Harry Connick, Jr. & Band while Michael Kors will judge the costume contest and receive the “Wind Beneath My Wings” Leadership Award.

Stoked for the big night co-hosted by comedian Judy Gold, Bette tweeted, "Hulaween @NYRP @WaldorfNYC Rest up, climb into your drag, light a voodoo candle or two to the Gods of Giving and let the GOOD TIMES ROLL!"

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