In Harlem, a Feast for Ethiopia Famine

A fundraiser benefiting famine relief in East Africa was held on Sunday, September 18 at the Harlem residence of Chef Marcus Samuelsson and his wife Maya Haile. (Photo by Tadias Magazine)

Tadias Magazine
Events News

Updated: Wednesday, September 21, 2011

New York – The Wall Street Journal highlights “Brunch for the Horn of Africa,” the fundraiser benefiting famine relief held on Sunday, September 18 at Marcus Samuelsson and Maya Haile’s home in New York.

The sold-out fundraiser for famine relief, held at the couple’s Harlem apartment, was attended by a diverse crowd of friends, supporters, families with children, local residents and even some individuals who drove in from nearby states.

According to The Wall Street Journal, people who attended “had trekked to Harlem from the neighborhood and as far as Charleston, N.C.”

“I firmly believe there’s a call for events and charities to be much more democratic,” Marcus told the paper. “What you get for 50 bucks today is access: You get to meet amazing people, it’s personable, it’s not in a hall somewhere, you can dress however you want to dress.”

“The house was packed with friends and friends of friends, many with connections to Ethiopia, including novelist Maaza Mengiste and Staffan Tillander, the former Swedish ambassador to Ethiopia. Others registered via the Web.”

Read more at WSJ.com.

Related from Tadias:
Photos From Brunch for the Horn of Africa


The event was attended by a diverse crowd of friends, supporters, families with children, local residents and even some individuals who drove in from nearby states. (Photo by Tadias Magazine)


Brookti Berne and Maya Haile at the Brunch for the Horn of Africa. (Photo by Tadias Magazine)


Chef Marcus Samulesson and his wife Model Gate Maya Haile hosted the event at their home in Harlem on Sunday, September 18, 2011. (Photo by Tadias Magazine)

Click here to read more and view photos from this event.

Tadias is a media sponsor of Brunch for the Horn of Africa.



 

 

 

 

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