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Recap: The 2015 Olevolos Project Brunch

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of eating, drinking, and dancing atop Gallow Green, my favorite rooftop brunch, all for an amazing cause—the Olevolos Project. This was my second time attending the annual brunch as one of my best friends is on the host committee.



The mission of the Olevolos Project is to develop young leaders in the Olevolos Village through formal schooling, tutoring programs, and extra-curricular activities. The Olevolos Project was founded in 2007 to create educational opportunities for disadvantaged children from the Olevolos Village in Tanzania, Africa and the proceeds of the brunch go towards the cause.



It was a gorgeous sunny afternoon at Gallow Green and we were greeted by the tunes of a sunny African tribal band to kick off the party. Gallow Green serves a high-quality, seasonal buffet with delectable dishes such as fried chicken with honey, kale salad, and flaky biscuits.

The entire brunch was bottomless in food and drink and I definitely took full advantage of this as I had ran my first half marathon that morning. I figured I earned a few extra pieces of fried chicken.


Brunch was hosted by Bryan Greenberg, the star of HBO’s How to Make It in America, and featured a guest list of celebrities like Justin Long, Jamie Chung, Eddie Kaye Thomas, and James Lafferty. Hannah Bronfman and Brandon Harris DJed the fete and the dance floor was bumping all afternoon at the sold out bash.


Many organizations donated great items to the silent auction and Microsoft was the title sponsor for the second year in a row. There’s nothing more fun and rewarding than enjoying rounds of mimosas on a New York rooftop with your girlfriends all to benefit a great cause.



Here’s more information about this amazing cause.



Ally is a Brooklyn-based marketing pro with a passion for food and fitness. You'll most likely find her at her local brunch haunts and coffee shops, always with a book in hand.

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