The Miss Harlem Shake 2014 contest continues and now it’s time for the people to vote for their favorite contender! If you missed the latest on ABC News check it out here!
After receiving over 55 applications, Harlem Shake, a modern “burger and milkshake joint” uptown, has narrowed the search for “Miss Harlem Shake” to nine finalists who best represent the neighborhood’s unique culture…and appreciate a good burger!
The restaurant has selected the top nine ladies who will move forward through the next round of voting. Now it’s up to the people to vote for their favorite contestant!
Each order placed at Harlem Shake between July 21st and August 31st will come with a ballot featuring the 9 semi-finalists. There will be a scoreboard on display in the restaurant to track each contestant’s progress. The top five with the most customer votes will continue on to the final ceremony in September where a winner will be chosen by a judging panel of notable Harlem faces.
The lucky lady who is crowned “Miss Harlem Shake” will receive fortune, fame and feast: $1,000 to a charity of their choice, $500 to keep, and best of all, free Harlem Shake burgers for a year.
Stay tuned for more information about the final ceremony on September 13th hosted by pop culture expert and blogger Patrick Riley. All are invited to join the party and watch us crown “Miss Harlem Shake!”
Davisha Davis, 26, Media Specialist
Davisha started her own non-profit organization to teach girls of Harlem to respect themselves and give back to the community.
Harlem Charity of Choice: Project V Inc.
Tavaya Davis, 25, Tax Accountant and Flight Attendant
Tavaya makes Harlem a better place by volunteering and always connecting with her Harlem neighbors from restaurants to front stoops, encouraging them to get involved and donate back to the community. Harlem Charity of Choice: Harlem Grown
Ljeoma Eboh, 23, Health Educator/PhD Student and Blogger
Through her work at Harlem Children’s Zone, Ljeoma encourages Harlem’s youth to be happier and healthier so that their generation can continue to inspire the world. Harlem Charity of Choice: Harlem Children’s Zone
Elan Ferguson, 35, Family Program Coordinator and Teaching Artist
By being involved with a neighborhood art museum that highlights artists of African descent, Elan promotes wellness, art, self-expression and family.
Harlem Charity of Choice: The Studio Museum in Harlem
Denise House, 51, Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program Counselor
Denise has lived in Harlem her whole life. She has alopecia areata and feels her bald head helps her meet new people as she gets compliments from strangers on her unique appearance. Harlem Charity of Choice: Harlem Children’s Zone
Liz Jackson, 32, Inclusion Activist
Liz is known in the neighborhood as the girl with a purple cane and a smile, giving her the local nickname “Smiley.” She is also volunteers at the Harlem non-profit Harlem RBI, which provides inner-city youth with opportunities to play and learn. Harlem Charity of Choice: Harlem RBI
Amara Korley, 19, Student, Artist and Hostess
Amara grew up in Harlem and feels that as a vegetarian, she can bring a new perspective to the burger world. Harlem Charity of Choice: The Innocence Project
Casandra Rosario, 24, Food Blogger and Event Planner
By planning community events, Casandra promotes local Harlem businesses to the public. She also enriches local youth by working at the Be G8 Foundation.
Harlem Charity of Choice: Y.U.N.G. Harlem
Danielle Summons, 24, Singer, Songwriter and Actress
Danielle cares about the cultivation of Harlem youth and regularly attends Tuesday night teaching and Sunday service at her church, First Corinthian Baptist. Harlem Charity of Choice: Harlem School of the Arts
WHEN: In-store customer voting open July 21st -August 31
WHERE: 100 W. 124th Street at Lenox Avenue New York, NY 10027
About Harlem Shake
Harlem Shake is a fun, creative take on the classic “burger and milkshake joint,” offering high-quality yet affordable food in a lively setting. The restaurant celebrates the soul of the community and reinvigorates modern Harlem with a bit of nostalgia and a nod to pop culture. Harlem Shake is a NYC go-to for familiar eats like griddled burgers, New York hot dogs, and hand-spun shakes. A unique selection of regional sodas from across the country, a sophisticated wine and beer program, a breakfast menu and seasonal outdoor seating completes the offerings. The restaurant takes its name from the iconic Harlem Shake dance of the 1980’s.
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HSA OFFERS TEENS MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS THROUGH ITS HSA PREP PROGRAM!
On May 4 – 9, auditions will be held for HSA Prep, Harlem School of the Arts’ full year merit scholarship program for students ages 12 – 17 who have a strong interest in advance level training in visual art, theatre, music and dance. HSA Prep is a highly selective, pre-professional program that offers individual mentoring, life enrichment workshops, study hall access, high school and college application support, and opportunities to engage with professional artists and attend special events as guest artists and audience members throughout the city.100% of the students who graduated the Prep program in 2013 were accepted at colleges and universities including Harvard, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Berklee College of Music, Spelman College and Brown University. HSA Prep vocal student Aaron Ramsey is pictured above.
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The School of American Ballet (SAB) will hold special free auditions for boys and girls ages 6 to 10 in Harlem on Friday, April 26, at Harlem School of the Arts, 645 St. Nicholas Avenue. The auditions will take place at 6:30 p.m. for ages 6 and 7, and at 7:00 p.m. for ages 8-10.
SAB’s auditioners will look for young girls and boys who are interested in pursuing focused ballet training. Previous dance training is not necessary, but children must be 6 by Sept. 1, 2013, to audition for the 2013-14 Winter Term. Children selected for admission will begin classes at the School’s Lincoln Center headquarters this fall. Boys attend tuition-free as part of a special Boys Program and financial aid is available for girls.
The School of American Ballet has been the leading academy for classical ballet training in the United States since its founding in 1934 by Lincoln Kirstein and the renowned choreographer George Balanchine. Over the past 79 years, the Manhattan-based school—which is both the official academy of New York City Ballet and a constituent member of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts—has enrolled some 17,000 students, with more than 2,000 having become professional dancers at New York City Ballet and countless other companies around the U.S. and abroad. Today, SAB-trained dancers appear on the rosters of more than 65 U.S. and one dozen international companies. New York-area children enrolled at SAB are featured annually in New York City Ballet’s beloved production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker at Lincoln Center.
2013 Community Auditions will be held at the following times:
HARLEM Friday, April 26
Harlem School of the Arts 6:30 p.m. (ages 6 & 7)
645 St. Nicholas Avenue 7:00 p.m. (ages 8-10)
Boys should wear shorts and t-shirts, and girls should wear bathing suits or leotards to the audition. Optional pre-registration is currently available atwww.sab.org/auditions, and those who pre-register will receive priority check-in at each audition location.
Posted in Culture, Dance, Education, Event, Harlem Tagged with: George Balanchine, Harlem, Harlem School of the Arts, Lincoln Center, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Kirstein, New York City Ballet, The Nutcracker, The School of American Ballet
WE ACT will be welcoming Dr. Linda Birnbaum, Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, to an environmental health Community Dialogue on Tuesday, April 13th at the Harlem School of the Arts from 6-8 pm. Dr. Birnbaum, who will be speaking between 6:00 pm and 6:30 pm, will share the priorities of President Obama’s administration for improving environmental health and she will hear from community residents about their major concerns.
The evening Community Dialogue will be preceded by a Scientific Session from 2-4 pm, also at HSA, which will present information about recent research results in Northern Manhattan and the South Bronx that affect health and exposure at home to indoor air toxins. Come out and learn how to reduce exposures to home air pollutants, household products, personal care products, pests, cell phones, bedbugs, mold, lead and much, much more.
Peggy Shepard, Executive Director of WE ACT
WE ACT for Environmental Justice (West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc.) is a non-profit, community-based, environmental justice organization that was founded by three Harlem residents in 1988. For more than twenty years, WE ACT has been a vigorous advocate for the Northern Manhattan environment and improved quality of life for its residents through community organizing, education and training, advocacy and research, and public policy development. Under the leadership of Executive Director and Co-founder Peggy Shepard, WE ACT has emerged as a respected leader in the national environmental justice movement. WE ACT was part of the working group that produced Environmental Justice and the Green Economy: A Vision Statement and Case Studies for Just and Sustainable Solutions, a newly released report that describes a shared vision for a just and sustainable economy.
View the complete agenda for the April 13th Scientific Session & the Community Dialogue on WE ACT’s website at http://www.weact.org/Events/UpcomingEvents/ScientificSessionandCommunityDialogue/tabid/582/Default.aspx
Tuesday, April 13th, 2010
Scientific Session: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Community Dialogue: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Harlem School of the Arts
645 Saint Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY
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By FRIENDS OF ST. NICHOLAS PARK HOLIDAY AND TREE LIGHTING FESTIVAL
Starring Tamara Tunie of TV’s Law and Order!
On Saturday, December 6th from 3:00-6pm, the
Friends of St. Nicholas Park will be hosting our Annual Holiday Festival at the 135th street plaza located in the park at 135th street and St. Nicholas Avenue.
This year our event includes a visit from Santa Claus, and arts and crafts for the kids! Our tree lighting stars TV’s Law & Order star Tamara Tunie who will be reading the holiday classic “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” Other performers will include performers from the Harlem School of the Arts.
Hot chocolate and Hot Apple Cider will be served.
We still need volunteers to help! If interested please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
DONATE AND GET A PERSONALIZED ORNAMENT ON THE TREE!This holiday season, for as little as a $10 donation to us, the
Friends of St. Nicholas Park will write a message from you or your
family on a personalized ornament and hang it on our tree.
Click below to download the PDF. Fill it in with all the information
and send in to the Friends of St. Nicholas Park and we’ll get your
ornament up on our tree. The tree will be up until just after the New
Year, so New Year’s wishes are welcomed as well.
Thanks you and see you on December 6th!
Friends of St. Nicholas Park
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