Listen up Shakester! We are now accepting applications for our MR. and/or MISS Harlem Shake 2017 contestants.
The online applications are to be sent to MHS@harlemshakenyc.com. You can also just submit via the website. We will be receiving submissions from TODAY until May 1. In the end we will choose a group of 5 men and 5 women to face off.
All that we ask is that you be a Harlem resident. We welcome all to apply, no matter your style, background, vibe, age (18-98), etc.
The winner will be awarded $1,000, a year of FREE burgers and huge party for him or her at our flagship equipped with a DJ and super good drink and food specials.
From May to June all 10 contestants’ head shots and a small bios will be showcased in our front windows at both stores. Each day, we will highlight 1st, 2nd and 3rd place from voting for that day.
One ballot will be handed out per order to our customers. There will be in-house ballot boxes. The overall winner will be announced in June.
If you think you got what it takes to be our newest MR. or MISS Harlem Shake enter today!
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It’s Halloween in Harlem! Here’s what’s going on in the neighborhood this weekend!
Harlem Nights Michael Jackson Thriller: New Harlem Besame – Friday, 30 October – 8 pm – 12 am
Howl-o-ween Pet Adoptathon – Bohemia Realty Saturday, 31 October – 12 pm – 4 pm
Children’s Monster Ball – A Philip Randolph Square Saturday, 31 October 1 pm – 7 pm
Lolo’s Halloween Shellabration! Lolo’s Seafood Shack Saturday, 31 October – 5 pm – 9:45 pm
Halloween Party – Harlem Shake Saturday, 31 October – 6 pm – 11 pm
Cole Network System Halloween Party – MIST Harlem Saturday, 31 October – 7 pm – 12:30 am
Haunted House Dinner – Cheri Saturday, 31 October – 8 pm – 12 am
Harlem Renaissance Masquerade – New Harlem Besame Saturday, 31 October – 8 pm – 12 am
Halloween Under the Big Top – Harlem Tavern Saturday, 31 October – 9 pm – 4 am
New Orleans Masquerade – The Apollo Theater Saturday, 31 October – 9 pm – 2 am
DJ Saturday Night – Gin Fizz Harlem Saturday, 31 October – 10:30 pm – 1 am
Jazz en Fete – Minton’s Saturday, 31 October – 10:45 pm – 3 am
Halloween Party – Babalucci’s Saturday, 31 October – 11:45 pm – 4 am
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Photo credit Will Vaultz Photography
After launching the Miss Harlem Shake contest in May and meeting over 50 wonderful worthy contenders, a winner was crowned on Saturday, September 13!
One hundred guests, 8 Harlem-based judges and five semi-finalists witnessed Ijeoma Eboh receive the Golden Milkshake Cup and title of Miss Harlem Shake 2014.
Ijeoma’s story is inspiring and represents the unique spirit and culture of Harlem’s residents. Ijeoma, 23 years old, is a graduate of Harvard University and is now pursuing a doctoral degree in History and Ethics of Public Health at Columbia. She’s also a blogger and founder of KlassyKinks.com, which aims to change perceptions of kinky textured hair around the world and encourage people to get back to their roots. She is a member of the Healthy Harlem team at Harlem Children’s Zone and encourages Harlem’s youth to be happier and healthier.
In addition to winning fame, $500 cash, and free burgers for a year, Ijeoma’s charity of choice Harlem Children’s Zone also received a $1,000 donation.
The eight judges and event host: Patrick Riley (host), Farrah Burns, Brenda Braxton, Vy Higginsen, Ken Hanson, Kevin McQueen, Manwe, Cynde Watson, Patrick Riley, Byl Thompson.
The five Miss Harlem Shake finalists: Casandra Rosario, Amara Korley, Ijeoma Eboh, Elan Ferguson Danielle Summons!.
HarlemCondoLife has been a huge fan of Harlem Shake from day one. We were there when it was emerging from concept to reality. Through press-only pre-opening through grand opening. We’ve remained supporters directly or indirectly through our sister businesses as it has grown into an example of the success that can and is Harlem. We are also customers who love their food, their atmosphere, and their home delivery service via Seamless, which operates flawlessly even on the latest of nights.
Kudos Harlem Shake.
Congratulations and welcome Ijeoma!
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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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On Easter Sunday, April 20th at 2:00pm, the “burger & milkshake joint” in the heart of Harlem will be partnering with Susie Q, local celebrity fitness trainer and clothing designer, to offer guests an afternoon of line dancing, an Easter egg hunt, prizes and good food.
Harlem Shake has a full-day of celebrations planned: ·
2:30-3:30PM – Line dancing with Susie Q as the leader·
3:30-4:00PM – Easter egg hunt for children 12 and under with prizes!·
4:00PM – Best colored egg winner announcement.
Starting March 17th, each in-store purchase by a guest with a child will receive an egg coloring sheet. Children can color in their own creative design and drop it in a box to be entered into a contest for the best colored egg. One creative child will win a $50 gift card to Harlem Shake, and two runners up will win a $25 gift card. The restaurant will be serving two Easter themed milkshakes on Easter Sunday.
Try the Funny Bunny, a hazelnut chocolate shake with a chocolate Easter bunny hidden inside, or the Kool Peeps, a pistachio flavored shake topped with Peeps candy.
Signature items from the regular menu like specialty burgers, fries and shakes will also be available for purchase.
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If you want to avoid all the overcrowded downtown clubs with tourists and long lines, celebrate New Years Eve in Harlem! It is not too late for many of the best venus uptown to make reservations for tomorrow night. Here is a list of flyers for some great Harlem Hot Spot to consider. No reason to venture below 110th Street… bring in your 2014 New Years party uptown! Everything you need is right here with a large variety of great restaurants, bars and clubs.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Many many more great Harlem spots for NYE… HARLEM FOOD BAR, THE 5 AND DIAMOND, L LOUNGE, CEDRIC FRENCH BISTRO, BILLIES BLACK, JADO SUSHI, HARLEM TAVERN, HARLEM SHAKE , BIER INTERNATIONAL , RICARDOS, VINATERIA just to name a few. Drink responsibly, support your local businesses and HAVE A BLAST!
*See Harlem Condo Life’s “Restaurant Reviews” for HarlemRestarunatRow
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Tune into Bravo this week Wednesday July 17th, 2013 for the “Harlem Shake” episode of Million Dollar Listing New York featuring our very own neighborhood, Harlem!
This is a great series about New York real estate and we are happy that Harlem will be featured in it. Congratulations to Harlem Lofts for your work in this and not to mention great exposure. We look forward to the episode.
As you may remember we first reported Million Dollar Listing Caught Filming in Harlem back on March 18th, 2013 referring to Harlem Lofts and how much exposure that Harlem in general, was getting as of late.
Million Dollar Listing New York Sneak Peak
*Thanks Robert for the tip of when it will air Wednesday, July 17th at 9pm.
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A reminder that the Grand Opening of Harlem Shake is this Thursday June 13th, 7-1o pm.
Classic, Soul, House & Afro Beats provided by Dj Stormin’ Norman
Celebrate the new Harlem Hot Spot Harlem Shake. Note: This event is invite only between the hours of 7-10 pm.
100 W 124th Street (corner of Lenox Ave)
New York, NY 10027
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Wall of Fame
We finally have a good diner on Lenox in Harlem. This afternoon we attended the soft opening at Harlem Shake and enjoyed exactly what you would expect, shakes and burgers. Very pleasantly pleased by the retro fifties decor (by Dennis Decker) right down to the order-and-pick-up diner style format. The official opening will be held in 2 days on Thursday, May 16th. They are waiting on their license for outdoor seating as well which will expand the diner for the summer months.
Her eyes follow you
The shakes are delicious! We recommend the Red Velvet Shake. Our favorite burger of the three that we sampled was the “Hot Mess” spicy, messy and everything good. The fries were good. Nice and piping hot, skin on the potato and just the right amount of salt.
We predict many future busy nights here as they are set in the perfect location on the South/West corner of 124th street and Lenox Avenue.
They have added some very cool touches such as the Wall of Fame (above) which consists of a large collage of celebrities from Bill Clinton to Cassandra Wilson who have autographed their head shots on the wall. We predict this will soon become a Harlem Hot Spot for local Harlemites as well as tour busses and the Sunday brunch crowd passing through and taking pictures of Harlem Shake. While we were there, already a group of kids came in and asked if they could take a picture inside the place. With it’s retro vibe, even though it is brand new we had the feeling that it had been there for years. Also they serve wine and beer for those that want drinks with their fries. The music playing was a little hip hop, a touch of rap and some R&B and great soul classics. Perfect.
Thank you Jelena, for your hospitality today. Congratulations to the whole crew and welcome to the neighborhood!
Fantastic design by Dennis Decker. Well done.
*They will be open from 11am to 11pm weekdays and weekends they will be open until 2am.
Vintage jet magazine covers drape the bathroom walls. Fantastic!
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Destination Harlem TV released it’s first episode today.
Excellent production and thought provoking content.
Destination Harlem TV “showcases the wonderful people and places that make Harlem what it is today as well as the history that is shaping its future. Episodes will showcase several aspects of Harlem such as Dining, Nightlife, Interviews, History and Community. Destination Harlem TV appeals to Harlem locals, New Yorker’s visiting for a meal or show, tourists on vacation (holiday) and those who are just interested and intrigued by Harlem life.”
– Destination Harlem TV
Posted in Central Harlem, East Harlem, Harlem, North Harlem, South Harlem (SOHA), TV & Video, West Harlem Tagged with: Candice Kumai, Destination Harlem TV, Food On the Table, Hamilton Grange, Harlem, Harlem Park 2 Park, Harlem Shake, Interviews, Jelana Pasic, Karen Karp, Lavelle Porter, Lydia Patel, Marcia Sells, marcus samuelsson, Meg Maley, New Haarlem Nightlife, NYC History, Red Rabbit Resturant, Rhys Powell