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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Condé Nast Traveller selected and reviewed the hippest bars, eateries and unique places in Harlem this week.
Did your favorite spot make the list? Find out which after-hours bars, chic restaurants, hotels and quirky shops are on their list here.
(Aloft Harlem, Harlem Tavern, 67 Orange Street, The 5 and Diamond Restaurant, Red Rooster, bier international, Sylvia’s Restaurant, Jado Sushi, Chez Lucienne, Harlem Food Bar, Levain Bakery, Apollo Theater, Corner Social, Vault, Demolition Depoton 125th Street, Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market, Marjorie Eliot, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Lenox Coffee, Astor Row, Maysles Cinema, Hotel Theresa…)
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In conjunction with the current exhibitionCARIBBEAN: Crossroads of the World, El Museo del Barrio, the Queens Museum of Art and The Studio Museum in Harlem present a three-day symposium bringing together scholars and practitioners from across the Caribbean and its diaspora.
Keynote address by Derek Walcott:
Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott opens the SYMPOSIUM with a keynote address, “A Part of the Continent, from John Donne”. The evening will also include a theatrical reading of Walcott’s landmark play, Dream on Monkey Mountain, by the Classical Theatre of Harlemwith André de Shields reprising his role asMakak.
An accomplished writer, playwright, and scholar, Derek Walcott has published ten revered books of poetry, including The Antilles: Fragments of Epic Memory, his Nobel lecture which was published in 1992.
Walcott has been honored with a plethora of international prizes, including the Queen’s Medal for Poetry. He was a recipient of a five-year fellowship from the MacArthur Foundation and is an Honorary Member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. His poetry books include Another Life, The Star Apple Kingdom, The Fortunate Traveller, The Bounty and Collected Poems 1948-1984, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry. In addition to his poetry, he is the founder of the Trinidad Theater Workshop. His plays—which include Dream on Monkey Mountain, Remembrance and Pantomime, and The Odyssey—have been produced internationally, including the New York Shakespeare Festival. Walcott is based out of New York City and Castries, St. Lucia.
Speakers & Performances:
Symposium events will take place at both El Museo del Barrio and The Studio Museum in Harlem. Panel presentations will explore topics drawing from art history, literature, and the political and social history of the Caribbean and its diaspora. Panel speakers include: Dr. Rich Blint, Marc Latamie, Dr. Erica Moiah James, Richard Rawlins, Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims, Claire Tancons, Dr. Krista Thompson and Frances Negrón-Muntaner.
In addition, the New International Center of Diverse Artists (NICODA) will present How We Are Connected, a theatrical response to National Geographic’s The Genographic Project. This performance investigates 50,000 years of human history in a theatrical adventure fusing family lore, cultural mythology and scientific revelations about human migration and genealogy.
Keynote and Performance
Derek Walcott: “A Part of the Continent, from John Donne”, for more details click here.
Thursday, October 11, 2012, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
El Teatro, El Museo del Barrio
Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott opens the Symposium with keynote address, “A Part of the Continent” from John Donne. The evening will also include a theatrical reading of Walcott’s landmark play Dream on Monkey Mountain, by the Classical Theatre of Harlem with André de Shields reprising his role as Makak.
Contemporary Performance Art in the Caribbean and its Diaspora, for more details clickhere.
Dr. Krista Thompson: On Masking and Performance Art in the Postcolonial Caribbean
Claire Tancons: Curating Carnival? Performance in Contemporary Caribbean Art
Friday, October 12, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Theater, The Studio Museum in Harlem
Symposium Reception, for more details click here.
Friday, October 12, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Galleries, The Studio Museum in Harlem
Continue the conversation over cocktails and light fare, and view Caribbean: Crossroads of the World in the The Studio Museum in Harlem’s galleries.
Emerging Scholars: New Research in Art History of the Caribbean
Saturday, October 13, 11:00am – 1:00pm
El Café, El Museo del Barrio
Postcolonial Cities: Writing the Caribbean Diaspora in New York
Moderated by Dr. Rich Blint, with Angie Cruz, Dr. Veronica Gregg, Frances Negrón-Muntaner and Elizabeth Nunez.
Saturday, October 13, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
El Teatro, El Museo del Barrio
Reaching Beyond the Islands: The Role of Print and Digital Publications in the Caribbean
Moderated by Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims, with Marc Latamie and Richard Rawlins.
Saturday, October 13, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
El Teatro, El Museo del Barrio
Dance Performance and Conversation
How We Are Connected, for more details click here.
Presented by New International Center of Diverse Artists (NICODA)
Saturday, October 13, 2012, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
El Teatro, El Museo del Barrio
Admission to the SYMPOSIUM is free, separate RSVPs are required for each event.
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Check out Uptown Fridays at the Studio Museum in Harlem featuring DJ1NEn2WO. July 27, 2012 7:00 – 10:00 PM
It’s a party and you’re invited! Spend your hot summer nights at The Studio Museum in Harlem during Uptown Fridays. It’s more than a DJ and dancing – it’s an opportunity to connect with artists, curators, collectors and critics at the center of black art and culture. Admission includes a guided gallery tour of one of their current exhibitions, dancing in the courtyard and cocktails!
Tickets to Uptown Fridays:
Studio Museum Members: $15.00
I’m looking forward to checking it out this week.
For more information and to RSVP, contact UptownFridays@studiomuseum.org.
The Studio Museum Harlem
144 W. 125th Street
New York, New York 10027
Complimentary food and beverage
provided by the Barbados Tourism Authority
and Mount Gay Rum
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