As we say good bye to summer and prepare for fall, we give you the new Miss Harlem Shake, Amanda Mobley , who is, just like yours truly: absolutely fabulous, so very Harlem, and all about community!
Did you catch her in the African American Day Parade?
Amanda works as an interior designer, event producer and commercial print model. She was able to award the Church of the Master Mentoring Program with $1000 when she won!
Here's what she had to say:
"I am so grateful for your vote of confidence in me! To the other contestants, it was a pleasure meeting all of you. You ladies inspired me and I’m humbled to have been in the mix with such successful amazing beautiful women. To all the voters, you made it possible for my charity of choice to receive funds to help to foster more mentoring support. Mentoring is so very important. This contest goes far beyond a popularity contest. The reasons why I decided to enter was because of the opportunity to give back.
I’m so honored to give back to an organization and community that has given so much to me. This experience resonates so deeply for me as I’ve grown up here and experienced Harlem's rich culture and participated in and was able to benefit from programs that I am now able to give back to. I’d like to use the Miss Harlem Shake experience as a platform to inspire other young people to get involved in their community and be a mentor to their peers and those younger."
Mike Colter who's filming the Luke Cage (first African American comic Superhero from Harlem) series for Nickelodeon in Harlem is now styling and profiling right on Harlem Shake's Wall of Fame.
And Look who it is!
One of Harlem's swag kids, now mom to be, TEYANA TAYLOR joins our Wall of Fame this week too!
Looking back @ our
Fried Chicken Pop up
"October 3, 2015: Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A opens its first stand-alone store in New York City, convincing everyone that the NYU location doesn't really count, and drawing a crowd that, despite the possibility of inclement weather due to Hurricane Joaquin, is willing to wait 12 hours for the possibility of scoring free chicken sandwiches. The opening is huge. Meanwhile uptown, food-geek king Kenji López-Alt is heating his oil to 425 degrees for a fried-chicken pop-up at Harlem Shake. López-Alt says his own chicken R&D required 100 variations before the final recipe was nailed. It will be permanently added to the retro diner's menu.” - GrubStreet
The pop-up items will headed to the regular menu as of October 15th, 2015.
“At the (comparatively tiny restaurant) , Harlem Shake, the chicken was stuffed inside a soft potato roll with plenty of thickly sliced pickled jalapeños and a little smear of mayonnaise. A dribble of hot honey was in there, too (and a squeeze-tube full of it at the table, in case you wanted to add more). It was a simple and excellent sandwich: The fried thigh meat was seasoned right through, with a rugged, crunchy surface that gave way to tender, pleasingly salty meat.…….It's no wonder that before the end of the year, Harlem Shake plans to add that fantastic fried chicken sandwich drizzled with hot honey to the menu.” - Bloomberg News
Now, we predict , this bird will surely keep flying off the shelf!
All of your support allowed Harlem Shake and Kenji to raise $332 during the five hour event to gift to our wonderful neighbor non-profit Gospel for Teens. Find them pictured in the bottom right photo, after their performance with coach Ahmaya Knoelle Higginson.
Still grooving with our weekly events
Our Wine Down is extended to November!
Our October Movie line up is popcorn perfect!
You Got Served 10/13/15
The Butler 10/20/15
Trading Places 10/27/15
Coming up- see Harlem Shake in the upcoming Seventeen magazine fashion spread!