2018 Ms New Jersey Senior America
NJ State Administrator
NJ State Director
CONGRATULATIONS to Suzie Neustadter, Ms. New Jersey Senior America 2018!
Suzie Neustadter was born in Atlantic City and raised in Margate. She grew up in a large Atlantic City Hotel family where everyone worked and she learned early on the hospitality industry from the ground up. She graduated from Atlantic City High School in 1975 and went on to University of Colorado where she was a dance major. While in college she joined her first band and her career as a singer began.
Suzie has been performing in nightclubs, casino showrooms and concert venues for the last 42 years. She has been featured in Nightclubs, Casino Shows, Philadelphia Hotels and AC Casino venues at Caesars, Tropicana, Resorts, The Sands, Bally’s, Harrah’s, Golden Nugget and the Hilton in featured bands also opening for artists such as Rosemary Clooney, Pat Cooper, James Darren, Marc Antonelli and Bob Newhart to name a few.
She enjoyed a two year stint opening Caesars Casino as a Baccarat and Black Jack Dealer and Floorperson realizing her heart was in entertainment. At Harrah’s she enjoyed working in Marketing and Entertainment, creating the famous "Celebration Team", Hosting and Performing at large Special Events. She also recorded and wrote jingles for in-house Harrah’s promotions.
Suzie has been with the EMI International Label where she recorded and toured in Europe. She was also recognized as an outstanding songwriter for Billboard Magazine in the 1980's.
As founder and Artistic Director of Suzie & Dean's Performing Arts Camp at the Shore she has directed hundreds of aspiring talented children and teens who have gone on to succeed in teaching, directing, movies, broadway, recording and television.
She has acted in TV, Movies and also behind the scenes in Casting, and Associate Production of Music Videos. This past year she was the Recording and Performance Coach for the "Bridging the GAP' music video created by British Vogue Editor and Chief Edward Enninful, with such stars as Yara Shahidi, Adwoa Aboah, Christie Brinkley, Priyanka Chopra, Jonathan Groff, Jasmine Sanders, Maria Borges and other high profile outstanding Artists, Actors, Singers and Models.
Currently she teaches Voice nationally by Skype, specialty Workshops in New York and Philadelphia, and coaches Voice and Acting at her, "Susan Neustadter Voice & Acting Studio" in Margate, NJ.
Suzie has been fortunate to grow up in a strong and very close family. The daughter of Max and Elaine Neustadter, sister to Cheri, the motto "family is everything" has been passed down from generation to generation. She shares her love with her two amazing children, Dena, 31 and Steven age 17. They are without a doubt her most precious accomplishment.
WELCOME to the home of
Ms New Jersey Senior America
The organization was very blessed when Carolyn won Senior Ms. New Jersey; but then In May 2017, Carolyn won the crown of Ms. New Jersey Senior America and in October 2017 Ms. Senior America, an organization which honors and recognizes women who have reached the “age of elegance” (60 years of age or older), affirming the belief that seniors are the foundation of America. Carolyn has received awards and proclamations from Manchester Township and the City of Newark proclaimed for her humanitarian initiatives, contributions toward the enrichment of inspirational music and Christian values, her extraordinary musical talent, and unfailing service and ministry to community and church. .
Carolyn was married to the late Arthur Harden, Jr. for 51 years. They were blessed with a daughter and son who are also successful entrepreneurs. She is proud too of her granddaughter, two grandsons, and great-granddaughter. Carolyn is an integral part of the Foster-Wiley Reunion and has family in 34 states. She loves spending quality time with all her family and friends.
To read more about our wonderful Carolyn, visit the Senior Ms America site at http://senioramerica.org/sa2017.asp
2017 New Jersey Senior America
Carolyn Slade Harden
Ms Senior America
The Ms Senior America Pageant is the world's first and foremost pageant to emphasize and give honor to women who have reached the "Age of Elegance" or 60 years and older. It is a search for the gracious lady who best exemplifies the dignity, maturity and inner beauty of all Senior Americans.
The gracious lady who is crowned Ms New Jersey Senior America, then goes on to represent our state in the National Ms. Senior America Pageant.
During her reign, she travels throughout the state as a role model of the dignity, maturity and inner beauty of all senior Americans.