Nominations Open! The 2016 Philly Happening List®

Philadelphia's people’s choice competition is back! It’s time to recognize the amazing people, organizations, events, and businesses that make living in Philly so special. Nomination for the fourth annual Happening List® competition in Philadelphia officially opened on January 4, 2016. Nominate your favorites here. Voting kicks off on January 15, 2016 and continues through February 29, 2016. Visit http://philly.happeningmag.com/happeninglist. Results will [...]

Adele and AC/DC Coming to Philly

Many were envying Philly residents this morning when two best-selling musical acts, AC/DC and Adele, announced that they will be performing at the city's Wells Fargo Center in 2016. Australian heavy metal pioneers AC/DC — who in its 40-year career has sold nearly 120 million albums in the United States alone — will perform at 8:00 p.m. [...]

Philly Happening TV Visits Zyn Beauty

Zyn Beauty understands what it’s like for busy women to be short on the time and information needed to meet their beauty needs. In developing the concept of Zyn Beauty, founders Zakiya Black and Nirvana Dove asked themselves how they could minimize the many obstacles that stand in the way of busy women looking and feeling their best, [...]

Parking in Philly During the Holidays

It’s the holiday season and you want to go shopping downtown, but don’t want to deal with trying to find a parking spot. Believe me we know how you feel. To help make this holiday season a little easier for you, we’ve put together a list of parking deals in Center City. On-Street Parking On [...]

Philly’s Leaf and Recycling Program Begins Today

It’s fall and that means leaves are falling all over our city streets. The leaves may create the perfect scenery for beautiful fall photos, but they also pile up and clog our walkways and roads. That’s why we’re offering this friendly reminder that the Streets Department’s 2015 Philly Leaf and Recycling Program begins today and [...]

Philadelphia Poised To Become First US World Heritage City

America’s birthplace is poised to become the country’s first World Heritage City, joining more than 200 other places that have played pivotal roles in human history. The city qualifies because Independence Hall is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Liberty Bell is nearby. City officials say the designation also reflects the city’s evolution into an economic and educational hub and [...]

Philadelphia Announces 99th Mayor

James F. Kenney, a former councilman and son of a South Philadelphia firefighter who promised to implement a regimen of progressive municipal policies, has been elected the city’s 99th mayor. Kenney, a Democrat, trounced his nominal Republican opposition, businesswoman Melissa Murray Bailey, after drawing widespread support from voters across the city. He had equally strong [...]

Philadelphia to Host the Dalai Lama

On October 26, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet will be visiting Philadelphia to receive the 2015 Liberty Medal in recognition of his advocacy for human rights worldwide. His Holiness will accept the prestigious award in a public ceremony at the National Constitution Center on Independence National Historical Park. In addition to the event, which [...]

Fringe Festival’s Innovation and Creativity Take Over the Streets of Philadelphia

The 19th annual Fringe Festival, one of Philadelphia’s signature fall events put on by FringeArts, is well underway with its 17-day, city-wide celebration of innovation and creativity in contemporary performance. The Festival, running now until September 19, explodes into every nook and cranny in neighborhoods across Philadelphia with more than 1,000 artistically daring performances, including [...]

Mutts in Motion- Staying Active With Your Dog

While it’s still warm out, everyone wants to squeeze in some outdoor activity as summer winds down—even the dog! But for us pet owners, we feel sorry heading out for some late summer exercise as our pups whimper in the window. Instead of facing the daily guilt-trip, grab the leash and bring your buddy along. There [...]