Pick 3 Weekend Events: February 17-19

Happy President's Day Weekend! Between basking in the post-Valentine's Day joy, the start of celebrating Mardi Gras, and the thrill of 3 days off, this weekend is bound to be a great one!   Mummers Mardi Gras Parade February 18th 11am-6pm - Main Street Manayunk  The Mummers aren't only for enjoying on New Years Day, [...]

“A Franklin for All Seasons and All Reasons”: Robling Portrays Founding Father with Intelligence and Passion

"When I talk to students—I emphasize that as soon as is possible for you, work at something you love. Many of us spend a lot of years not doing that. Eventually I was able to make a living doing what I love doing. It really makes a difference."~ Bill Robling, historic interpreter of Benjamin Franklin, [...]

The Complete List of Philadelphia’s Top 10 Movers & Shakers of 2016!

After weeks of searching, dozens of nominees, and the hard work of our Happening Media judges, we are proud to announce the complete list of our inaugural Philadelphia movers & shakers of 2016! Over the course of the last month, we have individually profiled these amazing people. Click on their individual links to view their [...]

100 Things To Do In Philadelphia Before You Die: Local Author Pens Ultimate Philly Bucketlist

Irene Levy Baker, the author of the new book, 100 Things To Do In Philadelphia Before You Die, is not a Philadelphian by birth, she’s a Philadelphian by choice. Levy Baker is originally from Ohio, but has spent the last 25 years exploring Philadelphia’s nooks and crannies. Levy Baker landed in Philadelphia in 1991 when [...]

2016 Philly Fall Guide Presented by Shady Brook Farm

Your guide to all that is festive and fun this fall in Philadelphia and beyond, presented by Shady Brook Farm. Fall Fun FallFest at Shady Brook Farm is a family-fun tradition and, so much more!! For more than two decades, Shady Brook Farm has provided guests from near and far with memories that last a [...]

In Sync: Ring the Rafters Quartet Hits all the Right Notes

  Ring the Rafters Barbershop Quartet may be from Bucks County, but they sang up a storm in Philadelphia last weekend at Greenfest, a large environmental festival held in Headhouse Square and South Street. The foursome turned heads all over the festival with their bright and happy tunes.  People crowded around them to appreciate their smooth [...]

It’s Easy Being Green: Philly Greenfest Pictorial Recap

Greenfest, the largest environmental festival in the Philadelphia area took over Headhouse Square and South Street on Sunday, September 11. With more than 150 vendors and exhibits, Greenfest is the place to go to learn about sustainability while having fun. Philly Happening was on hand to peruse the vendor tables, partake in some of the [...]

Surf-Rock Meets Alternative: Bel Heir Leaves Fresh Prints on Music World

  Seven years after graduating from North Penn High School, Patrick Mencel of Bel Heir had a contract with RCA records. Bel Heir's distinct sound,“The Police meets Red Hot Chili Peppers," as Mencel describes it-- a fusion of surf-rock elements with a gritty alternative feel--brings fresh perspective to the music world. Mencel and his Philadelphia-based band [...]

Ten Reasons to Love Summers in Philadelphia

It's summertime and the livin' is easy. We love Philadelphia all year round, but there is something special about summer in the city: pop-up beer gardens, special events, outdoor meals, and unforgettable summer sunsets. Read on to find out 10 reasons to love summers in Philadelphia.   1.) Pop-up Beer Gardens: This summer, one of our [...]

‘It’s like your own personal amusement park ride’—Just a Man and His Cyr Wheel

     A little over two years ago, Eric Heitzman saw a video that he thought looked "so incredibly cool." The video was of someone using a Cyr Wheel, an acrobatic apparatus invented for the circus that consists of a large aluminium or steel with a diameter approximately 4-6 inches taller than the performer. The [...]