Crowning Achievement: A Conversation with Holly Harrar, the Newly-Crowned Miss Philadelphia

Holly Harrar, 22, of Pottstown (center) was crowed Miss Philadelphia February 27 at Drexel University. Holly Harrar wants to be startin’ something. The 22-year-old Pottstown native and Shippensburg University senior took home the crown in the Miss Philadelphia pageant on Feb. 27 at Drexel University. For the talent portion of the competition, Harrar chose to [...]

4 Ways to Celebrate Leap Day Today in Philadelphia

It only happens once every four years, so live it up! Today's Leap Day gives us a rare extra day in February to enjoy life and to celebrate around the city at local bars and restaurants. There's no better way to bid adieu to February before ringing in March 1st tomorrow. Cheers to Leap Day!   1.) Grab an icy [...]

2016 Philly Camp Guide

It’s time to start thinking about summer camps! To help you through this process, we have several of the best camps in Philadelphia listed here, with all the information you need to learn about their awesome offerings. Check it all out below! PHILLY MUSIC LESSONS CHANTEL PRICE DANCE STUDIO PHILADELPHIA SCHOOL OF ROCK CAMP AMERICA PA RUSH CAMP [...]

And the Winner Goes to….4 Winning Oscar Party Recipes

The best way to enjoy the Academy Awards is from the couch with a smorgasbord of delicious snacks and drinks at your fingertips. Philly Happening's Oscar's party recipe selections are simple yet classy. Minimal time will be spent in the kitchen, leaving you more time to enjoy the show from the best seat in the [...]

Lonely Planet Names Philadelphia “Best in the U.S.”

Philadelphians have always loved  Philadelphia, but now the rest of the world is taking notice. Lonely Planet, the largest travel guide book in the world, just named Philadelphia No.1 on its "Best in the U.S.," a list that names the top 10 unexpectedly exciting places in the U.S. in 2016. Lonely Planet applauded Philadelphia for its [...]

American Pie: 5 Great Philly Pizzas to Celebrate National Pizza Day

Some days are easier to celebrate than others. No matter how you slice it, National Pizza Day should be one that is easy to get on board with. The City of Brotherly Love has no shortage of excellent pizza options, so grab a slice--or a pie--and seize the day! 1.) Pizzeria Vetri, 1939 Callowhill Street: Web site: [...]

Ice Ice Baby: 6 Area Ice Rinks to Get Your Skating Fix

  Ice skating is an inexpensive way to get fresh air, exercise, and socialization.     The holiday season is upon us. It's a perfect time to take a spin on a fresh sheet of ice and enjoy the fresh winter air. Philadelphia offers plenty of outdoor skating rinks--and some great indoor ones, too. So [...]

Snow Survival Hair Tips Presented by Zyn Beauty

Let it Snow ???? #winter #snow #snowfall #snowflakes #outdoor #shooting #cute #Model #posing #blue #eyes #blueeyes #hoodie #amazing #pic #picoftheday #photo #photooftheday #Nikon #nikonphotography #fashion #glamour #calvinize #blonde A video posted by Matthias Ammersbach (@matthiasammersbachphotography) on Jan 21, 2016 at 6:59am PST Winter 2016 has arrived in full-force and Philadelphia's first major snowstorm of the [...]

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 [...]

The 2016 Philadelphia Mummers Parade

The 2016 Philadelphia Mummers Parade will pay tribute to the City’s ever-growing cultural and ethnic diversity by stepping off Friday, Jan. 1, 2016 with a brand new Philadelphia Division created in the spirt of diversifying the Parade’s participants and spectators with an emphasis on dance, music and costumes. Mummers fans from near and far are [...]