“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 [...]

DIY Doesn’t Replace Professional Haircare–Let Zyn Beauty Do the Work to Make You Beautiful

   DIY treatments should supplement, not replace, regular professional haircare. The Zyn Beauty experts come to your home to provide you with the tools to feel and look fabulous every day. In today’s world, DIY is all the rage. From DIY home renovations and repairs to home health and beauty care, people enjoy the freedom [...]

Pick 3 Weekend Events July 15-17

Schuylkill River Arts Day    Saturday July 16th 10am-2pm - East Fairmount Park Live performances illuminate the river while audiences boat, play and picnic along the Schuylkill River. Start at 10am at Mander Playground and you will be entertained by Positive Movement, a drill team from Strawberry Mansion. Then walk as a group through beautiful Boxer’s Trail to Kelly [...]

The Inside Scoop: Top 7 Ice Cream Parlors in Philly

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! It's summertime and ice cream is on the mind. Philly may be known for cheesesteaks and water ice, but its ice cream selection is nothing to scoff at. From Chestnut Hill, to Fishtown, to Old City, Philly has plenty of top-rated cream places to check out this summer. Read [...]

‘Donut’ Miss Out! Four Places to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth on National Donut Day

 By Maria Lobron, for Philly Happening It's the day Homer Simpson waits for all year: National Donut Day! But you don't have to be a Simpson to appreciate the deliciousness behind this day. Philly residents, and visitors alike, have a variety of local donut shops that they can visit today to indulge in this holiday [...]

Philly Happening on the Town: Weekend Recap

Philly Happening was busy this weekend! We hit up some great eateries, attractions, and experienced all the beautiful sights and sounds of the city in weather that ranged from  sunshine to wind, to clouds and rain, and temperatures lingering in the 50s. It might not feel like May just yet, but there's still so much to do and [...]

Five Reasons to Love Philadelphia’s Night Market

Thursday, May 12, marks the start of Philadelphia's Night Market season. Night Market is a seasonal celebration of street food, music, culture, and community held in various neighborhoods throughout the city.  Thursday's Night Market will run from 6 -10 p.m.  in Roxborough. The Callowhill neighborhood will host the event on June 23,  West Philly will host [...]

Home is Where the Heart Is: Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia Building Hope Luncheon Recap

Yesterday, Tuesday, April 26, Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia celebrated 30 years of building and repairing homes in Philadelphia at its annual Building HOPE Luncheon. The Pennsylvania Convention Center Ballroom hosted 1,047 supporters for the event that raised $396,032 for the organization's mission to build and repair homes for local families in need. The luncheon featured [...]