Meet Your 2016 Movers & Shakers: Pete Leontaras

2016-10-24T17:57:06-04:00October 24th, 2016|

Philly Happening has been hard at work naming the top 10 Movers and Shakers of 2016 and the much anticipated list is out! We’re taking the opportunity to shine the spotlight on each one of the amazing people who made this years list. Pete Leontaras is an entrepreneur whose restaurant brings great food and drinks to Philadelphia's [...]

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

2016-10-18T22:27:36-04:00October 4th, 2016|

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 [...]

Ten Reasons to Love Summers in Philadelphia

2016-08-19T11:41:16-04:00August 19th, 2016|

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 [...]

Trains and Beer: 6 Reasons to Check out the New Viaduct Rail Park Pop-Up Beer Garden

2016-06-21T08:21:33-04:00June 21st, 2016|

An abandoned rail site merged with a green urban space has formed one of the hottest--and coolest-- pop-up beer gardens in the city. Located at the Viaduct Rail Park at 10th and Hamilton Streets, the Viaduct Rail Park pop-up beer garden draws inspiration from railroad cars, the cultural history of the rail line, and the beauty of [...]

Pick 3 Weekend Events June 3-5

2016-06-01T14:59:31-04:00June 1st, 2016|

Memorial Day 2016 is over so that means that summer is in full swing.  Summer in Philadelphia means every weekend is filled with fun events.  This weekend we've got music, beer, and the luck of the Irish! Photo Credit: www.okayplayer.com The Roots Picnic Saturday June 4th, 2016 - Festival Pier at Penn's Landing [...]

The Struggle is Real: Forming Friendships in your 30s

2016-07-13T14:14:54-04:00March 30th, 2016|

Single in the City is a reoccurring column on Philly Happening that will appear on Wednesdays. It chronicles a single thirty-something, new to the Philadelphia, searching for friendship, love, and her place in this vibrant city. - 4 Ways to Establish New Networks in the City-            A few weeks ago, I [...]

4 Ways to Celebrate Leap Day Today in Philadelphia

2016-02-29T09:54:58-04:00February 29th, 2016|

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 [...]

6 Must-Do’s for Philadelphia Beer Lovers

2016-02-27T18:13:40-04:00February 27th, 2016|

If you love local craft beer than Philadelphia is the place for you.  We have a bunch of breweries, beer-centered restaurants, and festivals throughout the year that celebrate our love of this luscious libation. Here's a list of places for you to "hop" on out to!   Philly Craft Beer Festival 4747 S. Broad Street 1-877-435-9849 [...]

2016 Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Guide

2016-03-04T00:23:08-04:00February 27th, 2016|

Ah March, the month that comes in like a lion and out like a lamb.  This month can be an unpredictable end to winter and start of spring but one thing is for sure, it's the month in which Philadelphians will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day in style!  Whether you are Irish or not it's [...]

5 Margarita Recipes to Celebrate National Margarita Day!

2016-02-22T13:47:30-04:00February 22nd, 2016|

Frozen or on the rocks, with salt or without, the Margarita is a classic drink that in many cases reminds us of summer sun and good times.  The main ingredient in this delicious cocktail is tequila, so beware the old saying one tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor!  Here are 5 margarita recipes that are sure [...]