Celebrate our 40th with us!

Special Olympics PA - Philadelphia Athletes hold their team sign during the 2016 Philadelphia Spring Games More than 250 Special Olympics Pennsylvania athletes from Philadelphia and the surrounding area, will meet at the William Penn Charter School, located at 3000 W. School House Lane on Saturday, April 29th, for the 40th Annual Philadelphia [...]

‘Greatest Gift’: Newly-Crowned Miss Philadelphia Advocates for Premature Birth Awareness

 The newly-crowned Miss Philadelphia, Nia Andrews, at The Logan after her victory on Feb. 25.   When Nia Andrews was nine, her sister, Bria, was born three months early. The baby had a 40 percent chance of survival, but beat the odds. "She was a miracle. She was so strong," said Andrews, the newly-crowned Miss Philadelphia. Bria [...]

Local Authors Pen ‘Pretty Little World’–a Modern Twist on Communal Living in the City of Brotherly Love

In Pretty Little World, authors and real-life friends and former Philadelphia neighbors, Elizabeth LaBan and Melissa DePino present a snapshot of three modern families with a sentimental yearning for community. The three families can't imagine life without one another--until one family outgrows their tiny row house. In a bid to stay together, a crazy idea [...]

Single in the City: How to Be Who You Are, Not What He Wants

  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.   Single in the City takes on a bit of a different model this week. Instead of my [...]

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, [...]

2017 Valentine’s Day Guide: Art, Activities, and Heart-Shaped Sushi

  Valentine's Day is a day to celebrate love, friendship, and relationships of all kinds.  If you and your sweetheart plan on sharing smooches over dinner to celebrate, be sure to do your research, plan ahead and have a reservation.  If you are hoping to plan something a little more unique, here are some great [...]

Out of Town Adventures: Pennsylvania Ski Resorts Offer Valentine’s Day and Other February Specials

    Pennsylvania Ski Resorts Bring Romance to the Slopes this February with Special Deals and Fun Events   Last weekend, I went skiing for the first time. As a girl from the Poconos, it always seemed funny that I had never experienced one of the areas greatest tourist attractions. And now, as a girl [...]

Pick 3 Weekend Events: February 10-12

February is the month of love, and where better to celebrate that then in the City of Brotherly Love!? Valentine's Day lands on a pretty boring Tuesday this year but that just means that we have two weekends to make dates to celebrate it!  Have a fun love-filled weekend Philly! Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention February [...]