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 [...]

Enter to Win the Ultimate Prize Pack from Shady Brook Farm

Pumpkin patches, haunted hayrides, & holiday traditions! It's the time of year to hop in the car for a scenic visit to Bucks County to indulge your senses in beautiful foliage, spiced pumpkin flavors, and toasty bonfires. Shady Brook Farm in Yardley has long been a big draw throughout the Greater Philadelphia region for all things fall, with [...]

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 [...]

Fourth of July Photo Recap

Fourth of July was marked by overcast skies and rain in the evening, but that didn't stop Philadelphians and visitors from all over from celebrating our nation's birthday with the Wawa Welcome America! Party on the Parkway and other festive gatherings throughout the city. Philly Happening had was on hand to snap some candid photos of Fourth [...]

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Book Lovers Event: Author of ‘How Stella Got Her Groove Back’ to Sign Books at Free Library of Philadelphia

By Maria Lobron, for Philly Happening Attention book lovers: Mark your calendars!  At 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 13, Free Library of Philadelphia's Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway), will be hosting a free book-signing event with the best-selling author Terry McMillan for the launch of her new [...]

Five Reasons Philly Improv Theater’s DÜOFEST is a Must-See!

The only improv comedy festival in the world devoted to comic duos starts today, Wednesday, June 1, at Philly Improv Theater. DÜOFEST features 32 acts from all over North America. It runs through Saturday, June 4 at Philly Improv Theater, 2030 Sansom Street. Tickets to individual shows, or an all-access pass, are available at http://duofest.com/2016/. Philly Improv Theatre's Improv Producer, [...]

Free Festival! Annual Rittenhouse Row Festival Celebrates all the Best Rittenhouse Has to Offer

  Need something to do this weekend? Check out the annual Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival event, which will be held Saturday May 21, rain or shine, from noon to 5 p.m. on Walnut Street from Broad to 19th. The event is free to attend and is family-friendly. The festival showcases all of Rittenhouse's best fashion, [...]