Pick 3 Weekend Events: May 18-20

May is certainly heating up here in Philadelphia and what better way to cool down than with a cold beer and some good food?  We've got lot's of options for you to do just that all weekend long!     Return of Parks on Tap May 17-21 - Azalea Garden Back for the second year, [...]

Philly Happening Artist Series: Steve Teare, Pet Caricaturist

Teare's specialty is anthropomorphic illustrations of pets dressed up like the elite of yesteryear.   The Philly Happening Artist Series is a reoccurring feature that  showcases unique Philadelphia artists. By Devon Hamilton for Philly Happening Have you ever dreamed of having your cat and dog’s personalities captured in colorful brushstrokes, as your favorite characters from The X-Files, Scully [...]

‘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 [...]

5 Best Places to Get Corned Beef and Cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day

  Hungry for corned beef in Philadelphia? You're in luck! Corned beef, a salt-cured and seasoned beef brisket is a St. Patrick's Day tradition. Philadelphia, recently ranked one of the top cities in the country to celebrate St. Patrick's Day by wallethub.com, has plenty of options for getting your corned beef and cabbage fix. Here [...]

Find Your Motion: Melissa Weinberg Inspires Others to Move Toward Wellness

The Philly Happening Women Series is a reoccurring feature that highlights inspirational female personalities, entrepreneurs, and women making a difference in the City of Brotherly Love!   When a traditional business career didn't bring Melissa Weinberg fulfillment, she took a chance and pursued her passion for movement.   Melissa Weinberg has always loved to move. From the [...]

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 [...]

Presidential Park: 5 Reasons to Visit Independence National Historic Park in Old City

  In honor of President's Day, what better day to visit Independence National Park? This stately national park, which honors of the service of our presidents and honors the independence of America, is free and does not require tickets this month. Read on to find out five reasons to check out this historic site in [...]

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 [...]

13 Facts About Friday the 13th

  1.) The fear of the number 13 has been given a scientific name: "triskaidekaphobia"; and on analogy to this the fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskevidekatriaphobia, from the Greek words Paraskeví (Παρασκευή, meaning "Friday"), and dekatreís (δεκατρείς, meaning "thirteen"). 2.) According to the Stress Management and Phobia Institute in Asheville, N.C., an estimated [...]