2020 Philly Happening Halloween Guide

2020-10-06T16:16:27-04:00October 6th, 2020|

Pumpkins, candy and costumes … oh my! Your family may choose to celebrate Halloween a bit differently this year due to the pandemic, but there are still plenty of ways to have fun.  Many local businesses have made every effort to provide festivities that your family can enjoy while still feeling safe. And if [...]

6 Fall Events in Philly This Year

2020-09-22T16:48:16-04:00September 21st, 2020|

Morgan's Pier, photo provided by Aversa PR. While we can't celebrate the season in all the ways we're used to this year, there ARE still ways to have some fall fun in Philly in 2020! With spooky tours, scarecrows, Oktoberfest celebrations and trick or treating amongst the animals, here are just 6 events [...]

Planning Your Fall Family Photos: Tips from the Experts

2020-09-17T22:05:28-04:00September 17th, 2020|

By Michelle Reese Photo by Rhianna Clark Photography, 2020 Philly Happening Finalist for Children’s Photographer Nature’s beautiful colors, the moderate temperatures that allow a variety of outfit options, and the holiday season right around the corner – it all combines to make fall the perfect time for family photos. The [...]

2020 Back to School Guide

2020-08-26T00:49:32-04:00August 26th, 2020|

We're probably all getting tired of hearing this saying, but Back to School "is going to look different this year." Whether your children are returning to in-school instruction, they're going fully virtual through their school, doing a hybrid of in-school and at-home learning, enrolled in cyber school, or homeschooled ... there's [...]

Labor Day 2020: A Tribute to the American Worker and Ways to Celebrate the Holiday

2020-08-24T14:40:03-04:00August 24th, 2020|

To many, Labor Day is just another 3-day weekend that we throw on the red, white & blue attire and fire up the grill. It's the unofficial end to summer before the kids return to school. But as often the case, there's more to it than that! Labor Day was first [...]

Staycation 2020: Day Trips That Are A Short Drive from Home

2020-08-12T21:19:53-04:00August 12th, 2020|

By Michelle Reese Photos - Top, Left-Right: Grounds for Sculpture, Michelle Reese; Rustic Valley Orchard, Julia Schloefell; Magic Gardens, Olga Chernov-Gitin; Elmwood Park Zoo, Lauren Stites. Traveling to far away places (or even spending a few nights at a hotel) isn’t in the cards for many families this summer. [...]

Local Author Spotlight: Donna Galanti Launches New Children’s Series

2020-08-06T17:21:40-04:00August 6th, 2020|

Donna Galanti is an author living in Doylestown that recently launched a new series aimed at children in the middle grades. We reached out to Donna to talk about her latest project, what inspires her, and advice she can give to aspiring writers. HM (Happenings Media): What is your most recent published work? What is [...]

9 Ways to Stay Cool This Summer

2020-07-30T15:03:50-04:00July 29th, 2020|

By Michelle Reese (Dilworth Park, Photo by Michelle Reese) The summer heat is here, and like everything else right now, COVID-19 is making things a little more complicated! Sure, you could spend your summer inside with the AC cranked, but if your family is getting stir crazy, here's a list of ways to [...]

2020 Philadelphia Summer Guide

2020-06-16T16:58:07-04:00June 2nd, 2020|

Summer is here, and Philadelphia is ready for fun! While this summer is off to a very different start than years past, we are determined to make the most out of it. In a city that's known for its rich history, delicious food, eclectic art and a wide variety of events, you KNOW there's going [...]

Things to Do at Home with Kids: June 1 – June 7

2020-05-31T23:30:33-04:00May 31st, 2020|

It's a new month, and we're STILL mostly at home! As school assignments start to wind down, here are some ideas to add some fun, learning and variety to your days at home with the kids. Diversity In light of current events, it seems fitting to spend some time this week talking about diversity in [...]

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