From Philadelphia School of Circus Arts to Please Touch Museum, I have been the publicist for some of Philadelphia’s most exciting organizations.  This blog takes my public relations work to the next level by giving me a fun outlet to share everything I love about our city.

More than 10 years ago I moved to Philadelphia from a small New York town.  I was looking for a fun and unique place that would keep me on my toes with constant adventures, interesting foods, endless opportunities and great people.   I found everything I was looking for in Philly, and so much more.

  • Philly is a place where you can set out on a new ADVENTURE every weekend.  From historic scavenger hunts, to soaring on the flying trapeze, to one of the world’s largest arts festivals, to swimming with the sharks, to nearly a dozen LGBT sports teams, Philly has something fun and unique for everyone, at every turn, all year long.
  • Philly is home to some of the country’s best FOOD and top chefs.  While their gourmet treats are worth an eat, Philly is also the place where America goes to eat dessert first, and follow it up with an endless combination of comfort foods and flavorful drinks.  Whether it be a cheese steak cookie, Tastykake beef sliders, beer-flavored cupcakes,  Philly soft pretzels, adult “cake” milkshakes or authentic canollis, Philly has something sweet and tasty to please everyone’s palette.
  • Philly is home to unique and effective OPPORTUNITIES to give, grow and learn.   Endless opportunities to give back exist in every subject (arts, culture, history, oh my!) and in every neighborhood.  Around every corner, you can take a class, join a meetup, learn a new skill or find a new passion.
  • Philly has some of the most interesting and loyal PEOPLE in the world.  Meet me on Shunk Street after the Phillies take the World Series, or catch me on Two Street after the Mummer’s Parade and you will see what I mean.  Philly folks know how to work hard and play harder (while still finding time to hit the shore for the summer).
This personal blog celebrates my favorite parts of America’s city of brotherly love.  Thanks for coming along for the ride!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR  — KORY MICHAEL AVERSA
I am a public relations pro and social media guru, working for some of the biggest and best nonprofits and businesses in the Philadelphia region.  Current and past employers have included Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, Fly School Circus Arts, Please Touch Museum – Children’s Museum of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Senior Center, Children’s Healthcare Foundation of South Jersey, Epilepsy Foundation of EPA and more.  My event planning resume includes several $100K+ fundraising events, events attracting more than 6,000 persons, and events utilizing 1,000+ volunteers.  I have extensive experience creating/executing partnerships between regional organizations, including the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, Live Arts/ Philly Fringe, Barnum with Ritz Theater, Oyster with the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, and more.  My volunteer experience includes the United Way of SEPA, Avenue of the Arts Inc., People-Pet Partnership, Plays & Players Theatre, Safeguards, Delaware Valley Legacy Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation, the Philadelphia International Flower Show, ActionAIDS and the Public Relations Society of America, Philly Chapter, where I chair the Philanthropy Committee.  On the weekends, I enjoy playing for City of Brotherly Love Softball League and the Greater Philadelphia Flag Football League.
When I’m not promoting a cause, throwing a party, playing ball or flying through the air, I enjoy eating lots of desserts (before dinner), playing with his shelter dog Buster Brown, travelling and writing. For more information, check out my personal and professional blog, www.koryaversa.com.
DISCLOSURES
This blog is a personal, “for fun” blog written and edited by me.  From time to time, I may accept free tickets to give away or review an event or attraction.   As mentioned above, I am very active in many organizations in the Philadelphia area.  Please see the full list of my affiliations (past and current) above this disclosure under “About the Author.”   I am not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics, barring the organizations listed above. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owners. If I claim or appear to be an expert on a certain topic or product or service area, I will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on my expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. However, any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.  If I pass along information about third party contests, it is up to the entrant to verify all information with the third party source BEFORE entering the contest. Any link from this blog to an external website constitutes a third party source. This blog does contain content which might present a conflict of interest if associated with one of the above organizations.   This content will be identified when possible, except for the organizations listed above.  If you ever have a question about anything on the blog, disclosures, disclaimers, contests, external links or anything relating to this blog, please feel free to email kory@phillylovesfun.com.
CONTACT ME
I am always open to blog, food and adventure suggestions.  Please feel free to drop me a line at anytime at kory@phillylovesfun.com, follow me on Twitter at koryaversa, or friend me Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/koryaversa. 

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