HippoHappenings is an online extension (and expansion) of existing communities and provides as close a neighborhood feel as possible for the users. Here, the definition of community, beyond geography, is as loose as possible. Your communities can be anything from a home owners association in Northeast Portland to a drum circle that gathers in the park to raise awareness for macrobiotics. It can be two people who read poetry at randomly selected street corners or manga fans suggesting local bands to one another. HippoHappenings gives users an awareness of events and venues in their neighborhood, or wherever they choose to know what’s going on at the street level.
Oh, yeah, and it’s free. No fees to post events or venues. No membership dues.
In addition to posting venues and shows, a crucial part of this sharing is the users’ ability to post ads in their neighborhood. Ads can be for a lost puppy, a garage sale, a band seeking a vocalist, professional service exchanges, open mic night at the corner juice bar; pretty much anything the users can think to post. All ads displayed to the user viewing the site are local, posted by their peers and pertaining to their favorite categories. This means no ads from big corporations unless they are neighborhood specific.
This is a site of local happenings, posted by happening locals.
Imigrated from Otwock, Poland to Brooklyn, NY in 1992.