Music, running, and beer: a seemingly unlikely combination. However, The Brew Hop, a brand new event coming to NYC next weekend, has managed to seamlessly fuse the three elements into one stacked day. Beginning with a 5K race and concluding with music provided by the High and Mighty Brass Band and Argonaut&Wasp, along with craft beer from more than a dozen local breweries included in the ticket price, this is sure to be a unique and exciting event. The Brew Hop will take place on Sunday, September 18th at Randall’s Island. Tickets are available here.The day kicks off strong with a 5K race, which attendees are welcome to either run or walk. Following the race, patrons will be rewarded for their hard work with unlimited beer, along with a medal, a souvenir pint glass, a beer koozie, and access to the festival for the rest of the day.Brass favorites the High and Mighty Brass Band will provide high-energy, New Orleans-style funk, while Brooklyn-based Argonaut&Wasp will kick the party into gear with a DJ set.The event’s featured breweries include Brooklyn Brewery, Sixpoint Brewery, SingleCut Beersmiths, Third Rail Beer, Bronx Brewery, Gun Hill Brewing Company, Rockaway Brewing, KelSo Beer Company, Alphabet City Brewing, Blue Point Brewing Company, Great South Bay Brewery, Captain Lawrence Brewing Company and more TBA. The festival will also feature food provided by Bareburger, Ponti Rossi, and Blossom Ice Cream, as well as live music, lawn games, a photobooth, art installations, lounge areas, and more.A portion of proceeds will go towards benefitting City Harvest, a great organization that helps feed more than one million New Yorkers facing hunger each year. There will also be a food drive on-site for attendees who wish to bring nonperishable food items to donate.Get tickets to the inaugural Brew Hop on Sunday, 9/18 here, or enter to win them below.
Ospreys put up a real fight in a bid to keep their unbeaten record going, as they battled back from trailing 18-3 at half-time to narrow the home side’s lead to 18-16 in the final 20 minutes. A Martin Roberts score and the boot of Sam Davies had brought the Ospreys right back into the game, but Cave’s 78th-minute try settled the game for a relieved Ulster. The conversion of Cave’s effort by Ian Humphreys proved a real sting in the tail as it denied the Welsh side a losing bonus. Even with the rain driving down, Ulster showed their attacking intent from the off and after showing they had an edge in the scrums the home side shunted the Ospreys off the ball in their own 22 and from the attack, Cave got the try from close range after 10 minutes. Paddy Jackson nailed the conversion and Ulster were up and running at 7-0, and the margin became 10-0 after 20 minutes when Jackson kicked a penalty, adding another just after the half-hour mark following a driving maul from the home side were disrupted. The Ospreys finally got off the mark in the 32nd minute when Sam Davies landed a penalty which came straight after the restart. At 13-3, the next score looked crucial and it fell to Ulster when their scrummaging power again resulted in a penalty, and after they kicked for the corner the home side launched a driving maul which made it to the line with second row Van der Merwe scoring in the 39th minute. Jackson missed the conversion and the half ended with Ulster leading 18-3. Ulster climbed to second place in the Guinness Pro12 table as they halted leaders Ospreys’ 100 per cent start to the campaign. The Ospreys needed to respond and did so three minutes into the second period, after their line-out maul drove over the Ulster line and scrum-half Martin Roberts got the touchdown which Davies converted to narrow the home side’s lead to 18-10. Momentum had swung the Ospreys way and two penalties from Davies shortly before and after the hour mark narrowed Ulster’s lead to just 18-16, with the second strike following just after Jackson was forced off with what appeared to be an arm injury. It was nerve-jangling and the conditions were worsening, Ulster somehow found a way to relaunch their line-out maul late on and after a series of pick-and-gos, Cave got the ball with space and stepped inside to just make the line, the vital score coming courtesy of the TMO. Humphreys, on for Jackson, converted which not only secured the game but denied the Ospreys any reward. A hard-fought 25-16 win at rain-lashed Kingspan Stadium came at the expense of a side who had launched their league season with seven straight victories. Two tries from Darren Cave – one in each half – and a first-half effort from Franco van der Merwe brought Ulster the four points. Press Association
FOREST CITY — The preliminary hearing has been scheduled for a Forest City man accused of threatening people with a rifle last week. Court documents say three men from Fertile went to the home of 41-year-old Joshua Winders late Thursday afternoon, with two of the men being allowed inside the home with the third waiting in a vehicle. Winders allegedly grabbed a .22-caliber rifle and pointed it at the men inside his home, then followed them outside and fired multiple shots into the ground while yelling at the men to get off of his property, located in the 2000 block of River Road. Winders allegedly threatened to “spray” their vehicle if they did not leave. The men drove away from Winders’ residence, calling 9-1-1, saying they feared for their safety. Winders was later arrested and charged with intimidation with a dangerous weapon with the intent to injure or provoke fear, possession of a firearm by a felon, and three counts of assault while displaying a dangerous weapon. Winders is due in court for his preliminary hearing this Thursday. If convicted of all the charges, Winders could face up to 21 years in prison.