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.
Haesley Cush at auction under the stars.Given the previous period of uncertainty in the apartment market it was great to see buyers back out fighting in this segment of the market.Now to represent that the unit market is back, would be entirely misleading and a gross misread of the events.What we saw was the green shoots of a market in recovery. Units in the inner city currently represent awesome value and it looks like buyers have realised that those prices won’t last forever.Brisbane has a very healthy outlook with the Queens Wharf infrastructure supporting employment until completion and then the Casino and hospitality precinct providing even more jobs thereafter. And where will those people live? Likely, for the most part, in apartments within the ring of the city.The rest of the night saw house sales from $620,000 up to above $3 million. With nearly $15 million worth of sales concluded by the end of the auctions. 27/4 Wandoo St, Fortitude Valley sold under the hammer for $537,000. Picture: realestate.com.auON Wednesday night I called our Biannual ‘Under the Stars’ auctions. I always get excited for these big events.The weather, as it usually is, was perfect and more than 300 people, a mixture of buyers, sellers and locals turned up to take their read on the Brisbane market.Heading out to centre stage to call 28 auctions is a thrilling feeling. But I also carry a certain amount curiosity in my back pocket.I’m as keen as anyone to see what unfolds during the auctions. The property market can be highly unpredictable, due largely to the emotional attachment people have to their current or future homes.As an auctioneer I have a game plan for how the night should run, but as one of the great auctioneers Phil Parker used to tell me “The best thing to expect is the unexpected”.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoWednesday certainly dished up some unexpected results. The big news out of the night was that half of the properties that sold were units.
The Times 27 January 2018Family First Comment: And why not? Even young people aspire to the ‘gold standard’ (not perfect, but still miles ahead of the alternatives)….. “Cohabiting parents are also far more likely to split up than those who walk down the aisle. Only a quarter of parents who were married when their first child was born had separated by the time the child turned 15. This compared with 56 per cent of parents who were unmarried when their first child was born and married later and 69 per cent of those who had never married.” www.protectmarriage.nzThe vast majority of teenagers want to get married when they grow up, despite the growing trend for cohabitation, a study has found.More than three out of four youngsters aged 14 to 17 said it was one of their key aspirations and that marriage was not the same as living together, according to the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ).The right-wing think tank is calling for teaching on marriage and commitment to be part of the revised sex education curriculum. The guidance will be updated for the first time in 20 years in the spring, with sex education lessons becoming compulsory, and campaigners fear that the emphasis on life-long commitment will be lost.While the desire for marriage remains strong, statistics suggest many teenagers will never realise their ambition. The last census found that more than a third of people are not or have never been married, an increase of three percentage points on ten years ago. The number of weddings taking place each year is at a historic low. The Marriage Foundation predicts that on current trends half of today’s 20-year-olds will ever marry.Marriage has also become a perk of being rich. Among the highest earners, 87 per cent get married, compared with only 24 per cent of low earners.Cohabiting parents are also far more likely to split up than those who walk down the aisle. Only a quarter of parents who were married when their first child was born had separated by the time the child turned 15. This compared with 56 per cent of parents who were unmarried when their first child was born and married later and 69 per cent of those who had never married.Frank Young, head of family policy at the CSJ, said: “Despite growing up with no better than a 50/50 chance of their own parents separating, young people still have strong relationship ambitions. Not only do young people want a lasting relationship in adult life, they aspire to marriage. Updated guidance on relationships education shouldn’t ignore the word marriage.”READ MORE: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/cba0b654-02dd-11e8-9de1-e6776d524215Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
The David Marnane trained Aru Cha Cha will be the first Tipp horse out, running in the first race at 2.05.No Wunder, trained by David Wachman, and Thomas Stack’s Celestial Fable will run alongside one another at 2.35 while Stack will also be watching over Tooreen Legend, who is out at 3.35.Elusive Award is the only Tipperary runner in the Speedy’s Bar Moyvane and Ballylongford Handicap at 3.05, and is trained by TJ’O Mara. Aidan O’Brien’s Gypsy King and the Tim Cleary trained Dancingwithangels are both on the card at 3.35.In the feature race of the day, the Ladbrokes Handicap Hurdle, Charlie Swan’s The Game Changer will go out along with Casimir Road, who’s being saddled up by Stephen Ryan. That race goes to post at 4.35.