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Where to eat, meet and hold an event. Find. Near We bust some myths about sake and herald its arrival as a great modern-day accompaniment to food. Our Greene King Local Pubs are the heart of communities across the UK. Each one is unique, each with a different tale to tell. We serve quality beers and food. The Café at the Plaza is a bustling vintage eatery and coffee shop that locals consider a Milwaukee treasure.
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I learned so many things about this fantastic little gem nestled in Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana. We want to be the center of a vibrant community. We want to be the catalysts of getting things done. We are probably the biggest retail tenant in Lincoln Square Mall. We have a vested interest in revitalizing downtown.
We want to be the center of all of helping make Urbana an even more vibrant place to visit and to live, not just because we are a business here [but also] because that is what a community should be. Now, with your new role as the new GM, you mention in your letter of introduction that you released to the public a several months ago the importance of aggressively supporting the community.
How do you see that happening? We need to go out and find more local farmers. We need to find more local people out there who are looking for a venue to sell their product. We are aggressively searching for avenues to get more local vendors into this store. What are some short term plans that you may have for the Co-op?
I want to make a lot of contacts. I want to get to know all of the farmers and other local vendors, so I know exactly who I am doing business with. We have recruited a team that is planning to head out with me over the summer to visit local farms and to make sure the product that we want to bring to the store is ethically, sustainably, cultivated and sourced.
What are some plans you have for the long term? Honestly, our long term plans include getting the word out about what we do and help people support local food systems and the local economy. Anyone can come and shop here. How would you explain to our readership what it means to be an owner of a food cooperative? We have 9 board members and have elections every year, with three seats being up every year. Moore Park has three hours free parking, except during sporting or large entertainment events, when you can expect to pay a larger flat fee.
With an international reputation in the fields of natural history and indigenous studies research, community programs and exhibitions, the Australian Museum was established as Australia's first museum in with unique and extensive collections of natural science and cultural artefacts. There is a cafe next to the entrance, that you can access without requiring payment for admission to the main exhibition area.
The National Art School is housed in a beautiful sandstone prison precinct built in the s. The grounds are open to the public and house a collection of sandstone penal buildings complete with a circular watchtower in the centre of the site. There is a gallery on the campus that features exhibitions from students as well as Australian artists, the National Art School Gallery.
ACP established in Admission to the Gallery is Free. King Street Gallery on William represents a range of Australian artists, and features changing exhibitions throughout the year. Black Eye is one of the newest galleries in Darlinghurst, specialising in contemporary photography from Australia and abroad.
Housed in a classic old Australian house from the early 20th century, Robin Gibson showcases Australian artists and sculptors. The National Art School Gallery holds several exhibitions a year, ranging from paintings to photography, in a unique 's sandstone prison building. Entry fees may apply for some exhibitions. Watters represents local Australian artists with rotating exhibitions throughout the year.
Over 40 artists are represented by Watters Gallery.
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Free entry to exhibitions. The gallery currently represents over thirty highly esteemed artists, who have had significant shows and whose works are held in major collections nationally and internationally. This gallery has supported work that is both challenging and at the forefront of contemporary art practice.
Exhibition space over several levels in a typical Paddington terrace. Blender is an outlet for both Australian and international photographers, collectors and enthusiasts. The museum is a tribute to the life of Brett Whiteley, considered by many to be one of Australia's most gifted, best known and controversial artists.
This established gallery has a wide range of interesting work from many artists spanning several cultures and styles including works on paper, canvas and others. The fountain is somewhat iconic in Sydney, a "dandelion head" sphere of mist at the top of a tall stem and has been imitated globally on many occasions.
A favourite meeting place for many travellers and locals alike. Newly opened, interestingly designed gardens built in the old reservoir. Built between and once "the finest house in the colony", this colonial mansion preserves the lifestyle of some of Sydney's wealthiest early settlers, Colonial Secretary Alexander Macleay and his family. Designed by the most fashionable and accomplished architect of the day, John Verge, Elizabeth Bay House is a superb example of colonial architecture and is elegantly and authentically furnished in the style of — Guided tours are available on request.
To the south east corner of this part of Sydney, this hectare open park area has sport fields used by local the local community, bike and walking tracks run through the park area and Kippax Lake, a small lake near the sports stadiums is a pleasant area for picnicing or relaxing on days without major functions in the adjoining facilities.
There is one gas-operated barbecue located on the western side of Moore Park near South Dowling Street. This park is part of a green zone connecting thru to the Centennial Park a little further to the east and the greater Moore Park area to the South east. This section of the greater Moore Park area often hosts large performance events such as concerts, exhibitions and Big Tent Circus events. Open access to all park areas except for groups of 50 or more persons requiring registration and fee payments.
Special events may have entry prices fixed by the event managers and special event car parking may attract charges. Open access all hours. Busy on weekends with walkers, people excercising their dogs, picnicers and local people playing informal ball games. The park has a cafe located toward the centre near the water that serves light meals, drinks and other refreshments. A small pleasant area just opposite St Vincents hospital.
A picturesque spot right on the Harbour on Elizabeth Bay, this is a popular place for picnics and a bit of inner-city sunbathing. Primarily used for cricket turf pitchTrumper Park is also a good quiet spot to relax or get some sun. Great views of the CBD skyline and parts of the harbour. The park may be locked at night. Centennial Park and the 'greater' Moore Park area is just to the south-east of the district in the Eastern Suburbs. Australia's biggest celebration of gay and lesbian culture, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras comprises a two week festival including a fair, exhibitions, fundraising events and parties.
The first Mardi Gras was held inmore as a political demonstration. However over the years following it has developed into a large scale cultural festival.
The Mardi Gras season culminates in a colourful night-time street parade which winds it's way up Oxford St to Taylor Square before turning down Flinders St, and ending up at the Showgrounds. The all-night party that follows the parade is a Sydney institution. Learn to make a terrarium plants in a little glass containeror try flower arranging with seasonal blooms or Australian native flora. Lots of fun and perfect for beginners. The classes are available every week.
Download the podcast from the City Of Sydney website and do a walking tour of past and present landmarks from the Sydney rock'n'roll scene.
The Ginseng Bathhouse has separate men's and women's facilities, each with a hot bath, a cold bath, a ginseng spa, a wet sauna and a dry sauna. You can also get Korean treatments, massages and beauty therapy. Children from 5 years old are welcome. This used to house the Fox Studios, but no longer. However the nearby entertainment facilities include cinemas, restaurants, bars and promenade areas that are open to the public.
There is no entrance charge to access the entertainment quarter. Ample parking in multi-story carpark. Darlinghurst Gaol was founded inand is a complex of sandstone penal buildings which now house the National Art School. The complex features several early 19th century sandstone buildings, including a central circular watchtower.
There is no signage but the complex is free and open to visitors during business hours. If the large gate on Forbes St is closed, try the gate on Liverpool St.
Two cinemas in the old Paddington Town Hall. Focus on alternative and arthouse. Cinema on Oxford St focussing on arthouse and foreign films. Four auditoriums with cinemaxx size screen, facilities for wheelchair and hearing impaired.
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EQ offers large screens and extra comfort. Large screens and gallery style seating giving unobstructed views from private two seater sofas. Belvoir Street is a company owned by a large syndicate of people, many of whom are actors who have performed at the theatre. Classical and contemporary plays are staged here, ranging from Shakespeare to plays with Aboriginal themes.
Showcasing contemporary Australian plays in an intimate environment. The theatre is located in a historic building that originally housed stables. The most recent addition to the Darlinghurst theatre scene, this theatre opened inin an 's Baptist tabernacle, and showcases productions by a range of local companies. With a capacity of up towards 10, the Hordern is a common choice for touring bands.
It has played host to the likes of Sigur Ros, Interpol and many others. See website for upcoming shows. Indie and underground venue, capacity There is a long tradition of Public baths in Sydney. Several of these Public baths or swimming centres are directly adjacent to the City east precinct or are within walking distance. Centre provides world-class swimming, fitness, sporting and recreational facilities including a gym. Sited within a picturesque parkland setting.
Swimming facilities include an eight lane 50 m heated indoor pool and a wave machine. A famous yet paradoxically little known location overlooking Wooloomoloo bay and near to the Botanic gardens. It was a popular swimming location with Indigenous Aborigines before the arrival of Europeans in Australia. The pool was also the venue for the sporting triumphs of Australian swimming legend Andrew Boy Charlton in the s and is believed to be the birthplace of the 'Australian Crawl or freestyle swimming stroke.
Sports fixtures[ edit ] Moore Park is one of the main sporting precincts in Sydney. Most weekends during winter will feature games of any one the three football codes played in Sydney.
Cricket and soccer are played in summer. The Sydney Football Stadium is a rectangular pitch catering for rugby league, rugby union and soccer, while right next door the Sydney Cricket Ground hosts cricket and Australian Rules. A number of clubs are based at Moore Park: Games from March to September. New South Wales Waratahs play in the Super 14 rugby union competition.
Games from February to May. Oxford Street[ edit ] Home to a huge range of boutique shopping, fashion, quirky gift stores, book shops, and everything in between. Great for an afternoon's window shopping and casual discovery. Max out your credit card at one of the many higher end clothing and accessory shops running down Oxford Street. Be sure to explore the side streets such as Elizabeth St and especially William St for the newer, funkier labels such as Ginger and Smart and the ever present Collette Dinnigan.
Paddington Markets has been in operation since and is a stylish stall venue for designers, jewellers and craftsmen. Not many true bargains to be had, but perfect for unusual gifts and clothing, as well as some mainstream items.
Great for a browse. Crown Street, Bourke Street, South Dowling Street[ edit ] At the 'off' Oxford Street end of these three streets can be found a developing precinct of some eclectic and more edgy shops than many of those on the Darlinghurst section of Oxford Street.
Used by locals for posting items for sale and advertising garage sales. Tons of local listings from vintage items to used goods. Hidden away in a leafy corner of Kings Cross.