The Dirty Dozen Brass Band of New Orleans brings some fine music to The Suffolk Theater in Riverhead this Sunday at 7 p.m.
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band of New Orleans brings some fine music to The Suffolk Theater in Riverhead this Sunday at 7 p.m.

It’s the height of the summer, and there’s plenty to do around here. Here’s the Beacon’s weekly cheat sheet for the best things to do on the forks.

Back to the FutureClassic Movies, En Plein Air

There are plenty of great movies to be seen on the East End this week, including free outdoor screenings Friday, July 11, of classic films ranging from “Ghostbusters” at the Mulford Farm in East Hampton to “Back to the Future,” at the Southampton Arts Center in Southampton and “Born Yesterday” on the haywall at Marders Nursery in Bridgehampton. The Beacon’s full listings are online here.

Amagansett Fire DepartmentCelebrating Amagansett Fire Department

The Amagansett Fire Department is hosting its 100th Anniversary parade and celebration tomorrow, July 12, beginning at 11 a.m. in downtown Amagansett. The day begins with a parade, followed by a ceremony and barbecue at the firehouse, with music, rides and face painting for children. An afternoon of bucket brigades, fire pumping and antique truck judging begins at 1 p.m.

Loving Love Lane

The Mattituck Chamber of commerce hosts its 37th Annual Love Lane Street Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 12. The street will be filled with vendors and the event culminates with the crowning of Little Miss Mattituck, who is usually a very nice young girl.

Sag Harbor FireworksFireworks! Fireworks! Fireworks!

If you missed last weekend’s Fourth of July festivities, there are still some opportunities to see fireworks on the East End over the next couple weekends, including fireworks at Shelter Island’s Crescent Beach and the Jamesport Firemen’s Carnival this weekend and the Great Bonac Fireworks Show (formerly the Boys Harbor fireworks) July 19 in East Hampton’s Three Mile Harbor. More information is online here.

Go Hear Some Music

Plenty of great acts are bringing their bags of tricks to the East End this weekend. The Dave Bromberg Quintet comes to The Stephen Talkhouse Friday night at 8 p.m., Southampton Arts Center hosts Jazz at Lincoln Center’s free “Jazz and the Harlem Renaissance” Saturday at 5 p.m., Canio’s Books hosts jazz guitarist Jack Wilkins on Saturday at 5 p.m., Matthew Sweet comes to the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Saturday at 8 p.m., the Original Wailers, of Bob Marley fame, play The Stephen Talkhouse Saturday at 9 p.m. and Procol Harum plays the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Sunday at 8 p.m.

The Beacon’s full music listings are online here.

Bob Mankoff
Bob Mankoff

Writers Speak

Writers are dusting off their spectacles to give readings all over the South Fork this weekend. Tom Clavin and Bob Drury will kick off the weekend at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton’s “Fridays at 5” series with a discussion of their new book, “The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, an American Legend” on Friday at 5 p.m. Steven Gaines of “Philistines at the Hedgerow” fame will speak at the Amagansett Library at 6 p.m. Saturday. New Yorker Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff will speak at the Quogue Library on Sunday at 5 p.m.

In Nature

This weekend brings the full moon, and along with the full moon comes moonlight nature walks at The Quogue Wildlife Refuge Friday night at 8 p.m. and at the South Fork Natural History Museum Saturday night at 9 p.m.

North Fork Audubon is hosting a night-time presentation on moths and other “porch light wonders” Friday night at 8 p.m. at Inlet Pond County Park.

The South Fork Natural History Museum is hosting a bog walk in search of carnivorous plants Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m.

The Beacon’s full nature and hike listings are online here.

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at

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