Edith Gawler and Bennett Konesni will perform at the Mattituck-Laurel Library tonight.
Edith Gawler and Bennett Konesni will perform at the Mattituck-Laurel Library tonight.

Keep it local this weekend. The holiday is over, but there’s plenty to do here. Here’s our weekly cheat sheet:

Justine Lupe and Elvy Yost in Bay Street's "The New Sincerity."
Justine Lupe and Elvy Yost in Bay Street’s “The New Sincerity.”

“Sincere” Theater

Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor hosts the world premiere of “The New Sincerity” beginning this week. The play, which runs through June 14, follows young journalist Rose Spencer as her ambitious literary circle becomes involved with some rowdy members of the Occupy movement. More information is online here.

Also this weekend, Hampton Theatre Company’s “Hay Fever” continues for the second week of its three-week run, and this is your last chance to see “Camelot” at the North Fork Community Theatre.

Music Everywhere

There’s a lot of great local music to be heard on the East End this weekend. Our top picks:

Inda Eaton
Inda Eaton

Tonight:  Edith & Bennett bring thier farmers’ ballads and old-time field hollers to the Mattituck-Laurel Library for a free concertat 7:30 p.m.; Bay Burger’s “The Jam Session” takes the stage for a free concert at the Parrish Art Museum at 6 p.m.; Inda Eaton performs at Wölffer Estate’s Sunset Fridays at their Wainscott Wine Stand beginning at 5 p.m.

Saturday: The HooDoo Loungers perform at Osprey’s Dominion Winery at 1 p.m.; Joe Allegue performs at Greenport Harbor Brewing Company’s Peconic taproom at 3 p.m.; Hopefully Forgiven performs at Wölffer Estate Vineyards’ Wainscott Wine Stand at 5 p.m.; The Nancy Atlas Project plays the Stephen Talkhouse at 10 p.m.

The Beacon’s full music listings for the weekend are online here.

Community Events

EMCA meetingDon’t buy your plants until you visit the Springs School’s sale — kids from the school are selling flowers, organic herbs and organic vegetables grown in the Springs School greenhouse on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More information is online here.

The East Marion Community Association is hosting a two-part meeting Saturday morning, May 30, at 10 a.m. at the East Marion Firehouse. They’ll be holding their Board of Directors election, followed by a talk by biologist John Holzapfel on the “Many Histories of Menhaden.” Menhaden — known locally as bunker — are a bony, oily fish in the same genus as sardines and anchovies, which was once the most abundant catch on the East Coast. More information is online here.

Southold Voice is hosting a free discussion on alternative septic system issues Saturday morning at 9 a.m. at Pindar Vineyards in Peconic. More information is online here.

Out In Nature

Birding at Shinnecock Bay
Birding at Shinnecock Bay

Frank Quevedo of the South Fork Natural History Museum leads a shorebird migration walk at Shinnecock on Saturday morning at 10 a.m.. These beaches — tidal flats and wetlands — are excellent staging areas for migrating birds. More information is online here.

The Long Island Regional Seed Consortium will host a talk on late blight and other plant diseases that affect the region on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Invincible Summer Farms in Southold. Meg McGrath, an associate professor of plant pathology from Cornell Cooperative Extension, will speak about the issues and how seed saving can help protect gardens and small farms from disease. More information is online here.

There are hikes all over the East End this weekend as well. The Beacon’s full nature listings are online here.


Penney Boat Shop Marty Sievers
The Penney Boat Shop

On Saturday, May 30,  from 1 to 4 p.m., guests of the “6th Annual Southampton House Tour” will have the opportunity to experience extraordinary houses that illustrate Southampton’s unique architectural history – from Colonial days right up to the present. More information is online here.

Master Boatbuilder Marty Sievers will give an overview of the boatbuilding program at the Long Island Maritime Museum and will discuss how a project goes “from a pile of lumber to a finished boat” at the Suffolk County Historical Museum Saturday evening at 6 p.m. More information is 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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