Good Morning!

• We’re expecting cloudy skies today, with a high temperature near 78 degrees and a 50 percent chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2 p.m. There’s a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight, with cloudy skies and a low around 64. We’re expecting showers and a chance of a thunderstorm to continue into Saturday, when the high temperature will be near 78 degrees. Sunday will be partly sunny, with a high near 81 and a 40 percent chance of showers.

• The Mattituck-Cutchogue School District is reaching out to the community members to help fund the restoration of the community basketball courts on the school district’s Aldrich Lane property in Laurel. In 1999, community partners joined together to build the outdoor basketball courts on the property. These courts were completed and dedicated on June 30, 2001. For more than two decades, the courts have been used for fundraisers, individual leisure activities and team games. They are now in desperate need of repairs that are estimated to cost about $58,000. If you or your organization are able to help, contact Ms. Tina Smith in the district’s business office at tsmith@mufsd.com or 631.298.4242 ext. 3501. 

• The Parrish Art Museum hosts a film & talk, “Capturing Grace,” this evening at 6 p.m. It’s a screening and discussion with director David Iverson on the film, which follows the Brooklyn Parkinson Group as they attend classes at the Mark Morris Dance Center. More info is at parrishart.org.

• Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead hosts “The Gardens at Hallockville: A Walking History Tour, Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to Noon. Master gardener Christine Killorin will lead a tour through the varied gardens at Hallockville and discuss the critical role pollinators have in the ecosystem. Participants will learn how to replace non-native plants, including lawns, with native plants that provide shelter for pollinators. Tickets are $10 for non-members and free for members. Advance registration is required, at hallockville.org.

• The Church in Sag Harbor hosts an opening reception for “Strike Fast, Dance Lightly: Artists on Boxing” on Saturday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Co-curated by Eric Fischl and Sara Cochran, this exhibition underscores boxing’s expansive place in human life and the varied ways it is perceived by a diverse array of artists. It is shorthand for the existential question “what is worth fighting for?” More details are at thechurchsagharbor.org.

• Rites of Spring Music Festival presents Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” and the Sounds of the Heart at the Landcraft Garden Foundation, 4342 Grand Avenue in Mattituck on Saturday at 5 p.m., with Vassily Primakov and Anna Lavrova on piano. A tasting menu will follow, inspired by Russian culinary degustation. Tickets range from $75 to $95. In case of rain, this concert will be held Sunday at 5 p.m. More details are at ritesmusic.org.

The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:

June 23
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:03 a.m., 2:40 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:11 a.m., 1:48 p.m.
Greenport: 2:40 a.m., 3:17 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:19 a.m., 3:54 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:35 a.m., 3:12 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:02 a.m., 4:39 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:09 a.m., 4:46 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:53 a.m., 1:47 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:56 a.m., 11:45 p.m.

June 24
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:49 a.m., 3:30 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:57 a.m., 2:38 p.m.
Greenport: 3:26 a.m., 4:07 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:04 a.m., 4:39 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:21 a.m., 4:02 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:48 a.m., 5:29 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:55 a.m., 5:36 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:36 a.m., 2:30 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:39 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

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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