Good Morning!

• We’re expecting rain today, mainly before 1 p.m., with patchy fog before 9 a.m. and a steady temperature around 40 degrees, with a calm wind becoming northeast around 5 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 32. Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high near 43 and Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 39.

• Tonight is the full moon, and the Quogue Wildlife Refuge at 3 Old Country Road in Quogue hosts a Full Moon Night Hike from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Admission is $20 or $10 for members, and registration is required, online at quoguewildliferefuge.org. The Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt also hold a Full “Wolf Moon” Hike at South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton this evening at 5 p.m. Legend has it that native tribes related this moon to the nighttime howling of wolves. Admission is free. Register via email at greenbeltnews@aol.com.

• The Church in Sag Harbor hosts “Knowledge Friday” this evening at 6 p.m. with Canio’s Books co-owners Kathryn Szoka and Maryann Calendrille. They’ll share conversation about all the surprises and absurdities of bookselling in the 21st Century, while providing insights on Sag Harbor and its vibrant artist community. Admission is $10, or free for members of The Church, and tickets are available in advance at thechurchsagharbor.org

• The Long Island Composers Alliance and the Namaste Clarinet Quintet of Perugia, Italy have joined together for a series of concerts titled “American Renaissance,” featuring innovative new works from contemporary composers living and working on Long Island, including two free concerts this weekend on the North Fork, at Greenport’s Floyd Memorial Library on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 3 p.m., and at the Southold Free Library on Sunday at 2 p.m. Here’s more info.

• With Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service coming up mid-January, the Riverhead Anti-Bias Task Force is hosting a Community Service Expo tomorrow, Jan. 7 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Riverhead Library. Anyone with a willingness or interest in volunteering locally will find a great match for their interests, abilities, and amount of time they have to give, whether it’s just a few hours total or an ongoing commitment. Here’s more info.

• The Flanders Fire Department at 19 Firehouse Lane in Flanders hosts a New York Blood Center blood drive on Saturday, Jan. 7 from 1 to 7 p.m. Appointments are recommended and can be made online here.

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

January 6
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:15 a.m., 9:37 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:23 a.m., 8:45 p.m.
Greenport: 9:52 a.m., 10:14 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:44 a.m., 11:15 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:47 a.m., 10:09 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:14 a.m., 11:36 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:21 a.m., 11:43 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:21 a.m., 8:51 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:30 a.m., 7 p.m.

January 7
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:57 a.m., 10:21 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:05 a.m., 9:29 p.m.
Greenport: 10:34 a.m., 10:58 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:24 a.m., 11:54 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:29 a.m., 10:53 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:56 a.m.
South Jamesport: 12:03 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:59 a.m., 9:32 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:08 a.m., 7:41 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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