Greenport, Thursday afternoon
Greenport, Thursday afternoon

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting a 60 percent chance of showers today, but otherwise it will be cloudy, with a high near 72 and an east wind 3 to 8 miles per hour. Showers are likely overnight as well. There’s a 50 percent chance of showers Saturday, but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy and breezy, with a high near 57. Sunday will be sunny and breezy, with a high near 60.

• The East Marion Community Association hosts a meeting tomorrow on the East Marion Plan and community survey results at the East Marion Firehouse. Coffee and socializing begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by the presentation at 10 a.m. Also way out east on the North Fork, Oysterponds Community Activities hosts their annual meeting next Saturday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. at Poquatuck Hall.

• The replica Spanish Galleon El Galeón (pictured above) will be docked in Greenport’s Mitchell Park Marina through Sunday, Oct. 23, offering public self-guided tours every day from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. More details are in our sister publication, The Peconic Bathtub, online here.

• Riverhead CAP is hosting a medication take-back day at both Peconic Bay Medical Center and the Flanders Farmers Market this Saturday, Oct. 22. More details are online here. It’s also the closing day for the farmers market for the season, so stop by to stock up on vegetables before the winter chill.

• The Southampton Trails Preservation Society is celebrating their 30th Anniversary Saturday, with an inaugural “Bay-to-Bay” hike in East Quogue at 10 a.m. More details are online here. [Free]

• Saturday is Stewardship Day at the Peconic Land Trust’s Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett — beginning at 10 a.m., visitors will have a chance to plant garlic and learn about the growing cycle on this educational farm. More details are online here. [Free]

• North Fork Audubon hosts an “OWLtober” open house at the Red House at Inlet Pond County Park in Greenport Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The days events include bird walks and a presentation on owls. More details are online here.

• Little Creek Oysters in Greenport presents an unique tasting event featuring James Beard Award winner Rowan Jacobsen, author of the oyster-geek’s bible: “The Essential Oyster,” Saturday at 5 p.m. Tickets include a tasting and a copy of the book. More details are online here. [$50]

• Bridgehampton’s Hampton Library will host an ongoing community discussion on “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. Details are online here. [Free]

• Halloween takes over the entire East End for the next week…. Here’s our cheat sheet on what’s going on out there, if you can brave the traffic to find a place to go for a good scare.

• There’s plenty of music, live theater, art events, nature walks, community activities and other fun to be had on the East End this weekend, and in the weeks ahead. Find the details in The Beacon’s chock-full Events Calendar, online here.

The high tides on the East End for the weekend are as follows:

Oct. 21
MTK Hbr: 1:29 a.m., 1:59 p.m.
Orient: 2:30 a.m., 3 p.m.
Greenport: 2:58 a.m., 3:28 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 2:53 a.m., 3:23 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 4:20 a.m., 4:50 p.m.
S. JPT: 4:27 a.m., 4:57 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:10 p.m.

Oct. 22
MTK Hbr: 2:33 a.m., 3:06 p.m.
Orient: 3:34 a.m., 4:07 p.m.
Greenport: 4:02 a.m., 4:35 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 3:57 a.m., 4:30 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 5:24 a.m., 5:57 p.m.
S. JPT: 5:31 a.m., 6:04 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:50 a.m., 1:10 p.m.

Oct. 23
MTK Hbr: 3:41 a.m., 4:15 p.m.
Orient: 4:42 a.m., 5:16 p.m.
Greenport: 5:10 a.m., 5:44 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 5:05 a.m., 5:39 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 6:32 a.m., 7:06 p.m.
S. JPT: 6:39 a.m., 7:13 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:50 a.m., 2:08 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

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