Good Morning!

• We’re expecting cloudy skies through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high temperature near 34 degrees but wind chill values between 15 and 25, with a north wind 7 to 10 miles per hour, becoming northwest in the afternoon. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 18. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 39 and Friday will be mostly sunny and blustery, with the temperature falling to around 18 by 5pm. Blustery.

• The East End Food Institute at the Student Center at Stony Brook Southampton presents “Bound to the Fire: How Enslaved Cooks Helped Shape American Cuisine” with celebrity chef Chris Scott and Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz this evening from 5 to 7 p.m. It’s a hybrid cooking demonstration and discussion, followed by a tasting and time for audience questions. More info is at eastendfood.org.

• The Eastern Long Island Chapter of the international Surfrider Foundation has long been a hotbed of ocean-friendly policy coming out of the far eastern reaches of the South Fork, but the chapter, which covers the waterfront from Moriches to Montauk, is steadily making inroads westward and onto the North Fork. Read our full story.

• The Quogue Library’s Annual Groundhog Day Celebration will be held tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Road in Quogue. Join groundhog Sam Champion as he makes his 2023 prediction. Admission is free. Register at quoguelibrary.org.

• The Watermill Center is launching a new series of workshops for high school students this Thursday, merging art with activism. Read More.

• The Hamptons Observatory hosts “Journey Into Climate with Professor Paul A. Mayewski,” a virtual lecture tomorrow evening at 7 p.m. University of Maine’s Institute for Climate Change Director will cover more than five decades of expeditions filled with adventure, exploration, discovery, and contributions to the understanding of climate change. Here’s more info.

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

February 1
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:51 a.m., 7:12 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:59 a.m., 6:20 p.m.
Greenport: 7:28 a.m., 7:49 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:08 a.m., 8:44 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:23 a.m., 7:44 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:50 a.m., 9:11 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:57 a.m., 9:18 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:40 a.m., 6:12 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:49 a.m., 4:21 p.m.

February 2
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:37 a.m., 7:55 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:45 a.m., 7:03 p.m.
Greenport: 8:14 a.m., 8:32 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:58 a.m., 9:31 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:09 a.m., 8:27 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:36 a.m., 9:54 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:43 a.m., 10:01 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:34 a.m., 7:04 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:43 a.m., 5:13 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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