Sunrise on the Peconic
Sunrise on the Peconic

Good Morning!

• Community Action Southold Town hosts its annual Have-A-Heart lasagne dinner at Peconic Landing tonight. The annual Valentine’s Day-themed event raises money for the food pantry and community outreach services at CAST’s Greenport office, and this year is raising funds for the victims of a fire in Southold last week. Tickets are $20 and there will be two seatings, at 5 and 7 p.m. For more information, call 631.477.1717 or visit their website here.

• Few people may realize that Long Island is still home to American Indians, the region’s original inhabitants. Tonight at 6 p.m. at the Suffolk County Historical Museum in Riverhead, Dr. John Strong will trace the story of the Unkechaugs from their ancestral past, predating the arrival of the Europeans, to the present day, explaining why the Unkechaugs are still here and why they never left. More information is online here.

• Tonight is also the kickoff for the Winterfest concert series at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead. More information on the concert series is online here.

• The Long Island Regional Seed Consortium is hosting a seed swap tomorrow, Feb. 7 in the Shinnecock Science Building of the Riverhead Campus of Suffolk County Community College. A basic seed-saving class will be held at 1:30 p.m., followed by the seed swap from 2 to 4 p.m. More information is online here.

• East End Arts has announced an open call for artist and artisan vendors for the fine arts & crafts market at the 19th Annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival, to be held Sun., May 24 from noon to 5 p.m. in downtown Riverhead. This event includes street painting on East Main Street, a fine arts & crafts market of local artists and artisans, live music and entertainment, face painting for children, drumming, dance, gourmet food trucks, and more.This call is open to all artists and artisans who want to exhibit and sell their work. The application is available online here.

• Did you spend last week’s blizzard shoveling snow? Montauk surfer and filmmaker James Katsipis didn’t. Here’s how he spent the day:

Juno from Tauk Is Cheap Productions on Vimeo.

• Don’t forget to plan your week ahead with The Beacon’s events calendar.

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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