Signs of snow, snowdrops, equinox
Signs of snow, snowdrops, equinox

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting snow this afternoon, with a high near 36 degrees and an accumulation of 1 to 3 inches, and then more snow tonight with an accumulation of another 1 to 3 inches, just in time to soggy up the St. Patrick’s Day parading this weekend in Hampton Bays and Montauk. Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high near 40 degrees, and Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 37 degrees. Spring officially begins this evening at 6:45 p.m. Keep that in mind before you go snow-blind crazy out there.

• On Saturday and Sunday, you can shake off the snow and celebrate the spring equinox with LoveSphere 20, a multimedia revue featuring the music of The Hidden City Orchestra, Fist of Kindness & The Grand Pepper of Reality, spiced by the absurdist shamans of the Uncarved Block performance art troupe, demonstrations of original Thomas Edison artifacts by the Museum of Interesting Things and a performance by the Women of Lovesphere, featuring Judy Sky, a.k.a. Judy Leavitt, granddaughter of former Vail-Leavitt Music Hall owner Simon Leavitt. More information is online here.

• Also on Saturday, the Neo-Political Cowgirls are coming to the Stephen Talkhouse for an evening of naughty one-acts to raise money to launch a New York City production of the dance troupe’s “Eve.” More information is online here.

•  The Flanders-Riverside-Northampton Community Association is holding their first-ever 5K Run/Walk to benefit their scholarship fund, this Sunday, March 22 at 10 a.m., rain or shine, at the Hampton Hills Golf & Country Club. The cost is $20 in advance and $30 on the day of the race. Their online registration forms are here.

• This weekend, there’s a slew of local theater on both community and school stages, Winterfest continues on the North Fork, and we have a few art gallery openings in the works as well. The Beacon’s full events calendar is online here.

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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