Pictured Above: Witnesses to a double rainbow, New Suffolk Beach, Thursday afternoon.


Good Morning!

• We’re expecting partly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 54 degrees and a northeast wind 6 to 10 miles per hour, becoming southeast in the afternoon. We’re expecting showers overnight, with a low around 45, and into Saturday morning. Skies will gradually become mostly sunny on Saturday, with a high near 63. Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 57.

Peak season citrus is the pick of our Peconic Dish columnist Alison Boyd Savage for a celebratory spring dessert. Mineola tangerines, bursting with juice, are plentiful in the supermarkets and their deep orange skin adds rich flavor to a simple moist cake. Enjoy a slice dusted simply with confectioners’ sugar or elevate it to luxury status with silky crème anglaise. Get the recipe in our sister publication, The Peconic Dish.

• This evening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. is the monthly Friends of the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library Acoustic Jam Session at the library. Bring your instruments, tapping feet and listening ears. Participants of all ages, styles of music, and levels of ability, along with audience members will find a warm welcome. Find Out More.

Earth Day events are in full swing across the East End this weekend, with CCOM’s Great Montauk Cleanup on Saturday at 10 a.m. and the annual Moore’s Woods Cleanup in Greenport on Sunday at 10 a.m. The festivities continue into next weekend with the Quogue Wildlife Refuge’s annual Earth Day festival and the North Fork Environmental Council’s Earth Day 5K at Indian Island County Park. Get All the Details.

• Southampton Arts Center and Hamptons Doc Fest present the Academy Award-nominated film “The ABCs of Book Banning,” which reveals the voices of the impacted parties of books banned from school districts, Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. Here’s More Info.

• This Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. is the wonderful annual  Dandelion Festival at KK’s The Farm in Southold. The festival encourages people to become aware of the benefits of the dandelion leaf, flower and root, a symbol of spring and early food for the bees and other pollinators. Here’s More Info.

• Get the details on all that’s going on on the East End this weekend, and in the weeks ahead, in our Events Calendar. If you’re running an event, please email the details to events@eastendbeacon.com to be added to the calendar.

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

April 19
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:54 a.m., 8:08 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:02 a.m., 7:16 p.m.
Greenport: 8:31 a.m., 8:45 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:15 a.m., 9:37 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:26 a.m., 8:40 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:53 a.m., 10:07 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10 a.m., 10:14 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:41 a.m., 7:18 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:50 a.m., 5:27 p.m.

April 20
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:34 a.m., 8:47 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:42 a.m., 7:55 p.m.
Greenport: 9:11 a.m., 9:24 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:01 a.m., 10:18 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:06 a.m., 9:19 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:33 a.m., 10:46 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:40 a.m., 10:53 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:29 a.m., 8 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:38 a.m., 6:09 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.


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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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