Good Morning!

We’re expecting rain today, mainly before 11 a.m, with a high near 55 and an east wind 10 to 15 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 25 mph. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 44. Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high near 60, and Sunday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 59 degrees and a 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 2 p.m.

It’s going to be a busy weekend across the East End. Here’s a smattering of what’s going on:

• Southampton’s Rogers Memorial Library hosts a New York Blood Center blood drive on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can also be made online here.

• The 18th Annual John May Mile and 5K will be held at Peconic Landing, 1500 Brecknock Road in Greenport Saturday morning. Registration opens at 8 a.m. and the race, which benefits the Greenport Fire Department, begins at 9. Register at

• The East Marion Community Association holds its Annual Meeting and Community Forum on Saturday, May 11 at 10 a.m. at the East Marion Firehouse. The group will hold its annual election of its Board of Directors and host a forum on the Marion Lake Restoration project with Local activist/volunteers Rafe Totengco and Mike Lawn and horticulturist Peter Meleady, who will discuss the health of Marion Lake and show the work being done to reduce the spread of the phragmites.

ReWild Long Island’s North Chapter monthly meeting on Saturday at 10 a.m. at The Vine Church in Southold will include a presentation on “Butterflies & Moths in Our Garden” by Felicia Scocozza and Tom Schlichter. Here’s More Info.

• The Southampton Arts Center holds an Opening Reception for “Post Graffiti,” encapsulating the genre’s journey from rebellious subway artists to the global movements they’ve inspired, on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition is on view through June 20. Find Out More.

• The Arts Center at Duck Creek in East Hampton hosts an Opening Reception for “Natalie Edgar: 1970s Paintings” and “”Francisco Daniel Cabrera; (Chemical) Paradise” on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. Ms. Edgar “deepened the experience and continuity of the [picture] plane as treated in early Abstract Expressionism, expanding its power, while Mr. Cabrera makes use of receipt paper, “activating the thermal material with chemicals and pigments” and unveiling “imaginative, vibrant realms beneath the uniform white paper.” Both exhibits are on view through June 2. Here’s More Info.

• The Greenport American Legion hosts Live Music and Dancing featuring Orient’s own Linden Farm All Stars on Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. All proceeds support the Greenport American Legion Building Fund. Tickets are available at

• The Rites of Spring Music Festival’s Opening Concert, “The Beatitudes,” will be held Sunday at 5 p.m. at RGNY Vineyard, 6025 Sound Avenue in Riverhead. They’ll be playing music for quintet by Haydn, Shostakovich & Beethoven. Get Tickets Here.

• Beacon editor Beth Young will join a panel of local journalists discussing issues facing the East End on Behind the Headlines on 88.3 WLIW-FM Saturday and Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. this weekend. Tune In!

• Find out more about what’s going on this weekend, and in the weeks ahead, in our Events Calendar.

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

May 10
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:15 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:23 a.m., 11:42 p.m.
Greenport: 12:19 a.m., 12:52 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:14 a.m., 1:52 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:14 a.m., 12:47 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:41 a.m., 2:14 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:48 a.m., 2:21 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:31 a.m., 11:44 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:40 a.m., 9:53 p.m.

May 11
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:34 a.m., 1:08 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:16 p.m.
Greenport: 1:11 a.m., 1:45 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:03 a.m., 2:42 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:06 a.m., 1:40 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:33 a.m., 3:07 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:40 a.m., 3:14 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:26 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:35 a.m., 10:45 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

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