The North Fork's Rites of Spring Music Fest continues this weekend.
The North Fork’s Rites of Spring Music Fest continues this weekend.

Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 72 degrees and a northwest wind around 6 miles per hour. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 47. We’re expecting an 80 percent chance of rain Saturday, mainly after 3 p.m., with a high near 64 degrees and a calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. There’s a 40 percent chance of rain Sunday, mainly before 1 p.m., but otherwise it will be cloudy, with a high near 66.

• Tomorrow, May 21, Sag Harbor will celebrate itself with day filled with events designed to celebrate the village’s history, culture, music and community. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• Also tomorrow, The Parrish Art Museum is hosting a day-long symposium called “Tideland Sessions,” a series of illustrated talks, a performance, a workshop, and lunchtime conversations that unite artists, writers, scientists, historians, and the community in conversations about environmental stewardship, with a focus on the regional landscape. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The Town of Southold will hold its third annual bike swap on Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to noon at the town Recreation Center on Peconic Lane. Attendees are asked to bring a bike they’re not using to either swap it for a bigger bike or to donate to CAST.  A technician from Country Time Cycle in Mattituck will be on-hand to check bikes for safety, and attendees are asked to bring their helmets to ride the rodeo course run by the Southold Police Department.

• “Music from the Stars,” the second concert in the North Fork’s Rites of Spring Music Fest, will be held tomorrow, May 21 at 7 p.m. at Custer Institute in Southold. The Beacon is a proud sponsor of this concert series. More information is online here. [$35]

• The seventh annual Montauk Music Festival, with more than 250 shows performed by 100 bands at 40 venues, will be held through Sunday throughout Montauk. Their full schedule is online here.

• The first session of the Tom Twomey Lecture Series at the East Hampton Library, “Harps, Harmonicas & Heavy Breathers,” will be held on Saturday, May 21 at 5 p.m. More information on this free event is online here, and more information on the summer-long lecture series is online here.

• Looking ahead to next week, the Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association will host a discussion on “The Image of Mattituck” next Monday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mattituck American Legion Hall. More information is online here. The U.S. EPA is also hosting two public hearings on May 25 on a plan to dump dredge spoils off of New London, Conn. More information on that plan is online here. Updates on important public affairs meetings are always available online in our current affairs listings.

• The Beacon’s events calendar is chock full of concerts, book readings, art gallery openings, nature walks, festivals and fairs and other things to do on the East End both this weekend and every weekend. Bookmark this page to always be in the know.

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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