• It will be partly sunny today, with a high near 69 degrees and a light south breeze. We’re expecting showers overnight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 54 degrees. We’re expecting showers on Saturday, with a high near 67. Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 64.
• While every business that depends on crowds is being hit hard by the economic shutdown, musicians are the beating heart of the restaurant, brewpub and winery scene here, and because musicians often live lives guided by their hearts and not their wallets, they are among those who can least afford, financially or psychologically, to shelter at home, alone. They are, quite literally, the originators of the ‘gig economy.’ Read our full story online here.
• On that note, North Fork Isolation Fest, a concert performance by four North Fork bands, kicks off tonight at 7 p.m. on singer-songwriter Julia King’s website.
• Suffolk County is looking for volunteers to help place 8,000 American flags on soldiers’ graves at cemeteries throughout the county at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow, May 23, including several locations on the East End. More information is below:
• As of Thursday, May 21, 38,553 Suffolk County residents have tested positive for active Covid-19 infections, and 11,461 have tested positive for antibodies to the disease. In the prior 24 hours, 142 people tested positive for Covid-19, 453 were hospitalized and 129 were in ICU, with 53 more people released from the hospital and 11 more people having died of the disease, bringing the total number of dead in the county to 1,802.
• Southold Town will be limiting beach access to residents only this summer and will not be opening up beaches to swimming before June 27, and will only be opening a limited number of pickleball and tennis courts at town parks, the town announced on Thursday, May 21. the Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The Shelter Island 10K, scheduled for Father’s Day Weekend has been postponed to Nov. 7, but you can still run a virtual race now and participate in the actual event in November. Here are more details.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:39 a.m., 10:47 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:47 a.m., 9:55 p.m.
Greenport: 11:16 a.m., 11:24 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:11 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:11 a.m., 11:19 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:08 a.m., 12:38 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:15 a.m., 12:45 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:40 a.m., 9:47 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:49 a.m., 7:56 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:21 a.m., 11:25 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:29 a.m., 10:33 p.m.
Greenport: 11:58 a.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:14 a.m., 12:50 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:53 a.m., 11:57 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:46 a.m., 1:20 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:53 a.m., 1:27 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:19 a.m., 10:20 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:28 a.m., 8:29 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.