Good Morning!

• In a surprising turn of events, we’re expecting perfect weather for the holiday weekend. We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 72 degrees and a light north wind increasing to 5 to 9 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 42. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 73 and Sunday will be mostly sunny with a high near 74. Memorial Day will be mostly sunny, with a high near 75.

• The Auxiliary of the Southold American Legion Griswold Terry Glover Post 803 at 51655 Main Road in Southold will host a drive-through poppy distribution from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. The red poppy flower is a recognized symbol to honor those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and died for our country in war. Donations will be gratefully accepted and will be used exclusively to support veterans. Visitors are asked to kindly use the Tuckers Lane entrance for the poppy distribution.

Here are our listings of Memorial Day parades and services on Monday. This list is being updated as we confirm events — if you don’t see an event you are holding listed, email editor@eastendbeacon.com to have it added.

• Greenport Fire Department’s Star Hose Company holds its annual Memorial Day Carnival through May 28 at the Polo Grounds on Moore’s Lane from 5 to 11 p.m. Fireworks will begin at 10 p.m. on the 27th.

• An Opening Reception for A Moment in Time: Iconic Images by Harry Benson will be held this evening at the Southampton Arts Center from 6 to 8 p.m. The photographer’s impressive collection of images documents civil rights figures, politicians, musicians, celebrities and athletes. The exhibition is on view through  July 15. More details are at southamptonartscenter.org.

• The New Suffolk Civic Association holds its annual Community Yard Sale and Bake Sale on the Ball Field at 850 Fourth Street in New Suffolk tomorrow, Saturday, May 27 from 8 a.m. to noon. All are welcome to find treasures and treats from neighbors’ collections.

• The East Marion Community Association holds its Annual Meeting and Community Forum on Saturday, May 27
at 10 a.m. at the East Marion Firehouse. Local Naturalist John Holzapfel will also give a presentation on beachcombing, describing the different types of beaches found on the North Fork and the natural history of plants and animals that may be found on our beaches.

• East End Arts’ Annual Mosaic Street Painting Festival will be held throughout Downtown Riverhead on Sunday from Noon to 5 p.m. The long-running festival is inspired by the street artists of Grazie di Curtatone, Italy who gather each year for the Incontro Nazionale dei Madonnari where the streets of the village are converted into works of art in chalk. Register online for an artist’s square ($25) at eastendarts.org.

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

May 26
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:29 a.m., 4:08 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:37 a.m., 3:16 p.m.
Greenport: 4:06 a.m., 4:45 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:41 a.m., 5:21 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:01 a.m., 4:40 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:28 a.m., 6:07 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:35 a.m., 6:14 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:16 a.m., 3:09 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:25 a.m., 1:18 p.m.

May 27
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:26 a.m., 5:06 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:34 a.m., 4:14 p.m.
Greenport: 5:03 a.m., 5:43 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:35 a.m., 6:13 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:58 a.m., 5:38 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:25 a.m., 7:05 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:32 a.m., 7:12 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:03 a.m., 3:56 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:12 a.m., 2:05 p.m.

Have a safe and happy holiday weekend. The Morning Bulletin will return on Tuesday, May 30.

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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