• We’re expecting partly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 56 degrees and isolated showers after 1 p.m., with a south wind 6 to 10 miles per hour. There’s a 40 percent chance of overnight showers, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 44. Thursday will be mostly cloudy, with a 40 percent chance of showers and a high near 55. Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 57 and a 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 2 p.m.
• Riverhead Town’s Industrial Development Agency will be holding a public forum with Calverton Aviation and Technology about its plans for the EPCAL property this evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Hotel Indigo Ballroom at 1830 West Main Street in Riverhead. While not a formal public hearing, CAT will give an overview of its proposal and take questions from the public.
• Beacon Peconic Dish columnist Alison Boyd graces us with a perfect spring recipe for a smoked trout, scallion and watercress tart, which pairs nicely with early local spring greens now available at East End farmstands. Read more in the Peconic Dish.
• Melissa Leone, M.Sc. student in SoMAS at Stony Brook University will present her lecture “Eavesdropping on fishes and whales – what’s the tea?” this evening at 7 p.m. at Duke Lecture Hall inside Chancellor’s Hall on the Stony Brook Southampton campus. Her lecture is about how sound is used by a variety of species for communication, foraging, predator avoidance, and breeding. The public is welcome in person or via Zoom. Here’s the link.
• The Quogue Wildlife Refuge hosts a Virtual Native Plant Talk by the Long Island Native Plant Initiative (LINPI) this evening at 7 p.m. LINPI is an all-volunteer cooperative effort of over 30 non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, nursery professionals, and citizens whose mission is to protect the genetic integrity and heritage of Long Island native plant populations and biodiversity. Register online at quoguewildliferefuge.org.
• Peconic Landing’s 17th Annual John May Mile and 5K Race to benefit the Greenport Fire Department will be held on Saturday, May 13. The family-friendly event features a barbecue lunch, raffles, and more. Registration begins at 7 a.m., and the race and walk begin at 9 a.m. Here’s how to register.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:08 a.m., 9:21 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:16 a.m., 8:29 p.m.
Greenport: 9:45 a.m., 9:58 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:35 a.m., 10:49 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:40 a.m., 9:53 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:07 a.m., 11:20 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:14 a.m., 11:27 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:04 a.m., 8:31 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:13 a.m., 6:40 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:46 a.m., 9:56 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:54 a.m., 9:04 p.m.
Greenport: 10:23 a.m., 10:33 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:17 a.m., 11:28 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:18 a.m., 10:28 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:45 a.m., 11:55 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:52 a.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:45 a.m., 9:08 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:54 a.m., 7:17 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.