Sagaponack, beach fences.
Sagaponack, beach fences.

Good Morning!

• The Shinnecock Indian Nation is hosting its annual softball game and family fun day at the baseball field on Church Street on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton tomorrow, May 31, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be barbecue chicken dinners, hamburgers, hot dogs, a bounce house, bake sale and face painting. Money raised will benefit the D.L. White Organization and the Shinnecock Youth Council. For more information, call Tiana Gaynes at 631.276.8136 or Weyhan Smith at 505.366.9524.

• The Peconic Community School in Aquebogue is holding its annual “Grow” spring fundraiser and community picnic tomorrow, May 31 from noon to 3 p.m. at Hallockville Museum Farm’s Naugles Barn, featuring music by Brady Rymer and pizza for sale from the Rolling in Dough pizza truck. There will be crafts, children’s activities, seed planting, drumming and more. The entrance fee is $15 for adults. Children are free. All proceeds will benefit North Fork Education Initiative, which runs the Peconic Community School.

• Hallockville is also hosting a community yard sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 31 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 1, filled with bargains, unique items and antiques that have been donated by the community in support of Hallockville.

• The Suffolk County Department of Labor, Licensing & Consumer Affairs opened the county’s first Career Couture Boutique at the One-Stop Employment Center in Hauppauge earlier this week. The boutique offers free professional attire for job seekers to help them make a great first impression on interviews. You can learn more about the One-Stop Employment Center here.

• Looking ahead to next week, Christine Santora, Program Coordinator of the Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program, will be speaking at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge on Monday, June 2 at 7 p.m. about her program’s work in Shinnecok Bay. More information about their work is online here.

• The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill is hosting its first free “Jazz in Plein Air” session of the season tonight at 6 p.m. with drummer Eliot Zigmund. Mr. Zigmund is known among jazz enthusiasts as the drummer who backed up jazz innovators such as Chet Baker, Stan Getz, Fred Hersch, Jim Hall, and Bill Evans, appearing with Mr. Evans from 1975 to 1978, and appearing with Mr. Evans and bassist Eddy Gomez on the “You Must Believe in Spring” album.

• Did you get your tickets for the Teeny Awards yet? The awards ceremony for the best in East End high school theater will be held on June 8 at Longwood High School, and pre-sale priced tickets are available only until Fri., June 6 at 5 p.m. They’re available online here.

• Don’t forget to plan your week ahead with The Beacon’s event calendar.

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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