• It will be mostly cloudy today, with a high near 74 degrees and a southwest wind 9 to 16 miles per hour. There’s a slight chance of overnight showers and thunderstorms, with a low around 54. Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high near 69. There’s a 50 percent chance of rain Sunday, with a high near 63 degrees.
• Any North Forker who’s strayed from home will have an occasional twang of nostalgia for their hometown — whether it’s memories with friends on the sandy beaches alongside the Peconic Bay, waiting in line for ice cream at the Magic Fountain in Mattituck, riding through cornfields in their high August splendor or wandering Greenport with the salt in the air, there are some things about this place that you just couldn’t find if you went somewhere else. Maria Vizzi and Carolina Paulino, founders of The North Fork Box, are delivering pieces of the North Fork to people all over with their new service. Read our interview with these innovative founders online here.
• Dr. Christopher Gobler of Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences will give his annual “State of the Bays” address this evening at 7:30 p.m. in Chancellor’s Hall at the Stony Brook Southampton campus. All are welcome to attend.
• Singer, guitarist and songwriter Gene Casey is playing to save the turtles at this month’s Songwriter’s Share at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork in Bridgehampton this evening at 7:30 p.m. More details are online here.
• The East Hampton Town Democratic Committee will hold a Cinco de Mayo celebration at the Neighborhood House in Springs tomorrow, May 5, from 6 to 10 p.m. to raise money for the Project MOST after school children’s programs in East Hampton schools. Admission is free. There will be music and children’s games, with Latin and American food, drinks and and raffle tickets available for purchase all evening. More details are online here.
• There’s plenty to do on the East End this weekend, and in the weeks ahead. Get the details in our Events Calendar.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:22 a.m., 1:58 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:30 a.m., 1:06 p.m.
Greenport: 1:59 a.m., 2:35 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:46 a.m., 3:21 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:54 a.m., 2:30 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:21 a.m., 3:57 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:28 a.m., 4:04 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:11 a.m., 11:22 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:11 a.m., 2:50 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:19 a.m., 1:58 p.m.
Greenport: 2:48 a.m., 3:27 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:30 a.m., 4:08 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:43 a.m., 3:22 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:10 a.m., 4:49 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:17 a.m., 4:56 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: Midnight
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.