• We’re expecting rain and possibly a thunderstorm today, with a high near 55 degrees and an east wind 14 to 16 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 30. Rain is also likely overnight, when the low will be around 47. Things do look slightly brighter this weekend. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers Saturday, but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 63. There’s a 40 percent chance of showers before 3 p.m. Sunday, but skies are expected to clear throughout the day, with a high near 61 degrees.
• While the stock market temper tantrum over the inevitable end of quantitative easing cut into the South Fork’s Wall Street-dependent real estate gains in the first quarter of 2016, the North Fork held its own, driven by higher volume and prices in Southold Town. The Beacon’s first quarter real estate report is online here.
• The Children’s Museum of the East End hosts its Seventh Annual Peconic Family Fun Day this Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to noon. The free day of activities offers visitors the opportunity to learn about and celebrate the ecosystems, estuaries, and environments of the East End. More information is in the Peconic Bathtub, online here.
• Sag Harbor’s Temple Adas Israel, the UU Congregation of the South Fork, and Canio’s Cultural Cafe will host the third in a three part series examining Ta-Nehisi Coates’ writings: “Between the World & Me” and “A Case for Reparations,” this Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork. More information is online here.
• Music for Montauk hosts their spring concert featuring piano, vocal and works for strings by Mendelssohn, Mozart and others this Saturday, May 7 at 4:30 p.m. at the Montauk School. Tickets are free, but an after-concert reception at Gosman’s [$30/$40 day of] benefits Music for Montauk. More information is online here.
•The EPA has published a new proposed rule designating a dredge spoil disposal site off of New London — not far from the shores of Southold Town — as a preferred site in the Long Island Sound, to the dismay of many East End environmentalists. The EPA will hold two hearings on the proposed on May 25. The First will be held at the Suffolk County Community College Culinary Arts Center on East Main Street in Riverhead from 1 to 3 p.m. and the second will be held at the Mattituck-Laurel Library from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Written comments will be accepted here until June 27.
• Our events calendar is chock full of great ideas for hikes, gallery openings, live music, author talks, live theater, lectures, gardening workshops, running races and just about anything fun you can think of to do on the East End over this weekend and throughout the year. You can access the events calendar here anytime. If you’re running an event you’d like to see publicized, please email the information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.