Good Morning!

• We’re expecting increasing clouds throughout the day today, with showers and thunderstorms becoming more likely throughout the afternoon and evening. Showers and possibly a thunderstorm are likely overnight, with a low around 61. Showers are likely on Saturday, with a high near 69 degrees and a northwest wind 7 to 11 miles per hour. Sunday will be partly sunny, with a high near 77.

• A crowd of more than 200 people showed up for the first of two “Vision for Greenport” sessions held at the Greenport Theater June 13, organized to give the community an update on the work being done to update the village code and revamp its Local Waterfront Revitalization Program. Read our full coverage.

• The Mattituck Lions Club’s 68th Annual Strawberry Festival will be held all weekend at Strawberry Fields on Route 48 in Mattituck. Hours are from 5 to 11 p.m. tonight, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Father’s Day, when dads get in for free. Fireworks will be held Friday at 10 p.m. and Saturday at 10:15 p.m. Here’s more info.

• The Tall Ship Nao Trinidad docks at the East Pier in Greenport Harbor today, where it will be open for tours daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through June 25. The ship is a replica of the captain ship of what was called the Armada del Maluco commanded by Ferdinand Magellan. Tickets and more information are at naotrinidad.org.

• Online and in person registration is still open for the 44th Annual Shelter Island 10K and 5K to be held Saturday on Shelter Island. The 10K starts at 5:30 p.m. and the 5K starts at 5:50 p.m. A free kids fun run will be held at 4 p.m. Shuttle buses from the ferries to the race start at the Shelter Island School will be provided for racegoers from 2 to 8 p.m. Here’s more info.

• East Hampton’s Duck Creek Arts Center hosts Freedom First with poet Keith Lamar and Albert Marques on piano on Saturday at 5 p.m. Mr. Lamar has spent 30 years on Death Row for a crime he didn’t commit and is scheduled for execution on Nov. 16. He’s joined with a group of 70 musicians collaborating on the Freedom First Project, playing the jazz standards that have helped him survive solitary confinement. For more information on this free event, visit duckcreekarts.org.

• VSOP Projects in Greenport is opening a new gallery, Very Special, in the former Sweet Indulgences candy store at 200 Main Street, at the corner of Front and Main Streets. Their grand opening reception for a new show titled “Reprise, will echo key moments from the gallery’s recent past, this Saturday, June 17 from 6 to 8 p.m.

• The Southampton Arts Center hosts Ágról Ágra, From Branch to Branch, Songs from Hungary on Sunday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Register online for this free event at southamptonartscenter.org.

• The First Universalist Church of Southold will hold a Summer Solstice Concert of music for piano, violin and soprano this Sunday, June 18 at 4 p.m. at the Jamesport Meeting House (1590 Main Road in Jamesport) to raise funds for the church’s reconstruction campaign. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or online at firstuniversalistsouthold.org.

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

June 16
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:11 a.m., 9:29 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:19 a.m., 8:37 p.m.
Greenport: 9:48 a.m., 10:06 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:53 a.m., 11:03 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:43 a.m., 10:01 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:10 a.m., 11:28 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:17 a.m., 11:35 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:23 a.m., 8:43 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:32 a.m., 6:52 p.m.

June 17
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:57 a.m., 10:13 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:05 a.m., 9:21 p.m.
Greenport: 10:34 a.m., 10:50 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:39 a.m., 11:47 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:29 a.m., 10:45 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:56 a.m.
South Jamesport: 12:03 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:11 a.m., 9:25 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:20 a.m., 7:34 p.m.

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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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