• Today will be partly sunny, with a high near 75 degrees and light and variable winds becoming east 5 to 10 miles per hour. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 46. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 80 and Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 76.
• Two of the five dammed locations on the Peconic River are now open for the passage of fish and eels swimming upstream, with the opening this week of new fish and eel ladders on state Department of Environmental Conservation lands on Edwards Avenue in Calverton. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill presents a staged reading of the Joe Pintauro play “Men’s Lives,” based on the book by Peter Matthiessen, tonight at 6 p.m. in conjunction with the museum’s current “Radical Seafaring” exhibit. More information is online here. [$10/members free]
• The Mattituck Lions Club’s 62nd Annual Strawberry Festival kicked off last night with the annual community hulling night, and continues through Father’s Day weekend. More details are online here.
• Art openings abound on the East End this weekend, beginning with the opening for East End Arts’ “The Contemporary Figure” at their East Main Street, Riverhead gallery tonight at 5 p.m. Our full art opening listings are online here.
• The kids at the Southampton Youth Bureau has challenged the Southampton Town Board to a friendly game of softball tomorrow, June 18 at Red Creek Park, East Field in Hampton Bays. The game will start at 1 p.m. and a reception will follow at 3 p.m. The public is invited to come and cheer on their favorite team (kids or politicians?) and join in the town’s ongoing conversation about Youth Services. For more information, call 631.702.2425.
• The New Suffolk Civic Association will hold their annual meeting tomorrow, June 18 at the New Suffolk School. Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 10 a.m. All are welcome to attend.
• If you’re planning to spend any time on Shelter Island over the weekend, bring your running shoes, because you’re not going to want to visit without being part of the festivities at the annual Shelter Island 10K and 5K races Saturday evening! More information is online here.
• Looking ahead to next week, the Riverhead Community Band (AKA the No Doubt World Famous Monday Night Band) will hold their only concert of the summer season, titled “Celebrating Our Heritage: Songs of America and Around The World” this coming Monday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m. on the front lawn of the Pulaski Street School. The school grounds will be unavailable for concerts this summer due to major renovations at this school. More information is online here.
• Our full events calendar, with plenty to do this weekend and in the weeks ahead, is online here.
The high tides on the East End for today and over the weekend are as follows:
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.