Good Morning!

• We’re expecting widespread haze and patchy fog before 8 a.m. today, with otherwise, mostly sunny skies and a high temperature near 80 degrees, with a calm wind becoming south 5 to 9 miles per hour in the afternoon. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 62 and patchy fog after midnight. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 81, and Sunday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 80 and a 50 percent chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2 p.m.

• The Westhampton Beach Fire Department at 92 Sunset Avenue in Westhampton Beach hosts a New York Blood Center blood drive this afternoon and evening from 2 to 8 p.m. Appointments are recommended and can be made online here.

• Alive on 25 kicks off this summer season this evening in downtown Riverhead. It’s a street festival with live music on multiple stages, local craft beverages, food trucks, vendors, artisans and family activities, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Fridays June 30, July 14 & 28 and Aug. 11. There will be fireworks this Friday at 9 p.m. Admission is free. Visit downtownriverhead.org for more info.

• Here are some details on this weekend’s Fourth of July celebrations, parades and fireworks to help get you ready for the big weekend.

• The Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild holds its annual Antiques, Fine Arts & Crafts Fair on the Cutchogue Village Green, 27320 Main Road in Cutchogue on Saturday,July 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be live music by George Cork Maul and a raffle auction. The $3 admission fee includes a raffle ticket. More details are at oldtownartsguild.org.

• Debut East End Novelist June Gervais will be signing copies of “Jobs for Girls with Artistic Flair” and giving a sidewalk chalk demonstration at Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor this Saturday, July 1 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Read more about the book here.

• Another debut East End novelist, Elizabeth Castellano, will be signing copies of “Save What’s LEft” at Burton’s Books in Greenport on Sunday, July 2 from 2 to 5 p.m. Here’s more info.

• The Southampton Arts Center hosts a staged reading of “Dear Elizabeth,” based on the correspondences between poets Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, on Sunday at 7 p.m. Mercedes Ruehl, Harris Yulin and Julia Motyka star. Tickets range from $35 to $55 and are available at southamptonartscenter.org.

• The Beacon’s July print edition will be on newsstands throughout the East End by mid-day today. Pick up a copy at one of these locations — you’ll read much of our coverage in print before you find it here, and our print edition supports much of the work we do!

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

June 30
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:55 a.m., 8:11 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:03 a.m., 7:19 p.m.
Greenport: 8:32 a.m., 8:48 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:23 a.m., 9:35 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:27 a.m., 8:43 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:54 a.m., 10:10 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:01 a.m., 10:17 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:44 a.m., 7:16 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:53 a.m., 5:25 p.m.

July 1
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:41 a.m., 8:56 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:49 a.m., 8:04 p.m.
Greenport: 9:18 a.m., 9:33 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:16 a.m., 10:27 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:13 a.m., 9:28 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:40 a.m., 10:55 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:47 a.m., 11:02 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:43 a.m., 8:08 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:52 a.m., 6:17 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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