Early peas.
Early peas.

Good Morning!

• East End Arts’ 12th Annual Teeny Awards, honoring high school actors, was held last night at Longwood High School. Audiences were treated to musical performances from six teen productions from the 17 schools participating in the awards. A full list of winners is online here.

• A few weeks ago, we highlighted Caitlyn Shea’s work on a project to cover empty walls of downtown Riverhead’s buildings with murals of hummingbirds. Ms. Shea’s Kickstarter video looking for funding for the project is now live here.

• From about mid-May to the first week of June, thousands of horseshoe crabs, as well as a variety of migrating birds (including Red Knots) gather at Pike’s Beach in Westhampton. It’s an incredible sight to see. The horseshoe crabs are there to spawn, the birds to feed on their eggs and fuel themselves for their long migration journeys. But, due to human intervention, something is happening to this age-old process. Cornell and the South Fork Natural History Museum are looking for citizen scientists to help collect data this Wednesday, June 11 beginning at 7:45 p.m. at the beach.

• The East Hampton Trails Preservation Society plans to do a clean-up of the historic sites at the Van Scoy Homestead, the 1827 Schoolhouse and Kirk’s Place, on Tuesday morning, June 10 at 9 a.m., in preparation for a hike on Saturday. They will also install a new kiosk at Kirk’s Place to replace the one that was destroyed by vandals, and if time allows, clear the area around the Bennett-Kirk cellar hole and cistern. RSVP to richard.poveromo@me.com if you can attend.

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes around the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your own copy each week, sign up here.

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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