• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you can attend.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.