Good Morning!

• There’s a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon today, with partly sunny skies and a high near 86. The wind will be out of the west at 5 to 14 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 64. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 85 and Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 88.

This weekend is filled with events throughout the forks. Here are some highlights:

• On Saturday at 7 p.m., the Southampton Arts Center hosts a free outdoor performance of “ECO: The Musical,” about a young woman searching for her family in the chaos wrought by climate change.

• Shelter Island’s Crescent Beach fireworks and the Great Bonac Fireworks Show on Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton will both be held Saturday evening around 9 p.m. Three Mile Harbor will be closed to shellfishing from Saturday through Wednesday due to the potential for high bacteria levels from all the boats that flock to the harbor for the fireworks.

• Author Laurie T. Sharpe will discuss her book “The Quarry Fox and Other Critters of the Wild Catskills” on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor.

• Singer Maria Bacardi, who fuses classic romantic Cuban boleros of the early to the mid-20th century with up-swing contemporary rhythms and grooves, will play a benefit concert for East Hampton’s Project MOST after-school program on Sunday at 8 p.m. at Guild Hall in East Hampton. Tickets range from $32 to $100.

Our full events calendar listings for this weekend, and for the week ahead, are online here.

• Sag Harbor’s second annual Walk for Interdependence, in support of the rights of newly arrived families to stay together in the face of national and local threats to immigrants, will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. More details are online here.

• Looking ahead to next week, Racial Justice East End will present a free screening of “Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America” on Monday, July 15 at 6 p.m. at Bridgehampton’s Hampton Library.

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

July 12 
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:01 a.m., 7:27 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:09 a.m., 6:35 p.m.
Greenport: 7:38 a.m., 8:04 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:30 a.m., 8:52 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:33 a.m., 7:59 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9 a.m., 9:26 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:07 a.m., 9:33 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:53 a.m., 6:31 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:02 a.m., 4:40 p.m.

July 13 
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:54 a.m., 8:15 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:02 a.m., 7:23 p.m.
Greenport: 8:31 a.m., 8:52 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:27 a.m., 9:45 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:26 a.m., 8:47 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:53 a.m., 10:14 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10 a.m., 10:21 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:54 a.m., 7:25 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:03 a.m., 5:34 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

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