• Hot on the heels of Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell’s announcement last week that Southold plans to join the fight against helicopter noise en route to East Hampton Airport, Congressman Tim Bishop and Senator Chuck Schumer have sent another letter to Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, restating their repeated calls to require helicopters to continue past the North Fork, rounding Orient Point, before making their final approach to the East Hampton Airport. The current North Shore route, which will be in effect until August of 2016, only requires helicopter pilots to fly over water once reaching Huntington Town and allows them to fly over land due to safety, weather conditions or transitioning to or from a destination or point of landing.
• The Southold environmental community came out in droves July 19 to support a ban on single-use plastic bags at a town-sponsored forum, but Southold is unlikely to take action without support from other East End towns. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The Edible School Garden Group of the East End’s long-awaited Delicious Nutritious FoodBook is published and copies are ready to distribute, beginning at a Snail Supper at the Southampton home of Slow Food East End Chair Judiann Carmack-Fayyaz this Friday, July 25 at 6 p.m. The FoodBook is designed as a manual to help children and young families make healthy delicious food choices as well as to promote current research advocating greater consumption of vegetables and fruit. Attendees will be asked to bring a locally sourced potluck dish to share that serves 6-8 people. The cost is $20 per person for Slow Food East End members or$25 per person for non-members, and includes one copy per person of the new FoodBook. RSVP online here.
• A world premiere theatrical performance adapted from Kurt Vonnegut’s profoundly funny 1985 novel, Galápagos, comes to the Parrish Art Museum tonight at 6 p.m. for a four-day engagement. Galápagos is the latest production from the creative South Fork duo Tucker Marder and Christian Scheider. Climb aboard the “Nature Cruise of the Century,” witness the brainlessness of eternity, and watch one million years of evolution from the luxurious sun decks of the Bahia de Darwin—the cruise-ship/cradle of all mankind. The production features live orchestral underscoring, extraordinary puppets, and satirical physical comedy. More information is online here.
• The weekend may be over, but there are plenty of musical happenings going on tonight all around the East End. Dances in the Park in Greenport’s Mitchell Park hosts the Bobby Nathan Band for a free concert at 7:30 p.m., Ray Red will perform a free concert on the Montauk Green at 6:30 p.m. and the No Doubt World Famous Monday Night Band will perform on Riverhead’s Pulaski Street School lawn at 7:30 p.m. The Jamesport Meeting House is also hosting an evening of the music of Stephen Sondheim tonight at 7:30 p.m. The Beacon’s full music listings are online here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.