• It will be mostly sunny today, with a high temperature near 84 degrees and a northwest wind around 8 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 61. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 82 and Sunday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 83 and a 40 percent chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2 p.m.
• The Peconic Land Trust has closed on the purchase of a 4.5-acre property at the summit of Sugar Loaf Hill, the Shinnecock Nation’s ancestral burial grounds, with the intention to preserve it. The Southampton Town Board voted June 8 to spend $5.3 million to purchase a conservation easement on the property from the Peconic Land Trust through the Community Preservation Fund and return control of the site to the Shinnecock Nation.
• The Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center is teaming up with the Parrish Art Museum for the second annual Black Film Festival, to be held at the museum on Fridays July 23 and July 30. They’ll be presenting award-winning feature films and shorts that raise awareness about mental health and the impact of gentrification specific to Black communities, while depicting life-affirming personal stories of hope, resilience, and overcoming adversities. Read more.
• Seventy percent of Long Island’s water is used for outdoor purposes like irrigation, much of which is wasted. The Long Island Commission for Aquifer Protection has launched a new effort this summer to engage the public in saving water when irrigating their lawns. Read More.
• The Southampton Arts Center at 25 Jobs Lane in Southampton presents a free outdoor screening of “Moonstruck” this evening. Gates open at 8 p.m., and the movie starts at dusk. Bring a beach chair or blanket.
• This Sunday, July 25 at 2 p.m. the New York Mutuals Vintage Baseball Team will play an authentic historic baseball game versus Orient residents at the Oysterponds School, as part of the Oysterponds Historical Society’s summer exhibition, “Home Teams.” Following the game, they give the children in the audience a chance to play and swing a bat in a game called rounders.
• Suffolk County reported 126 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, July 21, with 1.9 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 46 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with six of them in ICU. The county reported no new fatalities, and the death toll here stands at 3,409 people.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:39 a.m., 10:04 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:47 a.m., 9:12 p.m.
Greenport: 10:16 a.m., 10:41 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:23 a.m., 11:41 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:11 a.m., 10:36 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:38 a.m.
South Jamesport: 11:45 a.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:01 a.m., 9:23 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:10 a.m., 7:32 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:31 a.m., 10:56 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:39 a.m., 10:04 p.m.
Greenport: 11:08 a.m., 11:33 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:15 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:03 a.m., 11:28 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:03 a.m., 12:30 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:10 a.m., 12:37 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:54 a.m., 10:13 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:03 a.m., 8:22 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.