Good Morning, and Happy Blue Moon!
• Today will be sunny, with a high near 88 degrees and a west wind 5 to 11 miles per hour. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low aroudn 61 degrees and light and variable wind. Saturday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 89 and Sunday is expected to be sunny, with a high near 86. Monday is also expected to be sunny, with a high near 86, and Tuesday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 89, though there’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms later in the day.
• Tonight is the Blue Moon, the second full moon of the month! The Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and the South Fork Natural History Museum are hosting a Blue Moon Hike tonight at 9 p.m., the Quogue Wildlife Refuge is hosting a Blue Moon Drumming Circle tonight at 7 p.m. and Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island is hosting a Blue Moon Walk for families tonight at 8 p.m. The next Blue Moon won’t occur until January of 2018.
• Both Southampton and Southold are hosting 375th Anniversary events this weekend. Southold will play host to a massive parade Saturday morning, beginning at 11 a.m. near the intersection of Route 25 and South Harbor Lane near Triangle Park. The parade will end at the intersection of Route 25 and Boisseau Avenue and refreshments will be served at the Southold Fire Department. More information is online here. Agawam Park and the Southampton Arts Center will host “Whispers of Southampton,” a dance performance at both locations at both 3 and 5 p.m. Saturday. More information is online here.
• East End Arts hosts artist talks this afternoon with current artists-in-residence Christina Schlesinger and Dawn Daisley. They will discuss their work from 4 to 5 p.m. in the East Main Street Carriage House, followed by an exhibit and reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Christina Schlesinger has worked in public art, creating large murals with street gangs and in some cases the homeless. Dawn Daisley lived in the East Village in the 1970s and views the pop art of that period as an ethnographer, trying to find parallels to her own experiences as a graphic designer. More information is online here.
• Moriches Bay Project & the Quogue Wildlife Refuge host a collaborative program for kids ages 5-11 titled “One if by Land, Two if by Sea” down by the bay this afternoon at 3 p.m.. Kids will learn about the terrestrial life of the area, then hike to the shore to learn about the natural plant life and the sea life down by the bay, see a real oyster farm and learn how oysters help clean the bays. [$5]
• For free, tonight, two movies and some music: Media Crime, which plays “Heavy Americana,” flavored with the social commentary of folk and 60s rock with the sonic and visual impact of punk, will play a free concert at the Riverhead Townscape series in Grangebel Park tonight at 7:30 p.m. Also tonight, Southampton Arts Center hosts a free outdoor screening of “Psycho” at dusk and Marders Nursery in Bridgehampton hosts a free screening on their haywall of “Cool Hand Luke,” also at dusk.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.