The pound traps of Robins Island.
The pound traps of Robins Island.

Good Morning!

• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 85 degrees and a north wind around 6 miles per hour, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 84, and Sunday will be partly sunny, with a high near 85 and a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

• Next weekend, Aug. 25 through 28, the Neo-Political Cowgirls will take over Montauk County Park for “Andromeda,” an ambitious new production about finding one’s own place in the stars. The Beacon’s discussion with NPC founder Kate Mueth about this new production is online here.

• OLA of Eastern Long Island and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office are hosting a Labor Rights Forum on Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. titled “New Yorkers, Know Your Rights.” More information is online here.

• Beginning tonight, Southampton Arts Center and Sag Harbor’s Watchcase Factory condominium are teaming up for a series of conversations at the watchcase factory on innovative art and design. More information is online here.

• The 42nd Annual Polish Town Fair will be held in Riverhead’s Polish Town Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More details are online here.

• East Hampton’s 68th Annual Artists Vs. Writers Charity Softball Game kicks off with a pre-game party tonight at 6 p.m. at LTV in Wainscott. Batting practice starts at noon tomorrow and the big game will be at 2 p.m. More information is online here. [$50/party, game is free to public and merchandise will be sold]

• Custer Institute in Southold is hosting “Solar Saturday,” a day filled with activities revolving around viewing the sun, from noon to 4 p.m., followed by a barbecue at 5 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 20. More information is online here.

• The annual Springs Fisherman’s Fair, a country fair, invitational art show and music festival, will be held tomorrow, Aug. 20, from 1 to 8 p.m. at Ashawagh Hall in Springs. More information is online here.

• Our events calendar is chock full of things to do on the East End this weekend and in the weeks ahead. Find what you’re looking for online here.

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

August 19
MTK Hbr: 10:19 a.m., 10:36 p.m.
Orient: 11:20 a.m., 11:37 p.m.
GPT: 11:48 a.m.
Sag Hbr: 11:43 a.m.
S. JPT: 12:49 a.m., 1:17 p.m.
Shinn. In.: 8:26 a.m., 8:45 p.m.

August 20
MTK Hbr: 11:05 a.m., 11:23 p.m.
Orient: 12:06 p.m.
GPT: 12:05 a.m., 12:34 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 12 a.m., 12:29 p.m.
S. JPT: 1:34 a.m., 2:03 p.m.
Shinn. In.: 9:12 a.m., 9:32 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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