Good Morning!

• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high temperature near 82 degrees and a southwest wind 7 to 10 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 66. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 85. Sunday will be partly sunny, with a high near 85 and a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.

• After a major snafus led to numerous applicants not being entered in a lottery for the 50-unit Vineyard View affordable rental complex in Greenport, Conifer Real Estate Development reopened its lottery application process on Aug. 17 and will be accepting applications through Aug. 30. The Riverview Lofts building in Riverhead is also seeking applicants for housing through Sept. 5. Here’s our full story.

• Indoor theatergoing is still a thing of the past and the distant future, but Guild Hall in East Hampton is undaunted. The performing arts center is inaugurating its John Drew Backyard Theater with a series of “Plays in the Backyard” this weekend. Here’s our full story.

• This evening is the second edition of the Parrish Art Museum’s Black Film Fest, to be held outdoors on the museum grounds, sponsored by the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreation Center. Here are more details.

• Artist Steve Alpert opens his Quogue studio to the public tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to benefit the Quogue Wildlife Refuge. Here are more details.

• Tomorrow is also the Eighth Annual Rubber Duckie Race to benefit The Big Duck in Flanders. Here are more details.

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

August 21
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:15 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:15 p.m.
Greenport: 12:22 a.m., 12:52 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:21 a.m., 1:50 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:17 a.m., 12:47 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:44 a.m., 2:14 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:51 a.m., 2:21 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:30 a.m., 11:43 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:39 a.m., 9:52 p.m.

August 22
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:35 a.m., 1:07 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:35 a.m., 1:07 p.m.
Greenport: 1:12 a.m., 1:44 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:11 a.m., 2:39 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:07 a.m., 1:39 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:34 a.m., 3:06 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:41 a.m., 3:13 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:22 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:31 a.m., 10:45 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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