Boatyard sunrise
Boatyard sunrise

Good Morning!

• From Friday through Sunday, the Hamptons International Film Festival and Southampton Arts Center are hosting a special weekend of screenings of short and feature-length films for families and kids. Opening night on Friday will feature Charlie Chaplin shorts outdoors on the lawn at the Southampton Arts Center, complete with live piano accompaniment. Screenings will continue throughout Saturday, and will conclude Sunday with a 3D screening of DreamWorks Animation’s sequel, How To Train Your Dragon 2, at the United Artists Southampton 4. More information is online here.

• Peconic Bay Medical Center is looking to get a few good volleyball teams together for their Fourth Annual Volleyball Tournament for Heart Health at Ponqougue Beach in Hampton Bays on Sept. 6. Teams must be four to six players and there is a $30 fee per player. For more information, email

• It’s time to start collecting shells for your costume if you want to join the Greenport Maritime Festival’s Merfolk contest. Anyone of any age can dress up and join the parade through Greenport at 11 a.m. on Sept. 20, but the contest is for boys and girls ages 5 to 12. More information is online here.

• East Hampton’s annual Artists & Writers Game has already raised more than $200,000 for a slew of local charities, but there’s still time to bid on some of their online auction items on To find auction items from the game, select the local charity you’d like to support from the drop-down menu of charities on charitybuzz’s home page.

• All in a Weekend, The Beacon’s highlights of some of the best events on the Twin Forks this weekend, is online here.

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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