Pictured above: A 1902 postcard showing the USS Holland (SS-01), at US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD. The Southold Historical Society hosts a lecture on the history of the first U.S. submarine on Saturday at the Horton Point Lighthouse.
• We’re expecting mostly cloudy skies today, with a high temperature near 80 degrees and a 40 percent chance of showers. We’re expecting showers and thunderstorms this evening, with mostly cloudy skies overnight and a low temperature around 66 degrees. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 83, and Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
• New York is currently facing a severe blood shortage, and the New York Blood Center is holding a blood drive in response from noon t 6 p.m. today in the Riverhead High School Band Room, 700 Harrison Avenue in Riverhead. Appointments are recommended and can be made online here.
• Northeast Stage Presents Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” in Mitchell Park on Front Street in Greenport at 7 p.m. tonight through Sunday Aug. 6. Bring a chair or blanket for this free community event. More info is at northeaststage.org.
• Riverhead’s annual Cardboard Boat Race on the Peconic River will be held this Saturday, Aug. 5. Homemade boats will arrive between 9 and 10:30 a.m. and the races kick off at 11 a.m. Here’s more info.
• The Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild holds its annual Arts & Crafts Fair on the Cutchogue Village Green, 27320 Main Road in Cutchogue on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be live music and a raffle auction. The rain date is Aug. 6. More details are at oldtownartsguild.org.
• The Southold Historical Society hosts a lecture on the “History of the Holland Submarine” at Horton Point Lighthouse, 3575 Lighthouse Lane, Southold on Saturday at 2 p.m. The first submarine commissioned by the U.S. Navy was tested in the waters off of New Suffolk on the North Fork. The rain date for this free event is Aug. 6. More details are at southoldhistorical.org
• Peconic Landing, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association Long Island Chapter, will hold its first-ever Walk to End Alzheimer’s on the North Fork on Sunday, Aug. 6. Here’s more info.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:05 a.m., 12:37 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:45 a.m.
Greenport: 12:42 a.m., 1:14 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:42 a.m., 2:12 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:37 a.m., 1:09 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:04 a.m., 2:36 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:11 a.m., 2:43 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:54 a.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:03 a.m., 10:22 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:57 a.m., 1:32 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:05 a.m., 12:40 p.m.
Greenport: 1:34 a.m., 2:09 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:34 a.m., 3:04 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:29 a.m., 2:04 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:56 a.m., 3:31 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:03 a.m., 3:38 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:13 a.m., 12:49 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:58 a.m., 11:16 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.