Good Morning!

• There’s a high risk of rip currents on the ocean beaches on the South Shore and the South Fork through this evening. We’re expecting patchy fog before 9 a.m. today, with otherwise sunny skies and a high near 85, with a southwest wind 3 to 7 miles per hour. Friday will be partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 84 and Sunday will be partly sunny, with a high near 83.

• In the wake of the closure last week of the New York State Covid-19 mass vaccination site at Stony Brook Southampton College, several other vaccination efforts are popping up throughout the region, particularly in Riverhead, where vaccination rates continue to lag. Read More.

• The North Fork Community Theatre’s Youth on Stage program holds a weekend of performances of the troupe’s favorite songs from musical productions in years past this evening at 8 p.m., tomorrow at 2:30 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. Here’s more info.

• The Southampton Arts Center at 25 Jobs Lane in Southampton presents a free outdoor screening of “Out of Africa” this evening at 8 p.m., followed by a film and discussion on Sunday, Aug. 8 at 7:30 p.m. on “The Edge of Existence”. 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by Empower Africa, this film explores human-wildlife conflict in the Serengeti ecosystem in Tanzania. Here’s more info.

• The Riverhead Business Improvement District’s annual Cardboard Boat Race is tomorrow, Aug. 7. Races begin at 11 a.m. but it’s best to get there early if you want to get a good view. Here are the full details.

• The Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild at 28265 Main Road in Cutchogue will hold an Antiques, Fine Arts & Crafts Fair tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a rain date of Sunday, Aug. 8. Find more info at

• Also tomorrow, the Southold Historical Society at 54325 Main Road in Southold will hold a free mini-lecture on “Rum Running in the Waters Around the Horton Point Lighthouse” at 2 p.m. Collections Manager Amy Folk will discuss how, during Prohibition, this shoreline offered an ideal location for this dangerous but lucrative operation. Find more info at

• Beacon Creative Director George Cork Maul and the Hidden City Orchestra bring a free multimedia concert to the New Suffolk Ballfield (between Third & Fourth Streets) tomorrow, Aug. 7 at 6:30 p.m., courtesy of the New Suffolk Civic Association. The rain date is Aug. 8. We’d love to see you there!

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

Aug. 6
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:17 a.m., 9:32 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:25 a.m., 8:40 p.m.
Greenport: 9:54 a.m., 10:09 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:46 a.m., 10:55 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:49 a.m., 10:04 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:16 a.m., 11:31 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:23 a.m., 11:38 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:21 a.m., 8:30 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:30 a.m., 6:39 p.m.

AndAug. 7
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:59 a.m., 10:12 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:07 a.m., 9:20 p.m.
Greenport: 10:36 a.m., 10:49 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:29 a.m., 11:37 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:31 a.m., 10:44 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:58 a.m.
South Jamesport: 12:05 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:04 a.m., 9:10 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:13 a.m., 7:19 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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