Sound Avenue is swarming with pleas for the return of a yellow and orange sea kayak taken from the Sound in Jamesport on Sept. 6.
Sound Avenue is swarming with pleas for the return of a yellow and orange sea kayak taken from the Sound in Jamesport on Sept. 6.

Good Morning!

• Sag Harbor hosts its 51st Annual Harborfest this weekend, beginning with a Whale of a Party at the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. The annual whaleboat race heats will be held at noon and 2 p.m. on Saturday. The semi-final race will be held at noon on Sunday and the championship race will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday. This year, for the first time, Sag Harbor is hosting a Beach Blast concert at Havens Beach in conjunction with HarborFest on Saturday at 6:30 p.m., with music by The Lone Sharks, The HooDoo Loungers and Hopefully Forgiven. There is a $5 suggested donation for the concert. More information is available online here.

• The second annual Montauk Seafood Festival will be held this weekend, with fresh local fish and shellfish, a snapper derby for the kids, local wine and beer and live music from The 3 B’s, Remember September and Hopefully Forgiven, under two big tents at Montauk Marine Basin and Uihlein’s Marina with free ferry rides between the tents. More information is online here.

• The Hallockville Fall Festival is this weekend. More 50 vendors and demonstrators will participate over the course of the two-day event, selling their handcrafted items including woodcarvings, soaps, candles, jewelry, children’s books, seasonal and Christmas ornaments, baskets, rugs and more. Several fiber artists will also be selling handwoven scarves, knitting supplies and felted wool crafts. More information is online here.

The Witch's Hat• The peak of the Witch’s Hat in Aquebogue got some love this week from carpenters who’ve voluneered to restore this Main Road landmark.

• The Hampton Bays Volunteer Ambulance is presenting their first ever Movie Night Fundraiser Saturday, with “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” complete with live performances by a talented interactive cast bringing characters from the film to life. The ambulance corps will be serving a barbecue chicken dinner beginning at 6 p.m. with music by the classic rock band Untreated. The film will begin at 8 p.m. More information is online here.

• If you took an orange and yellow sea kayak off the Long Island Sound shore on the North Fork last week, please give it back.

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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