• With the summer season now behind us, community groups across the East End are beginning to take to the beaches in search of trash. This weekend, a consortium of environmental groups are cleaning beaches at Let’s Get Back to Clean in Montauk on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Beach cleaners can pick up bags and gloves at The Sloppy Tuna and Navy Beach restaurants. On Sunday, Sept. 7, Amagansett is hosting The ‘Gansett Trash Bash on Miss Amelia’s Cottage museum grounds from noon to 5 p.m., with music, games and speakers talking about the upcoming beach-cleaning season.
• Southampton Town’s Anti-Bias Task Force is hosting its annual CommUNITY Picnic at Red Creek Park in Hampton Bays on Sunday, Sept. 7 from 1 to 5 p.m. in an effort to promote dignity and respect for all. There will be music, games, dancing, crafts, sports and plenty of free food. More information is online here.
• The West Hampton Dunes Barrier Beach Preservation Association is hosting its Third Snnual Cruzin in the Dunes 5k Race on Saturday, Sept. 6. The proceeds go toward preserving Moriches Bay. The BBPA is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserve and protect the beaches, bays, wetlands and wildlife of West Hampton Dunes. Registration, at BBPA’s headquarters at 906 Dune Road, begins at 7:30 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m. More information is online here.
• Let the games begin! Teams and individuals are already setting goals and taking names to try and win the top fundraiser prize at ARF’s Stroll to the Sea, to be held Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to noon, beginning at the Mulford Farm Museum in East Hampton. The walk is free, but fundraising has taken on a competitive edge. More information is online here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.