Ready for the weekend...
Ready for the weekend…

Good Morning!

• 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.

• Don’t forget to plan your weekend ahead with The Beacon’s events calendar. If you have an event you’d like to see listed there, email the details to

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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