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A new exhibition, “Siren Song,” opens at Grenning Gallery on Saturday, featuring works of Italian painter Daniela Astone. (Photo courtesy of Grenning Gallery)

As the spring season draws to a close, Southforkers are shifting their respective summer modes into high gear. This weekend sees several locales celebrating the fast-approaching summer season with special tastings, book talks, art openings (and closings, for that matter) and a sweet, little summer social.

If you’re hittin’ up Montauk at all this weekend, consider participating in the annual Beacon of Hope 5K on the morning of Saturday, June 15, which directly benefits two local women’s cancer organizations.

If you can’t run in it, consider making a donation. Every little bit helps.

Southforker’s 2nd Annual Taste of Westhampton Beach

We’re doing it again! This Saturday, June 15, come on down to the Great Lawn in Westhampton Beach for our 2nd annual shindig to usher in the summer 2024 season with Southforker’s Taste of Westhampton Beach. From 7 to 10 p.m. (6 p.m. if you nab a VIP ticket!) under the big tent, get ready for a bounty of delicious bites from some of our favorite spectacular local restaurants and purveyors, sips from local wineries and breweries, as well as spirits from farthur-flung lands thanks to our friends at Campari, along with the funky sounds of In the Groove to get you moving. Get your tix here!

“Taste the East End,” is at the Long Island Aquarium this Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Long Island Aquarium)

Taste the East End at the aquarium

“Taste the East End” is at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead this Saturday from 7 to 10:30 p.m.. A summer version of the popular “Fish & Sips” event, this evening includes food pairings with local craft beer, wine and cider. There’ll also be live music throughout the property and the party is for adults 21 and over. Tickets are $98.32. Get yours here or call 631-208-9200 ext. 426.

Experience the beauty of the South Fork in photos

Author and photographer Susan Kaufman, along with writer and journalist Judy D’Mello, will be at BookHampton (41 Main St., East Hampton) this Saturday at 5 p.m. for a talk on Walk With Me: Hamptons. In it, Kaufman showcases, through photos she took, the charming and historic side of the Hamptons streets and homes we’ve all come to know and love.

Run (or walk) for a cause in Montauk

The Beacon of Hope 5K run/walk is this Saturday at 9 a.m. in Montauk. Benefitting Lucia’s Angels and the Coalition of Women’s Cancers, the race starts at the Montauk Lighthouse, goes through Camp Hero and finishes back at the lighthouse. This year’s honoree is award-winning journalist and breast cancer survivor Katie Couric. Cost is $38 in advance, $40 day of race. Sign up here.

Celebrate the sirens of the sea in Sag Harbor

“Siren Song” — an exhibition featuring a group of painters from both the East End and across the globe that are enchanted by the sea — is at Grenning Gallery on Main Street in Sag Harbor, with an opening reception on Saturday from 6 to 7:30 p.m.. Featured artists will include Daniela Astone, Terry Elkins, Edward Minoff and Michael Kotasek. The exhibit will be on view through July 7.

The Parrish Art Museum hosts gallery talk, “Beyond the Horizon” tomorrow night. (Photo credit: Gary Mamay)

Take in a talk at the Parrish

The Parrish Art Museum hosts a gallery talk, “Beyond the Horizon” tomorrow night from 6 to 7 p.m. in Water Mill. Featuring artists Sandi Haber Fifield and Laurie Lambrecht, both of whom have works featured in “Beyond the Horizon: Interpretations of the Landscape from Women in the Permanent Collection” (on view until Sunday, June 16), the discussion will be moderated by assistant curator Brianna L. Hernández and will focus on the myriad accomplishments of women artists found both within the Parrish’s collection and across the East End. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $10 for members, free for students and children. Register here.

Socialize with community members in East Hampton

The East Hampton Anchor Society, a non-profit with the mission of “fostering commerce that serves the community,” (if you’re tired of all the empty storefronts in East Hampton during the winter, they’re the ones trying to fix that) hosts a Summer Social on Saturday at Hoie Hall inside St. Luke’s Church in East Hampton. Set for 5 to 7 p.m., the evening will include refreshments, community announcements and conviviality. This event is free and you can RSVP here.

Launch a new summertime beach read at Ram’s Head Inn

This Saturday celebrate the launch of the new Ram’s Head: A Novel, by Kathleen Boyes, telling the story of friends and suffragists Carter and Lucille as they set out to open a new inn on Shelter Island after World War I. Saturday’s launch party is slated for 4 to 6 p.m. with a fireside chat at the Ram’s Head Inn on Shelter Island. There will be complimentary rosé and hors d’oeuvres.

Bring Dad to the Sag Harbor Arts & Crafts Fair

Check out the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce’s Father’s Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Fair this Saturday and Sunday. Situated at Marine Park on Bay Street, the event will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days and is slated to feature over 60 vendors with items ranging from art and ceramics to jewelry and photography. For complete list of vendors, click here.