It isn't technically even summer yet, but Montauk is already bustling with activity.
There will be a launch party for this summer's Offshore Art and Film Festival at Shagwong Tavern on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The party will showcase selections of work by local filmmakers and show scenes from films that are set to premiere at the festival, which runs from July 13 through 17.
At the Montauk Library, the Wednesday movie will be "Licorice Pizza," starring Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman. The film, which shows at 2:30 and 7 p.m., is about a journey of self-discovery in the San Fernando Valley in the 1970s.
The 11th annual Montauk Music Festival begins Thursday with an opening party at Westlake Fish House at 6:30 p.m., featuring music by 10 of the festival's bands, appetizers, signature cocktails, and, of course, dancing. Tickets will be available at the door for $60.
Also, Concerned Citizens of Montauk are looking for 25 to 30 volunteers to help out on Saturday as they install floating wetlands on Fort Pond for the second year in a row. Volunteers will meet at the boat launching ramp and help from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More information about the project and sign-up is by calling 516-769-7424 or emailing [email protected].