Weekend Bee: Paddle Across Sag Harbor Bay. Plus, Fiddle-Leaf Figs

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Happy weekend! Despite gray weather, the marinas are filling with boats again, as evidenced by this photo of Maidstone Harbor Marina in Springs. Now, if only we could get the sun — not seen since last weekend — to shine…

Speaking of things brightening up an otherwise cold damp spring, we’ve noticed an influx of “Ladies Night” events on our Facebook feed. Just this week, Maidstone hotel in East Hampton, known for its cop-busting-burlesque shows, hosted this crowded affair, complete with lavender-infused Tom Collinses. Last night, Rose Jewelers in Southampton threw a (likely) sedate Ladies Night soirée benefiting women’s cancers. We were forced to investigate the phenomenon, stopping by White’s Apothecary in Southampton on Wednesday night for “Girls Night of Beauty”…thanks, HamptonsPartyGirl, for noticing.

Wake up and paddle?

Main Beach Surf + Sport, the sports shop in Wainscott, is kicking off its “Back to the Bays” initiative this Saturday with the Paddle Race for the Bays. If you’ve got the core strength to paddle three, six or nine miles across Sag Harbor Bay, then join the gang at 9 a.m.; details here. Alternatively, if your core strength is maxed out drinking coffee (those mugs can be heavy), then just go cheer the paddlers on, dammit. The funds raised will be used to clean up Peconic Bay around Sag Harbor and Shelter Island, part of a summer-long eco project that culminates with another race in September. “What makes this effort different is the integration of business, two racing events and crowdfunding,” says Lars Svanberg, owner of Main Beach Surf + Sport, referring to a GoodCircle campaign to raise about $42,000 toward the effort. “We want to keep the environment pristine so that people continue to enjoy it.”

Quick takes…

If you are looking for a “broker to the stars” — and really now, who isn’t — then try the recent winners of the Privet Hedge Awards, which are apparently the Golden Globes of real estate. Awardees include Compass’s Ed Petrie, Brown Harris Stevens’ Peter Turino, Douglas Elliman’s Enzo Morabito and Saunders’ Diane Saatchi…

We are dying for some dandelion salad. And a loaf of Carissa’s bread. Balsam Farms, the CSA in Amangansett whose farm stand makes for an excellent post-beach stop, will open for the season on May 19. Or sign up for its CSA membership…

Beth Eckhardt has re-opened Amagansett Flowers, this time at 255 Main Street (the former location of Homenature), according to the East Hampton Star. “You should have an orchid in every room and a green plant,” Ms. Eckhardt helpfully advises. Fun factoid: The “it” potted plant at the moment is the fiddle-leaf fig.

On tap for the weekend…

iPhones aren’t as easy as they look, people. GeekHampton of Sag Harbor is offering a free introductory course on Saturday at 10:15 a.m., for those who are new to Apple products. “We will teach you things like how to turn it on,” GeekHampton says. We suddenly feel quite ahead of the game…

The White Room gallery in Bridgehampton will host poet Megan Chaskey, reading tonight at 6 p.m. from her book, “Birdsong Under the Wisdom Tree.” The theme of the readings will coincide with the gallery’s current Earth, Wind & Fire show (which we think has nothing to do with the ’70s funk band, but we’re not sure…

Dockers, everybody’s favorite Dune Road watering hole to watch the sunset, will host its season opener on Saturday, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. A lovely Provençal rosé will be served.

Social Media Quote of the Day

“Mother’s Day ring picks have been chosen,” London Jewelers, posting this rather fierce photo to Facebook. Boom. This is not your grandfather’s jewelry store.

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