Gotham is playing host to the Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic. This is the first time in more than 70 years that polo will be played in New York City.
The venue is historic Governors Island; a 172-acre landmark which is a mere 800 yards from Manhattan in New York Harbor. Admission is free and so are the ferry rides that run every 30 minutes. Now you too can use words like “chukkar” and say you’ve stomped the divots at half-time, and mean it.
Of particular interest to the stylish crowd, Ralph Lauren’s team, Blackwatch, will be playing against Asprey’s team. As many women reading this post may know, Blackwatch is lead by Nacho Figueras, the face of Polo Black. Nacho also happens to be the world’s top polo player.
Should you find yourself a little parched, feel free to visit the field-side Veuve Clicquot champagne bar. Picnics are encouraged and the match is scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m. Pull out your Ralph Lauren lawn party attire and make a day of the Sport of Kings.
In addition to the polo match, May 31 will also mark the official opening of Governors Island for the summer season. Visitors can bike around the island and take tours of the National Historic District. There are also two art exhibits opening on the Island.