The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic returns to New York’s Governor’s Island park on June 5. And, more importantly, studly Argentinian polo player (and Polo Ralph Lauren model) Nacho Figueras will be there again. Last year I wrote about it for Luxist.com and it was loads of fun, but terribly hot (of course I was hugely pregnant at the time). This year I’d suggest bringing an umbrella, a picnic lunch and some beverages so you can avoid the lines and expense. Danny Meyer’s Union Square restaurant group will be selling food again this year in the general admission area which means good eats but pricey ones. Last year a bottle of Veuve ran $75.
The Polo Classic raises money for charity through ticketed tents and VIP sections but is free if you can settle for general admission. This year the event will raise money for Haiti, which I suspect means Prince Harry won’t be there again. Sorry, ladies. Last year he participated because the match raised money for Sentebale, his charity for African orphans, and he made headlines when he got thrown from his horse. Although he did attend the first two years so maybe he will make a showing again. The Veuve team won’t say so we can only guess.