New York City hasn’t seen a polo match in decades — over 70 years — but that’s about to change as the Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic is set to take place this Saturday, May 31.

With a historically unique match scheduled, the Asprey’s house team will challenge Ralph Lauren’s Black Watch team on Governors Island. The RL team will include Nacho Figueras, the face of Polo Black who also happens to be the best player in the world. Alongside the field, Veuve Clicquot will host a champagne bar (where you’ll most likely find me), and the sidelines are open to picnics.

The 172-acre New York landmark island is filled with beautiful parks that will play host to lunches in the park, bike rides and tours of the National Historic District, all in celebration of the island’s opening. The fourth Annual Family Festival will take place at the same time with a wide variety of activities and entertainment for children – there will be something for the whole family.

So pack your picnic baskets and Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses. This is bound to be a highlight of the summer social season and polo at it’s best! Via Lift Magazine

Saturday, May 31, 2008, Governors Island, Tickets: FREE, Ferry Ride: FREE too!

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