I’m so glad to be on top of getting to this year’s Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic! (was too late last year and it sold out)
Unless you purchased an early access ticket, the first ferry out from Battery Park was 10:45am. I recommend getting there for the 10am check-in, if you want a spot for your blanket. Once you dock, there’s quite (15minutes+) a walk from the pier to the event. The weather was scorching so it took even longer. There were pedicabs that will take you the way for $10 a person each way.
Food & Drink
Each person gets a bottle and two additional glasses per wristband. If you got the Rosé Garden ticket, the bottle is included, otherwise champagne is available for purchase. There are food trucks, but the lines can get pretty long. We decided to pack a light picnic of spicy salami, Saint Andre cheese, truffle honey and watermelon. I also bought the prettiest mini cake with flowers on top from Rose & Basil.
To accessorize our setup, we bought umbrellas and a fan from the VC shop. It came in handy when the sun was at the highest. That was the hottest day yet in the season. I tried my best to stay cool, avoid sunburn and enjoy cold bubbly. There are plenty of photo opportunities, each backdrop drew long lines. There was a proposal at the main backdrop, and she said yes! I loved seeing the horses in action. They are such regal beauties. The polo match started at 2pm and at half-time everyone was invited onto the field for the divot stomp. It was so fun!
This is definitely the chicest sporting event of the summer.