The third annual Veuve Cliquot Polo Classic is Sunday, June 27 at Governors Island. It’s a fund-raiser for the American Friends of Sentebale, a charity founded by Britain’s Prince Harry and Lesotho’s Prince Seeiso to support at-risk children in the tiny African nation.
Prince Harry attended the event and led his team to victory last year, in 2009, over a team sponsored by fashion designer Ralph Lauren, but Buckingham Palace is staying mum (sorry about that pun; I couldn’t resist) whether Harry will play again this year, since Drizzle, the favorite polo pony of both Harry and his brother Prince William, collapsed and died after a match in May 2010.
You can watch the match for free, or pay $250 to sit under a shady tent and sip Veuve Cliquot champagne. Free ferries shuttle you between Battery Park and Governors Island.