The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic will return to Liberty State Park on Saturday, June 3, with a spectacular star-studded celebration in honor of the iconic event’s 10th anniversary. First brought to New York in 2008 by Veuve Clicquot and world-renowned polo player Nacho Figueras, the chic event marks the official kick off to the summer season and has become one of the most glamorous daytime social events of the year. In honor of the 10th anniversary, Veuve Clicquot is proud to support Keep a Child Alive, a non-profit organization working to support children and families affected by HIV, in addition to Friends of Liberty State Park, an organization dedicated to keeping Liberty State Park a free, green, and non-commercial urban waterfront oasis and the official beneficiary of the annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic.
To honor the celebration for this landmark 10th anniversary, Veuve Clicquot is introducing several exciting elements to the day’s festivities. 15-time Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer, actress, New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur and a powerful force in the world of activism, Alicia Keys, will give a special performance at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. With a special donation to Alicia’s charity Keep a Child Alive (keepachildalive.org), she is excited to perform and remind all when coming together at special events like this that we can become one voice for helping make change and bring awareness to important issues everywhere. Keys’ current critically-acclaimed sixth studio album, Here, is a powerful and emotional body of work that is her favorite yet. Currently, Keys can be seen as a coach on the 12th season of NBC’s “The Voice” alongside Gwen Stefani, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.
Actor Neil Patrick Harris will serve as the event host, providing commentary and leading attendees throughout the afternoon’s activities. Currently starring in Netflix’s series adaption of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, Harris is no stranger to the spotlight, having served as host of the 87th Annual Academy Awards, as well as the Tony Awards and Primetime Emmy Awards. “I am honored and excited to co-host the 10th anniversary of this very special event,” states event host, Neil Patrick Harris. “This year’s Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic will be a celebration unlike any before, and I am looking forward to sharing the experience with all of you.”
Also new to this year’s experience, attendees can enjoy Veuve Clicquot Rich and Rich Rosé, the newest champagne offerings from the House. Veuve Clicquot Rich and Rich Rosé are inspired by mixology and designed to be served over ice and mixed with fresh fruits, vegetables or herbs. Guests will have the option of sipping two specialty cocktails – the Clicquot Rich Classic and Clicquot Rich Rosé Twist, which feature cucumber and lime, respectively.
In addition to Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, Rosé, Rich and Rich Rosé, guests can enjoy gourmet summer fare from some of the best food trucks in the city, including Red Hook Lobster Pound, Neapolitan Express, Toum NYC, Gorilla Cheese and Koro Koro.
This year’s Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic offers three unique viewing experiences. In addition to General Admission tickets, which retail for one-hundred and fifty dollars ($150.00), Veuve Clicquot is also offering Early Access tickets, which include a reserved spot on the first ferry to Liberty State Park and retail for two-hundred and twenty-five dollars ($225.00).
Back by popular demand, the Rosé Garden is an elevated consumer experience with tickets retailing for five-hundred dollars($500.00). The Rosé Garden ticket includes a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rosé, gourmet lunch, priority ferry and shuttle access, expedited event entry, premium views of the match from an exclusive and beautiful garden setting with open lounge seating, early entry onto the field for a special performance by Alicia Keys, and a pair of limited edition Veuve Clicquot sunglasses by Vuarnet.
Tickets are available for purchase by visiting www.vcpoloclassic.com.