How To Feel Like You’re In The Hamptons When You’re Not

Hampton-esque happenings in Westchester this summer.

Polo in Greenwich The Greenwich Polo Club is a must-do, says man-about-town David Hochberg, an artists’ agent and son of catalog mogul Lillian Vernon. “It’s so close and you get a very Hamptons vibe. Everyone should try it at least once,” he advises. The club hosts public USPA high-goal polo matches on Sundays in June, July, and September. You’ll pay $40 per car, which includes parking and picnicking. Don your fab hats and “garden chic” attire while enjoying the matches, as well panini, Arnold Palmers, and gelato from on-site vendors. • Greenwich Polo Club, North St @ Hurlingham Dr, Greenwich, CT (203) 561-5821
www.greenwichpoloclub.com

Private Garden Tours Feel like you’ve been invited to a celebrity garden party (even if just for an hour or two) through The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program: 26 garden-visiting opportunities from the end of April through the beginning of November. This summer’s lineup showcases some of best private gardens across the county, in Bedford Hills, Cortlandt Manor, Katonah, New Rochelle, North Salem, South Salem, and Pound Ridge. Self-guided tours
are available for a small fee (usually $5-$7) and children 12 and under are admitted free.  (888) 842-2442; www.gardenconservancy.com

Elite Equestrian Events  Hobnob with the horsey set at Old Salem Farm, one of Westchester’s premier equestrian facilities, set on 120 acres. The Farm is home to a number of Grand Prix show jumping events and hunt seat competitions throughout the summer. And in September, it hosts the prestigious American Gold Cup, which attracts some of the world’s best riders (and some serious-money spectators too). • Old Salem Farm, 190 June Rd, North Salem (914) 669-5610; www.oldsalemfarm.net

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Fabulous Philanthropy  Nothing says summer schmoozing like high-end fundraisers, galas, benefits, and golf tournaments. Mingle with Westchester’s elite, while supporting a variety of good causes, at these popular county charity events: 

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Swing Into Summer Gala: Cocktails; live auction with Antiques Roadshow star Nicho Lowry; dinner and dancing with the Alex Donner Orchestra. • June 7, Boscobel, Garrison www.hvshakespeare.org

Autism Speaks’ 16th Annual Celebrity Golf Challenge: Celebrity players from the worlds of entertainment, sports and fashion; a million-dollar shootout; and event reception featuring a live and silent auction. • June 16, Winged Foot Golf Club Mamaroneck www.autismspeaks.org

Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation Celebrity Golf & Tennis Classic: Play tennis and golf with sports legends, entertainers, and TV and movie personalities; post-tournament dinner reception with cocktails, silent auction, and awards ceremony. July 17, Sleepy Hollow Country Club, Briarcliff Manor; www.joetorre.org

Our Healthcare Heroes Awards event takes place on May 9!

Our Westchester Home Builders Awards take place on April 4!

Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Forum is March 14!

Unveiled: A Boutique Bridal Brunch is February 25!

Our Best of Westchester Elimination Ballot is open through March 6!

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