We couldn’t make it down to Churchill for the Derby—and after all the effort we put into finding the perfect hat! Well, with our fellow horse-racing aficionados trapped north of the Mason-Dixon, we’ll be taking in the race at the Plaza Hotel. Mint juleps—the Derby Day version of eggnog at Christmastime—will be provided. Just make sure you’re not stuck at the bar for the two minutes it takes the race to transpire. The afternoon is “capped” with a best-hat competition for ladies, with the winner receiving a bottle of reserve bourbon—at last, our spangled, wide-brimmed bonnet will come to good use!
The Plaza Hotel’s Rose Club, 768 5th Avenue; viewing begins at 5pm.
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