Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic
What: We’re giving away three pairs of VIP tickets (valued at $250 each) to the star-studded tournament on Governors Island.
Why: Free champagne, free picnic fare (roasted sirloin sammies with caramelized onions, blueberry-lemon pie), and free reign to ogle royalty — Hi, Harry — all afternoon.
When: Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: To enter, e-mail email@example.com with a haiku about why you want to attend. We’ll pick our three faves. Not a VIP-worthy poet? Get free public admission and location info online at experience.veuve-clicquot.com.
We Hardly Knew V
What: International pillow fight planner Newmindspace and train funeral coordinator NYCentric transform the V train’s final trek into a portable protest party (remember “Q Diamonds Aren’t Forever”?).
Why: Bust out your best underground dance moves to boom-box-fueled electro beats.
When: Fri., 11 p.m.
Where: 2nd Ave./Lower East Side V Uptown platform, E. Houston St., at Second Ave. Participation is free.
What: Watch 40-plus dairy die-hards battle for the Big Cheese title by scarfing as much cantalet as possible in two minutes.
Why: Go for the obscene hoovering; stay for the beer and sandwiches (smashed chickpeas with arugula, pecorino, and lemon) from Stinky Bklyn and The JakeWalk, and wine from Smith & Vine.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; contest, 2 p.m.
Where: 268 Smith St., at DeGraw St., Carroll Gardens. Admission is free.
OM FOR FREE
What: Admire wooden screens hand-carved in India, heavenly skylights, and custom-painted ikat-like walls at the new vinyasa studio.
Why: Free classes, Sat., 11 a.m., 2 & 4 p.m.; Sun., 10:30 a.m., 2 & 4 p.m.
When: Opens Sat. Classes held daily; schedule online at yogamayanewyork.com.
Where: 135 W. 20th St., b/t Sixth & Seventh Aves., 6th flr. (212-675-4555).
Omar Souleyman + CSC Funk Band
What: The Syrian techno-pop master — who’s released more than 500 cassettes — and Afro-beat improv crew tear it up at the Issue Project Room’s summer courtyard concert series.
Why: We love indie folk as much as the next rocker, but it’s time to expand your horizons.
When: Sun., 5 p.m.
Where: 232 3rd St., at Third Ave., Gowanus. Tickets online ($9) at ovationtix.com or at the door ($10).
State of the Union
What: Artist Ryan E. Cronin’s cropped, mental snapshot-inspired paintings hang alongside Alexandra Baer’s collage, ink, metal, and gold leaf designs depicting current events.
Why: Raise a glass of Tuthilltown Spirits Hudson whiskey (free, 6-7 p.m.) to Rhett Miller as he deejays and performs an acoustic set.
When: Thurs. Art preview, 6-8 p.m.; party, 8-11 p.m.
Where: The Bowery Hotel, 355 Bowery, b/t 2nd & 3rd Sts. (212-505-1300). R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org. Admission is free.
Photo: Stefano Olmi / Flickr