We want to thank all of our sponsors and vendors and ensure that you will all be utilized and recognized for Tulip Ball 2021 as well as any other event(s) that occur in the meantime, as is appropriate.
The Virtual Tulip Fest and Tulip Tracker 518 were the first of many successful virtual entertainment events put out by the City of Albany Office of Cultural Affairs. We invite you to follow along as they continue to stream great entertainment to your home via their Facebook page and YouTube channel with Live at Five, Capital Region Covers, and collaborations such as Palace Sessions
We hope everyone remains safe and we look forward to seeing you all later this year!
ON SATURDAY, JULY 18TH, THE 72ND ALBANY TULIP QUEEN AND COURT WERE CROWNED
Congratulations to the 2020 Tulip Queen
and her Court
Pictured Left to Right: Kimberly Guzman-Reyes, Samantha Peck, Kaya Rifenberg, Maya Wilson, Karina Wojnar
Click here for more information on these impressive young women and join us in wishing them well as they embark on a year of community service and literacy advocacy initiatives.
ON MARCH 23, 2020, MAYOR SHEEHAN ANNOUNCED THE POSTPONEMENT OF THE 72ND ANNUAL ROYAL TULIP BALL ALONG WITH THE REST OF THE TULIP FESTIVAL EVENTS.
This is a decision that we did not come to lightly, but did so in an effort to follow the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) – specifically, following social distancing protocols and keeping at least 6 feet from other individuals, and prohibiting gatherings of 50 or more people over the next seven weeks. Available information has also identified the potential peak COVID-19 infection time frame in New York State to be approximately 45 days from now, which falls just a few days before the Tulip Ball.
Thank you to our Sponsors
A.E. Rosen Electric Co., Inc. | Discover Albany | Capitol Tech Auto Repair | Hershberg & Hershberg | Italian American Community Center | Kasselman Electric Co. | Roy Nelson Cowherd & Kathleen Ryan Cowherd
Assemblymember Patricia Fahy | Bruce A. Hidley, Albany County Clerk | Congressman Paul D. Tonko | Hon. Dr. Dorcey Applyrs | Ryan & Tess Horstmyer | Warren W. Abriel, Chief AFD/RET
The benefactor of this event will be the Capital City Fund, managed by United Way of the Greater Capital Region.
Royal Tulip Ball sponsorship enrollment, click here.
Pay by Check:
Please make checks payable to "United Way of the Greater Capital Region - Capital City Fund" and mail with the Sponsorship Opportunities Form to:
Capital City Fund
C/O United Way of the Greater Capital Region
P.O. Box 13865,
Albany, NY 12212
For questions, please contact Sarah Kampf at 518.209.1000 or TulipBall@albanyny.gov
About the Capital City Fund
The Capital City Fund was created in 2014 by Mayor Kathy Sheehan, as a way to help nonprofit organizations better serve the people of Albany with effective, innovative programs and services.
Grants are awarded in the following areas:
Community/Cultural: programs and services that involve a direct benefit to residents, such as the enhancement of a park or the sponsoring of a parade or community event
Arts: programs that involve any creative expression, such as music, dance exhibits, or public art projects
Educational: learning opportunities for youth and/or adults
Caring for and appropriately recognizing our Veterans is also a matter that is very important to Mayor Kathy Sheehan. Since its inception, The Capital City Fund has been providing funding to Veterans organizations for the Veterans and Memorial Day Parades, the Gold Star Families luncheon and the purchase of flags used to honor the resting places of Albany County veterans every Memorial Day.
Proceeds from the annual Tulip Ball benefit the Capital City Fund and independent donations are also welcome at any time.
We hope you will join us in contributing to this wonderful cause that allows the City of Albany to continue honoring our Veterans and providing grants to Albany based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs and services in the areas of community and culture, arts, and education.