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The Royal Tulip Ball

Thank you for joining us at the 74th Annual Royal Tulip Ball presented by Citizens. After two years of not being able to celebrate this tradition in person, it was so refreshing to gather once again!

The Royal Tulip Ball is the highlight of the widely anticipated Tulip Festival weekend. For 74 years, Albany has hosted this celebration of our rich history and tradition with a three-day event featuring the annual street scrubbing, music, arts, and crafts festival attended by thousands in the historic Washington Park and the Royal Tulip Ball.

The Ball was celebrated at the historic Kenmore Ballroom, now owned by the 1998 Royal Tulip Queen, Katie O'Malley. Read her story.

Save the Date

Saturday, May 13, 2023

75th Royal Tulip Ball

Royal Tulip Ball

Royal Tulip Ball

Don’t miss the formal photo station at the Tulip Ball
After the Ball, your photos will be available for purchase. You can also find images for purchase from the 2017, 2018 & 2019 Tulip Balls. BROWSE IMAGES

Become a sponsor
We would be delighted to include your organization among the sponsors for the 75th Tulip Ball presented by Citizens as an official sponsor.  Sponsors are promoted on all the event materials and receive ticket(s) to the event. More details are below.  

 

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The benefactor of the Royal Tulip Ball presented by Citizens is the Capital City Fund, managed by United Way of the Greater Capital Region. To ensure your name appears on the invitation, please return payment with the sponsorship form

Pay online

Royal Tulip Ball sponsorship enrollment, make an online payment.

Pay by check:

Please make checks payable to "United Way of the Greater Capital Region - Capital City Fund" and mail with this sponsorship opportunities form to:

Capital City Fund 
C/O United Way of the Greater Capital Region 
P.O. Box 1988
Albany, NY 12207

Questions?

Contact Sarah Kampf at 518.434.5103 or TulipBall@albanyny.gov

The Tulip Queen & Her Court

2021 Queen and Court

Pictured Left to Right:  Aadya Kaushik, Sierra Liotta, Ashanti’ Bishop, Allison Moser, Andrea Thomas

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.

For more information on the Albany Tulip Queen, click here or visit AlbanyEvents.org

- 2021 -

Congratulations to our Tulip Queen

Ashanti’ Bishop

And her Court 

Aadya Kaushik

Sierra Liotta

Allison Moser

Andrea Thomas

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.

Make a tax-deductible donation to the Capital City Fund, managed by United Way of the Greater Capital Region.

Pay online

Make a donation to the Capital City Fund, click here.

Pay by check:

Please make checks payable to "United Way of the Greater Capital Region - Capital City Fund" and mail to:

Capital City Fund 
C/O United Way of the Greater Capital Region 
P.O. Box 1988
Albany, NY 12207

Questions?

For questions, please contact Sarah Kampf at 518.434.5103 or SKampf@albanyny.gov