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The 75th Royal Tulip Ball

This year we are very excited to be celebrating the 75th Royal Tulip Ball on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at the NYS Museum. We are thrilled to welcome a delegation from our sister City Nijmegen, Netherlands, as we highlight the rich tradition that this weekend has been over the last 75 years.

The Royal Tulip Ball is the highlight of the widely anticipated Tulip Festival weekend. For 75 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.

Purchase your ticket to the Tulip Ball here.

Save the Date

Saturday, May 13, 2023
NYS Museum
Tulip Ball Logo

Purchase your ticket to the Tulip Ball here.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Sponsorship and donation opportunities are available here.

Perennial Sponsor


Hodgson Russ Logo                   Tri City Rentals  


Spring Sponsor

Albany Parking Authority


Communications Service


Couch White

Petal Sponsor

Albany Distilling Company Inc.

Albany Jewish Community Center

Dr. John D. Bennett

Business for Good


Columbia Development Companies

Fort Orange Brewing 

Katie O Weddings & Events

M&T Bank

NBT Bank

Nine Pin Ciderworks LLC

The Rosenblum Companies

Hon. Darius Shaninfar, Esq. & Noelle Kinsch

University at Albany Foundation

Empowerment Committee

Charlotte and Charles Buchanan

Hershberg & Hershberg Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors

Italian American Community Center Foundation

Patricia & Jay Harold Jakovic

Hon. Andrew Joyce & Jennifer Joyce

Hon. Matthew Peter & Dr. Corrine McLeod

John Reilly Jr.

Washington Park Conservancy

Hon. Deborah Zamer & Dr. Joshua Zamer

Honorary Committee

Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy

Albany Public School Teachers’ Association

Alpha Certified Property Inspectors - Richard LaJoy

Hon. Dorcey Applyrs

Carpenters Local 291

Sharon & Joe Coffey

Hon. Jacob Crawford & Kellen Crawford

Andrea Crisafulli

David Galin, Esq. & Calee Oas, Esq.

Historic Albany Foundation

Irish American Heritage Museum

Fran O’Rourke, KeyBank

Julia Rosen

Hon. Paul D. Tonko

Royal Tulip Ball

Royal Tulip Ball

The Tulip Queen & Her Court

2022 Queen and Court

Pictured Left to Right:  Meghan O'Neil, Ashley Mayfied, Sam Mills (Tulip Queen), Sakthi Muthukrishnan, Kathleen Nielson

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

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Congratulations to our Tulip Queen

Sam Mills

And her Court 

Sakthi Muthukrishnan

Ashley Mayfied

Kathleen Nielson

Meghan O'Neil

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 2017-2019 & 2022 Tulip Balls. BROWSE IMAGES

Become a sponsor
We would be delighted to include your organization among the sponsors for the 75th Tulip Ball as an official sponsor. Sponsorship and donation opportunities are available here. Sponsors are promoted on all the event materials and receive ticket(s) to the event


2023 Tulip Ball Sponsorship Levels


The benefactor of the Royal Tulip Ball 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 and donation opportunities are available here.

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


Contact Sarah Kampf at 518.434.5103 or

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

Donate to the Capital City Fund. Donate 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


For questions, please get in touch with Sarah Kampf at 518.540.2479 or