Join us on May 13, 2023 as we celebrate the 75th Royal Tulip Ball at the NYS Museum. We are thrilled to welcome a delegation from our sister City Nijmegen, Netherlands, as we highlight this rich tradition.
6:30 pm: Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres. Professional Photos by MAP Graphics. The Ring Around Photo Booth
7:30 p.m. Dinner, Introduction of Tulip Court Music by The Accent
Silent auction and Dancing all night!
Thank You to Our Sponsors
Albany Distilling Company Inc.
Albany Jewish Community Center
Business for Good
Columbia Development Companies
Fort Orange Brewing
Katie O Weddings & Events
New Castle Paving LLC
Nine Pin Ciderworks LLC
The Rosenblum Companies
Hon. Darius Shahinfar, Esq. & Noelle Kinsch
The University at Albany Foundation
Charlotte and Charles Buchanan
Hershberg & Hershberg Consulting Engineers & Land Surveyors
Italian American Community Center Foundation
Patricia & Jay Harold Jakovic
Hon. Andrew Joyce & Jennifer Joyce
Hon. Matthew Peter & Dr. Corinne McLeod
John Reilly, Jr.
Washington Park Conservancy
Hon. Deborah Zamer & Dr. Joshua Zamer
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
David Galin, Esq. & Calee Oas, Esq.
Historic Albany Foundation
Irish American Heritage Museum
Fran O'Rourke, KeyBank
John-Raphael Pichardo, Esq.
Hon. Paul D. Tonko
The Capital City Fund allows us to hold events throughout Tulip Festival weekend and how we are able to appropriately care for and recognize our Veterans, a matter that is very important to Mayor Sheehan. The Capital City Fund provides Veterans organizations with the means to hold the Veterans and Memorial Day Parades, the Gold Star Families luncheon and purchase flags used to honor the resting places of Albany County veterans every Memorial Day. The Fund also provides grants to Albany based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs and services in the areas of community and culture, arts, and education. Proceeds from the Tulip Ball will benefit the Capital City Fund and allow it to continue all of this important work.
The 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, a music, arts and crafts festival attended by thousands in the historic Washington Park, and the Royal Tulip Ball. With by our side at the 75th Annual Tulip Ball, we are sure to achieve this season’s fundraising goal and serve The Capital City Fund well.
Register for Paint and Sip here Register for Tulips for Albany Exhibition and Reception here
Beginning the first week of May, several locations across Albany will be offering an Albany Distilling Inc. Co. Pomegranate Cosmo, inspired by the Tulip Cocktail from the 1950s, and Fort Orange Brewing 75 Tulips IPA.
Pomegranate Cosmo Recipe
1.5oz ALB Orange
1.5oz Pomegranate Juice
0.5oz Honey Simple Syrup
Splash Lime Juice
Shake on ice and strain into coupe glass
Orange peel garnish
75 Tulips New England IPA 6.1%
Brewed to celebrate 75 years of Albany's Tulip Festival, this hazy IPA features Citra, Galaxy and Mosaic hops.
It has a big tropical aroma followed by notes of peach, grapefruit and pineapple.
In the weeks leading up to Tulip Festival, residents and visitors are encouraged to admire tulips, celebrate spring, and share photos of the cheerful blooms on social media along with the hashtag #518TulipTracker. A Tulip Driving Tour bingo card will also be released on April 20th on Discover Albany’s blog and Facebook page (@albanycvb). Snap a photo of the tulips at each spot on the bingo card and mark off the spots as you go. When BINGO! is secured, email the five tulip photos and the corresponding locations to firstname.lastname@example.org with a receipt from a City of Albany business you supported while completing the BINGO card by Thursday, May 11 to be entered into a random drawing to win an Albany-themed prize!