Royal Tulip Ball presented by Citizens Bank




72nd Annual

Saturday May 9, 2020

The Armory at Sage College


The 72nd Annual Royal Tulip Ball will take place on Saturday evening, May 9, 2020, at The Armory at Sage College on New Scotland Ave in Albany.

Caring for and appropriately recognizing our Veterans is a matter that is very important to me. That is one of the reasons I started the Capital City Fund in 2014. Since then 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 for more than five years. Proceeds from Tulip Ball 2020 presented by Citizens Bank will benefit the Capital City Fund and allow it to continue honoring our Veterans. The Capital City Fund also provides grants to Albany based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs and services in the areas of community and culture, arts, and education.

The Tulip Ball is the highlight of the widely-anticipated Tulip Festival weekend. For 72 years, the City of Albany has hosted this celebration of Albany’s 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. This year’s Ball will include fantastic entertainment by TS Ensemble and presentations by recipients of grants from the Capital City Fund.  For the first time ever, this year’s Tulip Ball will feature “moveable murals” painted by local artists, creative light work by Nicky Lightz, as well as other exciting art installations that will surely amplify the renowned culture and creativity of our community! This is all done in partnership with Albany Center Gallery.


 Please join us as we celebrate with the newly crowned Tulip Queen and her court by sponsoring and or attending this prestigious, lively, and fun-filled event.


Tickets to Tulip Ball 2020 will be available for online purchase soon, or send a check made out to the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region with a memo: Capital City Fund to: Tulip Ball 2020, 24 Eagle St. Room 102, Albany, NY 12207.  Tickets are $125 or $95 for young professionals (under 30 yr old).  


If you would like to sponsor Tulip Ball 2020 presented by Citizens Bank please click here for more information. Tickets to Tulip Ball 2020 are available for online purchase here , or send a check made payable to: “United Way of the Greater Capital Region – Capital City Fund” to: United Way of the Greater Capital Region-Capital City Fund, PO Box 13865 Albany, NY 12212..  Tickets are $125 or $95 for young professionals (under 30 yr old).


Presenting Sponsor:


Empowerment Committee:

Discover Albany

Hershberg & Hershberg

Roy Cowherd & Kathleen Ryan


Honorary Committee:

Congressman Paul D. Tonko

Assemblymember Patricia Fahy



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The City of Albany, NY Office of Cultural Affairs plans, produces and co-sponsors an array of fairs, festivals, and concerts promoting art, entertainment and cultural interest for all ages. These special events are 100% underwritten by generous local and national sponsors.



The City of Albany Office of Cultural Affairs
Room 402 City Hall
Albany, NY 12207
P: (518) 434.2032

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