Royal Tulip Ball

The 70th Annual Royal Tulip Ball presented by Citizens Bank. The Tulip Ball will take place on Saturday evening, May 12, 2018, at the Albany Capital Center in Downtown Albany. This wonderful annual event is an opportunity to celebrate our Capital City, and to recognize Albany’s historic relationship with our sister city, Nijmegen, Netherlands.

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The Tulip Ball is the highlight of the widely-anticipated Tulip Festival weekend. For 70 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, the 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, presentations by recipients of grants from the Capital City Fund, and a recognition of the enduring relationship between Albany, New York and Nijmegen, Netherlands.


Proceeds from this year’s Ball will benefit the Capital City Fund, a fund that I created to help nonprofit organizations better serve the people of Albany with effective and innovative programs and services. Grants are awarded in three areas: Community/Culture, Arts, and Education.


Please join us as we celebrate with the newly crowned Tulip Queen and her court by becoming a member of the Honorary Committee of this prestigious, lively, and fun-filled event.


If you would like to become a sponsor or be a part of the honorary committee for the event download the form HERE or you can email

Presenting Sponsor

Citizens Bank


Perennial Sponsor

Albany Medical Center

Albany Parking Authority


Spring Sponsor


Petal Sponsor

Hershberg & Hershberg

Maria College

Renaissance Albany


Empowerment Committee

Capitol Tech Auto Repair


Downtown Albany BID

Italian American Community Center

Peter Luizzi & Bros. Contracting

Palace Performing Arts Center

Richard & Cheri Rosen

The Rosenblum Companies

Honorable Darius Shahinfar & Ms. Noelle Kinsch

Dale M. Thuillez

Tierra Farm, Inc.

The University at Albany Foundation


Honorary Committee

Congressman Paul D. Tonko

Assemblymember Patricia Fahy

Honorable Corey Ellis

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If you are interested in sponsoring any of our upcoming events, please contact us at 518.434.2032.

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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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