The Tulip Queen serves as Albany's Ambassador for one full year of reign. She and her court will spend that year involved in volunteer projects, including the Literacy Campaign, which strives to promote the value of reading to children. The Tulip Queen and Court have teamed up with the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region to create a trust fund for future Tulip Queens and Courts to award grants to local literacy organizations. Each Queen and Court develops initiatives to further their goals and attends numerous events throughout the year focusing on education and community awareness.

The nominees attend a series of interviews and finalists are announced in early May. The Queen is crowned in an elaborate coronation ceremony on Tulip Festival Saturday. She will receive a $5,000 scholarship, and each Court member $1,500. The 68th Annual Albany Tulip Festival will be held on May 7 & 8, 2016 in Washington Park.

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Meet the 2015 Tulip Court
Alexandra Cronin - 2015 Tulip Queen Morgan Elizabeth Heyward Jacqueline Murphy
Eva Petkanas Sarah Wilamowski 2015 Tulip Court

Literacy Campaigns

Each year, the Tulip Queen and Court spend their reign developing programs for the Literacy Campaign which promotes the value of reading to children & adults. Learn more about our Literacy Program

2015 Albany Tulip Queen
Alexandra Cronin Request the Queen & Court

Alexandra is currently taking classes at the University at Albany in hopes of continuing on to physician assistant school...

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Posted by: Morgan Heyward, 2015 Tulip Court

Monday January 25, 2016

After-School Time is a Swell Time to Read the Night Away

Hello Albany, Happy New Year! As the kids head back to school, Christmas decorations are put away and Jack Frost comes out to play, the Albany Tulips are staying warm by keeping busy with two exciting reading programs. The start of 2016 was bittersweet as we left our...
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