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 Mayor's 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. Alexandra Cronin was crowned in an elaborate coronation ceremony on Tulip Festival Saturday. She received a $5,000 scholarship, and each Court member $1,500. The 67th Annual Albany Tulip Festival was held on May 9 & 10, 2015 in Washington Park.

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Alexandra Cronin - 2015 Tulip Queen Morgan Elizabeth Heyward Jacqueline Murphy
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2015 Tulip Queen - Alexandra Cronin

Mayor's Literacy Campaigns

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

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Alexandra Cronin Request the Queen & Court

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