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2020 Albany Tulip Festival: Virtual Bloom

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

With the pandemic limiting public gatherings, the Albany Tulip Festival is going online this year.
The city announced a virtual Tulip Festival celebration on Saturday, May 9th, featuring musical performances, Tulip garden tours, local business takeout specials, prizes and more.

On March 23rd, the city canceled the Washington Park staple that usually brings thousands of people to Albany.

City Hall says the 2020 Albany Tulip Queen and Court will be presented at a later date with their own celebration.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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