2023 Annual Vincent E. Best
Mid-Year Assembly
& Grand Master's Ball

January 27-29, 2023 | Albany, NY

WELCOME to the 2023 Annual Vincent E. Best Mid-Year Assembly.

On behalf of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge, State of New York, I extend my sincere “Thank You” to each of you for joining us.

Your presence and participation are very much appreciated.

It is my hope that you will enjoy all that has been prepared for you and that our time together will be filled with great memories.

MW Gregory Robeson Smith, Jr., Grand Master


This year’s event will be held on
Friday, January 27, 2023 through Sunday, January 29, 2023
at the luxurious Hilton Albany, located at 40 Lodge Street Albany, NY 12207
Tel: 518-462-6611

COVID Waiver Required

The COVID waiver must be accepted to register & purchase tickets.

More info >

Registration Deadlines

Early Registration 10/1 – 12/22 Regular Registration 12/23/22 – 1/14/23 Late / Onsite Registration 1/15/23 – 1/28/23
Brothers $25 $35 $50
Sisters $10 $15 $25



Please refer to the Overflow Hotel Info for additional options.

More Hotel Info >

Dress Code

The Assembly Meeting
ALL Brothers, the Dress Code for the day is Business Suits.
Sisters, you will govern yourselves accordingly and follow the directions of the Grand Worthy Matron.

The Grand Master’s Ball
ALL Brothers, your DRESS CODE for the evening is Tuxedo or Dark Suit ONLY. **NO EXCEPTIONS**.
Sisters, your attire is Formal, you will govern yourselves accordingly and follow the directions of the Grand Worthy Matron.

2023 Mid-Year Assembly Event Vendors

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Event Schedule

FRI, Jan. 27
Meet and Greet 9p-11p (Free of Charge)

SAT, Jan. 28
Mid-Year Assembly
Worship Service – 7:30am
Roll Call – 8:30am

SAT, Jan. 28
Grand Master’s Ball
8:00pm – 1:00am
Doors open at 7:30pm

Event Committees

W.B. Parker Burton, III – Chairman

P.G.W.M. Lisa D. Horton – Assistant Chair.

R.W. Howard H. Williams – Credentials Chair.

R.W. Nigel J. Cudjoe – Ball Chair.

R.W. Gavin M. Maxwell – Health & Safety Chair.

R.W. Henry Rowlett – Vendor Chair.

P.M. Lisa A. Gibson – Web Developer