2024 Annual Vincent E. Best
Mid-Year Assembly
& Grand Master's Ball

January 26-28, 2024 | Albany, NY
Mid-Year 2024 Communication

WELCOME to the 2024 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 26, 2024 through Sunday, January 28, 2024
at the luxurious Hilton Albany, located at 40 Lodge Street Albany, NY 12207
Tel: 518-462-6611

COVID Waiver Required

The well-being of our Officers, Members, and guests is our top priority. We have implemented measures to guarantee a safe yet unforgettable experience for all.

Registration and ticket purchase necessitate the acceptance of the COVID waiver.  Details can be found on our Health & Safety Hub page of this site.

More info >

Registration Deadlines

Advance Registration 10/4/23 – 12/22/23 Late Registration 12/23/23 – 1/12/24 Onsite Registration 1/13/24 – 1/27/24
Brothers $25 $35 $50
Sisters $10 $15 $25




Hilton Albany
40 Lodge Street
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: 518-462-6611

*Room Rate: $142 plus tax per night. The hotel may charge a fee for altering your check-in or check-out date from your originally booked reservation.

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.

2024 Mid-Year Assembly Vendor Registration

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Event Schedule

FRI, Jan. 26
Meet and Greet 8p-11p (Free of Charge)

SAT, Jan. 27
Mid-Year Assembly
Worship Service – 7:30am
Roll Call – 8:30am

SAT, Jan. 27
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