178th Annual Grand Communication

of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge, State of New York June 13 - 15, 2024

Greetings and WELCOME to
the 178th Annual Grand Communication.

I extend my sincere “Thank You” to each of you for joining us. Your presence and participation are very much appreciated.

May our time together be Productive, Harmonious, Enjoyable and filled with Great Memories.

God Bless.

MW Gregory R. Smith, Jr., Grand Master

Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge
State of New York

This year’s event will be held on
June 13 – 15, 2024
at the The Hilton Albany, located at 40 Lodge Street in Albany, NY.
Tel: (518) 462-6611

COVID Waiver Required

We’re excited that you’re planning on joining us at the 178th Annual Grand Communication. This event will take place at The Hilton Albany, located at 40 Lodge Street in Albany, NY. 10591.  The health and safety of our Officers, Members and guest are of the utmost importance to us. So we’ve taken steps to ensure that your experience is both safe and memorable.

Before you can register for the events and purchase tickets, it is required that you agree to the following Waiver.

More info >

Registration Deadlines

Advance Registration 03/01 – 05/03 Late Registration 05/04 –05/31 Late / Onsite Registration 06/01 – 06/15
Grand Lodge Members, Past Masters & Principal Officers of Lodges $175 $190 $215
All Master Masons who are not a Principal Officer of a Lodge $100 $100 $100


The Hilton Albany

The Hotel Rate cut-off date is May 17, 2024, or when the room block sells out, whichever comes first. 

You must Register BEFORE having access to book a Hotel Room.

Once you have registered, you will receive, via email, your Registration Confirmation which will include the LINK to book your Hotel Room.

More Hotel Info >


Want to be a Vendor at this Year’s Grand Session?  Click on the link below to register and secure your vending space.


For more information contact the Vendor Chairs:

R.W. Henry Rowlett

R.W. Gavin M. Maxwell

Event Schedule

Thursday, June 13
   Check-in: 4:00 pm
   Registration Open: 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Friday, June 14
   Registration Open: 7:00am to 7:00pm
   Official Opening GL Session: 8:00am
   Nomination of Officers

Saturday, June 15
   Registration Open: 7:00am
   Election of Officers

Event Committees

W.B. Parker Burton, III – Convention Chair.

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

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

R.W. Henry Rowlett – Vendor Chair.

R.W. Gavin M. Maxwell – Vendor Co-Chair.

R.W. Nigel J. Cudjoe – Tech & Website Co-Chair.

P.M. Lisa A. Gibson – Tech & Website Co-Chair.