The May Ball is once again coming to New York's Financial District at the historic Down Town Association. Tickets will be available April 1st.  As always, Social Members will receive a 10% discount.

Discounted tickets are available for alumni of the University of St Andrews who have graduated after 2006.  Please see the "Young Alumni" tickets below.  If you graduated before 2006 or if you are not an alumni of the University of St Andrews, please purchase an "Alumni and Friends" ticket.


Alumni of the University of St Andrews who graduated after 2006 are entitled to purchase a Young Alumni Ticket below.  If you are an older graduate, family member or friend of the University, please purchase an Alumni and Friends Ticket.

Gala Tickets

6:30pm – 2:00am

Gala Tickets include the full festivities of the May Ball, including the Reception, Banquet, special performances and the Ball. You will be welcomed with an open bar reception in the Grand Bar of The Down Town Association at 6:30pm and have the first opportunity to bid on our silent auction. After becoming acquainted with your fellow guests, follow the bagpiper procession to the historic main dining Room and enjoy a three-course banquet.

Guests will be greeted with magnums of Champagne Pol Roger White Foil, the same Champagne served at our most famous alumni’s Royal Wedding. In thanks to our partnership with Steinway & Sons, Dinner guests will experience a musical performance from the renowned Italian-American classical pianist Julian Gargiulo.

After dinner and dessert, guests will follow the procession of Scottish Highland Dancers from the Shot of Scotch Dance Troupe to join the Ball and continue the festivities.

Ball Tickets

9:30pm – 2:00am

The May Ball will take over The Down Town Association’s historic clubhouse as we drink and dance the night away throughout the wood paneled labyrinth of one of the oldest private clubs in New York City. Guests will enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres and premium open bars located throughout the club. Create and save ‘live moments’ from The May Ball in our custom GIF Booth and have the opportunity to outbid the dinner guests in our silent auction.

We are excited for the return of the Ceilidh which will be led by the Shot of Scotch Dancers and accompanied by a live traditional Scottish band in the Wainright Room. The Pine Street Room of The Down Town Association will be entirely transformed like it’s never been before as Max August (Class of 2012) spins the night away as our DJ with music so good, it will be hard to leave the dance floor. Guests will be treated to a special midnight surprise performance that will certainly reignite some memories of St Andrews’ most famous parties.

Tea and coffee will be served in the quieter areas of the club, allowing you to relax with your fellow guests in the Reading Room.

Silent Auction

We are very proud to present a world-class silent auction on display throughout the evening. The auction includes items for every price range, including weekend getaways, professional services, wine packages, personal training sessions, spa packages, electronics and much more.


In February of this year, The Down Town Association opened a stunning, modern hotel connected to the classic Edwardian Clubhouse. The incredibly well-appointed suites are among the largest in New York City.

The Down Town Association will offer guests of the May Ball special discounted rates on a first-come first-serve basis.

During your stay, you and your guests will have access to a full fitness center on the guestroom level. Guests will also enjoy full use of the Clubhouse facilities.

To reserve a room, please complete the online request form and mention ‘St Andrews Alumni May Ball’ in Club Affiliation. A booking agent from The Down Town Association will assist you with your reservation.

Book Room

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