|Energize Your Festivities at the New York Power Authority's Annual Holiday Events; Tips on Energy Efficient Holiday Lights Plus Music, Crafts and More!|
|November 25, 2013|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
photo and caption LEWISTON—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will hold its annual admission-free holiday events featuring the Festival of Trees from Dec. 1 to Jan. 4, and its annual Deck the Halls event, featuring photos with Santa, on December 7, at its admission-free Power Vista, the Visitors Center for the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston, N.Y. The Festival of Trees features a dazzling display of Christmas trees, adorned with energy- efficient lights and decorated for the season by local non-profit groups along the Power Vista’s glass walkway. It is an official stop along the Holiday Lights of Niagara Tour. Activities on Dec. 7 will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include photos with Santa from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., refreshments sold by Boy Scout Troop #855 of Lewiston, crafts with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (Parks Dept.), as well as performances by the Harmonicoots of Western New York and the Niagara Experience Players. The event will also feature informational exhibits on energy-efficient lighting and tips on celebrating a green holiday. Masons from the New York Masonic Safety ID Program (MSID) will be on hand to provide parents, guardians, college students and seniors with free Safety ID packets. Visitors who sign up will receive a compact disc, personalized with their digital photograph, fingerprints and other vital statistics. The Parks Dept. will also provide free rides on its Niagara Scenic Trolley between the Gorge Discovery Center and the Niagara Power Vista during the event. In addition to holiday activities, guests are invited to enjoy the Power Vista’s attractions, which include displays and interactive exhibits relating to the production of electricity, energy efficiency and the area’s history, as well as spectacular views from the observation deck 350 feet above the Niagara River Gorge. Parking and admission at the Power Vista is always free. For more information, contact the Niagara Project Power Vista at 716-286-6661 or email firstname.lastname@example.org About NYPA: The New York Power Authority uses no tax money or state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity. ■ NYPA has been designated as the lead entity via Executive Order 88 by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to form a central management and implementation plan to carry out his Build Smart NY plan to reduce energy use by state facilities 20 percent by 2020. ■ NYPA is the nation's largest state public power organization, through the operation of its 16 generating facilities in various parts of New York State, participation in a unique public/private partnership to contract for power from a clean generating plant in Queens, and its operation of more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA produces is clean renewable hydropower. Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state.■ For more information visit www.nypa.gov or follow us on Twitter @NYPAenergy, Facebook, Instagram, Wordpress, and LinkedIn.
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