MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will continue its free “Friday Matinees” in May with showings of contemporary movies at the admission-free Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch in Massena.The movies will be shown at 1:30 p.m. in the visitors center auditorium. Free popcorn will be available.
The movie schedule is as follows:
May 3: “Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken,” (1991). After she joins a traveling show in the 1930s, spunky teen Sonora learns the ropes and eventually learns to ride a horse off a 40-foot-high diving board into a tank of water.
May 10: “Gifted Hands,” (2009). Cuba Gooding Jr. stars in this true story about a renowned brain surgeon who overcame obstacles to change the course of medicine forever.
May 17: “Puppy Love,” (2011). A single mother adopts a dog from the pound only to find out his former owner wants him back.
May 24: “The Makeover,” (2013). Hannah Higgins attempts to turn blue-collar Boston beer vendor Elliot Doolittle into a viable candidate and inadvertently learns something of Elliot's side of life.
May 31: “Scents and Sensibility,” (2011). Sisters Elinor and Marianne look for ways to pay the bills after they find themselves penniless.
In addition to enjoying free movies, visitors can sample the array of hands-on exhibits at the Hawkins Point facility, which presents information on such subjects as electricity generation and NYPA’s St. Lawrence-FDR Hydroelectric Power Plant. Visitors are sure to enjoy the panoramic views of the power dam.
The visitors center is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For further information, please call the visitors center at (315)764-0226, ext. 302, or visit NYPA on the web at www.nypa.gov.
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 by 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 @NYPAenergy on Twitter.