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NYPA Hosts Antique, Art and Auto Show: Three Great Events in One Great Day, July 21

Contact:
Samantha Clark
800-724-0309
samantha.clark@nypa.gov


July 18, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NORTH BLENHEIM—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will host the Annual Antique Car Show, on Sunday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  As in years past, the auto show will be held in conjunction the Fifth Annual Antiques in Blenheim show.  Visitors can also enjoy original artwork on display as part of the Blenheim-Bridge Art Walk.

Admission to all three events is free, with everything taking place on the grounds of the visitors center at the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Power Plant.

Rare autos, including a 1956 Cadillac Coupe DeVille, 1965 Corvair Sport Coupe, and a 1910 Oakland Model 24 Roadster will be on display, as well as gas engines and antique tractors. For more information on registering your vehicle, please call 518-234-7495.

During the day, visitors can enjoy a wide array of hands-on displays and energy exhibits at the visitors center, which presents information on the basics of electricity, uses of electricity and the operation of New York’s largest pumped storage hydroelectric power project.

There will also be continuous screenings of short films on cars in the visitors center’s theatre.  Food from Rubbin Butts and other local vendors will be available.

Guests are also invited to visit Historic Lansing Manor, a country estate built in 1819, located next door to the visitors center. Lansing Manor is also admission-free, and both facilities will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center and Lansing Manor are located on Route 30 in North Blenheim, five miles north of Grand Gorge, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and 50 miles southwest of Albany. For more information, please call 1-800-724-0309.

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 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 and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Wordpress and @NYPAenergy on Twitter.



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