|NYPA Offers “Free Family Fun” During the Annual Summer Spectacular|
|Enjoy Live Music, Bounce Houses, Crafts, Exhibits and Free Ice Cream|
|July 12, 2012|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
MASSENA – The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will be offering free family fun during the annual Summer Spectacular on Saturday, July 21, at the Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch. The Summer Spectacular will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the visitors center, and will feature various activities such as energy information sessions, live musical entertainment, crafts projects for children, bounce houses, as well as an Ice Cream Social along the banks of the St. Lawrence River. All events are free of charge. This year, the North Country Children’s Museum (NCCM) will be in attendance, along with their traveling exhibit, Robot Zone. The NCCM’s “Museum Without Walls' teaches children about environmental sustainability and other scientific concepts. Tas Cru will kick off the musical entertainment at 11 a.m. At 12:20 pm., the Dave Alderson Quartet will take the stage, followed by the Kickin Back Band at 2 p.m. Throughout the day, NYPA will be offering information sessions on energy efficiency, with tips on how to beat high energy costs and home weatherization. From 2 to 4 p.m., guests will be treated to free ice cream while enjoying views of the St. Lawrence- FDR Power Project. During the event, attendees are also invited to visit NYPA’s admission-free visitors center, featuring a wide range of interactive exhibits on subjects such as water power and the St. Lawrence-FDR Project, basics of electricity and uses of electricity. The visitors center is currently operating on its summer schedule and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For further information, please call the visitors center at (315) 764-0226 ext. 302 or visit 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 is a leader in promoting energy efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.■It is the nation's largest state public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■Approximately 80 percent of the electricity it 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, www.nypa.gov
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