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NYPA Power Vista Celebrates Black Hisotry month

Contact:
Lou Paonessa
716-286-6651
louis,paonessa@nypa.gov

January 22, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LEWISTON—The New York Power Authority will celebrate Black History Month with a free special event at its Niagara Power Project’s Power Vista visitors center on Sat., Feb. 6.

The day will begin at 11a.m. with a presentation by Kevin Cottrell entitled, "The Underground Railroad: From Bondage to Freedom," which details the vital role the Niagara region played in the vast network of people who helped fugitive slaves escape to the North and to Canada.

At 1p.m. see the future of classical music with a concert by the Muhammad School of Music Chamber Players. 

Visitors attending both events are invited to bring their lunch and make a day of it.  Both events will be held at the Niagara Power Project Power Vista’s Community Room which has an adjacent area for eating brown bag lunches and snacks.

The Power Vista features 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, located at 5777 Lewiston Road in Lewiston, are always free of charge.

For more information, call 716-286-6661 or 1-866-NYPA-FUN, or visit www.nypa.gov for a complete schedule of activities.

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 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. ■ More than 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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