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NYPA Visitors Center And Boat Launch Offering Expanded Summer Hours Just In Time For Memorial Day Weekend

Contact:
Karen White
315-764-0226, Ext. 304
karen.white@nypa.gov

May 27, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MASSENA — The New York Power Authority’s Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch is now offering expanded summer hours just in time for Memorial Day Weekend.

The admission-free visitors center, part of the NYPA’s St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project, will now be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

The visitors center offers many exciting hands-on exhibits on energy, electricity, history and the environment. You can hop on a bicycle generator and turn pedal power into electricity or have a hair-raising experience with static electricity using our Van de Graaff generator. Our beautiful grounds at Hawkins Point are a perfect spot for a picnic lunch overlooking the St. Lawrence River.

Attendance to the visitors center - one of St. Lawrence County’s premier tourist and educational resources - and its events have continued to increase.  Last year, more than 25,000 visitors enjoyed the free events sponsored at Hawkins Point. NYPA will continue to offer admission-free events for the entire family in 2011.

On July 5, NYPA’s will begin showing family-friendly films every Tuesday as part of NYPA’s “Beat the Heat” summer campaign. Movies will be shown at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. in the visitors center’s auditorium through Aug. 23. On Fridays, classic movies are shown at 1:30 p.m. All events are free of charge and open to the public.

Movie schedules and information on other visitors center events can be found at www.nypa.gov/vc/stlaw.htm.  For more information or to book a tour, please call 315-764-0226 ext 302.

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. ■ 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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