Get Your Costumes Ready for the Annual “Halloween Spooktacular” at The Niagara Power Plant

Teresa Martinez

October 21, 2013


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LEWISTON— The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will hold its annual “Halloween Spooktacular” on Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its admission-free Power Vista, the Visitors Center for the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston, N.Y.

Children up to age 16 will be able participate in a costume contest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. plus enjoy games provided by the Niagara Police Athletic League, crafts from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation’s (NYS Parks) Interpretive Center, visits to the haunted house by the Lockport YMCA’s Teen Leaders Group, and free hay rides around the Power Vista traffic circle.

In addition, NYS Parks will also provide free rides on its Niagara Scenic Trolley between the Gorge Discovery Center and the Power Vista during the event.

Prizes for the contest will be awarded at 2:30 p.m. The contest will include three age groups – newborn to 5 years, 6 to 10 years and 11 to 15 years. Costumes will be judged based on the following categories: originality, creativity and overall appearance.

There’s also a serious side to the fun this year. Masons from the New York Masonic Safety ID Program (MSID) will be on hand to provide parents, guardians, college students and seniors with free Safety ID packets. Visitors who sign up will receive a compact disc, personalized with their digital photograph, fingerprints and other vital statistics that can prove to be an invaluable aid to law enforcement in the search for a missing loved one.

In addition to the day’s events, guests are invited to enjoy the Power Vista attractions, which include 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 is always free.

For more information, contact the Niagara Project Power Vista at 716-286-6661 or email npvista@nypa.gov.


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