Winter Break Programs Set for NYPA Visitors Center with Three Days of Free Family Activities

Samantha Clark

January 30, 2014


NORTH BLENHEIM—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will host a series of programs for children and parents from Tuesday, Feb. 18, through Thursday, Feb. 20, at its admission-free visitors center at the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Plant.

The free programs, all from 10 a.m. to approximately noon, will enable participants to display their creative talents. The programs will be presented by representatives from the Studio for Arts and Crafts and Minekill State Park.

The schedule:

Tuesday, Feb. 18, “Fishtail Weave Bracelet:” Each child will learn how to make a loom and then use the loom to make elastic, colorful bracelets.

Wednesday, Feb. 19, “Lost in the Woods:” Back by popular demand, Mine Kill State Park’s Mike Fagerstrom, an environmental educator, will present a program where children can receive indispensable advice on what to do—and not do—if they ever get lost in the woods. Each child will receive their own survival kit to take home.

Thursday, Feb. 20, “Pen and Stand:” Participants will learn about polymer clay and how to make a useful pen and holder set.

The visitor’s center is located on Route 30, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and five miles north of Grand Gorge.


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