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NYPA "eggstravaganza" Returns to Power Vista April 5

Contact Information:
Teresa Martinez
(715) 286-6652
Teresa.Martinez@nypa.gov


March 24, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LEWISTON-The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will hold its annual “Eggstravaganza”—featuring free photos with Bunny—on April 5 at its admission-free Power Vista, the visitors center for the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant, located at 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston, NY.

Activities will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include photos (until 2 p.m.), a scavenger hunt, food sold by Boy Scout Troop #855 of Lewiston, crafts with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and face painting by members of the Lockport YMCA Teen Leaders group.

New York Masonic Safety ID Program representatives will issue free Safety ID packets to interested parents, guardians, college students and seniors. The package will include a personalized compact disc with a digital photograph, fingerprints and other vital statistics for the individual, an invaluable aid to law enforcement in a search for a missing loved one.

State Parks will also provide free rides on its Niagara Scenic Trolley, between the Power Vista and the Gorge Discovery Center.

Guests are also invited to enjoy the Power Vista’s attractions, which include displays and interactive exhibits on the production of electricity, energy efficiency and area history, as well as spectacular views from the observation deck, 350 feet above the Niagara River Gorge.

Admission and parking at the Power Vista are always free.

For more information, call 716-286-6661 or email npvista@nypa.gov.

 

About NYPA:

■ The New York Power Authority 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 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 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 and follow us on Twitter @NYPAenergy, Facebook, Instagram, Wordpress, and LinkedIn.