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N.Y. Power Authority Plans Victorian Tea at Historic Lansing Manor

Contact:
Mario Roefaro
(800) 724-0309
Mario.Roefaro@nypa.gov

July 21, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NORTH BLENHEIM—A Victorian tea party will be held at the historic Lansing Manor Museum on the grounds of the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project on Saturday, August 2. There will be a seating at 12 p.m. and another at 3 p.m. Reservations are required as there is limited seating to participate in the free event.

Tea sandwiches, desserts and scones will be served with a variety of teas. To reserve a seat, please call (800) 724-0309.

Historic Lansing Manor Museum is filled with authentic furnishings from the first half of the 19th century. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is operated as a museum by NYPA in cooperation with the Schoharie County Historical Society.

The Manor Museum is open daily, except Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., until Friday, October 31, when it will close for the winter season.

Guests are invited to enjoy the Blenheim-Gilboa visitor center attractions, which include hands-on exhibits for students of all ages and abilities. Visitors can learn how the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project acts like a giant battery, generating hydroelectricity by recycling water between two huge reservoirs. Other displays demonstrate the basics of electricity, energy production and conservation.

The Blenheim-Gilboa visitors center is located on Route 30, five miles north of Grand Gorge, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and 50 miles southwest of Albany. School groups and community organizations are welcome. For more information, visit www.nypa.gov or call (800) 724-0309.

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.