Calendar of Events for 2004 at its Blenheim-Gilboa Project Visitors
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH BLENHEIM—The New York Power Authority
(NYPA) today announced the Calendar of Events for 2004 at its
Blenheim-Gilboa Project Visitors Center. Most events are free
though some request a nominal donation. Detailed information about
event activities will be announced later. These events are in
addition to the daily activities at the Blenheim-Gilboa Project
Visitors Center which is open to the public free of charge.
2004 Calendar of Events – Blenheim-Gilboa
Project Visitors Center
Feb. 1,8,15,22 “Sunday Matinee
Movies” return to the Blenheim-Gilboa Project Visitors Center, North
Blenheim, every Sunday in February, 2 p.m., RSVP: 800-724-0309
Tues, Wed, Thurs
Feb. 17 – 19 The Blenheim-Gilboa
Project Visitors Center is hosting a "Winter Break Series" on
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, for school-age children featuring
science & environmental activities, 11 a.m.
Feb. 21 Outdoor Recreation Day will be held on
the grounds of the Blenheim-Gilboa Project Visitors Center, Noon - 3
March 7,14,21,28 The Travelogue
Series will return to the Blenheim-Gilboa Project Visitors Center,
every Sunday in March, 2 p.m. Sit back and travel around the world
without leaving North Blenheim.
4 An Easter
Adventure will be held at the Blenheim-Gilboa Project's Visitors
Center, North Blenheim, where children eight years old and under can
have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny, Noon - 3 p.m.
June 5 Annual
Antique Bottle, Insulator and Tabletop Collectibles & Outdoor Swap
Meet at the Blenheim-Gilboa Project Visitors Center, 9 a.m - 3 p.m.
June 13 The
D.A.R.E. Car Show will be held on the grounds of the Blenheim-Gilboa
Project Visitors Center featuring many antique, race, hot rods,
custom and street machines. Donation suggested.
July-Aug Headwaters Soccer Camp at Minekill
July 18 The Schoharie
Valley Antique Auto Show will be held on the grounds of the
Blenheim-Gilboa Project Visitors Center, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Donation
Sept. 25 Wildlife Festival, 10am – 4pm.
Oct. 16 The Sc'ary
County Harvest Festival, a salute to the area's agricultural
heritage, will take place at the Blenheim-Gilboa Project Visitors
center, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Oct. 30 A Sc'ary
Halloween Event will take place at the Blenheim-Gilboa Project
Visitors Center featuring a Halloween costume contest and pumpkin
painting contest, prizes awarded, Noon - 3 p.m.
Nov. 7, 14 “Sunday
Matinee Movies” return to the Blenheim-Gilboa Project Visitors
Center, North Blenheim, 2 p.m. RSVP: 800-724-0309.
Dec. 1-Jan. 2 The Blenheim-Gilboa
Project Visitors Center will host the “Festival of Trees”
featuring holiday trees decorated in intriguing and whimsical ways.
Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Free.
Dec. 11 The
Blenheim-Gilboa Project Visitors Center will feature "Photos with
Santa," a holiday event where children can have their picture taken
with Santa Claus, Noon - 3 p.m., Free.
On-Going Calendar Information on Related Facilities:
Blenheim-Gilboa Project Visitors Center:
Housed in a 19th-century dairy barn, the Blenheim-Gilboa Project
Visitors Center was recently completely renovated and celebrates its
30th anniversary in 2004. State-of-the-art exhibits and
interactive displays demonstrate how our power is made and how it’s
used. Video and computer technology help explain the science of
energy and electricity to children and adults alike. Education
programs for groups are available.
The Visitors Center is open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. throughout the year. It is closed on the following holidays:
Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New
Year's Day. For further information, please call 800-724-0309.
Next to the Visitors Center, you'll find
newly-renovated Lansing Manor, an early American country estate,
built in 1819 by John Lansing, who represented New York as a
delegate to the Constitutional Convention in 1787 and the state's
Ratification Convention in 1788. The manor house, which was actually
built for Lansing's daughter and son-in-law, Jacob Livingston
Sutherland, was restored by the Power Authority in 1977. A history
buff's dream come true, Lansing Manor is filled with authentic
furnishings from the first half of the 19th century. The house,
which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is now
operated by the Power Authority in cooperation with the Schoharie
County Historical Society.
Lansing Manor opens May 1 and closes for the
season on October 31. Its hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Tuesdays. For further information, please call
Mine Kill State Park:
Mine Kill State Park
was built by the Power Authority and operated by the
Saratoga-Capital District Region of the State Office of Parks,
Recreation and Historic Preservation. Its 650 acres include three
swimming pools and facilities for softball, basketball, volleyball
and horseshoes. Picnic grounds and hiking trails let you commune
with nature. The fishing season here runs from April through
September. Mine Kill State Park is open every day of the year, with
hours varying by the season. Admission is $6 per car during the
summer, with additional fees for its pools. For more information,
call the park at 518-827-6111.
Visitors Center, Lansing Manor and Mine Kill State Park are
accessible to the handicapped.