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News Advisory and Photo Opportunity: Special Movies for Children to Provide "Cabin Fever" Relief Over Christmas Vacation

December 22, 2005

A special program of movies for children will be screened at the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Hawkins Point Visitors Center to provide a cure for “cabin fever” during the Christmas vacation days, Tuesday, December 27 through Thursday, December 29.

“The Polar Express” will be shown each day from 10:30 am to 12:15 pm. 

Following “The Polar Express,” watch “Miracle,” a chronicle of the magical “Miracle on Ice” when the United States Hockey team defeated the Soviet Union in the Winter Olympics in nearby Lake Placid.  “Miracle” will begin at 12:45 pm and run through 3:15 pm.

When not watching the movies, visitors can stroll through the wide array of hands-on exhibits, at the newly constructed $5 million Visitors Center, which presents information on the themes of Water Power and the St. Lawrence Project, Basics of Electricity and Uses of Electricity.  Children and adults alike with enjoy being able to touch, see and listen to the many interactive models on display.   

Visitors are also sure to enjoy the panoramic views of the power dam from Hawkins Point.

EVENT:                     Cabin Fever Relief for Kids!!

DATE:                       Tuesday December 27- Thursday December 29

TIME:                        Each Day: The Polar Express: 10:30 am - 12:15 pm;
                                                 Miracle: 12:45 pm - 3:15 pm.

COST:                      Cabin Fever Relief for Kids!! is all FREE.
                                Admission to the Visitors Center is free.

DIRECTIONS: From Massena: Take State Route 37 east to Route 131 (across from St. Lawrence Centre Mall), turn left and proceed through the Eisenhower Lock tunnel. Then take the second right onto Robinson Bay Road and continue for two miles. Turn left onto Hawkins Point Road and follow the entrance road to the visitors center.

CONTACT: Carol Simpson, Community Relations, regional manager, NYPA, at (315) 764-0226, ext. 304, or (800) 262-NYPA, if calling from New York State.