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NYPA Visitors Center Offers Family Events in August

Contact:
Steve Ramsey
1-800-724-0309
stephen.ramsey@nypa.gov

July 27, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NORTH BLENHEIM—A series of admission-free programs for children and parents is planned at the admission-free New York Power Authority‘s Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center and Historic Lansing Manor in August.

The visitors center theater will host free children movies on consecutive Fridays in August. The movies begin at 1:00 p.m. and popcorn is available for all showings:

  • Friday, August 3:          “Happy Feet”

  • Friday, August 10:        “Madagascar”

  • Friday, August 17:        “Open Season”

  • Friday, August 24:        “Flushed Away”

Historic Lansing Manor will be the site for a Victorian Tea Reception on August 5.  There will be two gatherings: 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. (reservations are required as there is limited seating to participate in the free event).

On Thursday, August 23 at 7:00 p.m. the visitors center theater will play host to a free lecture by Carle Kopecky, director of the Schoharie County Historical Society on “The Life and Times Surrounding Historic Lansing Manor” – an overview of Lansing Manor’s place in history.

For more information on the August schedule of events, please call 1-800-724-0309 or visit www.nypa.gov .

The Blenheim-Gilboa visitors center and historic Lansing Manor are located on Route 30, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and five miles north of Grand Gorge. The visitors center is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and historic Lansing Manor is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (except Tuesday).

     About NYPA:

 ■    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 a leader in promoting energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.  ■    It is the nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.

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