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Nypa Power Vista Celebrates Black History Month

Lou Paonessa

February 3, 2009


LEWISTON—The New York Power Authority's Niagara Power Project will celebrate Black History Month with two free special events at its Power Vista visitors center.  

On Saturday, Feb. 21, Kevin Cottrell will present "Underground Railroad: From Bondage to Freedom." Learn about the vital role the Niagara region played in the Underground Railroad at 11a.m. and 1 p.m. 

On Saturday, Feb. 28, Daughters of Creative Sound will perform storytelling, drumming, singing and dancing in celebration of African heritage at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. 

Both events will be held at the Niagara Power Project Power Vista’s community room. The Power Vista features displays and interactive exhibits relating to the production of electricity, energy efficiency and the area’s history, as well as spectacular views from the observation deck, 350 feet above the Niagara River Gorge.  Parking and admission at the Power Vista, located at 5777 Lewiston Road in Lewiston, are always free of charge. 

For more information, call 716-286-6661 or 1-866-NYPA-FUN, or visit for a complete schedule of activities.                                              

  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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