New Summer Hours For NYPA's Visitors Center
June 5, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MASSENA – The New York
Power Authority’s Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors
Center and Boat Launch has announced extended summer hours,
beginning June 5.
visitors center, part of NYPA’s St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt
Power Project, is now open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.
The visitors center
offers many exciting hands-on exhibits on energy, electricity, local
history and the environment. One popular attraction is the bicycle
generator that turns pedal power into electricity. For a
hair-raising experience with static electricity, try touching our
Van de Graaff generator. An audiovisual terrain map charts the
course of the mighty St. Lawrence River from Ogdensburg to Massena.
Another highlight is the panoramic view of the project’s power dam
from Hawkins Point.
Several events will be
held at the visitors center throughout the summer. On July 11, NYPA
will sponsor the North Country Crafter’s Extravaganza. This new
event will feature crafters and artisans offering a variety of items
for sale. There will also be demonstrations and entertainment
throughout the day. Free space is still available for participating
vendors and crafters. Inside the visitors center, NYPA will sponsor
an energy fair with informational programs and displays from a
variety of energy-related organizations and businesses on the same
NYPA will again be
offering free family-friendly movies every Tuesday from July 7
through Aug. 25, as part of its “Beat the Heat” summer campaign.
Movies will be shown at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. in the
visitors center’s auditorium. In addition, classic movies are shown
at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays.
NYPA will also be
holding craft days at 1 p.m. every Thursday in July and August. All
materials will be provided for youth craft projects at the visitors
center. Reservations for the craft days may be made by calling (315)
764-0226, ext. 302.
Information on visitors
center events can be found at
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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. For more
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