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New York Power Authority Hosts Craft Days for Kids

Karen White
315-764-0226, Ext. 304

June 25, 2009


MASSENA—“Craft Days for Kids,” a weekly summer event sponsored by the New York Power Authority, will kickoff Thursday, July 2, at the admission-free Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch.

Geared for children ages 4-10, the event will be held at 1 p.m. every Thursday in July and August. All materials will be provided.  Please reserve space by calling (315) 764-0226 ext. 302.

The project schedule for July is:

July 2: Patriotic Fans

July 9: Puppet Days

July 16: Super Science Sand Art

July 23: Paint Your Own Bucket Hats

July 30: Paint Your Own Piggy Bank

Besides enjoying free movies, visitors can sample the array of hands-on exhibits at the Hawkins Point facility, which presents information on such subjects as electricity generation and NYPA’s St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project. Visitors are sure to enjoy the panoramic views of the power dam. The visitors center is now operating on its summer schedule and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For further information, please call the visitors center at (315) 764-0226 ext. 302 or visit NYPA on the web at          


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.   For more information,

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