Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center Sets Stage for
October 16, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH BLENHEIM—The admission-free visitor center at
the New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power
Project will play host to a “Scary Halloween” event on Saturday,
October 24, from Noon to 3 p.m.
‘Story Laurie’ will highlight the event with
Halloween stories and folk songs from noon to 1 p.m.
At 1 p.m., there will be a parade and costume
contest for children of all ages , with prizes awarded in various
categories. The visitors center theater will show a Halloween movie
at 2 p.m.
All children attending will receive a free
In addition to these activities, the visitors
center will be open with hands-on displays and exhibits on energy.
Guests can also experience the rich history of Historic Lansing
Manor, a 19th-century estate that is part of the visitors center
complex, open through Oct. 31. Both facilities will be open from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m.
The visitors center and adjacent Lansing Manor are
located on Route 30 in North Blenheim, five miles north of Grand
Gorge, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and 50 miles southwest of
Albany. For more information, please call 1-800-724-0309.
■ The New York Power Authority 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 New York
State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■
About 75 percent of the electricity it produces is clean renewable
hydropower. Its lower-cost power production and electricity
purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the
state. ■ For more information,
Return to Press Center