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NYPA's February Matinee Series is for Lovers

Contact:
Karen White
315-764-0226, Ext. 304
karen.white@nypa.gov

February 1, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MASSENA—With Valentine’s Day almost here, love is in the air and on the screen this February at the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Friday matinee series.

 
The admission-free Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch will show a selection of romantic movies on Fridays at 1:30 p.m. in the visitors center auditorium. Bring your sweetheart and NYPA will provide the popcorn.
The February schedule is:


Feb. 5: “500 Days of Summer,” (2009). In this quirky romantic comedy about love and fate, a young greeting card writer is hopelessly searching for the girl of his dreams when he meets a new co-worker who may just be “the one.”


Feb. 12: “Love Happens,” (2009). When self-help author Dr. Burke Ryan arrives in Seattle to teach a sold-out seminar, he unexpectedly meets florist Eloise Chandler, the one person who might be able to help him help himself.


Feb. 19: NYPA will be sponsoring free family films at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to coincide with the winter break for students.  The schedule will be announced shortly.


Feb. 26: “The Time Traveler’s Wife,” (2009). A Chicago librarian has a genetic disorder that causes him to travel in time randomly. Though he often disappears for long periods of time, he tries to build a romantic relationship with Clare Abshire, an artist.


The visitors center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. It will be closed on Monday, February 15, in honor of President’s Day.


Besides enjoying the movies, visitors can sample the array of hands-on exhibits at the Hawkins Point facility, which presents information on such subjects as water power and the St. Lawrence-FDR power project. Visitors are also sure to enjoy the panoramic views of the power dam. For further information, please call the visitors center at (315) 764-0226 ext. 302 or visit NYPA on the web at www.nypa.gov.

About NYPA:

■ 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 public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 80 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, www.nypa.gov.

 

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