Upcoming Hours And Schedule At NYPA’s Hawkins Point Visitors Center
315-764-0226, Ext. 304
September 3, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MASSENA – The New York Power Authority’s Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch has resumed operating on a 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily schedule this month.
The visitors center, for the NYPA’s St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project, will continue to operate on a seven day a week schedule through Columbus Day weekend. The visitors center will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6.
NYPA will be sponsoring several events over the next several months. Upcoming events include:
- Sept. 11 – Dam 4-Miler
- Sept. 25 – Wildlife Festival
- Oct. 23 – Halloween Party
- Nov. 6 – Polar Plunge and Santa Paws
On Fridays, contemporary and classic movies are shown at 1:30 p.m. Events are free of charge and open to the public.
The visitors center offers many exciting hands-on exhibits on energy, electricity, history and the environment. You can hop on a bicycle generator and turn pedal power into electricity or have a hair-raising experience with static electricity using our Van de Graaff generator. Our audiovisual terrain map charts the course of the mighty St. Lawrence River from Ogdensburg to Massena. A community room is also available for public use.
The visitors center is a popular attraction for tourists and local residents. Last year NYPA welcomed more than 19,000 visitors to the Hawkins Point center. NYPA will be sponsoring several events in the next several months.
Information on visitors center events can be found at www.nypa.gov. For more information or to book a tour, please call 315-764-0226 ext 302.
■ 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. ■ Approximately 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.