NYPA’s Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center Presents Sunday Matinees In November As Lansing Manor Concludes Successful Season

Steve Ramsey

October 27, 2010


NORTH BLENHEIM—As the wind kicks up and the days get shorter, come in from the cold and enjoy a cinematic break from the season at the New York Power Authority (NYPA) “Sunday Matinees” at the admission-free Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center in North Blenheim.

This year’s film series features showings of classic family favorites every Sunday at 2 p.m. in the visitors center auditorium. The movies are free and the popcorn in on the house.

The movie schedule is:

Nov. 7: “Victor Victoria” (1982), starring Julie Andrews and James Garner
Nov. 14: “Some Like it Hot” (1959), starring Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe
Nov. 21: “Father Goose” (1964), starring Cary Grant and Leslie Caron
Nov. 28: “Bonnie & Clyde” (1967), starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway

Moviegoers are also invited to enjoy the visitors center’s attractions, which include hands-on exhibits and displays on such subjects as basics of electricity, electrical safety and the operation of the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project.  It is open daily, except some holidays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Historic Lansing Manor, part of the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center complex, will close for the season after October 31.  Since May 1, Lansing Manor has hosted over 10,000 visitors at events designed specifically to complement the building’s early 19th century vintage, including an annual Quilt Show, a two-day event that drew more than 600 visitors, and a Victorian Tea. Operated by the Power Authority in cooperation with the Schoharie County Historical Society, this season marked Lansing Manor’s 33rd season as an admission-free museum.

Lansing Manor will reopen for the 2011 summer season on Sunday, May 1, and thereafter it will be open daily, except Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., through October 31.  School groups and community organizations are welcome. For further information, or to inquire about our 2011 calendar of events, call 800-724-0309 or visit us on the web at www.nypa.gov/vc/blenheim.htm

The visitors center is located on Route 30 in North Blenheim, five miles north of Grand Gorge, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and 50 miles southwest of Albany.

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. ■ 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.


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