NYPA Offers Free Family Movies on MLK Day, January 20

Visitors Also Invited to Donate Canned Goods for Neighborhood Soup Kitchen to Honor Dr. King's Legacy

Karen White
(315) 764-0226, ext. 304

January 9, 2014


MASSENA - The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will sponsor a day of free family-friendly movies at the admission-free Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center on Mon., January 20, the holiday honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

During the day, NYPA will show a selection of back-to-back movies beginning at 10 a.m. in the visitors center theater, and will also be collecting canned goods for the Massena Neighborhood Center to honor the civil right leader’s legacy of community service.

Monday's movie schedule is as follows:
10 a.m. - "Planes”
1 p.m. - “Epic”
3 p.m. - “The Smurfs 2”

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 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 or visit NYPA on the web at www.nypa.gov.

NYPA’s Hawkins Point Visitors Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

About NYPA:

■ The New York Power Authority has been designated as the lead entity via Executive Order 88 by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to form a central management and implementation plan to carry out his Build Smart NY plan to reduce energy use by state facilities by 20 percent by 2020. ■ 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 the nation's largest state public power organization, through the operation of its 16 generating facilities in various parts of New York State, participation in a unique public/private partnership to contract for power from a clean generating plant in Queens, and its operation of more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA 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 visit www.nypa.gov and follow us on Twitter @NYPAenergy, Facebook, Instagram, Wordpress, and LinkedIn.