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Travelogue Series: First 4 Sundays in March at Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors CenterNorth Blenheim Our popular Travelogue Series takes place the first 4 Sundays in March. Come experience the world at large right from your seat at the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center Theater! For more details, please call us at 800-724-0309.

Travelogue Series at B-G: East African Adventure on March 8

Travelogue Series: Climbing Mt. Baker with Dr. Tom Denham on March 22

North Blenheim Our Winter events continue in January with free Sunday Movies and the 4th annual Snowfest at Blenheim-Gilboa!

Jan 18 & 25: Free Sunday Movies at 2 p.m. For more details, please call us at 800-724-0309.

Jan. 31: The 4th annual Snowfest takes place Sat., Jan 31! Snowfest is a free seasonal event, held in conjunction with our friends at Mine Kill State Park. Among the day's activities & attractions: a reptile exhibit, snow bowling, plenty of outdoor fun including scavenger hunts & wildlife tracking. Don't forget about the famous Chili Contest sponsored by the Friends of MK/MVS State Parks! Please contact the Mine Kill State Park office at (518) 827-8690 for more information.

B-G Power Project Visitors Center: Schoharie Weekend of Halloween Fun

North Blenheim The two day event featured free “Scho-haire-raising” Halloween fun including a parade, haunted tent, free pumpkins, a costume contest for children of all ages (with prizes awarded), the "otherworldly" Spirits & Senses Tour at Lansing Manor, and the Middleburgh Library Association’s 5K Zombie Run!

North Blenheim Our annual Wildlife Festivals had something for everyone, including:

Featured Pony Rides and Petting Zoo • Food Vendors • Wagon Rides • Face Painting • Mr. Twisty • Photo Booth • Energy Expo • TLC Country Cloggers • Bubbles by Jeff Boyer • Craft Tent • Mark Tyoe: Champion Chainsaw Sculptor • The Brazztet Band • Mark Perpetua: Reptile Encounters • Mountain Breeze Minis • Wes Laraway: NY Wildlife Rescue • Rainforest Reptiles • Have Alligator – Will Travel and More!

North Blenheim Our summer events have included a delightful Victorian Tea Party at historic Lansing Manor, and our annual Vintage & Antique Car Show with over 100 cars, good tunes and hundreds of visitors!

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Our finale Travelogue event on March 16 at B-G

North BlenheimThank you to all the visitors who made our 2014 World Travelogue Series such a great success this year! Our kick-off event was "Icepedition" on March 2 - where we took a journey across the Atlantic without ever leaving New York and experienced the extraordinary beauty and wonder of Iceland.

Our second installment was "Awesome Australia" on the March 9 - Gerry Lemmo a naturalist, photographer and world adventurer, took us through the wonders of Australia including tropical rainforests, lush waterfalls, rolling pastureland, the Outback and the Great Barrier Reef.

Our finale event was held on March 16 - Dr. Tom Denham presented the thrills of climbing Devils Tower in Wyoming’s Black Hills. Devils Tower appeared as the impressive monolithic volcanic backdrop in Spielberg’s “Close Encounters of the Third Kind."

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We hope you enjoyed our free Winter Break Series on February 18, 19 & 20 at the B-G Visitors Center. Packed with fun activities and the popular "Lost in the Woods" exercise, the programs were presented by representatives from the Studio for Arts and Crafts and Minekill State Park.

Photo and Caption: Children Enjoy New Ice Rink and Snow Tubing Area at Mine Kill State Park

And thank you to all who came out for Snowfest 2014 for some seasonal fun, workshops and exhibitions.

Annual Holiday Party & Festival of Trees

North BlenheimFrom photos with Santa to our spectacular month-long Festival of Trees exhibit, guests enjoyed some seasonal delights while visiting the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center during the holiday season.

On Saturday, December 14, Santa Claus made an early appearance at our Holiday Party to hear 'wish lists' from local children and pose for photos. Children also enjoyed wagon rides, craft activities (organized by representatives of Mine Kill State Park) and received a special holiday ornament.

NYPA’s Mario Roefaro kicks off Harts Hill Elementary School’s "Phantom Fridays" Whitesboro NYPA’s Mario Roefaro kicked off Harts Hill Elementary School’s "Phantom Fridays" program on October 3. Students in grades K-5 gathered around for demonstrations about energy efficiency, phantom loads and vampire power!

Commonly known as standby power, phantom loads and vampire power refer to electricity consumed by an electronic device while it is turned off or in standby mode.


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