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NYPA's Visitors Centers - Free Seasonal Events

Winter has arrived, and that means it's time for a little cold weather fun in New York. Our visitors centers are set amidst some of the most scenic locations in the state, and we invite you to enjoy the beauty of the season at our visitors centers during our free, family-friendly events.


At the Niagara Power Vista Visitors Center...

Celebrate Black History Month this February at the Power Vista! February: Month-long tribute to significant civil rights milestones during Black History Month 2014.

The Power Vista will be honoring Black History Month throughout February with a special exhibit entitled “Civil Rights – Then and Now.”

The month-long exhibit will feature student projects and more.


  • 2014 civil rights milestones: Sixty years ago, in 1954, Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, resulted in a ruling that state-sanctioned segregation of public schools was a violation of the 14th amendment and was therefore unconstitutional. (Source: ourdocuments.gov).
  • And fifty years ago, in 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. The act outlawed segregation in businesses such as theaters, restaurants, and hotels. It banned discriminatory practices in employment and ended segregation in public places such as swimming pools, libraries, and public schools. (Source: ourdocuments.gov).

Known as the Power Vista, the visitors center is located 4 miles downstream from Niagara Falls and it features more than 50 interactive exhibits and a new QR code tour! Call 866-NYPA-FUN (697-2386) for information. View Calendar of Events.

5777 Lewiston Road (Route 104) | Lewiston, NY 14092


At the Hawkins Point Visitors Center...

Winter market, rides, photo contest and more at Hawkins Point on Jan. 25 & 26Fridays in February: Enjoy free matinee movies

Thank you for joining in the Winter Carnival festivities this year. The Winter Carnival market, horse drawn wagon rides, live entertainment and children's activities were a huge hit. And new this year was the photo contest, with winning photos shown on display during the weekend event.

Photos from past Winter Carnivals...

The Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch offers panoramic views of the St. Lawrence River and state-of-the-art hands-on exhibits. Call 315-764-0226 for information. View Calendar of Events.

21 Hawkins Point Road | Massena, NY 13662


At the B-G Power Project Visitors Center...

Thank you for joining us during Snowfest 2014, on Sat., February 1, at the B-G Visitors Center (in conjunction with Mine Kill State Park).

And for attending our free Winter Break programs on Feb. 18 - 20, presented by representatives from the Studio for Arts and Crafts and Minekill State Park. Details...

The Blenheim-Gilboa Power Project Visitors Center in North Blenheim, is located on the Schoharie Creek in the northern Catskill Mountains. Our admission-free visitors center is housed in a 19th century dairy barn! Call 800-724-0309 for information. View Calendar of Events.

1378 State Route 30 | North Blenheim, NY 12131

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