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Winter market, rides, photo contest and more at Hawkins Point on Jan. 25 & 26

Massena - Thank you for joining in the Winter Carnival festivities this year at the Hawkins Point Visitors Center. The Winter Carnival market, horse drawn wagon rides, live entertainment and children's activities were a huge hit.

New this year was the photo contest, with winning photos shown on display during the weekend event.


See photos from past Winter Carnivals...

Santa came by on Friday, Dec. 13, for some holiday magic

Massena - Santa came by on Friday, Dec. 13, for some holiday magic at NYPA's Hawkins Point Visitors Center.

Our Holiday Pajama Movie Party featured movies and craft projects - as well as a visit from Santa Claus, who posed for pictures with children during the party. Children came in their cozy pajamas and watched holiday movie classics including “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” (1966), “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (1964), “Frosty the Snowman” (1969), “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” (1970) and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (1965).

Join us at Hawkins Point Visitor Center for our Wildlife Festival: Sat. Sept. 28

Massena - Thank you for joining us at the Hawkins Point Visitors Center for our annual Wildlife Festival on Saturday, September 28!

The free event was filled with amazing animal encounters and guests got up close and personal with some wild critters. Exhibits and activities included exotic and endangered animal demos, live entertainment, a petting zoo, arts & crafts, wagon rides, chainsaw carving and a host of other activities.

See photos from the 2012 event...

This year’s 4-Miler Road Race long-sleeve T-shirt is red hot! Join us, Sat 9-14

Massena - On Saturday, September 14, NYPA’s 13th Annual Dam 4-Miler Walk & Run took place at Hawkins Point - and all proceeds went to the Wounded Warrior Project!

People of all ages and abilities came out to run, walk, skate, jog, you name it - and got in on the action to help us raise some money for the Wounded Warrior Project, which is celebrating 10 years of dedicated service in 2013.

We thank you all for coming out and showing your support. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

See photos from NYPA's 2012 Summer Spectacular…

Massena - NYPA’s Summer Spectacular at the Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch took place on Saturday, July 20.

Guests enjoyed live music, craft-making, energy efficiency sessions and tips, bounce houses, and a tasty Ice Cream Social along the banks of the St. Lawrence River.

See photos from last year's event...

Our summer hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Don't forget to join us for Free Friday Matinees all summer-long. Call the Hawkins Point Visitors Center at 315-764-0226 for more information.

Video - Groundbreaking at Alcoa East Aluminum Facility in MassenaMassena - NYPA and New York State government representatives, including Lt. Governor Duffy, attended a groundbreaking on July 1, at the Alcoa Massena East Plant. This is a first step toward modernizing the smelter.

Alcoa recently approved $52 million for the first phase of its modernization. $42 million is earmarked for site work and support projects, with the remaining $10 million to go to the newly created North Country Economic Development Fund, to be administered by NYPA, for low-interest loans to enterprises in the region in return for job commitments. More...

The Iroquois Dam near Waddington

Massena - The gates at the Iroquois Dam near Waddington will be lowered on Wednesday, May 15, until further notice due to increased water levels on Lake St. Lawrence.

This action is in response to an order by the International St. Lawrence River Board of Control, issued to NYPA and Ontario Power Generation, which jointly operate the international Robert Moses-Robert H. Saunders Power Dam.

The lowered gates at the Iroquois Dam will require recreational boats to use Iroquois Lock to pass through the dam. More…



Massena - NYPA linemen from the St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project assisted LIPA and National Grid crews in Long Island from October 31 through November 11, 2012 with storm recovery work. This included assessments of high-voltage transmission lines as well as providing support for the restoration of service to communities and electrical infrastructure heavily damaged by Superstorm Sandy.


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