Free World Travelogue Series Scheduled to Return to the New York Power Authority Visitors Center

Samantha Clark

February 26, 2013


NORTH BLENHEIM —Travel the world in style as the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) World Travelogue Series returns in March to NYPA’s Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project Visitors Center.  Featuring weekly programs on Sundays in March, the series magically transports armchair travelers to exotic destinations free-of charge.


Held in the visitor centers’ theater, the popular series features exciting photography, video programs and presentations that are scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. on several Sunday dates throughout the month. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Those planning to attend are asked to call 800-724-0309 for reservations. Refreshments will be served after each program.


The schedule includes:


March 3 – “The Amazing Race and Local Culinary Treats”
Join local celebrities Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge, recent winners of the CBS-TV reality show “The Amazing Race,” stars of the Cooking Channel’s “The Fabulous Beekman Boys” and owners of the Beekman 1802 Merchantile and Farm located in Sharon Springs, as they share stories about their incredible travels around the globe as winning contestants on “The Amazing Race.”  There will also be a book-signing and samples from some of the scrumptious heirloom recipes featured in their recently-published, “The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook.”


March 10  – “Waterfalls the Workhorses of the Industrial Revolution”
Russell Dunn and Barbara Delaney, authors and licensed guides, will present a slide show featuring New York’s magnificent waterfalls, both natural and artificial, and how they became the driving force behind New York’s industrial revolution.


March 17 – “Hike the Adirondacks”

Eric Schlimmer of Journeyman Presentations and author of the book “Blue Line to Blue Line,” which is a guidebook to the Trans Adirondack route, will present a slide show about the 235-mile Trans Adirondack Route and new hiking pathway that traverses the Adirondack Park in its entirety.


The Blenheim-Gilboa Project Visitors Center is located on State Route 30, about 17 miles south of Middleburgh and five miles north of Grand Gorge. It is about 50 miles southwest of Albany.

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