N.Y. Power Authority Marks Holiday Break With Free Family Film Festival

Karen White
(315) 764-0226

December 20, 2012


MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will mark the upcoming school holiday break with a three-day free film festival of family-friendly movies, Dec. 26, 27 and 28, at the St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project's admission-free Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center

Movies will be held at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the visitors center theater and free popcorn will be provided. The schedule is as follows:

Dec. 26:                  

10 a.m.: “Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups”
1 p.m.:   “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”
3 p.m.:   “Brave”

Dec. 27:  

10 a.m.: “Marvel’s Avengers”
1 p.m.:   “ParaNorman”
3 p.m.:   “Ice Age: Continental Drift”

Dec. 28:  

10 a.m.: “Dr. Suess’ The Lorax”
1 p.m.:   “The Odd Life of Timothy Green”
3 p.m.:   “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days”

Along with enjoying the free movies and popcorn, visitors can sample the array of hands-on exhibits at the Hawkins Point facility, which presents information on such themes as water power and the St. Lawrence-FDR project, basics of electricity and uses of electricity. Another highlight is the panoramic view of the project’s power dam from Hawkins Point.

During the winter season, the visitors center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.  It will be closed on Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 31 and Jan.1 for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.


About NYPA:

■The New York Power Authority 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 a leader in promoting energy efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.■It is the nation's largest state public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■Approximately 80 percent of the electricity it 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,

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