|New York Power Authority Continues Free Fun This Fall With Free Family Movies and Popcorn Fridays in October|
|October 1, 2013|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will continue its free “Friday Matinees” in October with showings of classic and contemporary movies at the St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Hydroelectric Power Plant’s admission-free Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch in Massena. Every Friday in October, NYPA will show the scheduled movies at 1:30 p.m. in the visitors center auditorium. Free popcorn will be provided. The movie schedule for October is: Oct. 4: “You Lucky Dog” (2010). When a metropolitan working woman returns to her hometown, she discovers the town's cattle ranching heritage has fallen on tough economic times and her own family ranch is struggling. Oct. 11: “The Bouquet” (2013). Two estranged sisters torn apart by their differences suddenly find themselves working together at their parent’s struggling florist business. Oct 18: “After All These Years” (2013). A woman works to clear her name after she discovers her husband's dead body and becomes the number one suspect in a murder investigation. Oct. 25: “Smart Cookies” (2012). A high-maintenance realtor forced to do community service must lead a group of hopeless girl scouts in the regional cookie drive competition. Visitors can also sample the array of hands-on exhibits at the Hawkins Point facility, which presents information on such subjects as water power and NYPA’s St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project. Visitors will also be sure to enjoy the panoramic views of the power dam. The Visitors Center will remain open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week through Columbus Day. During the off-season, the Visitors Center will be open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please call the visitors center at (315) 764-0226 ext. 302 or visit NYPA on the Web at www.nypa.gov. 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 has been designated as the lead entity via Executive Order 88 by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to form a central management and implementation plan to carry out his Build Smart NY plan to reduce energy use by state facilities 20 percent by 2020. ■ NYPA is the nation's largest state public power organization, through the operation of its 16 generating facilities in various parts of New York State, participation in a unique public/private partnership to contract for power from a clean generating plant in Queens, and its operation of more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA 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 visit www.nypa.gov or follow us on Twitter @NYPAenergy, Facebook, Instagram, Wordpress, and LinkedIn.
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