New York Power Authority Hosts Free Ice Cream Social and More Family Fun at Annual Summer Spectacular on Saturday, July 20

Karen White
(315) 764-0226

July 11, 2013


MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) is gearing up for more free family fun at its annual Summer Spectacular to be held Saturday, July 20, at the Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch.

The Summer Spectacular will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will feature a variety of activities for the entire family. The day’s events will include live musical entertainment, crafts projects for children, bounce houses, energy information sessions and a complimentary Ice Cream Social along the banks of the St. Lawrence River. All activities are free of charge.

Throughout the day, NYPA will be offering useful and informative sessions on energy efficiency, including tips and demonstrations on how to beat high energy costs, home weatherization and various other projects to save energy.

The band, Tas Cru, will kick off the musical entertainment at 11:30 a.m. At 1 p.m., the Dave Alderson Quartet will take the stage, followed by the Acoustic Brothers at 2:30 p.m.

From noon to 3 p.m., guests will be treated to free ice cream while enjoying views of the St. Lawrence - FDR Power Project. 

Attendees are also invited to experience NYPA’s admission-free visitors center, featuring a wide range of interactive exhibits on subjects such as water power and the St. Lawrence-FDR Hydroelectric Power Plant and the basics  of electricity. The visitors center is currently operating on its summer schedule and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 

For further information, please call the visitors center at (315) 764-0226 ext. 302 or visit

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 by 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 and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Wordpress and  @NYPAenergy on Twitter.

Return to Media Center