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NYPA to Sponsor Concert at Peekskill Celebration

Contact:
Sobeida Cruz
914-390-8184
sobeida.cruz@nypa.gov

July 27, 2006

PEEKSKILL—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will be a sponsor for the admission-free kickoff concert on Friday night, Aug. 4 at the 10th annual Peekskill Celebration.  The concert, featuring Creole jazz by the group Buckwheat Zydeco, will begin at 6 p.m. on the main stage in Riverfront Green Park. 

“The Power Authority has been part of Peekskill Celebration since its start and we are pleased to continue that tradition,” said Timothy S. Carey, NYPA president and chief executive officer. “We have seen the Celebration grow into an outstanding family event and we look forward to another great year.” 

“We greatly appreciate the Power Authority’s ongoing and invaluable support,” said Catherine Montaldo, executive director of Peekskill Celebration. “We invite everyone to bring a blanket and picnic supper to the concert, or to purchase something from one of the fine vendors, while enjoying a great view of the Hudson and the best Creole jazz to be heard outside of Louisiana.”

The Power Authority will exhibit a hybrid-electric vehicle at the Celebration, which will continue through Sunday, Aug. 6, with such attractions as arts and crafts shows, a classic car show, a farmers market, community and business exhibits, a stickball tournament and a Saturday night fireworks program.

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