Victorian Tea Party Set for NYPA
July 24, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH BLENHEIM—A Victorian tea party will be held
at the historic Lansing Manor on the grounds of the New York Power
Authority’s (NYPA) Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project on
Saturday, August 2. There will be a seating at 1 p.m. and another at
3 p.m. Reservations are required as there is limited seating to
participate in the free event.
Tea sandwiches, desserts and scones will be served
with a variety of teas. There will also be free guided tours of
Lansing Manor. To reserve a seat at the Victorian Tea, please call
1-800-724-0309. To tie into this summer’s “stay-cation” activities
at Lansing Manor, a “Less Fuelin’-More Fortune Cookie” will be given
to each guest.
The Lansing Manor House is filled with authentic
furnishings from the first half of the 19th century. The
house is listed on the national Register of Historic Places and is
operated as a museum by the Power Authority in cooperation with the
Schoharie County Historical Society.
The Manor House is open daily, except Tuesday, from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Friday, October 31, when it will close for
the winter season.
Travelers wishing to participate in NYPA’s “More
Cruisin’ Less Fuelin’… No Foolin’!” program, which began this
Independence Day (July 4), can use the Victorian Tea as a way to
start their family vacation. The program is designed to encourage
regional residents to try fuel-saving vacation travel and learn
environmentally conscious energy-saving tips. The “Sweet Ideas” for
saving energy offered by way of the free, specially-prepared “Less
Fuelin’-More Fortune Cookies” will also be available at the visitors
center for the Blenheim-Gilboa project, adjacent to Lansing Manor,
as long as supplies last.
The Blenheim-Gilboa visitors center and Lansing
Manor are located 17 miles south of Middleburgh on Route 30 and 50
miles southwest of Albany.
■ NYPA 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-owned electric utility, with 18
generating facilities in various parts of the state and more than
1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ For more
information, please go to www.nypa.gov.
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