Highlights of our activities in the region:
North Blenheim – From our Holiday Party to our Festival of Trees display, the holiday season is getting into full-swing at the B-G Visitors Center this December!
Join us on Saturday, December 14, as Santa Claus makes an early appearance at our Holiday Party to hear 'wish lists' from local children who can pose for free photos from noon to 2 p.m. There will be wagon rides and a special craft activity for children organized by representatives of Mine Kill State Park. Children will also receive a special holiday ornament.
Make plans to attend and remember to bring a non-perishable food item to contribute to the food drive to benefit local food banks. Be sure to enjoy our month-long Festival of Trees display while you're with us!
Whitesboro – NYPA’s Mario Roefaro kicked off Harts Hill Elementary School’s "Phantom Fridays" program on October 3. Students in grades K-5 gathered around for demonstrations about energy efficiency, phantom loads and vampire power!
Commonly known as standby power, phantom loads and vampire power refer to electricity consumed by an electronic device while it is turned off or in standby mode.
Things got a little ‘wild’ this September at NYPA's Annual Wildlife Festivals...
North Blenheim – Our annual Wildlife Festival at the B-G Power Project Visitors Center featured wagon rides, pony rides, a petting zoo, reptile adventure, face painting, photo booth, balloon sculptures, magic & comedy shows, live music, dancing, Mark Tyoe’s chainsaw sculptures, the New York Wildlife Rescue Center, an Energy Expo and more! See photos from the 2012 Wildlife Festival at B-G...
Utica Zoo – Thank you to the more than 1800 visitors who came out on Saturday, September 14, for NYPA's Annual Wildlife Festival at the Utica Zoo. Guests enjoyed live music, face painting, arts & crafts, demos by Mark Tyoe, Northeast chainsaw-carving champion, and personal encounters with the different animals from around the world that call the Utica Zoo home. See photos from the 2012 event at the Utica Zoo...
East Syracuse - On September 18, NYPA was on hand at a ReCharge NY event at Byrne Dairy's Ultra Dairy Production Plant in Central New York.
The dairy company, located in Onondaga County, is receiving a total of 5.5 megawatts of NYPA lower-cost electricity through the Governor's ReCharge NY program. This will allow Byrne Dairy to retain and create a total of 458 jobs and also invest $93.5 million in their facilities in Onondaga County, and a new Greek yogurt plant currently under construction in Cortland County. Read full news release.
Syracuse - NYPA was part of the action at the Great New York State Fair - and it was no surprise that the fair was a huge success, drawing visitors form near and far to get a taste of what makes New York State so wonderful.
Fair-goers enjoyed all the treats, sights and sounds, and stopped by the NYPA booth to say hello, get some smart energy-saving tips, a free “BiG” Bag and temporary tattoos for the kids! See photos from the 2013 NYS Fair...
Cobleskill - NYPA, along with over 150,000 visitors, enjoyed the weeklong Schoharie County Sunshine Fair from July 27 - August 3. The festivities included horse shows and competitions, musical entertainment, a rodeo, demo derby and the "The Grand Sunshine Parade” on July 31.
Leading the parade: local celebs “The Fabulous Beekman Boys” Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, who highlighted NYPA’s 2013 Travelogue series at our Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center this past winter season.
Pictured here, NYPA staff with Brent and Josh, who kept our guests rapt with behind-the-scenes stories and photos from their winning run on the popular CBS show “The Amazing Race."
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