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NYPA hosts Annual Wildlife Festivals: the weekend of Sept. 28th

North BlenheimOur 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 ZooThank you to the more than 1800 visitors who came out on Saturday, September 14, 2013 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...

Photo Courtesy of Byrne Dairy & Hourigan’s Dairy Farm in Elbridge, NY

East Syracuse - On September 18, 2013 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.

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Join NYPA at the 2013 NY State Fair, August 26–28 in Syracuse

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...

“The Fabulous Beekman Boys” Brent & Josh headlined NYPA’s 2013 Travelogue series

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."

North Blenheim
– The 2013 Antiques & Vintage Car Show and Blenheim Art Walk took place on the grounds of the B-G Visitors Center on Sunday, July 21, and it was packed with FREE family fun. Guests enjoyed demos, on-site appraisals, artwork and a wonderful array of vintage cars.

Annual Antique Car Show, Annual Antiques Show & “The Blenheim Bridge Art Walk”
NYPA Hosts Antique, Art & Auto Show - 3 Great Events in 1Great Day, July 21

NYPA at the 15th Annual Cycling the Erie Canal bike tour - PhotosCamillus
– On July 10, 2013 NYPA was on hand to help hydrate and educate during the 15th Annual Cycling the Erie Canal bike tour.

The 8-day, 400-mile trip across New York State’s scenic Erie Canal drew cyclists of all ages, and many of them stopped by the NYPA station for free water bottles, energy efficiency tips, hydrating drinks and some one-on-one time with an athletic trainer.

This year’s tour took place from July 7 -14. The historic Erie Canal, named a National Heritage Corridor, provides a magnificent cycling experience for all riders and participants. See more photos of the event…

NYPA Trustee/Onondaga Co. Exec. Joanne Mahoney & NYPA President/CEO Gil QuinionesSyracuse – NYPA President and CEO Gil Quiniones and NYPA Trustee and Onondaga County Executive Joanne Mahoney joined officials from NYSERDA, National Grid and the SUNY Upstate Medical University at a special Earth Week event on April 25, discussing progress on a comprehensive energy efficiency project, part of Governor Cuomo’s Build Smart NY initiative.

NYPA is financing and implementing the nearly $21 million energy efficiency upgrade, which is one of the largest Build Smart NY projects to date. The campus-wide, energy-saving improvements include numerous building system upgrades that will save the Syracuse school more than $1.3 million annually. Read news release…

North Blenheim – NYPA’s Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center welcomed guests for Earth Day Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28. Visitors of all ages enjoyed a weekend of FREE green-themed family fun including screenings of “Wall-E” and the film “Planet Earth” and created green arts & crafts such as personalized Earth Day buttons and take-home flower gardens!

NYPA Celebrates 2 Million Visitors to the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center

North Blenheim – Reaching a milestone is always a reason to celebrate, and at NYPA’s Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center we recently commemorated a big one – 2 million visitors! On Dec. 8 this achievement was recognized during the popular “Photos with Santa” holiday event. The celebration attracted people from throughout Schoharie County and guests were invited to pose for a picture worth “2 million” words. Housed in a 19th-century dairy barn, the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center opened in 1974 and welcomes people of all ages to enjoy the region's history, natural beauty and state-of-the-art exhibits and interactive displays. Read more on B-G’s big milestone…

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