NYPA offers free family programs for the winter break

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will host a series of programs for children and parents from Tuesday, Feb. 18, through Thursday, Feb. 20, at its admission-free visitors center at the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Plant.
The free programs, all from 10 a.m. to approximately noon, will enable participants to display their creative talents. The programs will be presented by representatives from the Studio for Arts and Crafts and Minekill State Park.
The schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, Feb. 18, “Fishtail Weave Bracelet:” Each child will learn how to make a loom and then use the loom to make elastic, colorful bracelets.
Wednesday, Feb. 19, “Lost in the Woods”: Back by popular demand, Mine Kill State Park’s Mike Fagerstrom, an environmental educator, will present a program where children can receive indispensable advice on what to do—and not do—if they ever get lost in the woods. Each child will receive their own survival kit to take home.
Thursday, Feb. 20, “Pen and Stand” Participants will learn about polymer clay and how to make a useful pen and holder set.
The visitor’s center is located on Route 30, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and five miles north of Grand Gorge.