FAQ's

FIRST THINGS FIRST: We’ll be playing it HUDSON SAFE this year.  Spectators will have to remain outdoors, but everyone can tune in via livestream from the cozy comfort of your living room.  We'll stagger plungers and assign specific time slots so there will be limited people in the Beach House at any one time. Plungers must wear masks indoors (masks will be provided at the beach house entrance).

Where? Oakdale Lake, 132 North 6th Street, Hudson NY.

When? Saturday, March 5th, 2022

What time? The event starts at Noon with a Costume Contest! Afterwards, plungers will be staggered for everyone's safety.  Plungers: please arrive 15 to 30 minutes early to park and check in.

Will food be available? Yes! Curb Dog Food Truck will be serving hot dogs, chili, and other goodies. Cash only. 

How do I watch the live stream? Click HERE.

Can I register on-site the day of the event? Unfortunately no, we will have no on-site registration this year due to safety precautions. Last day to Register is Thursday March 3rd.

Can I donate on-line during or after the Plunge?  Yes! Donations by credit card are gratefully accepted before, during and after the event. 

Can I donate by check? Certainly! Make checks payable to Friends of Hudson Youth and mail to Friends of Hudson Youth, PO Box 285, Hudson NY 12534. Indicate the Team or Individual you'd like to sponsor in the memo line so they get credit.

Can children register and plunge? Absolutely!  Anyone 6 years or older may register and we waive registration fees for anyone under 18.  A legal guardian must register and sign a waiver for anyone under 18, and accompany them at the event.

What should plungers wear? Anything you'd like, but outrageous outfits are strongly encouraged. Bring something warm to wear over your costume before your plunge. Changing rooms are only available post-plunge. We recommend you plunge with shoes or something on your feet, and everyone should bring a towel and dry clothes.

Can plungers leave a change of clothes in the Beachhouse?  We will have a designated spot outside the Beach House near the entrance to the changing rooms where you can leave clothes and a towel while you plunge. We cannot be responsible for any valuables.

Additional questions or having trouble registering? Contact Peter at 917-748-4662 or peter@hudsonyouth.org for help with the website or for any additional information.