The Oakdale Plunge 2021: Hudson Safe was historic! All the more so because the Hudson Area Library History Room Team was sporting historic costumes and, of course, their historic community spirit. The event is a fundraiser benefiting the Hudson Youth Department and the Hudson Fire Department’s Water Rescue and Dive Team. We thank everyone who so generously donated to our team’s efforts. Continue reading
Program Description: Friends of Hudson Youth and the Hudson Youth Department are throwing the second annual Oakdale Lake Picnic, building a renewed tradition of community use and involvement at Oakdale. Enjoy swimming, boating, badminton and beach games while a DJ keeps the party lively. The picnic features free hot dogs (halal and vegetarian also available) and ice cream scooped by our very own library volunteer Merry dePhilips and her partner Maria Manhattan.
Date/Time: Thursday, August 8, 4-6pm (Raindate August 9)
Location: Oakdale Lake, 132 North Sixth Street
Program Description: Join us for the opening reception of the expanded exhibit, titled “Oakdale Past & Future,” originally shown in the Beach House during the First Annual Oakdale Picnic this past summer. Includes historic photographs, maps, plans memorabilia and text on the history of Oakdale Lake, as well as Columbia University’s Hudson Valley Initiative final design concept after a season of community input on improving ecological conditions and recreational opportunities at Oakdale. This exhibition is a collaboration of Friends of Oakdale Lake, Friends of Hudson Youth, the Hudson Valley Initiative and the library.
Time/Date: Thursday, February 7, 6-7:30pm
Suggested Audience: All Ages