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The Rosendale Cafe's Famous Japanese Salad Dressing Our famous Japanese Salad Dressing
Bring home a bottle or two of this popular feature of the Cafe. They make great gifts!
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Greg and Michelle and a Burrito, click for larger The Rosendale Cafe offers some of the best vegetarian food and performing artists in the Hudson Valley, serving weekly entrees, assorted salads, exciting homemade desserts, organic coffees, three tap micro brews, and wine. Weekend concerts feature both local and international musicians: singer-songwriters, jazz, blues, world, and experimental; and every other Tuesday we host Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays, a showcase of local musicians. Enjoy delicious, whole vegetarian cooking and hear great music in an intimate, smoke free restaurant environment.

Recognized by Chronogram Magazine as Best Vegetarian Restaurant and Best Performance Space, we also received a four star rating for food and value in the Poughkeepsie Journal.

After a concert by The Hunger Mountain Boys, enthusiastic audience member Ammuse wrote "... The Rosendale Cafe holds a special place in my heart, being among one of my favorite intimate music venues in not only my surrounding area, but in NY State itself."  Click here to see the full review, including some great photos.

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Today's Event at the Cafe:
Tango Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Thursday, July 31 at 7:30pm  Cost: $10.00 with lesson, $5.00 for just dancing   iCal +Google

Tango Thursday with lessons and Latin dancingThe Rosendale Cafe continues their series of Latin dance events on most Thursday nights. For the last Thursday of July 31st, and August 7th and 14th, David Salvatierra will be guiding you into your first Tango steps. Each night starts with an all-levels lesson from 7:30pm to 8:30pm, and then open dancing to Tango and Salsa music until 10:30pm.

This series is perfect for those who have been curious about Tango, but never dared to give it a try. David will show both basic and advanced dancers the possibilities offered by the Tango walk.

David Salvatierra is one of the leading heads of Dojo Dance Company from Newburgh NY. Many of you know David as an outstanding Tanguero... a fun, genuine, and inspiring Latin dance instructor.

Maia Martinez will return to host Salsa Thursday starting August 21st.

... and then...
Playing in Traffic
Saturday, August 2 at 8:00pm  Cost: $15.00   iCal +Google

Playing in TrafficBring together the productive imagination of ever-inventing jazz legend bassist Steve Swallow, international powerhouse reedman/composer Ohad Talmor, and maverick master drummer Adam Nussbaum, and the result is musical alchemy. They combine slyly swinging jazz references with all kinds of eclectic inflections. Swallow and Talmor are both noted composers, whose approach to improvisation mirrors their unique writing skills, while Nussbaum grounds the trio with swinging authority and brings fire at the same time. The exciting multi-generational collaborative trio features a fresh repertoire highlighted in their newly released CD Singular Curves, their second opus for the Italian label AUAND Records.

"Bass guitarist Steve Swallow, drummer Adam Nussbaum and saxophonist Ohad Talmor combine slyly swinging jazz references with all kinds of eclectic inflections - notably through the tonal eloquence and sophistication of Talmor, who was born in Israel, raised in Switzerland and lives in Brooklyn. He studies the Indian bamboo flute, runs a nine-piece devoted to the music of Bruckner and often works with Lee Konitz. On the title track, Talmor's Joe Lovano-like staccato phrasing turns into Konitz/Warne Marsh-like long-line figures, but some pieces are such slow, smoky swingers they almost stop, while others are curling note-texture examinations cushioned by Swallow's purr. On 'Days of Old', Talmor's tenor sounds as diaphanous as an alto, and there are haunted-house tiptoeings and a funky finale in which the saxophonist sounds as muscular as Michael Brecker." --John Fordham,, about the trio's 'Playing in Traffic' CD

... and then...
Opening reception for Tor Gudmundsen exhibition of paintings
Sunday, August 3 at 2:00pm  Cost: Free   iCal +Google

Opening reception for Tor Gudmundsen exhibition of paintingsAn opening reception from 2:00pm-4:00pm, for Tor Gudmundsen's paintings displaying in the Cafe during the month of August 2014.

Tor Gudmundsen is a fine arts painter specializing in Hudson Valley landscapes; particularly with themes of the woods. His works are intimate and beautifully realized.

Tor taught art at Saugerties High for 34 years, retired, and is now teaching painting at The Woodstock School of Art. Come meet him and see his beautiful paintings at his Rosendale Cafe opening.

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The Rosendale Cafe®
434 Main St. • PO Box 436 • Rosendale, NY 12472 • 845.658.9048
Hours: 11:00am-10:00pm, seven days a week (except major holidays)