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Dancing with Dasein... by Mark Morganstern
Dancing with Dasein... a book by Mark Morganstern
A collection of fourteen stories
by Cafe co-owner Mark Morganstern
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The Rosendale Cafe's Getaway Apartment for Rent
Beautiful Newly Renovated Vacation Apartment
A large three bedroom apartment, just renovated.
It has ten foot ceilings, lots of light, and a very open layout.
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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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Our Online Specials Board!
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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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Opening reception for Vicki Chesler exhibition of paintings
Sunday, May 1 at 4:00pm  Cost: Free   iCal +Google

Opening reception for Vicki Chesler exhibition of paintingsAn opening reception from 4:00pm-6:00pm, for Vicki Chesler's exhibit of paintings entitled "Spring in the Catskills", displaying in the Cafe during the month of May 2016.

From the artist: Please join me for wine and snacks. I look forward to sharing my work with you. A resident of Olivebridge since 1986, most of my work is done en plein air, featuring local landscapes. Growing up with a mother who also painted outdoor landscapes in oil, I have been drawing and painting all my life. I studied art at Connecticut College, the Roslyn School of Art, C.W. Post College, and the Woodstock School of Art. My work has been shown at the Kleinert/James Arts Center in Woodstock, the James Cox Gallery in Willow, the Woodstock Artists Association, the Inn at Stone Ridge, the Reservoir Inn in West Hurley, the Rosendale Cafe, and the Dolan Center Gallery in Locust Valley, NY. As Artist-in-Residence at Ashokan Dreams Bed & Breakfast in West Shokan, my work is on display and changes seasonally. Greeting cards featuring my art are sold at Mohonk Mountain House, Catskill Art, and Under the Sun in Woods Hole MA. I served on the Board of the Byrdcliffe Guild for many years and created the Arts-in-Education Committee at the Bennett School in Boiceville, which I chaired for eight years. In 2001 I re-established the Onteora High School newspaper and oversaw that program for five years. I hope you enjoy the show!

... and then...
Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Thursday, May 5 at 7:30pm  Cost: $10.00 with lesson, $5.00 for just dancing   iCal +Google

Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancingThe Rosendale Cafe continues their series of Latin dance events on Thursday nights, each starting with an all-levels lesson from 7:30pm to 8:30pm, and dancing until 10:30pm. Instructor David Salvatierra and Julia Farr will lead dance forms that may include Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Cha Cha, Bachata, and now the fun style of Rueda de Casino.

Rueda de Casino is a style where several couples dance choreographically around a circle, with dance moves spoken by a "caller". This style was developed in Cuba in the 1950s, and is the greatest way to learn salsa as community. Everyone can join this class!

... and then...
Armen Donelian & Friends... with Rich Syracuse and Jeff Siegel
Saturday, May 7 at 8:00pm  Cost: $10.00   iCal +Google

Armen Donelian & Friends... with Rich Syracuse and Jeff SiegelPianist/composer Armen Donelian is joined by bassist Rich Syracuse and drummer Jeff Siegel for an evening of flat-out trio Jazz.

In 25 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle and Far East, Donelian has performed and recorded since 1975 as a featured solo pianist, bandleader, and with Jazz legends including Sonny Rollins, Chet Baker, Paquito D'Rivera, Mongo Santamaria, David Liebman and Billy Harper. He has appeared in the Bilsak, Burlington, Caramoor, Cinco de Mayo, Hennessey, Istanbul, Jacksonville, Jazz Jamboree, Jerusalem, Montreal, Nemu-no Sato, Oshanitsky, Ottawa, Pori, Portsmouth, Toronto Harbourfront, Tucson, Veneto and Yerevan Jazz Festivals.

Donelian has composed over 100 works and produced thirteen critically acclaimed recordings for the Sunnyside, Playscape, Odin and Atlas labels, including three songs on Mongo Santamaria's 1976 Grammy-nominated LP, Sofrito. In his 2014 release Sayat-Nova: Songs Of My Ancestors (Sunnyside), a two-CD set of solo piano and trio vignettes with bassist David Clark and drummer George Schuller, Donelian transforms 18th Century Armenian folk songs through the lens of his contemporary Jazz mastery, offering "Countless exquisite moments" (Downbeat magazine).

Donelian is a six-time Jazz Performance Fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts for concerts and master classes in New York City, and a Fulbright Senior Scholar and Specialist in Armenia, Finland, Greece Sweden and Switzerland. A faculty member at New School Jazz since 1986 and William Paterson University since 1993, he has lectured at schools in Athens, Bucharest, Corfu, Copenhagen, Gothenberg, Graz, The Hague, Helsinki, Iasi, Jyväskylä, Lisbon, Malmö, Paris, St. Petersburg, Tblisi, Vienna, Yerevan and Zurich.

Donelian authored Training the Ear, a standard two-volume book/CD set, and Whole Notes: A Piano Masterclass (both Schott Music). A graduate of Columbia University, Donelian has studied privately with Carl Bamberger (conducting), Ludmila Ulehla (harmonic analysis), Harold Seletsky (Schoenberg theory and counterpoint), and Richie Beirach (jazz piano).

"Quickly establishes a high level of discourse and never falters from it." --Jazz Times

"Brings a serene sense of dignity and elegance to every measure." --Berkshire Eagle

"Donelian's got a pensive, lyrical streak a mile wide, but don't underestimate his ability to swing hard and throw punches." --Philadelphia Weekly


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