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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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Webcam of our specials board Our Specials Board is Viewable Online!
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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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Tomorrow's Event at the Cafe:
Sax Life
Saturday, October 10 at 8:00pm  Cost: $10.00   iCal +Google

Sax LifeJoin Sax Life as we celebrate 30 years!

Bob Shaut began the band in 1986 as a vehicle to compose and arrange for saxophone quartet and rhythm section, and soon began performing concerts at schools, jazz festivals, clubs, weddings and swing dance parties. It became a sax quartet in the late nineties for a few years, then took a few years off after the loss of key players Ron Finck and Ed Summerlin. The band is back and better than ever, having released its first CD, "The Saxophone and the Drum" with music composed by Bob Shaut. Performances will also feature music by Duke Ellington, Wayne Shorter, Thelonious Monk, and others; as well as selections from the great American songbook. Current members include Bob on alto and soprano, Dan on alto and tenor, Jim Perry on tenor, Ed Xiques on bari, Charlie Kniceley on bass, and Jeff Siegel on drums.

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Opening reception for Steve Blumenthal exhibition
Sunday, October 11 at 2:00pm  Cost: Free   iCal +Google

Opening reception for Steve Blumenthal exhibitionAn opening reception from 2:00pm-4:00pm, for Steve Blumenthal's exhibit of paintings, displaying in the Cafe during the month of October 2015.

Steve studied oil painting with Hong Nian Zhang at the Woodstock School of Art; watercolor with Richard Ochs and Eli Rosenthal, and pastel with Shawn Dell Joyce and Anna Contes also at the WSA. He is an active member of the Washingtonville Art Society and the Orange County Art Federation.

Steve has recently won awards for watercolor at the Orange County Day exhibit, and for pastel at a New York State competition. Steve has exhibited at the Woodstock Art Association and the Garrison Art Center. His works are in many private collections.

"Although I've taken numerous classes and workshops over the years, I consider myself self-taught; not having studied under any one person over a length of time. Rather, I let those teachers be inspirational. I explore various media; and even in my plein-air paintings, form and content are liquid."

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Dylan Foley & Dan Gurney with special guest Father Coen
Sunday, October 11 at 4:30pm  Cost: Donation   iCal +Google

Dylan Foley & Dan Gurney with special guest Father CoenNew York-based musicians Dylan Foley (fiddle) and Dan Gurney (button accordion) are Hudson Valley natives, raised amidst the strong musical tradition of the Catskills. Join them for an evening of tunes as they launch their new album Irish Music from the Hudson Valley, which features Alec Finn on bouzouki and Brian McGrath on piano. The album is dedicated to Mike McHale and Father Charlie Coen, two influential musicians who emigrated from Ireland to the Hudson Valley region of New York state and taught Dylan and Dan their music. At this special event, Fr. Charlie will be joining Dylan and Dan on concertina and flute to celebrate the tradition's ongoing journey.

"Among the manyfold pleasures of this album are the thoughtful acknowledgements by the duo of their music teachers and other key sources of inspiration. The greatest joy for any teacher is to witness the full flowering of his or her charges... [they] can take justified pride in the accomplishments of Dan and Dylan, two pupils hungry enough and smart enough to absorb their tutelage and put it into impressive practice." --Earle Hitchner, former columnist for the Wall Street Journal and Irish Echo

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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)