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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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Webcam of our specials board
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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Tomorrow's Event at the Cafe:
The Rob Scheps / Francesca Tanskley Quartet
Saturday, March 25 at 8:00pm  Cost: $15.00   iCal +Google

The Rob Scheps / Francesca Tanskley QuartetThe Rob Scheps / Francesca Tanskley Quartet is a collaborative band, with four of the NY area's finest jazz musicians and good friends.

Tenor/ soprano saxophonist Rob Scheps has performed with Gil Evans Band, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, John Scofield, George Russell, Bob Moses, Terumasa Hino, Al Grey, Clark Terry, Sam Rivers, Julius Hemphill, Duffy Jackson, Cecil Taylor, Joey Calderazzo Quartet... He leads his own bands; Magnets! with Kim Clarke; The Rob Scheps Big Band in Portland, Oregon; and the Rob Scheps Core-tet in NYC; which has a new CD entitled Live at Smalls on the way.

Francesca Tanksley surprises. The internationally-acclaimed jazz pianist and composer, described as a "vivid presence" by Nat Hentoff, breaks through traditional expectations with the power of her musical vision. As Peter Watrous said in The New York Times in a review of one of her recent performances, "Ms. Tanksley reworked the vocabulary of McCoy Tyner as if she had taken just one small aspect of his style and developed it into a full language. She gave the music color, her harmonies and chording adding surprise to the performance." Acknowledged as a fine soloist, composer, and accompanist with such notable groups as the Billy Harper Quintet and the Erica Lindsay Quintet, she has performed throughout the world with Howard Johnson, David Newman, Cecil Payne, Nick Brignola, Slide Hampton, Sheila Jordan, Jay Clayton, Clifford Jordan and Charles Davis.

Eliot Zigmund has been world famous as the drummer in the Bill Evans Trio for 4 years. Other credits include Chet Baker, Stan Getz, Lee Konitz, and many tours of Japan and Europe.

Bassist David Kingsnorth is a new voice on the scene. A strong, versatile player, he is busy freelancing in New York and New Jersey.

... and then...
Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Tuesday, March 28 at 8:00pm  Cost: Free   iCal +Google

Singer-Songwriter TuesdaysJoin effervescent host John P. Hughes as he presents another in the Cafe's ongoing series of music showcases. Enjoy both veteran and up-and-coming performers playing 15 minute sets from 8:00pm-10:00pm.

The scheduled musicians for this evening are Ajani Nanabuluku, Nicholas Gimbel, Ramona Lane, Jerry Mitnick, Steve Dedman, and Sal Casabianca.

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

Salsa Thursday with Cumbia 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 open form, social dancing until 10:30pm. For March 16th, 23rd, and 30th; Oscar Espinoza (aka "Peter Parker") will be teaching his Cumbia "Mexico" style to the group.

Oscar has been part of our Salsa community since 2016, learning Rueda Casino on Thursdays with Maia & David, and has inspired everyone with his talent on the dance floor when Cumbia music invades the room. We want to offer our dancers the possibility of learning new rhythms. Join Oscar on 3 wonderful sessions for beginners, bring your friends and have a memorable night.


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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)