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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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Next Event at the Cafe:
Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Tuesday, August 22 at 8:00pm  Cost: Free   iCal +Google

Singer-Songwriter TuesdaysJoin perpetual 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 Daniel James, Stephen Johnson, Patrick Collins, Eliza Jo Hughes, Madeleine Grace, and Eli McNamara.

... and then...
Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Thursday, August 24 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. Instructors Maia Martinez and David Salvatierra 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...
Rhythm Matters: Joe Giardullo Late 20th Century Quartet
Saturday, August 26 at 8:00pm  Cost: $10.00   iCal +Google

Rhythm Matters: Joe Giardullo Late 20th Century QuartetIt's been awhile since saxophonist Joe Giardullo has been at The Cafe, and he makes his return with a quartet of masters and some stunning new music. The theme is "Rhythm" and the music comes from everywhere: Steve Coleman, Wayne Shorter, Monk, Mingus, Joni Mitchell, Don Cherry and beyond. The pulse is alive and deep.

The Late 20th Century Quartet:

Guitarist Billy Stein makes his first appearance at The Cafe. Billy is a NYC veteran with a beautiful sound like his heroes, Attila Zoller and Wes Montgomery.

Bassist Mike Bisio and drummer Tani Tabbal were members of one of Joe's earlier quartets, and appear on hundreds of recordings, from every corner of the globe. Their credits include so many, this is just a sample: Cassandra Wilson, Steve Coleman, James Carter, Geri Allen, Sun Ra, Vinny Golia, Joe McPhee, Matt Shipp, David Murray, and Roscoe Mitchell.

Joe Giardullo has a lifetime of playing music worldwide, and is happy to be playing near home this night with this band.

About Joe Giardullo and his music:

"Luminous" --Tomajazz, Spain

"Has the power to elicit sheer joy" --AAJ New York

"The interplay is perfect" --AAJ Italy

"Resplendent in its sheer beauty" --Touching Extremes, Rome

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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)