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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.
Today's Event at the Cafe:|
Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Thursday, September 29 at 7:30pm Cost: $10.00 with lesson, $5.00 for just dancing
The 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!
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Saturday, October 1 at 8:00pm Cost: $15.00
For over 20 years, Slam Allen has been entertaining audiences with his unique blend of soul and blues. Playing the famous Chitlin' Circuit as well as performing around the world, Allen's music and enthusiasm has been shared with thousands of people.
For the past eight years he has played an important role, as the lead singer and guitarist, in the legendary James Cotton Band. "It's one of the highlights and privileges of my life to play with Cotton" says Allen. "He is one of the last living legends, and there's so much history there. Cotton was directly connected to Muddy Waters, who was a major factor in the blues world, as well as being one of my all time favorites. Playing with Cotton is such a great experience for me and there are things you can learn from him that you can't learn from any school. It's a great honor."
Allen has received a nomination for a 2016 Blues Music Award.
"Slam's guitar is a generous blue fountain of love. His gospel is the kind you sign up for without hesitation. All are included in the circle of his light." --Cafe Guide
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Opening reception for Stephen Protoss' gallery exhibition
Sunday, October 2 at 2:00pm Cost: Free
An opening reception from 2:00pm-4:00pm, for artist Stephen Protoss' show of new work displaying in the Cafe during the month of October 2016.
Stephen Protoss is a popular art teacher at Rondout Valley Schools and a very inventive artist. Though well versed in the western tradition with degrees in Art from SUNY New Paltz; his personal influences include graffiti and tattoo art, which still show in his work. Another unique influence is having served as a Combat Illustrator for the US Marines.
Equally adept with oil, acrylic and watercolors, his canvases are hard to define in terms of style, merging realism and modern formalism with his personal brand of pop culture. His work is always inventive, sometimes devilishly humorous and stunningly beautiful.
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