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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:
Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Thursday, January 19 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...
Jeff "Siege" Siegel Sextet CD Release Celebration
Saturday, January 21 at 8:00pm  Cost: $15.00   iCal +Google

Jeff 'Siege' Siegel Sextet CD Release CelebrationArtist Recording Collective (ARC) is proud to announce the release of the album King of Xhosa, by renowned drummer and composer Jeff "Siege" Siegel, with this CD release concert/party at the Cafe. On the Jeff Siegel Quartet's third studio recording, the stalwart drummer merges his high energy, straight ahead post-bop; with the deeply spiritual stylings of trumpet master Feya Faku; to produce a vibrant sonic tapestry of South African infused jazz. King of Xhosa brings together Siegel's longstanding quartet, comprised of saxophonist Erica Lindsay, pianist Francesca Tanksley, and bassist Rich Syracuse... with percussionist Fred Berryhill and trumpeter extraordinaire Feya Faku.

Jeff will be joined by this band at this Cafe performance, with the substitution of trumpeter Dylan Canterbury.

All in all, King of Xhosa is a celebration of the intersection of cultures. Says Siegel, "I hope this music in some way reflects the deep respect I have for the great cultures of both Africa and the United States.  While we are profoundly aware of the great pain that resulted in the birth of Jazz music, born from the tragedy of slavery, we are forever blessed with the positive outcome of the joining of these cultures in music.  I pray that this recording shall add some positivity, inspiration and strength to a troubled world in whatever small way it can."

"Jeff's musicality is incredible. He is so tasty as a percussionist and he has become a fine composer/arranger." --NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath

... and then...
Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Tuesday, January 24 at 8:00pm  Cost: Free   iCal +Google

Singer-Songwriter TuesdaysJoin 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 Accord Sextet, Jimi Scheffel (of Payne's Grey Sky), Justin Tracy, Wally Nichols, Fran Palmieri and Terri M, and Peter Cotsis / Pcad.


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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)