Food, Music, and Atmosphere
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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.
Tomorrow's Event at the Cafe:|
The KC Three (for Tea) & More
Saturday, September 20 at 8:00pm Cost: $13.00
Featuring the legendary Marvin Bugalu Smith on drums; the eminent and venerable Christopher Dean Sullivan on contrabass; and Harvey Kaiser on saxophones, woodwinds, and vocals.
Admission includes a copy of their new CD, Here & There.
"Harvey's playing starts with a great respect for Lester Young, but doesn't imitate him. His sound on all his instruments is more vigorous than Lester's. He is a strider, not a floater, a Pavarotti rather than a Sinatra. He is bold, clear, agile and resonant, and his sense of humor accompanies his sense of artistic design... Here he has chosen material that ranges from Armstrong to Monk, and in his imaginative renditions he always speaks in his own unique voice." --Bill Crow
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Book reading and signing for Kevin Hurley's "Cut and Cover"
Sunday, September 21 at 1:30pm Cost: Free
"Terrorists Openly Killed on American Streets - A Conflicted Operative Mentored by the CIA and Pursued by the FBI"
A book signing for author Kevin Hurley's new, timely spy thriller "Cut and Cover"
Recruited by the CIA for his exemplary skills in hand-to-hand combat, and small arms weaponry, John Rexford completes a string of successful kills, eliminating terrorists and their money supply in the New York Metropolitan area. With the FBI hot on his trail and wanting to prosecute him for these illegal assassinations on U.S. soil, John must find a way to stop an international team of explosives experts from destroying NYC's aqueducts, killing thousands with chlorine gas and burning the five boroughs to the ground. To avoid life in prison and an untimely death, John will have to survive a battle with the most lethal assassin the underworld has known, save the innocent people of NYC, and escape the FBI's tightening noose. The price of his success and a path away from this life of killing, were he to know it, may be too high for even John Rexford.
A PDF of a recent review is here: http://www.pestedcampus.com/pested/courses/courses/KIRKUS%20REVIEW.pdf
Kevin Hurley draws his inspiration from a family history of military service, spanning the Korean War to present day Afghanistan, as well his martial arts interests. His professional career includes corporate and government agency consulting, and is a Board Certified Entomologist specializing in EPA regulations. He lives in the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York, where he is an avid cyclist and practitioner of Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan. His current novel combines personal knowledge of the warrior's mind, hand to hand combat, and government bureaucracy.
"A resounding character study just as much as it is an action novel, and both are equally triumphant." --Kirkus Reviews
"Once a reader picks it up, they're locked... it's such a good read." --Michael Gaylin, Director/Screenwriter
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Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Tuesday, September 23 at 7:30pm Cost: $10.00 with lesson, $5.00 for just dancing
The Rosendale Cafe continues their series of Latin dance events on most Thursday nights, each starting with an all-levels lesson from 7:30pm to 8:30pm, and dancing until 10:30pm. Argentinean instructor Maia Martinez leads dance forms that may include Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Cha Cha, and Bachata. Click on Maia's photo for more information about her work.
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