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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 Specials Board is Viewable Online!
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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 Saturday Night Bluegrass Band
Saturday, August 1 at 8:00pm  Cost: $10.00   iCal +Google

The Saturday Night Bluegrass BandDeep in bluegrass, country, Americana, acoustics, some electrics... and always eclectic, the Saturday Night Bluegrass Band returns to the Rosendale Cafe, one of its absolute favorite venues, where the crowds are lively and loving, the beer is fresh, the food is vegetarian and delicious, and the reputation for quality music is impeccable.

The band features Brian Hollander on guitar, Dobro and vocals; Tim Kapeluck on mandolin, guitar and vocals; Geoff Harden on bass and vocals; the incredible Guy 'Fooch' Fischetti on the electric table (pedal steel guitar) and fiddle. And the one change in the band, since the semi-retirement of banjo legend Bill Keith, is the addition of another absolute five-string master, Eric Weissberg. And of course, the wonderful singer Francine Hollander will be the extra special guest on this auspicious evening.

You get no CDs, no tee shirts, and no hats or key chains; with the Saturday Night Bluegrass Band. You just come and hear the old and new music, the great picking, and the fine three- and four-part harmonies of the seasoned singers. Catch it quickly, as it slowly disperses into the universe.

"Ulster County's answer to Nashville, these boys spit bluegrass like a threshing machine." --Big Pick Newsletter

... and then...
Opening reception for Amber Kelly exhibition
Sunday, August 2 at 2:00pm  Cost: Free   iCal +Google

Opening reception for Amber Kelly exhibitionAn opening reception from 2:00pm-4:00pm, for Amber Kelly's exhibit of paintings, displaying in the Cafe during the month of August 2015.

Amber was influenced at a young age by exposure to the rural landscape paintings of Central America, a style which is folksy, saturated, detailed, and thickly applied. Having grown up outside of popular culture, Amber reveals a unique perspective in her work that communicates the feeling as well as the visual.

She began painting landscapes in 1998, and Rosendale village scenes in 2010, inspired not just by the outstanding landmarks and historical sites, but more so by the vibrant spirit of the community.

Join her on August 2nd and share her vision of our town.

... and then...
Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Thursday, August 6 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. 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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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)