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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:
Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Tuesday, February 9 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 Kevin O'Connell, Anthony Rispo, Peter Galperin, Wayne Montecalvo, Neighbor, and Jan Ross.

... and then...
Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Thursday, February 11 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, 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!

Click on Maia's photo for more information about her work.

... and then...
Amy and Leslie Valentine's Concert
Saturday, February 13 at 8:00pm  Cost: $15.00   iCal +Google

Amy and Leslie Valentine's ConcertAmy Fradon and Leslie Ritter will be the Rosendale Cafe's Harmonic Valentine's once again. This critically acclaimed, Hudson Valley duo has been thrilling audiences with unique and stellar harmonies for years. They are joined by their amazing band, featuring Cathie Malach on keyboards, Ken McGloin on guitar, and Eric Parker on percussion. Amy and Leslie and their band make music that is a rare treat, filled with power and nuance, and brimming with heart. The show starts at 8:00pm but come early to eat the wonderful food at the Cafe, and make sure that you get a seat. If you have never heard Amy and Leslie sing together, this is a must-see concert and no better way to celebrate love!

Amy Fradon is well-known for her sweet and soaring vocals and heartfelt songwriting. She has a wide range of styles, and has been compared to Joan Baez as well as Aretha Franklin. Amy has been a successful session singer and has toured extensively with various theatre and music ensembles, including Pumpboys and Dinettes, the Vananver Caravan and Face the Music. She has three critically acclaimed, solo, self-produced CDs; and is the creator of the Vocal Visionary Voice Work, helping people to discover confidence and freedom through the voice.

Leslie Ritter's lush tones and crystal clear melodic lines deliver songs that soar, crafted with lyrics that give a personal spin on universal themes. Leslie has performed and recorded with an ever-widening circle of artists who appreciate her unique sensibilities as a live performer and superb studio vocalist, including James and Livingston Taylor, Robbie Dupree, David Wilcox, Rory Block, Dr. John, Jules Shear, John Sebastian, John Hall, Kris Kristofferson, Artie Traum, Rick Danko, The Fugs, and many others. Leslie has recorded three highly acclaimed CDs with her partner Scott Petito.

Cathie Malach is a pianist as skilled at supporting the musical aspirations of others as she is at taking the stage for her own; thriving in diverse musical genres, from improvisational music for the healing arts to rock and roll to folk. Keyboardist, composer and singer; Cathie is known for her evocative, memorable melodies; sensitive keyboard work that is at turns lush, sparse, percussive and exuberant; and compositions full of emotional dynamic and revelation - echoing influences from Elton John to Keith Jarrett. Cathie has composed and recorded several albums with poet and lyricist Kim Rosen, and collaborated with such artists as Peter Kater, Chris White, David Darling, Paul McCandless, Amy Fradon, and Leslie Ritter.

Ken McGloin got his first guitar at the age of 12 and has been a working musician since the age of 14. Heavily steeped in the blues and rock and roll, Ken's primary focus shifted towards Jazz while he was in high school, and then even more so once he entered the prestigious University of Miami music program. Ken's music education included master classes with jazz greats Dave Holland, Larry Coryell, and John Abercrombie. Ken is an accomplished and virtuosic player, able to play many styles with an authentic feel and appreciation of what makes each valid in its own way. His "hard-core alternative" band, Lunchmeat, played the main stage at the 1994 Woodstock Festival. He also writes music for TV and film and has had his music featured on MTV's "The Real World" and "Road Rules", as well as on The Oprah Winfrey Show and the ESPN Network.

Eric Parker is an internationally acclaimed drummer, producer and composer who hails from a family dynasty of accomplished drummers. He has recorded and toured with a diverse group of artists over the years including Joe Cocker, Steve Winwood, Bonnie Raitt, Little Feat, James Taylor, Pete Townshend, Orleans, Madonna, Carly Simon, Bob Dylan, Rick Danko, Todd Rundgren, and Loe Reed; to name only a few from his long list of credits! He composed the top forty hit "Crazy (keep on fallen)" and "Ramona" for Cornell Dupree, which was the Newport Jazz Festival TV/radio theme song 3 years running. Eric has also composed music for VH-1 and The Travel Channel along with 27 other published compositions. Eric produced many projects in New York City through the eighties, before later moving back up to Woodstock, where he continues to be an in-demand session player, bringing his versatile drum and percussion skills to a wide variety of musical projects.

Due to the expected high turnout for this event, and the Cafe's first-come-first-serve policy, audience members are encouraged to come as early as possible for seating.

"An acoustic duo from the Hudson Valley reunited... and played like they had never been apart a day ...Amy & Leslie's heavenly blend was always their calling card and in Albany, that was not diminished one iota. Looking casual and comfortable... it was simply captivating." --David Malachowski, on Amy and Leslie's reunion performance in Albany, from http://TimesUnion.com/


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434 Main St. • PO Box 436 • Rosendale, NY 12472 • 845.658.9048
Hours: 11:00am-10:00pm, seven days a week (except major holidays)