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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, October 24 at 8:00pm  Cost: Free   iCal +Google

Singer-Songwriter TuesdaysJoin sympathetic 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 "Flamingo" Jeff Pfeffer, Matthew Kobalkin, John Derosalia, Barry Adelman, Lewis Gable, and The Whispering Tree.

... and then...
Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Thursday, October 26 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...
Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys
Friday, October 27 at 8:00pm  Cost: $10.00   iCal +Google

Jim Gaudet and The Railroad BoysJim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys are bringing Jim's original songs and arrangements to the Rosendale Cafe. They best describe their music as "Hillbilly Rock and Roll". The RR Boys will be performing Gaudet's originals from their recently released fifth CD, "When It Rains". His songs have been called "hard-driving", "a folk-country fusion", and "hybrid folk/bluegrass" with an "energetic front-porch feel".

Gaudet is anchoring his deft wordplay and savvy song craft in the classic Americana Roots style.

"It's a unique, driving tempo, firmly-based in the acoustic music tradition. Gaudet's own guitar work is now more fiery than ever, characterized by forceful, percussive rhythms that lack for easy comparison", wrote Michael Eck in the Albany Times-Union.

Gaudet is also known for winning audiences with his witty, unassuming stage presence, and his mix of candor and comedy. Together, he, his band mates, and the audience create one big "down home" family feel. The band supports Gaudet's songwriting and arrangements with just the right amount of gusto and drive. The group consists of Bobby Ristau on upright bass and backing vocals, Sten Isachsen on mandolin and backing vocals, and either special guests Sara Milonovich or Tucker Callander on fiddle and backing vocals.

"So, in truth, we came to your show at Godfrey Daniels in Bethlehem, PA because our friends make up the 'Last Small Town' (the opening band). I was not familiar with you or your band at all, and was just blown away. Your arrangements, your musicality, and your smiley bass player left a huge impression on me and my husband Dave. We play in our own band and some of the things we heard you do were so inspiring. I feel like your show was 70% enjoyment and 30% school (maybe the other way around), so thank you so much for that. I just wanted you guys to know how much we love what you guys are doing!" --Kelly Planer, Musician, Photographer


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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)