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.
Next Event at the Cafe:|
Zoe Muth & the Lost High Riders
Friday, November 28 at 8:00pm Cost: $15.00
"Turn it all upside down," Zoe Muth sings on the opening track of her third full-length album, World of Strangers. "See the stars when we're looking at the ground, shining all around." Muth brings us ten heartrending tales of the leaving and the left behind in her trademark style of infusing moments of despair with hope and levity. This time around she has made some changes, channeling a wider array of influences ranging from classic country ballads to early folk-rock.
First making her name in the Pacific Northwest, where she's been called "Seattle's Emmylou," and heralded as one of the best songwriters to come out of Washington State, Muth spent the last three years touring across the U.S. and Europe. Playing bars and cafes as a young pre-school teacher, she saved up her minimum wage earnings and beer bucket tips to pay for her 2009 debut album, Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers. That album, along with her 2011 follow up, Starlight Hotel, went on to garner praise from the international press, and landed on No Depression's "Top 50 Albums" list in their respective years.
"One of the year's best country albums, even as it steps outside the genre." --The Fader
"Muth's most mature and interesting album yet." --Seattle Times
"Muth is a natural talent." --Peter Blackstock, Austin American-Statesman
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Fundraiser for Pam and Jorge
Saturday, November 29 at 8:00pm Cost: $10 or more donation
Pam and Jorge, the founders of the Cafe's long running Salsa lessons and dances, need our help. Jorge is ill and in the hospital. They have not been able to work for at least a month.
Let's dance for them.
DJ / dance teacher extraordinaire, Maia Martinez will fill the room with music.
There will be delicious empanadas by Rosi, and Cafe tamales, for just $2.00 each (veggie and meat).
Beer and wine will be discounted at $4.00 per glass.
The cover charge for the night is $10.00 or more. This is a much needed fundraiser. We want to be as generous as possible!
If you can't come and want to mail a check, please send to:
The spirit of Salsa is to celebrate life and to look after our friends. Please come and dance for Pam and Jorge!
84 German St
Kingston, NY 12401
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Maia farewell Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Thursday, December 4 at 7:30pm Cost: $10.00 with lesson, $5.00 for just dancing
This will be Maia Martinez's last dance and class until mid-January. The night starts with an all-levels lesson from 7:30pm to 8:30pm, and dancing until 10:30pm. Maia 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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