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.
Today's Event at the Cafe:|
Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Thursday, July 24 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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The Stillhouse Rounders
Saturday, July 26 at 8:00pm Cost: $10.00
The Stillhouse Rounders are a group of Hudson Valley musicians playing traditional acoustic oldtime rural stringband music. Their sound is reminiscent of the early stringbands recorded during the "Golden Years" of stringband music, throughout the rural South and Midwest during the 1920s and '30s. This music grew out the traditional ballad and dance music of the Appalachian Mountains, and country music, during its infancy, before it became more modern "Country and Western".
Individually, the musicians are Geoff and Sarah Harden, on guitar, vocals and bass, respectively. The Hardens, originally from the Washington, DC area have been fixtures in the music scene around Woodstock, NY, for many years playing in both bluegrass and oldtimey bands in the Catskills and Mid-Hudson Valley. Mike Fleck, although growing up in the Bronx, NY, has been playing oldtime banjo for more than two and a half decades, and playing with such well-known oldtime bands as Cool as Grits and Hoppinjon. Mike hails from Esopus, NY. Lastly, fiddler Mark Schmidt has been playing for many years in various oldtime stringbands (most notably the St. Regis Stringband from upstate New York). Mark is from the small village of Altamont, NY.
The Stillhouse Rounders combine the wild and crazy fiddle and banjo dance tunes with driving vocal renditions of traditional songs, and come up with an infectious blend of music "poured straight from a Mason jar".
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Tango Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Thursday, July 31 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. For the last Thursday of July 31st, and August 7th and 14th, David Salvatierra will be guiding you into your first Tango steps. Each night starts with an all-levels lesson from 7:30pm to 8:30pm, and then open dancing to Tango and Salsa music until 10:30pm.
This series is perfect for those who have been curious about Tango, but never dared to give it a try. David will show both basic and advanced dancers the possibilities offered by the Tango walk.
David Salvatierra is one of the leading heads of Dojo Dance Company from Newburgh NY. Many of you know David as an outstanding Tanguero... a fun, genuine, and inspiring Latin dance instructor.
Maia Martinez will return to host Salsa Thursday starting August 21st.
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