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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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Today's Event at the Cafe:
Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Tuesday, July 25 at 8:00pm  Cost: Free   iCal +Google

Singer-Songwriter TuesdaysJoin dainty 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 Geoff Samuels, Ryc Ward, Joan McKeon, "Wild" Bill Drucker, Greg Gondek, and Ratboy.

... and then...
Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Thursday, July 27 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...
Saturday, July 29 at 8:00pm  Cost: $10.00   iCal +Google

AmeranoucheThe award-winning Ameranouche (pronounced uh-Mare-uh-noosh) plays a passionate style of music they call "Gypsy Flamenco Swing". They are veterans of the Newport Jazz Festival, Djangofest Northwest, Muzikfest Bethlehem, PA and the National Press Club. The name is derived from two words: American and Manouche, the gypsy tribe of guitarist Django Reinhardt. The rip-roaring ensemble is a super force of hot acoustic Gypsy-inspired music mixing Flamenco, Bebop and Jazz swing influences. Played on traditional French jazz guitars, the music is rhythmic, vigorous, and elegant. Whether they're playing a musette waltz from 1930, or an Andalusian inspired original tune, Ameranouche's Gypsy Flamenco Swing style is a fresh and highly enjoyable new sound for the 21st century.

Gypsy Flamenco Swing is about coming together and celebrating our shared humanity. Ameranouche is committed to connecting deeply with its audience and sharing joy and peace through its live shows and recorded albums.

"In my opinion, more than an exceptional form of gypsy-oriented jazz, Ameranouche is a capture of joyfulness itself." --Pat Martio

"Thanks so much for the spectacular show. I get to see 100s of bands and Ameranouche always amazes. You made a bunch of fans tonight. Hurry back!" --Peter Pittman, owner/operator of the Conch and Bucket and the Taphouse in Hampton, VA

"Simply exquisite." --Ed Ruiez, owner/operator of Trent River Coffee and Tea in New Bern NC

"The CDs are great, but the live show is a must, because they are just beyond description... amazing in person!" --Dottie Bartel, owner of Stony Creek Inn in Stony Creek, NY

"...everyone from Bela Fleck and Ricky Skaggs to the Gypsy jazz band Ameranouche" --Allison Glock, New York Times

"Their unique Gypsy Jazz sound, undeniable talent and cool, mellow stage presence makes them a crowd favorite at any live show" --Alyssa Jane Hale,

"...they were playing on the Waterside Stage as we entered the festival grounds and headed toward the main stage, and their music was so infectious it stopped us in our tracks." --Festival Preview, A Sunday To Remember at Newport Jazz Festival

"The NEW sound of America!" --Kevin Wheatley, National Lampoon Director

"This is one of those bands that will thrill and amaze any audience!" --Shawn Mercer, Over The Bridge Productions

"Gypsy music tapped into an ethereal sphere, somewhere between J.S. Bach and M. C. Escher." --New Hampshire Magazine

"From the rural seacoast of New Hampshire comes the percussive and exultant gypsy strains of the Ameranouche trio." --New Hampshire Magazine

"New Hampshire's own Ameranouche!!!, has created an album of incredibly inspiring, and very interesting music. The tunes that make up 'Homage A Manouche' are smooth, tasteful, and absolutely swinging." --Christopher Hislop, Seacoast Spotlight Entertainment

"The members of Ameranouche!!! are keeping the traditions of Django Reinhardt alive with their virtuosic and spirited performances." --Liz Bulkley, NHPR

"The trio's debut CD, 'Homage A Manouche', is a superbly played collection of original compositions and Gypsy Jazz standards that clearly sets them apart as monster players." --Jon Nolan, The Wire

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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)