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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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Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Thursday, October 19 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...
Sheila Jordan with Rob Scheps, Cameron Brown, and Tony Jefferson
Saturday, October 21 at 8:00pm  Cost: $20.00   iCal +Google

Sheila Jordan with Rob Scheps, Cameron Brown, and Tony JeffersonLegendary master jazz singer Sheila Jordan makes a rare appearance in Rosendale, with close colleagues Cameron Brown (bass), Rob Scheps (tenor sax/flute), and Tony Jefferson (drums/voice).

An NEA Jazz Master, Sheila Jordan is a big part of jazz history. Credits abound, and include George Russell, Carla Bley, Tom Harrell, George Gruntz, Steve Kuhn, Harvie S, Alan Broadbent, and more. Her Blue Note record Portrait of Sheila is a classic. Charlie Parker is her biggest influence. Sheila's touring duo with brother-from-another-mother Cameron Brown is augmented by two of her fave colleagues, saxophonist Scheps and drummer Jefferson.

Tenor / soprano saxophonist Rob Scheps has performed with Gil Evans Band, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, John Scofield, George Russell, Bob Moses, Terumasa Hino, Al Grey, Clark Terry, Sam Rivers, Julius Hemphill, Duffy Jackson, Cecil Taylor, Joey Calderazzo Quartet... He leads his own bands; Magnets! with Kim Clarke; The Rob Scheps Big Band in Portland, Oregon; and the Rob Scheps Core-tet in NYC; which has a new CD entitled Live at Smalls on the way.

Bassist Cameron Brown has been Sheila's right hand man in Duo for many years, and was also part of the famed George Adams / Don Pullen Quartet. His other credits include Dannie Richmond, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Billy Hart, Dewey Redman, Joe Lovano, Idris Muhammad, Leon Parker, Tom Harrell, Dave Ballou, Jay Clayton, and George Russell.

Drummer and vocalist Tony Jefferson is one of the most in-demand drummers in the jazz world. His credits include Kenny Drew, Jr., Lou Donaldson, Eddie Henderson, Frank Wess, Gary Smulyan, Cedar Walton, John Abercrombie, and many more. Tony is also a fine jazz singer, as you will hear when he teams up with Sheila.

Read an article about this performance in the Chronogram: https://www.chronogram.com/hudsonvalley/Content?oid=3198420

... and then...
Celtic Cafe
Sunday, October 22 at 4:30pm  Cost: Free   iCal +Google

Celtic CafeThe leaves are turning, a chill is in the air; time for Sarah Underhill and Ian Worpole to fold up the lawn chairs and start their 12th season of Sunday afternoon Celtic song&tune at The Rosendale Cafe. Sarah is known up and down the Hudson Valley for her powerhouse voice and vast repertoire of songs, from Irish to Appalachian; and her long involvement with the Hudson Clearwater movement and many CD recordings. Ian brings a lifetime of performing in English and American folk clubs, both traditional and contemporary songs, licks, jigs, and reels. They take requests, and are looking forward to seeing friends old and new to kick off their mostly monthly Cafe residency.


Sarah Underhill and Ian Worpole bring on their monthly mix of traditional and contemporary folk music. From all things Celtic to Appalachian Americana, Sarah's powerhouse voice and Ian's various strings and vocals have been pleasing Cafe audiences for over ten years. Requests considered, come on out from 4:30pm to 7:00pm, and meet old friends and new and join in the chorus. Also enjoy veggie food, and a large selection of draft beers and wines.


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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)