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A large three bedroom apartment, just renovated. It has ten foot ceilings, lots of light, and a very open layout.
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Our famous Japanese Salad Dressing
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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:|
Frank Vignola and Warren Vache
Friday, December 13 at 8:00pm Cost: $20.00
Frank Vignola is one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. His stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world's top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, Mark O Connor, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignola to his "Five Most Admired Guitarists List" for the Wall Street Journal. Vignola's jaw-dropping technique explains why the New York Times deemed him "one of the brightest...stars of the guitar".
Warren Vache was born to a father who was a professional jazz bassist and author. That promising start, a degree in music education from Montclair State College, and studies with trumpeter Pee Wee Erwin, as led Warren to a prolific career where his prodigious and hard-earned skills enable him to craft swinging performances of beauty, emotion and surprise. Vache has listened-to and absorbed all styles of music. His trumpet heroes include Louis Armstrong, Roy Eldridge, Bobby Hackett, Fats Navarro, Tom Harrell and Ruby Braff... among others.
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Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Thursday, December 19 at 7:30pm Cost: $10.00 with lesson, $5.00 for just dancing
The Rosendale Cafe offers their continuing 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. Food will be served up to 10:00pm, after which there will only be bar service for the rest of the evening.
Dance forms may include Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Cha Cha, and Bachata.
The instructor this evening with be Julia Farr, who has been dancing salsa and other forms of Latin dance for ten years. She began her studies in Chile and Mexico (the "on 1" style) and proceeded to pursue salsa intensively when she moved back to New York City. She focused on Cuban style Rueda de Casino at You Should Be Dancing in Manhattan, and then moved on to New York Style ("on 2") at Latin Fever in Brooklyn, where she performed on a student team.
Julia is a regular at the Rosendale Cafe's salsa night and has been training with Maia Martinez and David Salvatierra of Dojo Dance Company to prepare for upcoming performances. In addition, Julia will be teaching salsa classes at New Hope Community in Loch Sheldrake, NY.
Julia is an enthusiastic teacher with a fun-loving approach and attention to detail and expression. Her experiences living in Latin America, as well as being a certified ESL and Spanish teacher and translator, have given her a connection to Latin music and dance that she looks forward to sharing with you!
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Jesse Lege and Bayou Brew
Friday, December 20 at 8:00pm Cost: $10.00
Jesse Lege is one of the most admired Cajun accordionists and vocalists from Southwest Louisiana. Beginning with Cajun accordion at age 16, Jesse has been playing traditional Cajun music for almost 40 years, with a variety of bands in various Louisiana dancehalls.
His ensemble includes Evie Schneider on five-string bass; Darren Wallace on fiddle, electric guitar; Jesse himself on accordion, guitar, vocals; and Erica Weiss on guitar, vocals.
Lege has garnered numerous Cajun French Music Association awards, known as the "Cajun Grammys". These include Traditional Band of the Year, Accordion Player of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Band of the Year, and for "Memoires Dans Mon Coeur", he won Song of the Year. He has recorded three CDs with the Lake Charles Ramblers, the Southern Ramblers, and the album Live at the Isleton Crawdad Festival, in California with master Creole fiddler Ed Poullard. Jesse has played many Cajun events in Louisiana and elsewhere in the U.S. and world, including Festivals Acadiens, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and the prestigious Chicago Folk Festival, major festivals in CA and FL, and in England and Canada.
In 1998 Jesse was inducted into the Cajun Music Hall of Fame.
"Jessie sings in the traditional high pitched, emotional style reminiscent of the late Iry LeJeune... and plays the accordion with equal power and conviction..." --Arhoolie Records
"Lege's soaring voice resonates with... piercing, yet beautiful heartache... [he] possesses one of the truly great voices in contemporary Cajun music. Listeners who do not experience frissons hearing him sing... had better check their pulse." --LSUE Office of Public Relations
"His penetrating style and emotion-laden lyrics can make veteran festival producers such as this one weep backstage." --Barry Ancelet, MC of the Liberty Theatre shows, producer of Festivals Acadiens, and Professor of French at USL.
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