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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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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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Special Salsa Thursday: Bringing Back the 50s for One Night
Thursday, February 23 at 7:30pm  Cost: $10.00 with lesson, $5.00 for just the dance social   iCal +Google

Special Salsa Thursday: Bringing Back the 50s for One NightJoin in this special theme night in the Rosendale Cafe's continuing series of Latin dance events on Thursday nights.

Every one is encouraged to dress their 50s fashion! Music from the 50s and early 60s will be playing.

The night will start with a Mambo class at 7:30pm with Lefty, and then a dance social goes from 8:30pm to 11:00pm.

Lefty studied with Eddie & Maria Torres and Evelyn Ramos in NYC, and has been teaching for over 15 years. He has taught Salsa and Merengue throughout Ulster, Dutchess, Orange and Putnam counties. Lefty is one of the most renown teachers in the area, and brings his dynamic and always-elegant style to Rosendale Cafe for a night to remember.

... and then...
The Lucky Five
Saturday, February 25 at 8:00pm  Cost: $10.00   iCal +Google

The Lucky FiveThe Lucky 5 is a hard-swinging jazz band that blends swing and gypsy jazz to create a unique, foot-stomping blend of music that appeals to a wide range of music lovers. The Lucky 5 performs both original compositions as well as putting a new spin on old jazz standards.

The band is comprised of highly seasoned touring musicians, having been part of The Hunger Mountain Boys, Lauren Ambrose & The Leisure Class, and traveled, performed and recorded with artists such as Peter Gabriel, Tony Bennett, Neko Case, Iris Dement, Bobby Previte, Del McCoury, and Jim Lauderdale... just to name a few.

The Lucky 5 brings verve, high energy, and an unpredictable impulse to the tradition of jazz from the 20s, 30s and 40s; grooving deeply, and keeping feet moving on the dance floor.

"I love these guys. Wonderful musicians, wonderful people. Very impressive!" --Alan Chartock, WAMC Radio

"Five heavy duty cats with impeccable creative chops. The Lucky 5 owns swing in the Berkshires!" --Evan 'Bibs' Palazzo, The Hot Sardines

"The Lucky 5 are foot tappin', feel-good music, wonderfully retro... a real crowd pleaser." --Mike Ballon, Castle Street Cafe

"An infectiously rambunctious hot jazz ruckus..." --Dwayne Brooke, The Woodshedders

... and then...
Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Tuesday, February 28 at 8:00pm  Cost: Free   iCal +Google

Singer-Songwriter TuesdaysJoin 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 Barton Elliott, Mingo Lodge, Rachel & Will Van Carpels, Jonathan Perl, The Gray Tones, and Nick.


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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)