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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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Today's Event at the Cafe:
Opening reception for Susan Singer exhibition
Sunday, July 5 at 2:00pm  Cost: Free   iCal +Google

Opening reception for Susan Singer exhibitionAn opening reception from 2:00pm-4:00pm, for Susan Singer's exhibit of paintings, displaying in the Cafe during the month of July 2015.

Susan has a BFA in Experimental Studios from Syracuse University, and has studied in Lacoste France through Sarah Lawrence.

... and then...
Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Thursday, July 9 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. 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.

... and then...
Isle of Klezbos
Friday, July 10 at 8:00pm  Cost: $15.00   iCal +Google

Isle of KlezbosNYC-based Isle of Klezbos approaches tradition with irreverence and respect. The soulful, fun-loving all-women's klezmer powerhouse has toured from Vienna to Vancouver since 1998. Band repertoire ranges from rambunctious to entrancing: neo-traditional folk dance, mystical melodies, Yiddish swing and retro tango, late Soviet-era Jewish drinking song, re-grooved standards, and genre-defying originals. The band's concert footage has been broadcast internationally on CBS Sunday Morning, CNN World-Beat, and PBS In The Life, and their live and studio recordings have also been heard on The L Word (Showtime), WFMU, Northeast Public Radio (Live at the Linda), and film soundtracks for Grace Paley: Collected Shorts, Esther Broner: A Weave of Women, and I Guess I'm Not Going to Get to Vegas, among others. The band has also been commissioned to
work with singer/songwriter Jill Sobule's original "Music from Yentl" project; and to create a concert for artist Kiki Smith and studio recordings of Klezbos arrangements for multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated, Scissor Sisters.

Performing at the Cafe will be the Isle of Klezbos quartet special. This incarnation features Debra Kreisberg on clarinet and alto saxophone, Pam Fleming and trumpet and flugelhorn, Shoko Nagai on accordion, and Eve Sicular on drums (and as bandleader).

Photos credits: The left side (trio) by Steve Toya; accordion solo photo by Hank Gans.

"Cutting Edge Klezmer" --The New Yorker

"One of New York's most exciting groups in any style" --New York Music Daily

"These ladies are damned good musicians, period." --Edge New York

"Six sexy women give a creative kick to classic klezmer music." --New York Daily News

"These women will make you shake your tushies!" --Village Voice

"Isle of Klezbos tests the elasticity of the genre" --The New Yorker


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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)